Timetable for graduation
In the timetable below, you can see by when you need to submit your Master's thesis in order to graduate on a certain graduation date. You should apply for the degree certificate at least three weeks prior to the graduation date. The graduation dates are the same for master's and doctoral degrees. Please note that we cannot allow anyone to differ from these dates and that your thesis supervisor does not have the power to alter these deadlines. If your thesis is submitted later than the inital deadline then your thesis will not be handled nor discussed until the next upcoming Education Council's meeting. Please read the information below the timetable about the graduation ceremonies.
|Submit of Master Thesis||Apply for Degree Certificate||Education Council meeting||Official Graduation Date||Graduation Ceremony||The Degree certificate can be picked up at the Student Service in Hki from 10 AM / Office of Study Affairs in Vaasa by appointment in advance|
|Tue 31.12.2019||Tue 31.12||Tue 2.1-Mon 10.2||Tue 31.12||Fri 28.2||Thu 27.2|
|Tue 31.12||Thu 30.1||Thu 30.1||Fri 28.2||Thu 27.2|
|Fri 31.1||Thu 27.2||Tue 2.2-Mon 9.3||Thu 26.3||Thu 26.3|
|Sat 29.2||Thu 26.3||Tue 31.3-Mon 6.4||Thu 23.4||Thu 23.4|
|Ti 31.3||Wed 29.4||Tue 28.4-Mon 4.5||Wed 20.5||Wed 20.5|
|Thu 30.4||Thu 28.5||Tue 2.6-Mon 8.6||On 24.6||On 24.6||Thu 25.6|
|Fri 31.7||Fri 31.7||Tue 1.9-Mon 7.9||Fri 31.7*||Thu 24.9|
|Mon 31.8||Thu 24.9||Tue 29.9-Mon 5.10||Thu 22.10||Thu 22.10|
|Wed 30.9||Thu 22.10||Tue 27.10-Mon 2.11||Thu 19.11||Thu 19.11|
|Sat 31.10||Thu 19.11||Thu 26.11-Wed 2.12||Fri 18.12||Fri 18.12||Mon 21.12|
*Information about the official graduation date 31 July 2020
In order to graduate the 31 July 2020, please hand in the electronic application for degree certificate no later than 31 July 2020 provided that you have handed in your thesis and completed all other studies. In this case, the official graduation date will be 31 July, but the degree certificate will be handed out 24 September 2020.
The master’s thesis doesn’t need to be officially approved by the Education Council but you must have officially submitted the final version of the thesis no later than on 31 July. The maturity exam must be completed no later than 31 July. If you apply for the degree certificate by 31 July but you hand in an assignment or write a course exam in August, your official graduation date will be 24 September 2020 instead of 31 July, and in this case, you must register as present for the autumn term. Everyone who has applied for their degree certificate by 31 July 2020 will receive their degree certificates no sooner than 24 September 2020.
Only in special cases we can hand out preliminary degree certificates with official graduation date 31 July before 24 September. Special cases are for instance if you have been conditionally admitted to a university degree education beginning in autumn 2020. In cases like this, please contact the study counsellors during the month of May to go over all the details: email@example.com (Helsinki) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Vaasa).
|Apply for Degree Certificate*||Official Graduation Date||Graduation Ceremony||The Degree certificate can be picked up at the Student Service in Hki from 10 AM / Office of Study Affairs in Vaasa by appointment in advance|
|Tue 31.12||Tue 31.12||Fri 28.2||Thu 27.2|
|Thu 30.1||Thu 27.2||Fri 28.2||Thu 27.2|
|Thu 27.2||Thu 26.3||Thu 26.3|
|Thu 26.3||Thu 23.4||Thu 23.4|
|Wed 29.4||Wed 20.5||Wed 20.5|
|Thu 28.5||On 24.6||On 24.6||Thu 25.6|
|Fri 31.7||Fri 31.7**||Thu 24.9|
|Thu 24.9||Thu 22.10||Thu 22.10|
|Thu 22.10||Thu 19.11||Thu 19.11|
|Thu 19.11||Fri 18.12||Fri 18.12||Mon 21.12|
*Information about the application for degree certificate
Students who have finished all studies required for the doctoral degree (incl. the public defense of the dissertation) should apply for their degree certificate. The doctoral dissertation doesn't need to appear on the transcript yet.
**Information about the official graduation date 31 July 2020
In order to graduate the 31 July 2020, please hand in the electronic application for degree certificate no later than 31 July provided that you have handed in your doctoral dissertation and completed all other studies. In this case, the official graduation date will be 31 July, but the degree certificate will be handed out on 24 September 2020.
If there is no official degree ceremony on your graduation day, you can collect your degree certificate from the Student Service if you’re a Helsinki student and from the Study Office in Vaasa. However, if you wish to participate in the next official degree ceremony. In this case please register your attendance (invitation and instructions will be sent to your e-mail) and hand in your degree certificate by the latest a week before to the Student Sevice (Helsinki)/Study Office (Vaasa).
The Solemn Conferment of Master’s Degrees is arranged in November each year in Helsinki. All students from both campuses that have been awarded the Master’s Degree during the year are invited. Read more about the festivities.