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 diploma. In summer, the process takes longer due to vacations.
Before applying for the diploma, please ask for the final grade from your major subject. Likewise you should ask for a final grade for any minor subject which you have studied 10 ECTS or more.
When applying for the degree diploma, 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.
Bachelor and Master graduates are automatically given together with the diploma and final transcript also a Diploma Supplement in English.
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.
When your graduation is approaching please settle the timetables of submitting the Master's thesis and taking the maturity test with your thesis supervisor. Maturity tests going to the UTA Language Centre for language checking must be delivered there by 5 December 2014, and before this the content of the maturity test must be checked by the thesis supervisor.
If you intend to graduate during the autumn term 2014, you must submit your application for the degree certificate by 14 December 2014. You can submit the application after this, but in this case the writing of the certificate may take place only in January. However, if all the studies have been taken in 2014, the certificate can be dated for 2014.
The application for the degree certificate is made using NettiOpsu once all the courses and studies taken have been graded and taken into the UTA study register.
If your study right is closing on 31 December 2014 and you have studies that need to be registered in December, please contact the SIS Office in good time.
The UTA graduation ceremony celebrating new graduates is held at the end of each term. The next ceremony will take place on 12 December 2014. The ceremony is optional, and no diplomas are handed to the graduates during the ceremony. Please sign up here .
A graduate can choose whether to pick up the diploma at the Registrar's Office or to have it sent to the home address.
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 six 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 School 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.