Timetable for graduation

On this page you will find the timetable for the graduation process.

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.

Preliminary Timetable for 2021, NB! The timetable is subject to change!

Submit of
Master's
Thesis

Apply for 
Degree
Certificate

Education 
Councel 
Meeting
Official 
Graduation
Date
Graduation
Ceremony

The Degree certificate
can be picked
up according
instructions by the
studyadministration
starting from

Thu 31.12.2020 Fri 29.1.2021 Tue 2.2-Mon 8.2 Fri 29.1.2021 26.2.2021 at 4 pm. (virtual) Fri 26.2.2021
Sun 31.1 Thu 25.2 Tue 2.3-Mon 8.3 Thu 25.3   Thu 25.3
Sun 28.2 Thu 25.3 Tue 30.3-Mon 5.4 Thu 22.4   Thu 22.4
Wed 31.3 Thu 29.4 Tue 27.4-Mon 3.5 Thu 20.5  

Thu 20.5

Fri 30.4 Thu 27.5 Tue 1.6-Mon 7.6 Wed 23.6

Wed 23.6

Thu 24.6
Sat 31.7 Sat 31.7 Tue 31.8-Mon 6.9

 

Fri 31.7*

 

  Thu 23.9
Thu 31.8 Thu 23.9 Tue 28.9-Mon 4.10 Thu 21.10   Thu 21.10
Thu 30.9 Thu 21.10 Tue 26.10-Mon 1.11 Thu 18.11   Thu 18.11
Sun 31.10 Thu 18.11 Tue 23.11-Mon 29.11 Thu 16.12 Thu 16.12 Fri 17.12
Fri 31.12 Thu 27.1.2022 Tue 1.2-Mon 7.2 Thu 27.1.2022   Thu 24.2.2022

 

 

 

Preliminary Timetable for 2021, NB! The timetable is subject to change!

Apply for 
Degree
Certificate*

Official 
Graduation
Date
Graduation
Ceremony

The Degree certificate
can be picked
up according
instructions by the
studyadministration
starting from

Fri 29.1 Fri 29.1.2021 Fri 26.2 at 4 pm
(virtual)
Fri 26.2.2021
Thu 25.2 Thu 25.3   Thu 25.3
Thu 25.3 Thu 22.4   Thu 22.4
Thu 29.4 Thu 20.5  

Thu 20.5

Thu 27.5 Wed 23.6 Wed 23.6 Thu 24.6
Sat 31.7 Sat 31.7   Thu 23.9
Thu 23.9 Thu 21.10   Thu 21.10
Thu 21.10 Thu 18.11   Thu 18.11
Thu 18.11 Thu 16.12 Thu 16.12 Fri 17.12
Thu 27.1.2022 Thu 27.1.2022   Thu 24.2.2022

*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.

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 degree ceremonies are currently organised as virtual events due to covid 19.

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. NB! The 2020 event is postponed to a later time due to covid 19.

Please address questions about the graduation dates or the degree ceremonies to studycounsellor-hki@hanken.fi or studycounsellor-vaasa@hanken.fi.