Graduation and Graduation Ceremony


Submitting the request for degree certificate

The degree certificate must be requested through the electronic eAge system. The request sent via eAge will be directed to the Learning Services of the School. When submitting the electronic request, all the courses have to be registered in Oodi.

1. Check the completed courses and your personal study plan (HOPS) in advance. The degree certificate will be produced based on the information in the approved and valid personal study plan. If needed, please update your study plan and send it for approval before ordering your diploma.

2. Fill in a survey for graduating student

 Graduating Bachelor's: fill in the Finnish Bachelor Survey

All Finnish universities undertake the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey (Kandipalaute). The survey examines the students’ satisfaction with their university and studying experience. The survey can be found in the Kandipalaute-website.

 Graduating Master's students: fill in the graduation survey

The graduating students take part in a graduation survey. Please answer the survey before requesting graduation, after having submitted your thesis. The results of the survey are used to develop teaching and student services.

The graduation survey questionnaire 2019


3. Fill in the electronic request for degree certificate

Remember to submit the application after saving it: go to the Case Details tab to submit the application. Students are notified both by email and through eAge when the application has been approved. Graduation day will be the next possible graduation day after the submission of the request (31.12.2019 onwards The deadline for submitting the degree certificate request is the official date of graduation and the degree certificates will be produced after that day). In unclear instances the graduation day might be postponed.

Request for Degree Certificate (ARTS)  https://eage.aalto.fi/?ff/EDU_TODISTUS_ARTS


 Graduation Dates

The Graduation Days

The degree certificates are distributed to students in the graduation ceremonies. If unable to attend the graduation ceremony, the students can also pick up their certificates from the Learning Services of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Väre building, Otaniementie 14, Espoo). You will be notified personally via email when your degree certificate can be collected.

NB! Degree certificates will not be posted in Helsinki region.


Academic year 2019-2020

The degree certificates are distributed to students in the next possible graduation ceremonies after the graduation day. From spring term 2020 onwards, the graduation day is also the deadline for degree certificate request and the degree certificates will be ready 4 weeks later. Degree certificates are by default distributed in the graduation ceremonies. Only with justified causes the degree certificate can be given outside the set schedule, and in that case no earlier than 4 weeks after the graduation day.


Request for degree certificate submitted at the latest

Graduation day

Graduation ceremony
1.8.201930.8.201930.8.2019
2.9.201930.9.201930.9.2019
1.10.201931.10.201931.10.2019
31.12.2019*31.1.2020
27.1.2020*31.3.2020
24.2.2020*31.3.2020
30.3.2020*10.6.2020 Graduation ceremony & Aalto Graduation Party
27.4.2020*10.6.2020 Graduation ceremony & Aalto Graduation Party
25.5.2020*31.8.2020
29.6.2020*31.8.2020
31.7.2020*31.8.2020

All studies meant to be part of the degree must be registered when the degree certificate request is submitted. 31.12.2019 onwards the request has to be submitted at the graduation day at the latest and the degree certificate will be ready approx. 4 weeks after the gradution day. By default the degree certificates will be handed out in the graduation ceremonies and only for justified reason the degree certificate can be distributed with different schedule.

* Degree certificates will be handed out in the next possible graduation ceremony.


 Graduation Ceremony (Publiikki)

The next Graduation Ceremony will be held on 31 October 2019 at 15.00

Graduation ceremony is a celebration where the graduating students who have signed up for the ceremony in advance receive their degree certificates.

A graduating student may invite two guests to the graduation ceremony. The dress code is smart casual, considering the prestigious nature of the celebration.

There are reserved seats for the graduates in the front rows. The graduates are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the ceremony begins.



Alumni network

 Joining the Alumni network

You are able to join Aalto University's alumni network right after your graduation. If you have accepted the alumni network membership in WebOodi (WebOodi > User Information > Conditions for giving out Student Information) you will be automatically part of Alumni network but you need to update your email information and activate your alumni profile in alumninet.aalto.fi.

For further information please contact alumni@aalto.fi