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 Survey for New Graduates in Technology 2020.and answer the
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 .
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.