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.

Graduation Party

Graduation party is organized at SAMK once a year. The degree ceremony on 12 June 2020 is cancelled because of coronavirus situation. A new date for the degree ceremony will be informed later. The latest degree ceremony took place on Friday 14 June 2019.

Registering for the graduation party

The part of the ceremony, which is common for all the graduating students, will be broadcast from Pori campus by HILL connection. The Kankaanpää campus will have their own degree ceremony. The campuses in Huittinen and Rauma do not have their own events.

SAMK Campus Pori:

Registration

SAMK Campus Rauma:

Päivi Vahtokari,
paivi.vahtokari@samk.fi
044 710 3503

Kuninkainen Campus:

Kaija Kalliolevo
kaija.kalliolevo@samk.fi
044 710 6301

Fine Arts Campus:

Päivi Tuuliniemi,
paivi.tuuliniemi@samk.fi
044 710 6191

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Graduation Party in Pori campus 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.