Graduation

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Students graduating from Haaga-Helia's Bachelor's or Master's degrees will receive an electronically signed degree certificate, which they download for themselves. Students will no longer receive paper degree certificates upon graduation. Haaga-Helia started using electronic degree certificates in January 2024.

In order to be awarded a degree, you must successfully complete the courses in the curriculum and the maturity test. Apply for graduation, when all credits are in the student register.

During the course of study, students are entitled to receive a copy of their transcript upon request, including completed courses and grades.

How to apply for graduation:

  1. Contact your Guidance Counsellor before submitting your degree certificate application, if you have any questions regarding your PSP (personal study plan). The Guidance Counsellor will give you instructions on how to complete the courses, if you are still missing any studies. You can find the name of your Guidance Counsellor in Peppi.
  2. Please check before applying for graduation, that:
    1. you have passed all the required credits and thesis and they are registered in the student register. Please notice that it might take up to 24 hours for the credits to be registered so the credits must be in our register a few days before you apply for graduation.
    2. the name of your thesis is correct. In case the name needs to be changed, please contact your thesis advisor.
    3. your own name is correct. In case there is a mistake or a name missing, please contact Study Services (address information you can update yourself in Peppi).
    4. your contact information is correct. Please update your contact information in Peppi if necessary.
  3. Please answer the Graduand Feedback Questionnaire (AVOP) and fill in the Application for Degree Certificate, when all credits are in the student register. Link on this page, when the degree certificate application is open. 
  4. Your graduation day will only be confirmed once the degree certificate application has been completed and Haaga-Helia has verified that you have completed the studies required for the degree. When your graduation date is confirmed, you can see the new expiry date of your study time (same as your graduation date) in Peppi Student's Desktop.
  5. Graduation is possible within 3 weeks after Study Services receives the application. The graduation date is mainly on a Wednesday (excluding holidays).

APPLYING FOR GRADUATION

The application for graduation opens on 15 January 2024 and closes on XX XX 2024 at 15:00 (information on the expiry date will be updated around week 8). Please note that it is not possible to graduate in July. In the autumn semester, the application for graduation opens in August.

The graduation ceremony for the spring semester will take place on Friday 14 June 2024. Note! The graduation date is mainly on a Wednesday (excluding holidays), not on Friday 14 June. The possibility to attend the graduation ceremony is not linked to the graduation date. Everyone who applies for graduation during spring semester 2024 can attend the ceremony. 

More information about the Haaga-Helia joint graduation ceremony will be published later during spring semester 2024 on the graduation ceremony page.

Click here to go to the Graduand Feedback Questionnaire (AVOP) and degree certificate application

Downloading the electronic degree certificate

You must download your degree certificate within 21 days of your graduation date. You will receive instructions on how to download on your graduation day at the earliest. The instructions will be sent to the personal email address you provided on your degree certificate application (sender: certificates@haaga-helia.fi).

The email will contain a link to download and save the degree certificate for yourself. The link is valid for 21 days from the date of graduation. After this, the electronic degree certificate is available only for an additional fee. The electronic degree certificate is a PDF document equipped with an electronic signature to confirm the authenticity and integrity of the document. Electronic documents are official only in their digital form and not as paper-printed copies.

We recommend that you save your electronic degree certificate in more than one electronic storage location (backup). Please note that changing the document will result in the electronic signature no longer being valid.

In case you lose the PDF document, you can order a new electronic degree certificate from Study Services for a fee.

In case you have questions about the graduation process, please contact Study Services before applying for graduation.

Congratulations on your graduation!

Contact information
Study Services Haaga
+358400230401
studyservices@haaga-helia.fi
Study Services Malmi
+358400230402
studyservices@haaga-helia.fi
Study Services Pasila
+358400230403
studyservices@haaga-helia.fi
Study Services Porvoo
+358400230405
studyservices@haaga-helia.fi
Study Services Vierumäki
+358400230407
studyservices@haaga-helia.fi
Study Services, Teacher Education
+358 503373313
opintopalvelut.aokk@haaga-helia.fi