You must submit a degree certificate and a transcript of records for all post-secondary/higher education studies that you wish to include in your application.
All educational documents must be submitted as official documents or officially certified/legalised copies. For studies completed in certain countries, there are also country-specific requirements in place that must be followed first and foremost. Please see more information below:
A degree certificate is a document issued by the degree awarding institution to a student who has successfully completed all the studies included in the degree and has graduated.
The degree certificate must include:
- the name of the institution awarding the degree
- the date of graduation
- the name of the graduating person
- name of the title or degree
You may submit a temporary (or provisional) degree certificate if you have graduated but your final degree certificate cannot be issued to you immediately upon graduation due to technical or administrative reasons. Your temporary degree certificate should include the same information as a final degree certificate (see above).
Please note that a document stating only the completion of all courses is not accepted as a temporary (provisional) degree certificate.
Applying if you have not yet graduated
You can apply if you have not graduated before the application period. In such case, you do not need to submit your degree certificate during the application period. If you are admitted to the Master’s programme, your admission will be conditional, and you must graduate by the end of July and submit your degree certificate by mid-August.
Transcript of records
A transcript of records is a document listing the courses/study units you have completed at the institution. The transcript of records must include the following information for all your courses:
- course names
- course completion dates
- course grades
- course credits.
The transcript should also explain the grading scale used at your institution at the time of study.
If your transcript does not contain all the information listed above, please see the instructions on how to supplement your transcript of records. If you do not supplement your transcript of records with the required information, it will not be accepted.
A diploma supplement may be used in place of a transcript of records if the diploma supplement contains the same required information as a transcript of records. Please note that a diploma supplement is only valid when submitted together with the diploma/degree certificate.
Transcript of records when applying if you have not yet graduated
Your transcript of records must mention the name of the degree that you are completing. If the name of the degree is not mentioned on the transcript of records, you must submit an official statement from your home institution indicating the name of the degree that will be awarded to you.
Transferred credits and credits completed at other institutions
If your transcript of records contains transferred credits, they must be listed with the same required information as your other courses. If the transferred credits are not listed with the same information, you must submit a separate transcript of records covering the transferred credits that lists all the required information.
Translations of educational documents
If your educational documents have not been issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, you must also submit official translations into one of these languages. Please note that you must also submit officially certified copies of the documents in the original language. Please follow the instructions here:
Top-up degrees, transfer studies, direct access programmes etc.
If your degree contains studies completed at different institutions, for example top-up studies or transfer studies, you must submit officially certified educational documents that cover the whole duration of your studies.
Additionally, if you have gained direct access to an advanced level in your degree, you must submit educational documentation covering the previous studies based on which you were admitted to the degree programme.
Please note that different country-specific instructions may apply if the studies were completed in different countries.