When sending in application enclosures, please remember to write down your application number on the documents. You should also print and submit the cover page that will be sent to you once you submit the online application. If application documents are mailed in by a third party, e.g. your university officials, the documents will be attach to your application according to the personal details shown on them.
If you are applying to more than one programme, you need to submit a separate set of required documents for each of the programmes. The only exceptions to this rule are language test documents and electronic transcripts. For more information on these, please see Language Skills and Electronic Transcripts.
N.B. During the next application round (2018-2019) applicants only need to submit one set of required documents for all programmes in the University of Helsinki.
All educational documents must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised. Officially certified copies issued by a Finnish Notary Public are also accepted. Please note, however, that there are country-specific document requirements in place for some degree-awarding countries. Educational documents from these countries must be attested or submitted in a certain way. These country-specific requirements must be followed first and foremost, before the regular requirements for attesting documents.
Please note, if you are completing or have completed your degree at one of the Finnish universities or universities of applied sciences, that there is also a country-specific document requirement in place for Finland. Generally, you do not need to submit your educational documents by post if your degree was completed at the earliest on 1 January 2003, but you must submit your transcript of records by email. However, there are exceptions. For further instructions, please see the country-specific document requirement for Finland.
If your educational documents are issued in a language other than English, Finnish or Swedish, official translations of them to one of these languages are required. Officially certified copies of the original documents must also be submitted.
It is always the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the application documents reach University Admissions Finland by the given deadline. University Admissions Finland does not process any application documents that have arrived after the deadline.
You can send the required enclosures by mail or use an international courier service. The mailing address is:
University Admissions Finland
Unioninkatu 40 C
Alternatively, you can leave the documents in a mailbox that is located at Unioninkatu 40 C, on the corner of Unioninkatu and Yrjö-Koskisen katu. You can access the mailbox at all times, but do note that if you are cutting it close to the deadline, you need to leave your application documents in the mailbox by 15.00 (3 p.m. local Finnish time). All application enclosures left in the mailbox after 15.00 (3 p.m. local Finnish time) will be considered to have arrived the following business day. If there is a chance that your documents will not reach us in time by mail, we recommend you use an international courier service. University Admissions Finland does not accept documents submitted by email or fax.
Documents attached to the application form will not be returned to the applicant, so please do not submit your original documents, e.g. your original degree certificate.