Applying for the degree certificate

Please note that full time doctoral students are expected to graduate within 4 years of enrolment to the programme.

After completing all studies and theses included in the degree (i.e. the Faculty Council has assessed and accepted the thesis, postgraduate studies  are completed and the credits are entered into the study record), the student applies to the faculty for a degree certificate (Doctor of Philosophy). Download the application form here. Before applying for a certificate, the doctoral student must ensure that all study attainments have been entered into the register. Please return the completed form to Tiina Hakanen (the department's office). A vice-dean gives the  certificate for the degree.