Timetable for graduation

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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 Academic Council's meeting. Please read the information below the timetable about the degree ceremonies.

 

TIMETABLE FOR 2017

* The deadline for submitting theses in May has been postponed with one week from the original timetable.

Submit Master's Thesis by

Apply for Degree Certificate by

Academic Council meeting

Official Graduation Date
 

Graduation Ceremony at 14:00

The degree certificate can be picked up at the Servicepoint/Hki at 10 am or at the Office of Study Affairs/Vaasa

Fri  30.12.2016 

Thu 26.1

Wed 8.2

Fri 24.2

Fri 24.2

Mon 27.2

Wed 8.2

Thu 2.3

Wed 8.3

Fri 24.3

 

Fri 24.3

Wed 8.3

Thu 30.3

Wed 5.4

Fri 21.4

 

Fri 24.4

Wed 5.4

Thu 27.4

Wed 3.5

Fri 19.5

 

Fri 19.5

Wed 10.5 *

Wed 24.5

Wed 7.6

Wed 21.6

Wed 21.6

Thu 22.6

Mon 31.7

Thu 31.8

Wed 30.8

Fri 22.9

Fri 22.9

Mon 25.9

Wed 6.9

Thu 28.9

Wed 4.10

Fri 20.10

 

Fri 20.10

Wed 4.10

Thu 26.10


Wed 1.11     

Fri 17.11

 

Fri 17.11

Mon 6.11

Thu 30.11

Mon 4.12

Wed 20.12

Wed 20.12

Upon agreement

 

Graduation Ceremonies
During the graduation ceremony, the Rector/Dean hands out the degree certificates. There is no special dress code for the event, but you might want to honour the occasion with suitable attire.

As of 2016, there are no longer graduation ceremonies for every graduation date since the number of participants has been low during certain times of the year. If you have your degree certificate on a graduation date without degree ceremony you can pick up your degree certificate at the Service Point in Helsinki or Office of Study Affairs in Vaasa according to the timetable above, but you can also participate in the following degree ceremony at your own campus. This means that if your offical graduation date is 17 March or 22 April, you can participate in the degree ceremony on 27 May, and if your official graduation date is on 14 October or 11 November, you can participate in the degree ceremony on 16 December. Participation is possible provided that you register for the degree ceremony according to the instructions sent to you my email (by the Office of Study Affairs at the time of your graduation date) and that you hand in your degree certificate at the Service Point in Helsinki / Office of Study Affairs in Vaasa no later than 1 week prior to the graduation ceremony.

If you have questions concerning the graduation dates or graduation ceremony, please contact studycounsellor-hki@hanken.fi (Helsinki) or studycounsellor-vaasa@hanken.fi (Vaasa).

A bigger graduation ceremony, the Solemn Conferment of Master's Degrees, which all the students who have been awarded the Master's Degree during the year can attend, is held once per academic year in Helsinki, and once every 1,5 years in Vaasa. In 2016, the Solemn Conferment of Master's Degrees in Helsinki will be held on 10 November 2017. See more here https://www.hanken.fi/en/ekonombrev