You can apply for the Master's degree after completing your Bachelor's degree and when all courses required for the Master's degree have been completed and the Master's thesis is done. Please note that there are changes in the graduation process. As of 31 December 2019 the deadline for submitting the degree certificate request is the official date of graduation, which will be printed on the degree certificate. All requisite studies must have been registered in Oodi before submitting a degree certificate request. An exception to this is master’s thesis which you can submit for evaluation at the same time when submitting the request for degree certificate. Also seminar presentation must be completed the latest in the deadline for submitting theses and applications.

When you wish to apply for Master's degree graduation do the following:

Answer the survey for new graduates

Read more under Feedback and surveys and answer the Survey for New Graduates in Technology 2020.

Make sure that your personal study plan is valid and approved, and you have enrolled as an attending student.

The diploma will be produced based on the information in the approved and valid personal study plan (HOPS). If needed, please update your HOPS and send it for approval before ordering your diploma. Please note that all your studies must be completed and their credits entered into Oodi before you can submit a degree certificate request. Exceptions to this are credits for the master’s thesis and thesis seminar which must be completed latest in the deadline for submitting applications.

Please also note, that you must be registered as an attending student to submit a degree certificate request and graduate. You cannot graduate as a non-attending student.

Submit the application for degree certificate

First please check the dates for graduation in  timetable of the Degree Programme Committee meetings and graduation deadlines.

The application for the degree certificate is submitted electronically in the eAge system. Fill in the online form according to the instructions and submit it for processing. You will receive an email notification once the decision is made.

eAge application

Master's degree with distinction

The degree certificate may be awarded with the phrase 'Pass with Honours’ by decision of the school. When both the weighted grade point average of the courses included in the degree is at least 4.0 (excluding the thesis itself) and the grade for the thesis is at least 4, the phrase can be awarded.

Receive your diploma at the Graduation Ceremony

You will receive an invitation to the Graduation Ceremony by mail.

We are following the guidelines given by  Aalto University and the Finnish government in regards of the current COVID-19 situation. Thus we will unfortunately have to cancel the Diploma Ceremonies scheduled for Wed 22.4.2020 and Wed 10.6.2020.
As the Otaniemi campus is closed we cannot access your Diplomas. As temporary Diploma please use the electronically signed study transcript. If needed please be in contact by email with the ELEC study office service point, studies-elec at aalto.fi.

If you need your diploma earlier, you can ask for a temporary diploma from the Learning Services (studies-elec  at aalto.fi) after you have received an affirmation from the eAge system regarding your graduation. If you are unable to attend the ceremony you can collect your diploma from the Learning Services ca. six weeks after your graduation date. Also, someone else can collect your diploma from the Learning or it can be mailed to you, if you give a power of attorney for these purposes. You can submit the power of attorney as a hard copy to Learning Services or as a scanned copy to studies-elec@aalto.fi.

The graduation ceremony is a formal event where the dean presents the diplomas. The programme includes music, a speech by the Dean, by one of the graduates and by a representative of TEK (Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland). After the ceremony coffee and refreshments are served. The estimated duration of the event is two hours.

The dress code at the ceremony is dark suit. You may wear your technology student cap at the ceremony.

Please register for the graduation ceremony two weeks before the event. For further inquiries please contact Study Affairs Secretary Piia Ylitalo, tel. +358 50 303 8405, firstname.surname@ aalto.fi .

Schedules of degree programme committee meetings and graduation

Degree programme committee meetings are organised once every teaching period and once in June and August. Please see below for the schedule for the dates of the Degree Programme Committee meetings and for the deadlines for applying for a thesis topic, approval of the thesis and Master's degree graduation.

Please note the changes in the graduation practices from 31 December 2019 onwards!

From 31 December 2019 onwards, the deadline for submitting the degree certificate request is the official date of graduation, which will be printed on the degree certificate. All the requisite studies must have been completed and registered in Oodi before submitting a degree certificate request. Exceptions to this are:

    • master’s thesis – you can submit your thesis for evaluation at the same time when submitting the request for degree certificate. The date of approval of the thesis will be the deadline for submitting the applications, although the approval of the thesis will not be processed by the Degree Programme Committee until after the deadline for submitting theses and applications.
    • thesis presentation – the last possible date to complete this is the deadline for submitting theses and applications.
 Schedule of committee meetings and graduation, year 2020

Application deadline

  • Approving the Master’s thesis topic
  • Evaluating the Master's thesis

Deadline for entry of all credits into Oodi

Degree Programme Committee meetings

  • Approving the thesis topic
  • Evaluating the Master's thesis

Application deadline

  • Graduation

Official date of graduation printed on the certificate

Date of degree award by Dean

Temporary diploma can be given by request

Graduation ceremony
Tue 31.12.201920.1.2020Tue 31.12.2019Thu 23.1.202022.4.2020 cancelled **


Mon 27.1.2020*Thu 20.2.202022.4.2020 cancelled **
Mon 24.2.202016.3.2020Mon 24.2.2020Thu 19.3.202022.4.2020 cancelled **


Mon 30.3.2020*Thu 23.4.202010.6.2020 cancelled **
Mon 27.4.202018.5.2020Mon 27.4.2020Fri 22.5.202010.6.2020 cancelled **
Mon 25.5.202015.6.2020Mon 25.5.2020Thu 18.6.202023.9.2020


Mon 29.6.2020*Thu 23.7.202023.9.2020
Fri 31.7.202017.8.2020Fri 31.7.2020Thu 27.8.202023.9.2020


Mon 31.8.2020*Thu 24.9.2020
Mon 28.9.202019.10.2020Mon 28.9.2020Thu 22.10.2020


Mon 26.10.2020*Thu 19.11.2020
Mon 23.11.202014.12.2020Mon 23.11.2020Thu 17.12.2020
Thu 31.12.2020January 2021Thu 31.12.2020

*Only for those who have already had their master’s thesis approved and registered in Oodi

** We are following the guidelines given by  Aalto University and the Finnish government in regards of the current COVID-19 situation. Thus we will unfortunately have to cancel the Diploma Ceremonies scheduled for Wed 22.4.2020 and Wed 10.6.2020.
As the Otaniemi campus is closed we cannot access your Diplomas. As temporary Diploma please use the electronically signed study transcript. If needed please be in contact by email with the ELEC study office service point, studies-elec at aalto.fi.

 Schedule of committee meetings and graduation, year 2021

Application deadline

  • Approving the Master’s thesis topic
  • Evaluating the Master's thesis

Deadline for entry of all credits into Oodi

Degree Programme Committee meetings

  • Approving the thesis topic
  • Evaluating the Master's thesis

Application deadline

  • Graduation

Official date of graduation printed on the certificate

Date of degree award by Dean

Temporary diploma can be given by request

Graduation ceremony
Thu 31.12.2020

25.1.2021

Thu 31.12.2020

Thu 28.1.2021




Mon 25.1.2021*

Thu 18.2.2021


Mon 22.2.2021

15.3.2021

Mon 22.2.2021

Thu 18.3.2021




Mon 29.3.2021*

Thu 22.4.2021


Mon 26.4.2021

17.5.2021

Mon 26.4.2021

Thu 20.5.2021


Mon 24.5.2021

14.6.2021

Mon 24.5.2021

Thu 17.6.2021




Mon 28.6.2021*

Thu 22.7.2021


Fri 30.7.2021

23.8.2021

Fri 30.7.2021

Thu 26.8.2021




Mon 30.8.2021*

Thu 23.9.2021


Mon 27.9.2021

18.10.2021

Mon 27.9.2021

Thu 21.10.2021




Mon 25.10.2021*

Thu 18.11.2021


Mon 22.11.2021

13.12.2021

Mon 22.11.2021

Thu 16.12.2021


Fri 31.12.2021

January 2022

Fri 31.12.2021

January 2022


*Only for those who have already had their master’s thesis approved and registered in Oodi

After graduation

Study right at Aalto University, validity of your student card and reimbursement of the AYY membership fee

If you graduate in the beginning of a term and you are able to change your enrolment status from attendance to non-attendance before the enrolment period ends, you can apply for a membership fee refund from the Student Union.Those who graduate later during the autumn term can apply for a refund on the following term’s membership fee, i.e. for the spring term. https://www.ayy.fi/en/membership-and-student-card/membership-fee

Your study right at Aalto University ends on your graduation date. Because the digital student card Frank App deploys a real-time system in verifying your student status, you cannot continue using the Frank App after you have graduated. If you have a plastic student card, it is valid until the end of your AYY membership period. However, note that if you have a plastic student card and you apply for reimbursement of the membership fee, you must visit your School’s Student Service point with your student card. The Student Service point will record the change and remove the academic year tag on your student card. Further information  https://www.ayy.fi/en/membership-and-student-card/student-card-and-frank-app

IT service and security points to remember when graduating

  • When your right to study ends, remove all the software that the university has provided for home use, unless otherwise stated in the license agreement of the software.
  • Return all borrowed study material and equipment.
  • Return all keys and access badges.
  • The right to access Aalto University IT services will remain valid for four months after your graduation, after which it will be removed. The validity period of the access rights may be extended beyond four months only for exceptional reasons.
  • Remember to make a copy of the files in your university-provided home directory (network drive) and cloud services (e.g. Google Drive) for yourself, as the files in your home directory will be removed once your access rights expire.
  • Any messages sent to a closed Aalto e-mail account will not be delivered. If you have used your Aalto University e-mail address to create user accounts for other services (e.g. Apple ID or Dropbox), please remember to replace the Aalto address with your personal e-mail address in those services.

Please note that you may be bound by a confidentiality obligation even after your graduation, if you have, for instance, gained access to secret information while in a position of trust at the university.

Keep connected with Aalto and your network

Joining the exclusive network of graduates and students will be automatic after graduation if you have accepted the alumni network membership in WebOodi (WebOodi>User information>Conditions for giving out student information).

In Aalto Alumni Circle (alumnicircle.aalto.fi) you may update your contact information in the alumni database and keep contact with your former study mates and current students. In addition, you may activate a new @alumni.aalto.fi email address and inbox.

More information: alumni.aalto.fi (aalto.fi) or alumni@aalto.fi

Career monitoring surveys

National career monitoring survey is conducted by Career Services of Finnish Universities. The target group in Master's survey is alumni who graduated five years ago and in Doctoral survey alumni who graduated three years.

Please take time to respond when you get the survey after graduation, your response is highly appreciated! It will provide current information from the working life that can be utilized in the development of teaching and research. Additionally, students who are still deciding on their studies and job opportunities value the information gained from the career paths of graduates.

For more information: https://www.aalto.fi/en/collaboration/aalto-university-graduates-in-working-life