Country-specific requirements

These instructions apply to you if you are applying to Master's programmes starting in autumn 2020.

There are country-specific document requirements in place for academic qualifications awarded in certain countries. If your qualification was or will be awarded in one of the countries listed below, you must submit your educational documents following the relevant country-specific instructions.

Please note that for some countries the country-specific requirement only applies to certain educational documents, such as a transcript of records. In such cases, submit the other required educational documents following the general instructions.

If the country where your qualification was awarded is not listed below, please follow the general instructions on how to submit documents.

Offshore campuses

If your academic qualification was completed at an offshore campus, please follow the country-specific instructions for the country where the main university is located or accredited.

Studies completed at multiple institutions, e.g. transfer studies, top-up degrees etc.

If your academic qualification was completed at different institutions, for example you transferred between institutions or your qualification is a top-up degree completed at different institutions, you need to follow all applicable country-specific instructions when submitting the educational documents covering all the studies leading to your academic qualification.

If your institution uses MyEquals to issue and share educational documents:

Please share your educational documents to the University of Helsinki through MyEquals.

If your institution does not use MyEquals to issue and share educational documents:

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Completed degrees

Submit officially certified copies of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. To get the correctly certified copies of your educational documents, please take the following steps:

  1. First the original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Apostilles issued by other ministries or agencies are not accepted.
  2. Then have a notary public take officially certified copies of the apostille-verified original documents. The officially certified copies must include all pages of the original documents with any text/writing/stamps (including backsides with any text/writing/stamps). The copies 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 all pages; in this case, only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

Incomplete degrees

Submit an officially certified copy of your official transcript of records. The copy of your transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised. Please follow the regular instructions for officially certified copies.

Degree certificates, transcripts of records, mark sheets and result cards must always be awarded by the main university or a college with a degree-awarding status. Educational documents awarded by affiliated colleges are not accepted.

The copy of the degree certificate and transcript of records must be officially certified (attested) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, specifically the Consular and Welfare Wing. Each page of the transcript of records and the degree certificate must carry the original seal and signature of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.

Further information can be found on the Ministry’s website.

Completed degrees

Submit officially certified copies of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. To get the correctly certified copies of your educational documents, please take the following steps:

  1. First the original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus. Apostilles issued by other ministries or agencies are not accepted.
  2. Then have a notary public take officially certified copies of the apostille-verified original documents. The officially certified copies must include all pages of the original documents with any text/writing/stamps (including backsides with any text/writing/stamps). The copies 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 all pages; in this case, only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

Incomplete degrees

Submit an officially certified copy of your official transcript of records. The copy of your transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised. Please follow the regular instructions for officially certified copies.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

If your institution can send your educational documents to the University of Helsinki through an electronic transcript service, you do not need to submit the documents in a sealed envelope. Please see here for more information.

You are not required to submit a separate copy of your degree certificate if your transcript of records confers the degree and includes the following information:

  • name of the institution awarding the degree
  • title/name of the degree
  • name of the student
  • date of award of the degree

Degree certificate:

Apply to CDGDC (http://www.chinadegrees.cn/) or CHESICC (https://www.chsi.com.cn/) for a verification report of your degree certificate in English. Send the verification report in English to the email address masterenclosures@helsinki.fi.

In addition, send a copy of your degree certificate in the original language to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. This copy does not need to be officially certified.

If you have not graduated by the beginning of the application period, you do not need to submit a verification report or a copy of your degree certificate when applying.

Transcript of records:

Apply to CHESICC (https://www.chsi.com.cn/) for a verification report of your transcript of records in English. Send the verification report in English to the email address masterenclosures@helsinki.fi.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

You do not need to submit officially certified copies of your educational documents by mail if your degree was completed after 1 January 1995 and you have a Finnish personal identification code. The University of Helsinki has electronic access to the required information.

Please note, however, that you must still submit a scanned copy of your transcript of records as a PDF file to the following e-mail address:

masterenclosures@helsinki.fi

If you do not have a Finnish personal identification code, or your degree was completed before 1 January 1995, please follow the general instructions on how to submit documents.

Please note that all educational documents awarded by the following institutions must be submitted following the general instructions on how to submit documents:

  • Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
  • Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
  • Lahti University of Applied Sciences
  • Lapland University of Applied Sciences
  • LUT University
  • National Defence University
  • Novia University of Applied Sciences
  • Police University College
  • Seinäjoki University of Applies Sciences
  • Åland University of Applied Sciences

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Degree certificate

Degree certificates must be awarded by the main university. Certificates or copies issued by colleges are not accepted.

An officially certified copy of the degree certificate must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. The officially certified copy can be sent by the awarding institution or by the applicant.

Transcript of records

Transcripts of records must be awarded by the main university or an autonomous college.

The official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the awarding institution or by the applicant.

The official transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp and signature of a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at the university. The envelope must be sealed with the attesting office’s stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Copies of your educational documents must be legalized by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Embassy in Tehran. Official translations of the educational documents must be certified by the Ministry of Justice. Regular photocopies of certified 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.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

If your institution can send your educational documents to the University of Helsinki through an electronic transcript service, you do not need to submit the documents in a sealed envelope. Please see here for more information.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Completed degrees

Submit officially certified copies of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. To get the correctly certified copies of your educational documents, please take the following steps:

  1. First the original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Apostilles issued by other ministries or agencies are not accepted.
  2. Then have a notary public take officially certified copies of the apostille-verified original documents. The officially certified copies must include all pages of the original documents with any text/writing/stamps (including backsides with any text/writing/stamps). The copies 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 all pages; in this case, only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

Incomplete degrees

Submit an officially certified copy of your official transcript of records. The copy of your transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised. Please follow the regular instructions for officially certified copies.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Degree certificate:

Degree certificates must be awarded by the main university. Certificates or copies issued by affiliated colleges are not accepted.

An officially certified copy of the degree certificate must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. The officially certified copy can be sent by the awarding institution or by the applicant.

Transcript of records:

Transcripts of records must be awarded by the main university. Documents issued by affiliated colleges are not accepted.

The official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the awarding institution or by the applicant.

The official transcript must be certified with an original stamp and signature of a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at the university. The envelope must be sealed with the attesting office’s stamp across the back flap to indicate that the envelope has not been opened.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

If your institution uses MyEquals to issue and share educational documents:

Please share your educational documents to the University of Helsinki through MyEquals.

If your institution does not use MyEquals to issue and share educational documents:

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

 

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Degree certificates and transcripts of records must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status. Educational documents awarded by affiliated colleges are not 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.

Further information can be found on the HEC website.

Completed degrees

Submit officially certified copies of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records (приложение к диплому) to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. To get the correctly certified copies of your educational documents, please take the following steps:

  1. First the original educational 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)). Apostilles issued by other ministries or agencies are not accepted.
  2. Then have a notary public take officially certified copies of the apostille-verified original documents. The officially certified copies must include all pages of the original documents with any text/writing/stamps (including backsides with any text/writing/stamps). The copies 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 all pages; in this case, only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

Incomplete degrees

Submit an officially certified copy of your official transcript of records. The copy of your transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised. Please follow the regular instructions for officially certified copies.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Completed degrees

Submit a copy of the official degree certificate and transcript of records to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki. To get the correctly certified copies of your educational documents, please take the following steps:

  1. First the original educational 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). Apostilles issued by other ministries or agencies are not accepted.
  2. Then have a notary public take officially certified copies of of the apostille-verified original documents. he officially certified copies must include all pages of the original documents with any text/writing/stamps (including backsides with any text/writing/stamps). The copies 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 all pages; in this case, only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

Incomplete degrees

Submit an officially certified copy of your official transcript of records. The copy of your transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised. Please follow the regular instructions for officially certified copies.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

If your institution can send your educational documents to the University of Helsinki through an electronic transcript service, you do not need to submit the documents in a sealed envelope. Please see here for more information.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

If your institution can send your educational documents to the University of Helsinki through an electronic transcript service, you do not need to submit the documents in a sealed envelope. Please see here for more information.

You are not required to submit a separate copy of your degree certificate if your transcript of records confers the degree and includes the following information:

  • name of the institution awarding the degree
  • title/name of the degree
  • name of the student
  • date of award of the degree

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

The University of Helsinki accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.