Conditionally accepted applicants
If the letter of admission that you received or your MyStudyinfo account states that you have been conditionally admitted, these instructions apply to you. The reason for your conditional admission is that we need some certified documents from you or specific information about your graduation. If you fail to submit the required documents by the deadline, you will lose the offered student place.
Submission of documents

This section provides information on the documents that you are required to submit as well as how you can submit them. See below for information on how you can fulfil the condition set for you and the deadline set for it.

Requirements for the documents to be submitted

EB, RP and DIA diploma certificates need not be translated, even if the certificate is issued in a language other than Finnish, Swedish or English.

Submission of documents to Admissions Services

When submitting documents, indicate the programme to which you have been admitted. As submitted documents will not be returned to you, do not submit your original degree certificate. If you are unable to submit a certified copy of the original document, you can book an appointment to present the document in person at the designated service point.

After you have submitted your documents

We do not send messages confirming the arrival of documents. Usually, documents are processed within a few days after their arrival. Once your documents have been processed, you will receive a message from Admissions Services.

When you have received confirmation that you meet the conditions for admission, register for the academic year.

If your documents are deficient, we will email you with a request to supplement them. Requests to supplement documents will not be granted any extensions to the deadline; the documents must be submitted within the originally set deadline.

Bachelor's Programme in Science

These instructions apply to you if you have graduated after the application period and you have been conditionally accepted to the Bachelor’s Programme in Science in Admission group 1.

You need to submit an officially certified copy of your final diploma / degree certificate to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. Additionally, you may have been asked to submit an officially certified copy of a separate certificate proving your language skills.

You must deliver the above-mentioned documents by 31 August 2021 at 15.00 (UTC+3).

Failing to meet the set deadline causes you to lose the offered study place.

These instructions apply to you if you have completed an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma after the application period and you have been conditionally accepted to the Bachelor’s Programme in Science.

You need to submit an officially certified copy of your final grades to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. Additionally, you may have been asked to submit an officially certified copy of a separate certificate proving your language skills.

You must deliver the above-mentioned documents by 31 August 2021 at 15.00 (UTC+3).

Failing to meet the set deadline causes you to lose the offered study place. If your final grades are lower than your predicted grades, your total score will be recounted and the admission decision may also be revoked.

International Baccalaureate

You need to submit an officially certified copy of your final grades (Diploma Programme (DP) Results) to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. The copy must have the official stamp of the school and be signed by the IB coordinator. Instead of this, you can also order a Transcript of Grades from IBO and ask them to send it to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. Please note that it may take a while for the university to receive the transcript, as there might be some delay at IBO's service.

Please remember that there are some country-specific requirements for the Bachelor's Programme in Science concerning the delivery of educational documents to the Admission Services. If your diploma has been completed in one of the countries mentioned, you need to deliver your final grades with IBO’s electronic service.

European Baccalaureate

You need to submit an officially certified copy of your final diploma to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. The diploma must feature your final grades.

These instructions apply to you if you have completed the Finnish matriculation examination or the Deutsches Internationales Abitur in Finland after the application period and you have been conditionally accepted to the Bachelor’s Programme in Science.

You must submit the below-mentioned documents by 31 August 2021 at 15.00 (UTC+3).

Failing to meet the set deadline causes you to lose the offered study place.

The Finnish matriculation examination

You do not have to submit your matriculation examination certificate to the Admission Services.

However, if your acceptance is conditional based on an unofficial copy of a certificate demonstrating required language skills, you must submit an officially certified copy of the certificate.

Deutsches Internationales Abitur

You must submit an officially certified copy of the four-page German-language diploma Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife and the Finnish-language certificate of equivalence. The Finnish-language certificate of equivalence is not sufficient without the diploma.

Additionally, you may have been asked to submit an officially certified copy of a separate certificate proving your language skills.

These instructions apply to you if you have graduated before the end of the application period and you have been conditionally accepted to the Bachelor’s Programme in Science.

You need to submit an officially certified copy of your diploma / degree certificate to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki and/or you may have been asked to submit an officially certified copy of a separate certificate proving your language skills.

You must deliver the above-mentioned documents by 31 August 2021 at 15.00 (UTC+3).

Failing to meet the set deadline causes you to lose the offered study place.

Master's programmes

You have graduated and received a degree after the end of the application period, thus you must provide a proof of your eligibility to apply to the University. Your study right is conditional until your eligibility has been verified.

If your eli­gib­il­ity is based on a de­gree taken out­side Fin­land:

If your educational documents have not been issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, you must also submit official translations into one of these languages in addition to the officially certified copies of the documents in the original language. Please also note that there are some country-specific requirements concerning the delivery of educational documents to the Admission Services.

If there is a considerable delay in receiving the final degree certificate due to a technical or administrative procedure at the awarding institution, you can provide a temporary degree certificate or another official document, for example your last transcript of records or an official letter addressed to the University of Helsinki. The substituting document must contain the information required from a degree certificate.

The degree certificate or the document that substitutes for the degree certificate must carry the official stamp of the awarding institution and the signature, print name, and status of the certifying university officer, as well as the following information:

  • the name of the degree awarding institution
  • the date when the degree was awarded
  • the name of the student
  • the awarded title

Failing to meet the set deadline causes you to lose the offered study place.

If your eli­gib­il­ity is based on a Finnish de­gree:

  • You must graduate by 31 August 2021.

The Admission Services will verify the completion of your degree through a national database at the end of August. To further the process before that, please fill in this e-form after you have graduated. In the event that your degree cannot be found in the electronic database, the Admission Services will contact you to the email address used in your application for further instructions.

Failing to meet the set deadline causes you to lose the offered study place.