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Graduation

Graduation dates are provided monthly during the autumn and spring term:

  • Autumn term: August, September, October, November, and December
  • Spring term: January, February, March, April, May, and June

Graduation days fall on the last weekday of the month.

However, graduation ceremonies are arranged twice a year: in May for students who graduated during the spring and in December for students who graduated during the autumn.

See the graduation schedule and the important dates below:

Thesis submission and graduation schedule for the year 2022

How to apply for a diploma?

Students apply for their Degree Certificate with the Graduation Service in MyDiak (Studies menu > Graduation service).

You may start your graduation process as soon as you have the right to fill out the AVOP feedback questionnaire. Before this you can familiarise yourself with the different stages of the process. On the front page of the service you’ll find f. ex. links to all the guides related to graduation and the Degree Certificate Application.

For May, July and December graduation dates processing will begin according to the timetable for you preferred graduation date (as entered by you on the application). For all other graduation dates, applications will only be taken under review when you have received all the study credit required for your Degree Programme AND you have indicated on the application that you yourself have confirmed these in MyDiak.

You may obtain your diploma from the study office no earlier than your graduation day. If you do not wish to obtain your diploma in person, it will be mailed to you on the next business day. You can select your preferred delivery method in the graduation service.


Social care professionals

All students graduating as Bachelors of Social Services are required to contact the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) directly to request to be added to the central register of health care professionals.

Further information concerning social care professionals (in Finnish) is available on Valvira’s website.


Give feedback and answer the AVOP survey!

Students have the possibility to give feedback on their studies by answering the AVOP survey. Log in the survey using your own UAS credentials. Fill in the survey just before you graduate.

The survey collects data concerning teaching, learning, international issues, working life connections, practical training, theses and student satisfaction. The responses will be used for developing the work of Diak and other universities of applied sciences nationally.

Find valuable tips for the job search process via Career Planning website.