Applicants with non-Finnish Qualification

1. Applicable foreign degrees or qualifications which provide eligibility to apply for equivalent higher education in the awarding country, International Baccalaureate of IB Schools, European Baccalaureate of European Schools and Reifeprüfung examinations.

In order to prove their eligibility to apply, those applying with a non-Finnish qualification must attach a copy of their original high school certificate to their application by 31 January 2019 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time.

In addition to copies of certificates, each applicant must submit a photocopy of his or her qualification certificate translated into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorized) translator, if the original document is in none of these languages. Such translations must be signed and stamped by the translator. 

Universities of applied sciences only accept final certificates awarded by a national or regional body granting educational certificates. Therefore, various other documents such as testimonials, statements of results, examination results, provisional certificates, mark sheets or result slips are not considered official certificates. Emailed or faxed copies will not be accepted. The exception to this are applicants graduating in the spring of the application. In this case the official notification of upcoming graduation from the high school is needed.

All upper secondary school diplomas used in the spring 2019 admission must be completed and copy with the translation of it must be attached to the application by 12 July 2019 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time. The student selection is unconditional until the original documents are checked and verified.

2. University of applied sciences and/or university degree

Applicants cannot apply for Bachelor's degree programmes at universities of applied sciences with a university of applied sciences or university degree. Applicants must use their upper secondary school leaving certificate to apply to higher education institutions. This applies to all applicants applying to Bachelor’s Degree.