Together with the application form the following attachments must be enclosed:
- The research plan. The application form must be accompanied by a research plan minimum of 1-2 pages. The research plan must indicate the aim, background and significance of the dissertation, a timetable for the research and describe the postgraduate student's contribution if the research is part of a larger research project.
- The funding plan on how postgraduate studies will be financially supported. The funding plan must contain all the funding that has been granted and applied for the project in question.
A basic degree from another university than the University of Helsinki
Students with a basic degree from another university than Helsinki should attach the following offical copies to their application
3. degree diploma and 4. transcript from the study register.
A copy witnessed by a public notary or the university that granted the degree is accepted as an official copy. If the applicant brings the original degree diploma and study register excerpt to the faculty office for copying before the dean’s decision is made, the copy does not have to be official. Please read the requirements of different countries when it comes to witnessing the authenticity of documents.
The applicants who have completed a Master’s degree outside Finland must enclose also:
5. An abstract of Master's thesis
6. A language certificate.
Language proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English is a prerequisite for admission. The applicants may be obliged to prove that they possess the required language skills as defined for the master's studies. Please note that the Faculty of Science requires Academic Level English skills (AL). In a special case a professor of the major subject may make a statement on the language skills of the international applicant.
All the requested enclosures must be in Finnish, Swedish or English. If the original certificates are in other language you must include translations. Any translations must be done by authorized translators who must sign and certify the translations. All the enclosed certificates and transcripts must be original documents or certified copies. Copies can be certified by the institution awarding the diploma or by a notary public.
Please note that the application can be rejected if any of the required enclosures are missing. The Faculty of Science will not return the attachments submitted with the application.