GRADUATION AND DEGREE APPLICATION
- After having completed all the study modules, please check that they appear on your transcript of records correctly
- Apply graduation in Peppi
- The Study Counsellor will set up the date for the graduation discussion
- During the graduation discussion, the Study Counsellor will check that all the studies required for applying for a degree, have been completed
- In the case your studies meet the requirements for granting a degree, the Study Counsellor will give you the permission to apply for the degree after the discussion
- Submit your degree application in Peppi
Any Friday during the teaching period that is not a holiday can be a degree granting date (graduation date). Processing the degree application takes approximately three weeks from the day the application is submitted. The Student Affairs Officer in your field will announce your graduation date.
Graduation dates for the autumn semester 2022 for the degree students:
- Fridays starting from 19 August 2022
- If Friday is a public holiday, the graduation day for that week will be Thursday
- The last graduation date of the autumn semester 2022 is Fri 23 December 2022 and the graduation application has to be submitted by Fri 16 December 2022.
The degree will be granted by the Rector.
The diploma will be written in the language of instruction in your degree programme.
Your username and password will be valid for two weeks after your graduation date. After this, you will not have access to your e-mail account or other materials that you have saved in Moodle or in the MS Office 365 cloud service (or Gafe). You should save important messages and materials on a USB stick or in another storage location of your own.
When applying for your degree, please take account of the regulations concerning student financial aid (in order to be eligible for financial aid in a given month, you must remain registered for 18 calendar days, which means that the first possible graduation date is the 18th day of the month).
Electronic Degree Certificate
Since the beginning of 2021, Lapland University of Applied Sciences has started to use electronic degree certificates. In addition to the electronic degree certificate, the graduating student will receive the certificate also in paper form.
Electronic degree certificates granted by Lapland University of Applied Sciences meet the highest EU requirements. The file can be copied, and copies will include the electronic signature. To see the signature, use the “Signature” function in the PDF file. You can also check the signature using the Digital and Population Data Services Agency’s “Validate PDF document” service, available here.
Electronic degree certificate will be available in Peppi two weeks after graduation date. The electronic degree certificate service is available in Peppi in the Students’ desktop under “Orders” and “Degree certificates”.
More about the Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council can be found here.
Diploma Supplement and Transcript of Records
Lapland University of Applied Sciences provides a diploma supplement as an appendix to the original degree certificate. The diploma supplement is being issued in a widely spoken European language, given automatically and free of charge to every student upon graduation. It is issued in all bachelor degree programmes and in all master’s degree programmes.
This is in accordance with the goal of the European Commission at improving international ‘transparency’ and at facilitating the academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc.). Lapland University of Applied Sciences works to provide graduates with more international opportunities either working or studying abroad by issuing an internationally recognized document. The document contains essential information about the professional and academic competence of the individual graduate in question.
The diploma supplement is composed of eight sections (information identifying the holder of the qualification, information identifying the qualification, information on the level of the qualification, information on the contents and results gained, information on the function of the qualification, additional information, certification of the Supplement, information on the national higher education system). Information in all eight sections is provided by Lapland University of Applied Sciences.
The transcript of records is an official document in which a student’s studies are recorded. In the transcript, students will find all completed courses with credits and grades. The transcript of records is free of charge as well.