Students wanting to graduate must fill in and submit an application form. Application form is available in NettiOpsu.
Students graduating from the computer sciences programmes should first check the CS page on Master's thesis process and graduation.
You can submit the graduation application form anytime. The Dean usually signs certificates once a week during term times. It takes about two weeks to get the degree certificate. In summer, the process takes longer due to vacations.
Before applying for the certificate, please ask for the final grade from your degree programme. Likewise you should ask for a final grade for any optional subject which you have studied 15 ECTS or more.
When applying for the degree certificate, please notice that you may register absent for the term when you make the application only if all the studies taken have been registered in the UTA study register (for example, all the studies have been registered in December and you intend to graduate in early January). If any of the studies - including the thesis - has not been taken into the study register, you must register as present for the term and thus pay the Tamy fee, too, for the term.
International Master graduates are given a degree certificate in Finnish and in English.
All Bachelor and Master graduates are automatically given together with the diploma and final transcript also a Diploma Supplement in English.
A graduate can choose whether to pick up the diploma at the Registrar's Office or to have it sent by postal mail to the home address (no courier service is available).
For information on how graduation affects your rights to use Tamy and University Library services etc. please see the UTA Graduation page.
More information on graduation from Minna Heinonen.
The UTA graduation ceremony celebrating new graduates is held at the end of each term. The next UTA graduation ceremony will take place on 10 June 2016. If you intend to graduate by that date, please submit the application for degree certificate in NettiOpsu by 1 June 2016.
You can submit the application for degree certificate in NettiOpsu until 29 July 2016, but the writing of the certificate will take place in August. However, the certificate can be backdated to July 2016, if all the studies taken have been registered in UTA study register by 29 July 2016.
16 May 2016: Master's thesis must be submitted for pre-assessment by 16 May. The exact timetable must be agreed with the supervisor! The degree programme/supervisor give more information on the pre-assessment and Turnitin checking of the Master's thesis.
26 May 2016: The recommended last date to take the maturity test.
1 June 2016: If you want to get the certificate by the UTA graduation ceremony, all studies taken for the degree and also overall grades must be registered in study register and the application for degree certificate in NettiOpsu must be submitted by 1 June 2016.
8 June 2016: If you want to have the certificate by 15 June, all studies taken for the degree and also overall grades must be registered in study register and the application for degree certificate in NettiOpsu must be submitted by 8 June 2016.
10 June 2016: UTA graduation ceremony (see info below).
13 June 2016: Teachers should note that the content of the maturity test must be assessed and the test must arrive at Language Centre.
15 June 2016: The last degree certificates are written (the next ones will be written in August).
17 June 2016: Teachers should note that all studies for the degree must be assessed and submitted to SIS Office for taking into UTA study register.
29 July 2016: Applications for degree certificates submitted in NettiOpsu by 29 July will be dealt with in August but can be backdated to July if all the studies taken have been registered in the study register by 29 July 2016.
The next UTA graduation ceremony will take place on 10 June 2016 at 17.30-19.30 (Main Building, Main Auditorium, Kalevantie 4). Graduates will meet in the Portrait Lobby (Wing B, 2. floor) at 17.30. From the lobby the graduates proceed in a procession to the Main Auditorium. Next-of-kin are welcome to attend.
Graduates must enrol for the ceremony using an eForm. More information on the ceremony: SIS Office, tel. 050 318 6398 or email@example.com.
The graduation ceremony is optional, and no diplomas are handed to the graduates during the ceremony.
After finishing the doctoral studies, you must make an application for your doctoral diploma. Please fill in and submit an application form for a degree diploma to the School Office (Ms. Elisa Laatikainen). Application form is available on the Forms page.
More information from Elisa Laatikainen.
After finishing the Master's degree, it is possible to apply for supplementing studies. More information on Studies after graduation page.
After graduation, persons who need a residence permit in Finland have the right to get their residence permit extended by 12 months in order to find employment. Please see the Finnish Immigration Service pages for more information.
For information on applying to Doctoral studies please see here. UTA graduates do not need to submit the same enclosures as graduates from other universities, as the SIS Office is able to verify UTA degrees.
Please notice that post-Master students taking Licentiate or Doctoral degrees are not eligible to the same student benefits as Bachelor and Master students.
, and no diplomas are handed to the graduates during the ceremony.