Apply for a degree certificate at the Theatre Academy

Guidelines for applying for a degree certificate and information on graduation dates.

Bachelor’s degree certificate

Graduates can pick up their degree certificate by visiting the Academic Affairs Office on the day of their graduation.

You can apply for a diploma once all the credits included in the degree have been entered in the register (Peppi).

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 degree certificate

You can apply for a diploma once all the credits included in the degree have been entered in the register (Peppi). With the exception of those who graduate in May and June; You can apply for a degree certificate once the planning officer has forwarded positive examination statements from the examiners of your thesis project to you. In other words, you can submit your request already before your thesis project has been approved by the Teaching Council. If the Teaching Council does not approve your thesis project, your certificate application will be automatically no longer valid.   

Doctoral degree certificate

Graduation schedule for the 2022-2023 academic year

Collecting the degree certificate and the graduation ceremony

You can collect your degree certificate on your graduation day or after that from the Academic Affairs Office (unless you have informed the academy of another arrangement on your degree certificate application).  

The Theatre Academy organises a festive graduation ceremony twice a year: in December and in June.  

Next graduation ceremonies:  

  • Fri 16 June 2023  
  • Fri 15 December 2023 at 2 pm
  • Fri 14 June 2024

All students who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree during the past academic year are invited to the event.