Students have to apply for the degree certificate in writing. All the studies must be completed before applying. The application must be forwarded to the unit’s Student Office not later than two weeks before the intended graduation date.
As a rule, students can graduate on the last Friday of each month.
There is no graduation day in July and in August.
The Diploma Supplement is an attachment to the degree certificate intended for international use. Diploma Supplement is designed by the EU, the Council of Europe and UNESCO. It will be given in an Europe widely spoken language.
All students who graduate from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences receive without asking and free of charge as an appendix to their degree certificate a Diploma Supplement, which is an English language account of the university of applied sciences, the degree certificate, the studies listed in it and the study attainments and their level and their status in the educational system. In addition to the Diploma Supplement the graduating student receives an English language translation of the Transcript of Records.
The system for student feedback, AVOP, is a joint student feedback system of universities of applied sciences and the Ministry of Education.
You can answer the student initial questionnaire at https://avop.fi/en. Please answer the questionnaire before sending the application for proof of graduation. Completing the questionnaire will take 15 - 20 minutes.
With the AVOP-inquiry system, real time information is gathered on the employment of the graduated UAS students and on the success of education and work placement in students' opinion.
The Ministry of Education takes advantage of the student feedback in evaluating education, comparing univertisities of applied sciences and different fields of education, and in planning education.
Universities of applied sciences use the received feedback in developing education and work placement in different fields of education and degrees, and in comparing the results with other universities of applied sciences.