Graduation

The status of universities of applied sciences in the system of university degrees, and the qualifications they provide, have been defined in legislation.

Flexible graduation

The student can graduate individually after the studies for the degree have been completed and the application for the degree certificate has been submitted by the student. The student will know the graduation day after the application for the degree certificate and the completed studies have been checked. The graduation day is usually Friday.

Degree certificate

The student receives the degree certificate within 2 – 4 weeks after applying for it. The student is informed when the degree certificate is available. Log in ARC, and get acquainted with procedural instruction ME1215 Application and awarding a degree certificate.

Remember AVOP survey

Graduating students submit their application for the degree certificate and answer AVOP survey (University of applied sciences graduand feedback questionnaire) on SAMK eServices.

The graduation ceremony

The graduation ceremony is organized at SAMK once a year. The next graduation ceremony will be held on Wednesday 8 June 2022 at 13.00. All graduates of the academic year 2021–2022 are welcome to attend.

Registering for the graduation ceremony

Graduated students are welcome to participate in ceremony at SAMK Campus Pori in Agora hall (address: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori). Graduates from Rauma and Huittinen are welcome to attend the ceremony at the Pori Campus.

In Kankaanpää, a separate event will be held at the Fine Arts Campus. For Kankaanpää, please register for the celebration by e-mail: paivi.tuuliniemi@samk.fi. Please note that only two guests per graduate can be admitted to the caremony.

More Information:
Julia Vaahtera
julia.vaahtera@samk.fi

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The graduation ceremony in June 2019.

Degree Certificate

The student can apply for the degree certificate on SAMK eServices, when all the studies belonging to the degree have been evaluated in study register, the thesis has been recorded on Theseus and possibly given for the library of SAMK as a bound copy, and there has been a final discussion with the teacher.

The student receives the degree certificate within 2 – 4 weeks after applying for it. Campus office will inform the student on the graduation day after the application for the degree certificate and the studies have been checked. The graduation day is usually Friday.

The degree certificate has two supplements:

  • A document printed from the study register indicating the student´s study performances
  • Diploma Supplement

Diploma Supplement

All students graduating from Satakunta University of Applied Sciences receive, besides the degree certificate, a Diploma Supplement in English, given for all the graduates free of charge.

Diploma Supplement (DS) provides information on university of applied sciences, the degree certificate, the contents and the level of the degree, the professional qualifications given by the degree and eligibility for further studies and the Finnish educational system. Diploma Supplement and Transcript of Records are confirmed with the stamp of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences.

Diploma Supplement is intended for international purposes. Its purpose is to facilitate the mobility of the graduates and the professional and academic recognition of the degrees.

Diploma Supplement was designed by the EU, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.

Alumni Network

Alumni activities are a connection between SAMK and its graduates.