To verify your eligibility when applying for a doctoral study right, you must submit certain educational documents to University of Helsinki. All educational documents must be officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised. Officially certified copies issued by a Finnish notary public will also be accepted. Please also note any relevant country-specific requirements that must be followed first and foremost.

University of Helsinki evaluates the authenticity of your educational certificates. Any malpractice (e.g. counterfeit documents or fraudulent information) will be reported to the relevant university and the authorities.

Detailed descriptions of the required educational documents, as well as the means of having your document copies officially certified / legalised and officially tanslated, is available in the sections below. Please read all the information and instructions carefully and make sure to follow them when you submit your application.

If you have not graduated from the University of Helsinki you are required to deliver the educational documents also in paper (officially certified copies). Those graduated from the University of Helsinki only need to attach the documents to the electronic application form.