Briefing for the promovendi, 16th of April

A public briefing session will be held on Tuesday 16th of April at 18.00 in the Great Hall of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki (Unioninkatu 34, entrance from the Senaatintori side). The briefing contains the exact schedule of the ceremony as well as practical instructions. After the presentation, the audience has a possibility to ask anything from the Conferment Committee.

In case you have questions or any special preferences for example about moving around during the Ceremony, please contact the Committee as soon as possible. It is our task to make the Ceremony a joyful celebration for all the participants.

Registration ends on Sunday, 14th of April

The registration for the Conferment Ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy ends on next Sunday, 14th of April! Whether you have already graduated or finishing your master’s thesis and graduating by May 24th, head over to and sign up today! The Conferment Ceremony lasts three days and includes, in addition to solemn Conferment Act, two dinners, excursion and the conferment ball. You do not want to miss this unforgettable event!

About dresses and insignia

The Conferment Ceremony is one of the oldest festivities the university has to offer, a sort of a play where insignia, dresses and overall visuality has a central role. You’ll find complete dress code and academic insignia instructions from form our website ( We recommend to rent or buy your dress and insignia on time, because many suppliers are busy as the conferment gets closer.  A list of suppliers is available at our website, for the time being only in Finnish ( If you have any questions regarding the dress code or the academic insignia, do not hesitate to contact the conferment office!