Instructions for those who have transferred to new degree programmes
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The University of Helsinki moved to a new system of degree programmes on 1 August 2017. Students were able to study and graduate in accordance with the old degree requirements (prior to 2017) during a transition period that ended on 18 December 2020. NB! In some degree programmes, the transition period may be longer. Please see your faculty’s instructions for more information.
After the transition period ended, all students whose degree had not been finished were automatically transferred to the new degree programmes to complete their degree and the new regulations took affect. Thus, if you did not graduate, submit the application for a degree diploma or request to be transferred to a new degree programme yourself by 18 December 2020, you have been automatically transferred to a new degree programme. Please note, however, that the end of the transition period does not affect the duration or validity of your study right.
There have been significant changes in the content and structures of degrees in the new degree programmes. The rules concerning the expiry of studies are more restrictive in the new degree programmes. Please read this page and your faculty's instructions carefully.
If you are returning to your studies after a break, read also: Returning to the University after a longer break.