Graduation practices to be harmonised 31.12.2019
Aalto University is harmonising the graduation dates as of 31 December 2019. From a student viewpoint, the most notable change is that all credits must be entered into Oodi before you can submit a degree certificate request. An exception to this are master’s theses, which must be submitted for evaluation when submitting the degree certificate request at the latest. If you are a student of technology, please check the thesis processing schedule from the Into site of your school.
The deadline for submitting the degree certificate request is the official date of graduation, which will be printed on the degree certificate. It is also the submission deadline for the thesis and the maturity essay.
Checklist for graduating students
Autumn term 2019
Deadline for applications (Mon)
Degree programme committee (Mon)
Graduation date (Thu)
Graduation ceremony (Wed) 16:00 o´clock
Deadline for applications,
Official date of graduation printed on the certificate,
Deadline for entry of all credits into Oodi (Mon)
|Degree programme committee (Mon)|
Date of degree award by Dean (Tue)
|Graduation ceremony (Wed) 16:00 o´clock|
|31.12.2020||January 2021||January 2021||Spring 2021|
The personal study plan is submitted electronically through SISU. If you have made you study plan already through weboodi or free form those are also valid.
Exceptions to this are credits for the master’s thesis, maturity essay, thesis seminar and transfer credits (e.g. for exchange studies), which must be completed before the deadline for submitting the degree certificate request and entered into Oodi before the date of degree award by Dean.
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 your thesis for evaluation according to instructions from your own programme site (Planning your studies/Completing master's thesis)
Submit the electronic request for degree certificate at eAge. The deadline for submitting the degree certificate request is the official date of graduation, which will be printed on the degree certificate. The degree will be awarded by the dean 3–4 weeks after the request has been submitted, after which the student may request a provisional degree certificate. The official degree certificate will be available in about one month after the dean’s decision.
Respond to the recent graduates survey for Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK and for universities of technology. A link A to the survey is provided when filling out the Request for Degree Certificate on eAge. The School of Engineering TEK uses the questionnaire to collect feedback from graduating students on matters relating to study and employment. The feedback given is used to evaluate the functions of the University and its development, as well as to follow-up on the employment rates and salary levels of graduates.
You can collect your certificate on student service deck or you can participate on graduation ceremony.
If you haven’t collect your certificate on student service desk you can participate on graduation ceremony and get your certificate on ceremony. School of Engineering will have three ceremony on year 2020 and you will get invitation by email to next graduation ceremony after you are graduate.
The new graduates with bachelor's, master's or licentiate's degrees acquired during the academic year 2019 – 20 at Aalto University will be celebrated on 10 June 2020 in Otaniemi, Espoo. More information and registration to party you can find at aalto.fi.
Welcome you to join the Aalto Alumni Circle.
Note: Your Aalto user ID and email are only valid for 4 months after graduation date. Please remember to remove and save all important messages and files somewhere else before that. An extension to the user rights can only be obtained for a well justified reason at the IT services.
Graduation ceremonies in 2020
Otakaari 1, Hall U2 (Mellin)
Otakaari 4, Lecture hall 213
Otakaari 1, Hall U2 (Mellin)
Please remember to sign up for the ceremony at least one week in advance primarily with electronic form linked in the invitation (or by email to email@example.com). Degree recipients can bring a maximum of two guests to the ceremony.
The dress code for the ceremony is relatively formal (suit for men). The graduates and guests are asked to arrive in time. The guests enter the hall before the graduates, who will be called to enter by name at the start of the ceremony. The first rows have been reserved for the graduates. The Dean will enter the hall after the graduates have be called and the audience will stand up as he enters. The ceremony includes speeches and music and it lasts for about two hours. Refreshments are available at the end of the ceremony.
Instructions for arrival:
Collecting the diploma if not attending
Degree recipients who are unable to attend the ceremony can obtain the certificate from thealready one month after the date of degree award by Dean or they may the School to mail the degree certificate to them. You can see the earliest possible date on the invitation message. Please note that degree certificates are mailed outside Finland only in special situations.
505 Power of Attorney for Receipt of Degree Certificate (With this form you authorize Aalto-university to send your degree certificate by mail.)
- you can get student certificates and transcripts of records are issued (you can get an official digitally-signed transcript of records via WebOodi).
- you may enroll for the academic year (primarily through WebOodi, please see instructions)
- you can make changes to your name and address in the student register (primary address can also be changed using WebOodi)
- registration of students and issues related to study rights, inc. non-degree students, are handled
- you can register to graduation ceremony or pick up your degree certificate after graduation
Visiting address: Otakaari 4, K1 building, room 102, ESPOO/Otaniemi
Postal address: Learning Services, P.O.Box 14100, 00076 AALTO, Finland
Telephone: +358 50 347 8230
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Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 noon – 2 p.m. (also upon agreement)
Mail for Learning Services can be dropped at the mail box outside of the glass doors of the Learning Services hallway in Otakaari 4.
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- Certificates of student status and attendance
- Official transcript of records (you can also get an official digitally-signed transcript of records via WebOodi)
- Annual enrolment for the academic year (primarily done online via WebOodi)
- Changes of name and address for the student register