You can apply for a degree from your faculty once you have completed all studies required for the degree and they have been recorded in the study register. A student applying for a degree must be enrolled at the university as a present student while applying for the degree.
A degree certificate is applied for with a degree application form that can be found on the website of your own department. If necessary, the persons responsible for study guidance of the faculty and the departments or schools will help you check the completed and missing study attainments. However, the student him/herself is obligated to check that he or she has completed all studies required for the degree in question in accordance with the degree structure and curriculum when applying for a degree certificate.
The right to pursue a degree terminates when the degree for which the right has been granted has been completed. A student, who has completed a Master’s degree in the University of Eastern Finland or a Bachelor’s degree with no right to complete a Master’s degree, has the right to complement their studies free of charge during the academic year on which the degree was completed and the following two academic years by enrolling as a student (continued right to study). For more information on continued study right, visit Student Handbook.
After graduation, the student may pursue studies until the end of the semester during which he or she graduated. The student must sign up for these studies by contacting the Student and Learning Services in order to obtain a right to study. The faculty in question will issue more detailed instructions on pursuing studies after graduation in studies which lead to competencies or qualifications.
Faculties’ Guidelines and Instructions for graduation
Please make sure to check your Study Community for possible additional instructions.
Faculty of Health Sciences
Applying for the degree certificate
- After you have completed all the studies which are required for your degree, please check that they have been entered on your transcript of academic records.
- Update your personal study plan.
- Fill in the application form for a degree certificate and submit it together with your updated personal study plan to the Coordinator of your Master’s degree programme.
- The Coordinator will approve the personal study plan and forward it to Study Secretary Kati Nykänen who will then compile your degree certificate.
The time of delivery for the degree certificate is three weeks counting from the date when Kati Nykänen has received the application form and all the studies have been entered on your transcript of academic records.
Certificate application form (pdf)