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Verification of your educational background

Depending on the admission criteria and also your educational background, you might be required to submit certificate copies.

Universities of applied sciences (UAS)

If you gain admission by 30 June 2017

If you gain admission to a university of applied sciences, in addition to accepting the study place, you must submit copies of the qualification certificates, diplomas and reference letters from workplaces cited in the joint application procedure to the admission services of the university of applied sciences by 3 pm on 14 July 2017.

If you gain admission after 30 June 2017

If you gain admission after 30 June, the certificates must be submitted within 14 days of receiving information of your admission. We will verify your eligibility by comparing the copies to the information provided by you in the application.

The admission is provisional until the university of applied sciences has verified the diplomas, certificates and reference letters. The university of applied sciences may rescind the admission if you fail to submit the certificates by the time stated by the university of applied sciences or if you have provided false information.

Universities

If you gain admission to a university and have completed a Finnish matriculation examination in 1990 or later, you are generally not required to submit a certificate of this to the university. The universities receive the information directly from the register of the Matriculation Examination Board.

If you cited another qualification in your application, in addition to accepting the study place you may be required to submit an officially certified copy of the qualification certificate proving your eligibility to the university. In this case, the admission is provisional until the university has verified the certificates.

The university will inform you if your admission is provisional and will provide instructions on how to submit the certificates.

The university may cancel the admission if you fail to submit the certificates requested by the time stated by the university or if you have provided false information. A provisional admission may also be rescinded in the event that it was based on grades and the grades have dropped.