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Graduation and after the Bachelor's Degree

Completing a Degree

The Bachelor’s Degree is awarded to students who have completed the studies (courses, practical training, bachelor’s thesis, and maturity test) of their degree programme in compliance with their personal learning plan during the maximum study period, and who have demonstrated proficiency in the required language skills.

Applying for a Degree Certificate

On completing the Bachelor’s Degree, students are awarded a certificate in Finnish, indicating

  • the name of the degree and degree programme,
  • a potential specialization option,
  • the title which can be used based on the degree,
  • the central content of studies,
  • the name of bachelor’s thesis,
  • the language of the maturity test or other assignment demonstrating familiarity with the field,
  • reference to the language skills required of state officials in Finland, and
  • other relevant issues.

Apply for the degree certificate online (see Forms) early enough before the maximum study period expires. Please, read about detailed information on the Elmo Student (login required).

Students who graduate from degree programmes with instruction in Finnish will receive a Finnish-language degree certificate, but they may also order the certificate in English for 50 euros. The English-language certificate may only be ordered now, any orders placed afterwards will not be taken into consideration. The 50€ processing fee is to be paid into JAMK’s bank account:

  • IBAN: FI38 5290 0220 4210 34 BIC: OKOYFIHH, reference number 1122
  • Submit the receipt to studentservices(at)jamk.fi
  • The request will not be processed if the receipt of payment is missing.

Students who graduate from degree programmes with instruction in English will always receive their degree certificate in English, so the above does not concern them.

International double degree students after graduation obtain a degree certificate from both institutions. Further information on Elmo Student (login required).

Also before graduation, students can contact the Student Services in order to get a certificate on the studies they have completed so far.

Diploma Supplement

All students will receive an English-language transcript of records and Diploma Supplement free of charge when they graduate.  The Diploma Supplement is intended for international use and includes information on JAMK, the studies and credits (Transcript of Records), as well as on their level and status in the Finnish educational system.

More information about the Diploma Supplement is available on the Comission's website.

Examples of JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Diploma Supplement and Transcript of Records of Bachelor's degree
Diploma Supplement and Transcript of Records of Master's degree