Apply for a degree certificate at the Sibelius Academy

Guidelines for applying for a degree certificate and receiving the degree certificate at the Sibelius Academy.

Apply for the degree certificate with an online form

Bachelor’s Degree Certificate

When applying for a bachelor’s degree certificate, first answer the national Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey at After answering, you will be directed to the bachelor’s degree certificate application. If you are not able to answer the survey, please contact

Answering the Bachelor’s Graduate Survey takes 15 to 20 minutes. The results of the survey will be used to develop the education at the university. The Bachelor’s Graduate Survey is a part of the universities’ funding model: The results and response rate affect the amount of total funding the university receives, so the responses are valuable in this way, too. The University of the Arts cannot connect given answers to individual students. 

Master’s and Doctoral Degree Certificate

Application deadlines and dates for issuing certificates

Collecting the degree certificate and the graduation ceremony

You can collect your degree certificate from the info desk at the N Building or from the Kuopio Unit on the day of your graduation or after that (unless you have informed the academy of another arrangement on your degree certificate application).  

The Sibelius Academy organises a festive graduation ceremony twice a year in Helsinki: in December and in June. Everyone who has graduated after the previous graduation ceremony is invited to the event. All graduates receive a personal invitation to the event, and participation requires registration in accordance with the instructions provided in the invitation.   

Only those graduates who are graduating on the day of the ceremony are given their degree certificates in the event. Graduates who have completed their degree earlier during the academic term can collect their degree certificates at the N Building info desk or from the Kuopio Unit.  

Application for degree certificate