If your home institution uses an electronic credential service or there is a national register service that allows you to share your official educational documents, please use that service to share your educational documents directly from the service to the University of Helsinki.
Select the University of Helsinki from the service's list of registered recipients or, if the service requires a contact email address for sharing, use following contact addresses:
Please refer to your institution’s own instructions for more details on how to access the service that your institution uses. University of Helsinki is unable to assist you in using your home institution’s services.
Below is a list of some common electronic document services that are accepted by the University of Helsinki Admission Services:
If your institution uses a service that is not listed here, please contact us, and we will investigate whether we can accept your documents through this service as well. Please note that the University of Helsinki reserves the right to make the final decision on whether a service is accepted or not.
We accept documents that have been electronically signed with a valid digital signature (so called Adobe blue ribbon) by the awarding institution. A valid digital signature appears as a blue ribbon when the document is opened in Adobe Reader. The signature must be issued by the awarding institution, and the signature must be valid when the document is opened.
The University of Helsinki reserves the right to evaluate each digitally signed document case by case and reject documents that do not meet the requirements.
We accept electronic educational documents that contain a verification code that we can use to verify the document and its contents using an electronic verification service used by the degree awarding institution.
The following requirements must be for the the verification to be accepted:
Please note the following restrictions:
The University of Helsinki reserves the right to evaluate each electronic document and verification service case by case. If we cannot verify the required information, you must submit the document via some other accepted method.
Note! Only for master's programmes.
Note! You must have submitted your application and received an application number before using this delivery method.
If your institution does not use any electronic credential services (such as Digitary, Parchment, MyEquals, CSSD/CHESICC, Truecopy etc.) to share official educational documents, you may ask that your institution sends your official electronic educational documents by email directly to the University of Helsinki to the following email address:
In order for the document to be accepted, certain requirements must be met:
Documents sent by email that do not meet the above requirements are not accepted. Please give the above instructions to your institution's representative when requesting that they send your documents.