Electronically verified attachments
When applying through the joint application procedure for bachelor’s and master’s programmes, the English-language bachelor’s programme application procedure or the international master’s programme application procedure, you can submit your educational documents through international electronic verification services or through the verification services of educational institutions.
Electronic transcript services

If your educational institution uses one of the electronic transcript services mentioned below, you can submit your educational documents electronically through the service in question. Documents submitted through a transcript service are considered certified and they meet country-specific special requirements.

Please contact your educational institution if you need further information on using the institution’s transcript service.

When submitting electronic educational documents through one of these services, please select the University of Helsinki as the recipient or use the following email addresses as contact details:

Accepted services

If your educational institution uses a service not mentioned in the list above, please contact us at the above email address and we will investigate whether we can accept your documents through the service in question. Please note that the University of Helsinki reserves the right to make the final decision on whether a service is accepted or not.

Verification services offered by educational institutions

We accept electronic educational documents that can be verified using an electronic verification service offered by the educational institution that awarded the documents, on the following conditions:

  • The service is located on the educational institution’s website OR the institution provides a link on its website to a third-party service.
  • The entire document can be verified using the service, i.e., the verification service must show the exact same content as the document you submitted.
    • If the service verifies only parts of the document, we will not accept the document as certified. Instead, you must submit a certified paper (hard) copy of the document.

Please note the following restrictions:

  • The educational institution’s email address is not accepted as an electronic verification service.
  • Regular PDF scans of educational documents sent by the educational institution are not accepted if the document cannot be verified using an electronic verification service.
  • Verification services that require the recipient to pay for the verification are not accepted.

Please contact your educational institution if you are unsure whether it has its own verification service.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that we will accept verification services in languages other than English, Finnish or Swedish. If the electronic document verified by the service is not available in English, Finnish or Swedish, you must also submit an authorised translation of the original document.

Please upload these attachments as PDF files in the application system. Attachments sent by email are not accepted, unless otherwise instructed.

Please make separate files of each document, i.e., do not combine multiple documents into one file. If the document contains multiple pages, please submit the entire document as a single file and make sure that all pages of the document are included.

The University of Helsinki reserves the right to evaluate each electronic document and verification service on a case-by-case basis. If we cannot verify the required information, you must submit the document as a certified paper (hard) copy following the general instructions.