Admissions Requirements by Country

For applicants with a non-Finnish certificate

Country where the qualification has been accomplished and the required credentials:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Please notice that we have done our best to ensure that all information given about required credentials is correct and up-to-date, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information described hereafter. If you have any questions, please contact the Admission Services of the University of Applied Sciences of your first preference for details

Country
Name of secondary school credential required:

A

Afghanistan
Baccaluria

Albania
Deftese Pjekurie (Minimum score 25 out of 100)

Algeria
Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement secondaire or Baccalauréat technique

Andorra
Baccalauréat general/Batxillerat

Angola
Habilitações Literárias

Argentina
Bachillerato

Armenia
Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat

Australia
Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Second Cycle)

Austria
Reifeprüfung

Azerbaijan
Certificate of General Education

B

Bahamas
Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education, GCE 'A' Level or SAT

Bahrain
Tawjihiya

Bangladesh
Higher Secondary Certificate

Barbados
General Certificate of Education, Advanced Level

Belarus
Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Minimum score/requirement: satisfactory)

Belgium (Flemish Community)
Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs

Belgium (French Community)
Certificat d' Enseignement secondaire supérieur (CESS). Holders of a CESS obtained before 1994 must also hold the Diplôme d'Aptitude à Accéder à l'Enseignement supérieur (DAES).

Belize
General Certificate of Education Advanced 'A' Level or Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

Benin
Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement secondaire

Bhutan
School Certificate / Class XII passed certificate of Bhutan Board of Examination

Bolivia
Bachillerato Humanístico

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Maturska Svjedodzba / Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi

Botswana
Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (Minimum score/requirement: Grade B)

Brazil
Certificado de Auxiliar Técnico, Diploma de Técnico de Segundo Grau, Diploma de Técnico de Nivel Medio (Minimum score/requirement: 3 in Portuguese, 3 in another discipline and above 1 in all the others) or Certificado de Ensino Médio

Brunei Darussalam
Brunei/Cambridge Advanced Level Certificate of Education

Bulgaria
Diploma za Zavurcheno Sredno Obrazovanie

Burkina Faso
Baccalauréat

Burundi
Diplôme d'Etat

C

Cambodia
Baccalauréat

Cameroon
Baccalauréat, General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or Brevet de Technicien supérieur (Technical Faculty)

Canada
(Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Quebec)
Secondary School Diploma or Provincial High School Graduation Certificate (in Newfoundland) or High School Completion Certificate (in Nova Scotia), Diplôme d'études collégiales or Diplôme d'études secondaires (Quebec) (minimum score/requirement: 60%)

Cape Verde
Certificado da Habilitações Literárias

Central African Republic
Baccalauréat

Chad
Baccalauréat

Chile
Licencia de Educación Media

China
Senior High School Graduation Diploma

China - Hong Kong
Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination

China - Macao
Senior Secondary Certificate or Certificate of Senior Secondary (Form 5) Education

China - Taiwan
Senior High School Leaving Certificate

Colombia
Bachillerato (minimum score/requirement: 50)

Congo
Baccalauréat

Congo (Democratic Republic)
Diplôme d'Etat d'Etudes secondaires du Cycle long

Costa Rica
Bachillerato Secundaria

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Baccalauréat

Croatia
Svjedodžba o maturi

Cuba
Bachillerato

Cyprus (Greek-Cypriot side)
Apolytirion or General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Czech Republic
Maturitní vysvědčení

D

Denmark
Studentereksamen, Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX), Højere Handelseksamen (HHX) or Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

Djibouti
Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire, Baccalauréat Technologique (BT), Brevet d'Etudes Professionnelles (BEP) or Baccalauréat Professionnel (BP)

Dominica
Caribbean Examinations Council Certificate CXC (Minimum score/requirement: 4 passes) or GCE 'O' Level (Minimum score/requirement: 4 GCE 'O' level passes)

Dominican Republic
Bachillerato

E

East Timor
Ensino Secundario Diploma

Ecuador
Bachillerato

Egypt
Thanaweya Am'ma (General Secondary Education Certificate GSEC) (Minimum score/requirement: 70% or above) or Advanced Technical Diploma from Technical Secondary School for high level technicians (Minimum score/requirement: 75%)

El Salvador
Bachillerato General (Minimum score/requirement: 5.00 on scale from 0 to 10)

Eritrea
Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination (ESECE) (Minimum score/requirement: passing grades in five subjects)

Estonia
Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus, Tunnistus põhihariduse baasil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta or Tunnistus keskhariduse baasil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta

Ethiopia
Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination or Ethiopian General Secondary Education Certificate + Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: Passing grades in five subjects including English language and mathematics)

F

Fiji
Seventh Form Examination

France
(and countries using French system: Guadeloupe; Martinique; New Caledonia; Réunion; French Guyana; French Polynesia; Monaco)
Baccalauréat (Minimum score/requirement: 10 out of 20) or Diplôme d'Acces aux Etudes universitaires (DAEU)

G

Gabon
Baccalauréat

Gambia (The)
West African Examinations Council Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: Five credits)

Georgia
Sashualo Prophesiuli Sastsavleblis Diplomi or Zogadi Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestati (Minimum score/requirement: 3 satisfactory) or Dackebiti Prophesiuli Gantlebis Diplomi

Germany
Allgemeine Hochschulreife/Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Fachgebundene Hochschulreife

Ghana
Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (Minimum score/requirement: Maximum aggregate of 24 at the SSCE with credit passes in core English, core Mathematics, core Science and any three electives) or WAEC General Certificate of Education Ordinary + Advanced Level (Minimum score/requirement: 2 or 3 "A" levels, plus 5 "O" levels with credit passes in English and Mathematics)

Greece
Apolytirio Lykeiou

Guatemala
Bachillerato

Guinea
Baccalauréat 2ème Partie

Guyana
General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (Minimum score/requirement: Five O levels at more than 2 sittings; English and major subject) or GCE "A" level or Caribbean Examinations Council Certificate (CXC) (Minimum score/requirement: 4 grade 4) or Guyana Technical Education Examination (GTTE) for Faculty of Technology (Minimum score/requirement: pass)

H

Haiti
Baccalauréat II

Honduras
Bachillerato

Hungary
Érettségi Bizonyítvány

I

Iceland
Stúdentspróf

India
Higher Secondary School Certificate or All India Senior School Certificate

Indonesia
Sekolah Menengah Atas

Iran
Diplom-Metevaseth

Iraq
Sixth Form Baccalaureat

Israel
Teudat Bagrut (Minimum score/requirement: Bagrut: 20-25 units)

Italy
Maturità (Minimum score/requirement: 36 (before 1999) or Diploma dell' Esame di Stato conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore (Minimum score/requirement: 60/100 (since 1998/99)

J

Jamaica
General Certificate of Education 'A' Level (Minimum score/requirement: Passing grades in five subjects in GSEC (including Math and English) or GCE 'O' level and two or three at advanced 'A' level) or Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: Main Exam. Four CSEC subjects including Math and English).

Japan
Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho

Jordan
Tawjihi (Minimum score/requirement: 65%)

K

Kazakhstan
Attestat o Srednem obščem Obrazovanii or Diplom o Srednem Spetsialnom Obrazovanii

Kenya
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (Minimum score/requirement: Mean grade C+ in at least 8 subjects)

Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Korea (Republic of)
High School Diploma

Kuwait
Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A'ama (Minimum score/requirement: 65%)

Kyrgyzstan
Attestat o Srednem obščem Obrazovanii

L

Laos
Upper Secondary School Diploma (Minimum score/requirement: 5/10 for each subject)

Latvia
Diploms par vidējo profesionālo izglītību or Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību

Lebanon
Baccalauréat libanais

Lesotho
Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: 1st or 2nd division with credit in English and Mathematics (for science))

Liberia
West African Examination Council (WAEC) Certificate

Libya
Secondary Education Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: A minimum of 65%) or Intermediate Training Diploma

Liechtenstein
Maturazeugnis (Minimum score/requirement: 4) or Berufsmaturitätszeugnis (Minimum score/requirement: 4)

Lithuania
Brandos Atestatas or Certificate of general lyceum education (Bendrujų mokslų licéjaus atestatas)

Luxembourg
Diplôme de Technicien, Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes secondaires techniques or Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes secondaires

M

Macedonia
Svidetelstvo za polo en maturski ispit

Madagascar
Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement secondaire or Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement technique (Minimum score/requirement: 10/20)

Malawi
Malawi School Certificate of Education

Malaysia
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (credits in at least five subjects, Bahasa Melayu/Malay, Mathematics and two other subjects)

Mali
Baccalauréat or Baccalauréat technique

Malta
Matriculation Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: C)

Mauritania
Baccalauréat

Mauritius
General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (Minimum score/requirement: Passing grades in three subjects at Advanced Level or at least two at Advanced level) or Higher School Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: A passing grade in English Language or a passing grade in English Language and Credits in five other subjects or Credit in English Language and four other subjects)

Mexico
Bachillerato (Minimum score/requirement: 7/8)

Moldova
Diploma de Bacalaureat, Atestat de Studii Medii de Cultura Generala or Certificat de Studii Gimnasiale

Mongolia
Gerchilgee

Morocco
Baccalauréat

Mozambique
Certificado de Habilitações

Myanmar (former Burma)
Basic Education Standard Examination (Matriculation)

N

Namibia
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Minimum score/requirement: 5 subjects passed in not more than the 3rd examination sitting and with a minimum of 25 points in the university scale)

Nepal
Higher Secondary Certificate or Proficiency Certificate (Two years' training offered by universities to students entering with a School Leaving Certificate or an Uttar Madhyama Certificate). Applicants with a Higher Secondary Certificate awarded by the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) must provide the Admissions Office with copies of their Academic Transcript, Provisional Certificate and Migration Certificate. Diploma level/proficiency certificate in Engineering, Pharmacy and Nursing.

Netherlands Antilles
Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Certificate

Netherlands
VWO Diploma, HAVO Diploma or MBO Diploma (level 4)

New Zealand
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Minimum score/requirement: A minimum of 42 credits at level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework)

Nicaragua
Bachillerato

Niger
Baccalauréat

Nigeria
Senior School Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: Passed WASSCE (min. 8 subjects from the fields given by WAEC) and credit passes (1–6) in 5 out 8 subjects including English Language) or National Technical Certificate or National Business Certificate.

Norway
Vitnemål Fra Videregående Skole (Minimum score/requirement: Completed and Passed ("Fullført og bestått")

O

Oman
Thanawiya Amma (Minimum score/requirement: 65%), General Certificate/General Education Diploma

P

Pakistan
Higher Secondary School Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: 45%) or Intermediate Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: 45%) or Shahadatul Sanvia Khasa

Palestine
Tawjihi (Minimum score/requirement: 65%)

Panama
Bachiller or Certificado de Maestro de Nivel Superior

Papua New Guinea
Higher School Certificate

Paraguay
Bachillerato

Peru
Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa

Philippines
High School Diploma

Poland
Świadectwo dojrzałości (Minimum score/requirement: 2 - mierny (mediocre) in the grading scale introduced in 1991; 3 - dostateczny (satisfactory) in the grading scale used before 1991, 30% in the grading scale introduced in 2005) or Świadectwo ukończenia technikum (Minimum score/requirement: 30% in the grading system introduced in 2005)

Portugal
Diploma de Ensino Secundário

Q

Qatar
Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari (Minimum score/requirement: 75%)

R

Republic of Ireland
Leaving Certificate (Ardteistmeireacht) (Minimum score/requirement: Grade C3 in 2 Higher (or Common) Level papers, together with Grade D3 in 4 other subjects of the Leaving Certificate)

Romania
Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Minimum score/requirement: 6)

Russian Federation
Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education, minimum score/requirement: satisfactory) or Diplom o Srednem Professionalnom Obrasovanii (non-university level higher education diploma) or Diplom o Nachalnom Professionalnom Obrasovanii (lower post-secondary vocational education diploma) conferred after programmes of 2 and more years' duration.

Rwanda
Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes secondaires

S

Saint Kitts and Nevis
General Certificate of Education 'A' Level (Minimum score/requirement: Passing grades in 5 GCE subjects or equivalent including 2 at 'A' Level) or Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination & CXC Associate degree (Minimum score/requirement: At least 2 subjects at Unit 1 and Unit 2 CAPE passes)

San Marino
Diploma di Maturità

Saudi Arabia
Tawjihiya (Minimum score/requirement: 75%)

Senegal
Baccalauréat or Baccalauréat technique

Serbia and Montenegro
Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi

Sierra Leone
General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (Minimum score/requirement: Ordinary ('O') level passing grades in 5 approved subjects, plus 3 approved ('A') level subjects) or Senior School Certificate Examination

Singapore
Singapore/Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced 'A' Level (Minimum score/requirement: passes in at least two Advanced Level subjects and an attempt at General paper in one sitting)

Slovak Republic
Maturitné Vysvedčenie (Minimum score/requirement: 4-pass)

Slovenia
Matura (Maturitetno spričevalo), Poklicna matura (Spričevalo o poklicni maturi) or Zaključni izpit (Minimum score/requirement: Sufficient/pass)

Solomon Islands
Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate

Somalia
Secondary School Leaving Certificate

South Africa
Senior Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: Passing marks in two Higher Grade languages, two additional Higher Grade subjects, at least a further Standard Grade subject and a minimum aggregate of 45 % for six subjects)

Spain
Título de Bachiller

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (Minimum score/requirement: As from the year 2000, passing grades in all three subjects on one and the same occasion with a minimum aggregate of not less than 135 points and a mark of not less than 30% for the Common General Paper)

Sudan
Sudan School Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: pass in 7 subjects: four main subjects: Arabic, English, Religion, Mathematics and 3 other subjects)

Suriname
Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Certificate

Swaziland
General Certificate of Education 'O' Level (Minimum score/requirement: At least 6 passing grades (including English) obtained at no more than two sittings)

Sweden
Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Minimum score/requirement: 90% of credit hours must be passed with mark G (godkänd) or higher), Slutbetyg från Komvux (adult education) or Intyg om allmän behörighet från folkhögskola (Folk High School)

Switzerland
Maturitätszeugnis/Certificat de Maturité, Berufsmaturität/Maturité professionnelle/Maturità professionale

Syria
Al Shahâda Al Thânawiyya al-Ìmma

T

Tadzikistan
Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii

Tanzania
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (Minimum score/requirement: 2 credit passes in certificate of Secondary Education Examination or passing grades in 5 approved subjects in Certificate of Secondary Education)

Thailand
Upper Secondary School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6) (Minimum score/requirement: >2.0 pass) or Vocational Certificate

Timor-Leste
Ensino Secundario Diploma

Togo
Baccalauréat (Minimum score/requirement: 10/20)

Tonga
Cambridge International Exam, Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate or South Pacific Board Educational Assessment's Form 7 Certificate

Trinidad and Tobago
General Certificate of Education Advanced 'A' Level (Minimum score/requirement: GCE with passing grades in 5 subjects including 2 at A level or 4 subjects with 3 at A level)

Tunisia
Baccalauréat

Turkey
Lise Diplomasi

Turkmenistan
Secondary School Leaving Certificate

U

Uganda
Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (Minimum score/requirement: Six passes in approved subjects at Uganda Certificate of Education and two at Advanced Certificate level)

Ukraine
Atestat/Matriculation School Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: satisfactory)

United Arab Emirates
Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Minimum score/requirement: 60%)

United Kingdom
General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (Minimum score/requirement: 2/3 passes at A-level)

United States of America
High School Diploma (grades 10-12) or Certificate of General Educational Development (GED)

Uruguay
Bachillerato

Uzbekistan
O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)

V

Vatican City
Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Venezuela
Bachillerato (Minimum score/requirement: 10)

Vietnam
Bàng Tót Nghiêp Phó Thông Trung Hoc

W

Western Samoa
Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: English 3 best not more than 13) or New Zealand Form Six Certificate or Australia Higher School Certificate

Y

Yemen
Al Thanawiya (Minimum score/requirement: At least 80% for Medicine and Engineering; 60-70% for Agriculture, Commerce and Science; 50-60% for Arts, Education and Law)

Z

Zambia
General Certificate of Education (Minimum score/requirement: Passing grades in at least 5 subjects at GCE 'O' level) or Zambian School Certificate (Minimum score/requirement: Passing grades at credit level in five approved subjects)

Zimbabwe
Cambridge Higher School Certificate (HSC) (Minimum score/requirement: Two or three subjects with C or better) or General Certificate of Education 'A' Level (Minimum score/requirement: Two or three subjects with C or better)