You can apply for graduation and your degree certificate as of 23 April 2024. Contact sisu@arcada.fi if you have any questions! In order to graduate you need to have completed everything needed for your degree (courses, thesis, etc.) and you also need to apply for graduation. Discuss your graduation with your supervisor and familiarize yourself with all the information on this site!

General information

You can apply for the degree certificate when all the graduation requirements are fulfilled.

Read all sites/links mentioned on this site and once you've read through it all you can follow these suggested steps:

  • Submit your thesis according to your supervisor's instructions.
  • Remember to save the thesis evaluation statement that your supervisor issues. You will need to submit it when apply for your degree certificate.
    • Check that the statement is signed. The document can be electronically signed but if there is no signature at all you must ask for a signed statement.
  • Make sure that you have completed all courses and trainings needed and that you have the correct amount of credits for graduation.
    • All credits must be registered in the student information system before you can apply for your degree certificate.
  • Return your books to Arcada's library.
  • Note that your Arcada IT account will be deactivated shortly after you have submitted your application for degree certificate. Make sure you have saved any files or e-mails you want to keep.
  • Return your student key to Arcada's information desk.

Sisu as of April 2024

You can apply for the degree certificate when all the graduation requirements are fulfilled. When you have completed 100 % of your studies in Sisu, the application for a degree certificate will open inside your Sisu. We recommend that you contact your study counsellor or Student Affairs before applying for a degree certificate in Sisu, as your study plan in Sisu needs to be correct before you apply for a degree certificate (if the study plan is incorrect you will have to apply for a degree certificate again after it has been corrected).

You can apply for graduation and your degree certificate as of 23 April 2024. Contact E-mail: sisu@arcada.fi if you have any questions!

  • Contact your study counsellor or E-mail: studentaffairs@arcada.fi before sending in your application in Sisu or if your application hasn't been activated for you despite finishing all the required studies.
  • Submit your application for degree certificate.
  • Fill out the application for a degree certificate inside Sisu. You can find it under Structure of studies. When you have completed all your courses a green notification will appear to inform you that you can apply for graduation. You can then click on the yellow symbol to open the application.
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Do you have questions about how to apply for a degree certificate/graduation? Send us an email at E-mail: studentaffairs@arcada.fi.

Study coordinators

Name: Elisa Jåfs, Carolina Tallgren och Vanessa Westerlund

Position: Study Coordinator

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We help with (among other things):

  •     Discount cards (HSL and KELA meal vouchers) NOTE! With a student card you get these benefits. We recommend that you use the HSL app.
  •     Academic year registration
  •     Study rights
  •     Application for a diploma
  •     Credits for external achievements
  •     Forms and certificates
  •     Change of first or last name and personal identity number

Visiting hours in the library and telephone hours (note that you can send us an e-mail at any time): 

Monday  No visiting hours
Tuesday    No visiting hours
Wednesday 10-12 in the library
Thursday  12-14 telephone hours
Friday   No visiting hours

How to apply

Applying for your degree certificate is the final thing you have to do to graduate from Arcada.

After submitting the application

The degree certificate will be ready in about three weeks after you submit a complete application. Postage is not included in this process.

Graduation ceremony

Arcada University of Applied Sciences arranges graduation ceremonies twice a year.

Arcada account and e-mail

Your Arcada user account will close after submitting the application for the degree certificate. This means that you will not be able to access any of the e-services at Arcada (e.g.