Students receive separate degree certificates for the Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits) and Master's degree (120 ECTS credits). The certificate will show e.g. the graduate's degree and field of education, degree programme and specialisation/major and minor subjects/studies.
Degree certificate includes transcript of the student's records in Finnish and in English, listing all courses completed for the degree and their grades. Also major and minor subjects are given an overall grade in the transcript according to the table above. The transcript shows the weighted average grade of all completed courses, including the final thesis. The average grade of the degree is calculated for all passed courses assessed on a scale of 0 to 5.
If over half of the ECTS credits for a degree have been assessed on a scale other than 0–5, no grade average will be calculated.
Supplementary studies completed by the student will be presented in a separate annex to the degree certificate.
For Finnish and Swedish speaking students, the degree certificate also indicates the language of education and the maturity test as well as proficiency in the other official language of Finland.
Graduates receive a degree certificate in both Finnish and English for degrees completed in another language. For Finnish degree certificates, the university provides an English translation.
The Bachelor's degree is completed "with distinction" if the average grade of the degree is at least 4. In addition, no more than 10 ECTS credits may be transferred. However, this does not apply to courses completed during student exchange abroad. For completing a degree with distinction, university grants a scholarship of 300 euros.
Students can be awarded a passing grade with the mention "with distinction" for their Bachelor's degree if their average grade is at least 4 and if they have no more than 10 transferred ECTS credits. Studies completed in international student exchange are not counted as transfer credits.
The mention "with distinction" can be given to a student who has completed at least 40 ECTS credits at LUT on an assessment scale of 1 to 5 meeting the following criteria:
Students of technical sciences with an average grade of at least 4 and a Master's thesis grade of 5.
Business students with an average grade of at least 4 and a Master's thesis grade of 5.
Those who have completed their studies with distinction receive a scholarship from LUT.
The university issues a Diploma Supplement for international use to undergraduate and postgraduate degree recipients. The supplement provides information on the university, the studies and study attainments referred to in the degree certificate, and their level in the education system.
Students must apply for graduation, which takes place on one of the graduation dates decided by the rector. To graduate and receive the degree certificate, the student must be enrolled as attending.
Lost or damaged degree certificate
If your degree certificate has been lost, stolen or damaged you may request a certified copy of your certificate. Please note that there can be only one original degree certificate in existence at any one time. This concerns also if you have changed your name.
If you need a certified copy of your LUT degree certificate, you can order it through LUTShop. The price is 20 €/pc.
For reasons of security and data protection, graduates must place requests for certificates and transcripts themselves; LUT will not accept requests on their behalf from third parties.
Time of delivery is at least ten workdays.