A university degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree, or polytechnic/university of applied science degree) completed in English in one of the EU/EEA countries or Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland or the USA is an acceptable way of demonstrating academic English language skills.
A degree completed at a Finnish university with English as the major subject is also an acceptable way of demonstrating academic English language skills.
If you are indicating your language skills with a higher education degree completed in English in one of the EU/EEA countries or Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland or the USA, the majority of the degree must be completed in English. If your degree includes transfer credits from outside the specified country/area or courses conducted in a language other than English, the degree might not meet the requirement.
Online studies or studies completed on offshore campuses outside the accepted countries cannot be used to indicate language skills, even if the degree-awarding institution is located in one of the accepted countries.
If you verify your language skills with your higher education degree, the language of instruction must always be indicated clearly on the educational documents. A conditional acceptance of your language skills with your future degree is also possible. However, this can be done acceptably only if you indicate your language skills with the same degree as your university eligibility.
Online language studies or open university studies are not acceptable when indicating language skills.