Please read this whole page carefully. Failing to follow these instructions may lead to your application being rejected.
To verify your eligibility when applying for a doctoral study right, you must submit certain educational documents to University of Helsinki Admission Services within a set time limit. The documents must be submitted as paper copies. All educational documents must be officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised. There are country specific requirements for documents issued in some countries. You must follow these country specific requirements, as they replace these general instructions.
Officially certified copies issued by a Finnish notary public will also be accepted, unless there is a country specific requirement in place. If you have graduated from the University of Helsinki you do not need to submit paper copies of your documents. Even in this case, you must attach the documents to the application form as PDF-files.
University of Helsinki evaluates the authenticity of your educational documents. Any malpractice (e.g. counterfeit documents or fraudulent information) will be reported to the relevant university and the authorities.
On this page you will find detailed descriptions of the required educational documents, as well as the means of having your document copies officially certified / legalised and officially translated. Please read all the information and instructions carefully and make sure to follow them when you submit your application.
Check the country specific requirements here, and then return to this page. Please also note the country specific requirement for Finland.