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 and May

Graduation days fall on the last weekday of a month.

However, a graduation ceremony is arranged at Diak twice a year: in May for students who graduated during the spring and in December for students who graduated during the fall.

See the graduation schedule and the important dates below:

Thesis submitting and graduation schedule for the year 2018

Thesis submitting and graduation schedule for the year 2019

The registration instructions for the certificates ceremony will be announced in Moodlerooms.

How to apply for a diploma?

A student can apply for a diploma about three weeks before their graduation day. The student may apply for the diploma when their transcript of records contains all the required credits. Please apply for a diploma by filling in the form on MyDiak under the section Studies.

If the graduation takes place in May or December, the student may apply for the diploma even if all the courses on the personal study plan do not show as completed on the register extract.

If you wish to graduate in May or December, please pay attention to the status of the studies you are currently completing under your personal study plan. Your study counsellors will help you assess your situation.

You may obtain your diploma from the student affairs 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.

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.