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In Preparation for the Conferral Ceremony 2022

In Preparation for the Conferral Ceremony 2022

The next doctoral conferral ceremony at Åbo Akademi University will be arranged on Friday 20 May 2022. In preparation for the conferral, registration forms, practical instructions, etc, will be available on this webpage. Registration for the conferral ceremony 2022 closed on January 28, 2022.

Programme at the Doctoral Conferral 2022

The Doctoral Conferral Ceremony (ceremony in the Concert Hall and the Ecumenical Service) on 20 May will be streamed live via Livekatsomo.

Letters to promovendi

As a promovendi, participating in the doctoral conferral ceremony 2022, you will get information letters with important  information and instructions. These letters will be available for downloading on this webpage (pdf, opens in new window) .

Letter 1 (November 2021)
Letter 2 (March 2022)
Letter 3 (April 2022) + attachment: Instructions
Letter 4 (May 2022) + attachments: instructions for the Concert Hall, procedure at the conferral ceremony, seating plan

Ordering of doctoral hat

Doctoral promovendi order and pay for their own doctoral hat. We recommend that you order your hat as soon as possible (preferably no later than January) to make sure it wil be ready on time. We have collected contact information and hat prices for a number of hat makers – you will find them under Ordering of doctoral hat for conferral 2022.

Pictures of doctoral hats for each doctoral degree are available on the page Doctoral hats and lyre emblems.


All promovendi that are conferred at Åbo Akademi University wear a doctoral hat and receive a diploma. For some doctoral degrees e.g. a doctoral sword is part of the insignia. For a complete description of the insigina for each doctoral degree, please see Insignia.


Information on hotels in Turku with a reserved quota of rooms for ÅAU promovendi is available under Accomodation for conferral ceremony participants 2022.


For detailed instructions regarding the attire at the doctoral conferral, please see Doctoral conferral attire.

Updated 16.5.2022