Country-specific requirements

Please follow the country-specific requirements if your educational degree has been awarded in one of the countries listed below. If the country where your educational degree has been awarded is not listed below, please follow the general instructions given to you.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Australia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed your degree in Azerbaijan, you must submit a copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer.

If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Bangladesh, you must submit the education documentation awarded by your university. Degree certificates, transcripts, mark sheets and result cards must always be awarded by the main university or a college that has a degree-awarding status. Educational documents granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted.

You must submit a separate transcript, mark sheet or result card awarded by your university indicating each attempt to complete a course as well as the years. A consolidated statement of marks is not accepted.

Please note that the degree certificate and transcript of records must be officially certified (attested) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, more specifically by the Consular and Welfare Wing. Each page of the transcript of records and the degree certificate must carry the original stamp and signature of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.

Further information can be found on the Ministry’s website (www.mofa.gov.bd).

If you have completed your degree in Belarus, you must submit a copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus. Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer. Alternatively, the notary public can also use a unifying element, meaning that the pages are attached together in a way that certifies them all; in this case only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Cameroon, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Canada, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

You are not required to submit a copy of your degree certificate if your transcript of records includes the following information: name of the institution that awarded the degree, the date of issue, the name of the person to whom the degree was awarded and what title/degree it was.

If you were conditionally accepted to a Master's Programme that begins in autumn 2018, please note the changes in this country-specific requirement due to the changes in the services of CDGDC.

You may prove your eligibility by submitting the CDGDC verification report concerning your degree certificate in Chinese and, in addition to this, by submitting an officially certified copy of your degree certificate. If your degree certificate was issued in Chinese, an official translation of your degree certificate in English must also be submitted.

Please see here how to officially certify documents

Please request the electronic CDGDC degree verification report to be submitted to this email address: hakijan-liitepalvelu@helsinki.fi. Please submit the officially certified copy of your degree certificate by mail.

If you are planning to apply to the Master's Programmes that begin in autumn 2019, please note that the instructions above only concern applicants who have been admitted conditionally to programmes beginning in autumn 2018. This country-specific requirement will be updated for the next application round by the end of October 2018.

 

If you have completed or are completing your degree in China, your transcript of records and degree certificate must be submitted to the CDGDC (China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center, 教育部学位与研究生教育发展中心) for verification.

If you have graduated:
1. The CDGDC must verify the authenticity of your transcript of records and degree certificate. Reports concerning these two documents (in English) and the transcript of records (in English) must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the CDGDC.
2. You must submit a copy of your degree certificate in Chinese to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki. The copy of the degree certificate does not need to be officially certified or translated. Please note that we require the copy of your degree certificate in Chinese even if your institution issues them in another language in addition to Chinese.

Please note that you do not need to submit a copy of your graduation certificate to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki at all.

If you have not yet graduated:
The CDGDC must verify the authenticity of your latest transcript of records. The transcript of records and its report (both in English) must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the CDGDC.

Further information can be found on the CDGDC website (www.cdgdc.edu.cn).

You should submit your documents to the CDGDC well in advance. Please note that the Chinese New Year is in the middle of many application periods and the holiday season might affect the processing of your documents in the CDGDC.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Eritrea, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Ethiopia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you are completing or have completed your degree at one of the Finnish universities or universities of applied sciences, your degree was completed at the earliest on 1 January 2003, and you have a Finnish personal identification code, you do not need to submit your educational documents by mail, as the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki has electronic access to the required information. However, you must submit your transcript of records by email as a PDF-file to the following email address: hakijan-liitepalvelu@helsinki.fi. This enclosure must be submitted by the same deadline as all other application enclosures.

If your degree was completed before 1 January 2003, or you do not have a Finnish personal identification code, you must submit your educational documents following the regular instructions on how to submit documents.

Please note that all educational documents awarded by the National Defence University (Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu), Novia University of Applied Sciences (Yrkeshögskolan Novia) and Åland University of Applied Sciences (Högskolan på Åland) must be submitted following the regular instructions on how to submit documents.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Ghana, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinkionly accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in India, an official transcript, mark sheet or result card indicating each attempt to complete a course as well as the years must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official documents.

If your university or college in India is unable to send the transcript, mark sheet or result card to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki, please request that the attested documents be placed in an officially sealed envelope with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. Have the envelope returned to you to forward to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki. The official transcript, mark sheet or result card must in this case be attested by the Controller of Examinations or the Registrar’s Office, and the envelope must be sealed with the attesting office’s stamp across the back flap.

Transcripts, mark sheets and result cards must be awarded either by the main university or a college (autonomous or affiliated). It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with a transcript of records (or mark sheet or result card).

Degree certificates must always be awarded by the main university. Degree certificates granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted. The copy of the degree certificate must be officially certified and can be submitted by the applicant.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Indonesia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Iran, copies of the educational documents must be legalized by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Embassy in Tehran. Official translations of educational documents must be certified by the Ministry of Justice. Copies of copies will not be accepted. All the copies must have the original stamp given by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Embassy in Tehran.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in the Republic of Ireland, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Japan, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in an envelope that has been sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document can be sent to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

If you have completed your degree in Kazakhstan, you must submit a copy the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer.

If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Kenya, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed your degree in Kyrgyzstan, you must submit an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Malaysia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Nepal, an official transcript, mark sheet or result card indicating each attempt to complete a course as well as the years must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official documents.

If your university in Nepal is unable to send the transcript, mark sheet or result card to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki, please request that the attested documents be placed in an officially sealed envelope with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. Have the envelope returned to you to forward to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki. The official transcript, mark sheet or result card must in this case be attested by the Controller of Examinations or the Registrar’s Office, and the envelope must be sealed with the attesting office’s stamp across the back flap.

Transcripts, mark sheets and result cards must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status, and documents granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted. It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records (or mark sheet or result card).

Degree certificates must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status. Degree certificates granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted. The copy of the degree certificate must be officially certified and can be submitted by the applicant.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in New Zealand, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Nigeria, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come tothe Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Pakistan, you must submit the education documentation awarded by your university. Degree certificates and transcript of records must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status. Educational documents granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted.

The degree certificate and transcript of records must be certified (attested) by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Each page of the transcript of records and the degree certificate must be stamped and signed by the HEC. All copies must carry an original stamp by the HEC. Copies certified before September 20, 2009 are not accepted, as the copies must be verifiable from HEC’s online service.

Further information can be found on the HEC website (www.hec.gov.pk).

If you have completed your degree in Russia, you must submit a copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records (приложение к диплому). The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the authorised body of education of the Russian Federation in your region (Федеральная служба по надзору в сфере образования и науки (Рособрнадзор)). Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. Please note that the copy of the official government-granted degree certificate must include copies of both sides of the first page. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer. Alternatively, the notary public can also use a unifying element, meaning that the pages are attached together in a way that certifies them all; in this case only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

 

 

If you have completed or are completing your degree in South Africa, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in South Korea, an official transcript must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in an envelope that has been sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document can be sent to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Sudan, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Taiwan, an official transcript must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in an envelope that has been sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document can be sent to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

If you have completed your degree in the Republic of Tajikistan, you must submit an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Tanzania, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed your degree in Turkmenistan, you must submit an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Uganda, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed your degree in Ukraine, you must submit a copy of the official degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Information and Image Centre (Інформаційно-іміджевий центр) of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Міністерство освіти і науки України). Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer. Alternatively, the notary public can also use a unifying element, meaning that the pages are attached together in a way that certifies them all; in this case only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in the United Kingdom, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in the USA, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

You are not required to submit a copy of your degree certificate if your transcript of records includes the following information: name of the institution that awarded the degree, the date of issue, the name of the person to whom the degree was awarded and what title/degree it was.

If you have completed your degree in Uzbekistan, you must submit an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.