This page will be updated for 2019 by the end of September.

Country specific requirements

Applicants whose degrees have been awarded in certain countries need to pay special attention to the requirements. In addition to the standard document requirements, educational documents from certain countries must be submitted in a certain way.

These country-specific requirements must be followed first and foremost, before any regular requirements for attesting documents. The requirements are applied on the admitted applicants’ that are submitted for verification upon arrival at the University of Eastern Finland.

Please check if your degree awarding country is listed below and then follow the given instructions. In some cases the requirements only give instructions on the providing of a transcript.  Please note that we require all admitted applicants to provide us both the degree certificate and the transcript of records unless stated otherwise in the following requirements.

Please also note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The University of Eastern Finland only accepts official transcripts of record. It is also possible to submit electronic transcripts through a few recognized sources. For information on which electronic transcript sending services are accepted by the university, please see Electronic Transcripts. If your institution uses one of the services, you can request for your official transcript of records to be electronically sent to the University of Eastern Finland.

The countries with specific documentation requirements in the application period 2018-2019 are listed below. Please check if your degree awarding country is listed below and then follow the given instructions. The University of Eastern Finland makes no exceptions to these requirements.

If the country your educational documents were awarded in is not on the list, we require you to submit the original degree certificate and transcript of records for verification upon arrival at our university.

African countries

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Belarus

Canada

China

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Iran

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Malaysia

Nepal

New Zealand

Pakistan

Russia

South Korea

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

United Kingdom

USA

Uzbekistan

 

 

 

     

 




 



 

 

 

 

African countries:

Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan Tanzania and Uganda

If you have completed or are completing your degree in one of the African countries mentioned above, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. University of Eastern Finland only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

Australia

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Australia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

Azerbaijan

If you have completed your degree in Azerbaijan, you must submit a copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer.

It is also possible to submit the official government granted degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

Bangladesh

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Bangladesh, you must submit the education documentation awarded by your university. Degree certificates, transcripts, mark sheets and result cards must always be awarded by the main university or a college that has a degree-awarding status. Educational documents granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted.

You must submit a separate transcript, mark sheet or result card awarded by your university indicating each attempt to complete a course as well as the years. A consolidated statement of marks is not accepted.

Please note that the degree certificate and transcript of records must be officially certified (attested) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, more specifically by the Consular and Welfare Wing. Each page of the transcript of records and the degree certificate must carry the original stamp and signature of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.

Further information can be found on the Ministry’s website (www.mofa.gov.bd).

Belarus

If you have completed your degree in Belarus, you must submit a copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus. Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer. Alternatively, the notary public can also use a unifying element, meaning that the pages are attached together in a way that certifies them all; in this case only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

It is also possible to submit the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus.

If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

Canada

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Canada, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

You are not required to submit a copy of your degree certificate if your transcript of records includes the following information: name of the institution that awarded the degree, the date of issue, the name of the person to whom the degree was awarded and what title/degree it was.

China

If you have completed your degree in China:
1. The CDGDC must verify the authenticity of your degree certificate. The report concerning this document (in English) must be made available to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) directly from the CDGDC. Furthermore you need to submit an officially certified copy of the degree certificate and an official translation of the degree certificate if it is not in English. The document can be officially certified by the awarding institution.

2. The CHESICC must verify the authenticity of your transcript of records. The report concerning this document (in English) must be made available to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) directly from the CHESICC. Furthermore you need to submit an officially certified copy of the transcript of records (certified by the awarding institution) and an official translation of the transcript if it is not in English.

Please note that you do not need to submit a copy of your graduation certificate to UEF at all.

If you have not yet graduated:
The CHESICC must verify the authenticity of your latest transcript of records. The report (in English) must come to University of Eastern Finland directly from the CHESICC.

India

If you have completed or are completing your degree in India, an official transcript, mark sheet or result card indicating each attempt to complete a course as well as the years must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official documents.

If your university or college in India is unable to send the transcript, mark sheet or result card to UEF, please request that the attested documents be placed in an officially sealed envelope with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The official transcript, mark sheet or result card must in this case be attested by the Controller of Examinations or the Registrar’s Office, and the envelope must be sealed with the attesting office’s stamp across the back flap. The attested copies may be submitted by the applicant.

Transcripts, mark sheets and result cards must be awarded either by the main university or a college (autonomous or affiliated). It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with a transcript of records (or mark sheet or result card).

Degree certificates must always be awarded by the main university. Degree certificates granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted. The copy of the degree certificate must be officially certified and can be submitted by the applicant.

Indonesia

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Indonesia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

Ireland

If you have completed or are completing your degree in the Republic of Ireland, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

Iran

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Iran, copies of the educational documents must be legalized by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Embassy in Tehran. Official translations of educational documents must be certified by the Ministry of Justice. Copies of copies will not be accepted. All the copies must have the original stamp given by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Embassy in Tehran.

Japan

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Japan, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in an envelope that has been sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document can be sent to UEF by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

Kazakhstan

If you have completed your degree in Kazakhstan, you must submit a copy the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer.

It is also possible to submit the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Kenya, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

Kyrgyzstan

If you have completed your degree in Kyrgyzstan, you must submit an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.

Malaysia

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Malaysia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

Nepal

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Nepal, an official transcript, mark sheet or result card indicating each attempt to complete a course as well as the years must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official documents.

If your university in Nepal is unable to send the transcript, mark sheet or result card to University of Eastern Finland, please request that the attested documents be placed in an officially sealed envelope with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. Have the envelope returned to you to forward to UEF. The official transcript, mark sheet or result card must in this case be attested by the Controller of Examinations or the Registrar’s Office, and the envelope must be sealed with the attesting office’s stamp across the back flap.

Transcripts, mark sheets and result cards must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status, and documents granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted. It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records (or mark sheet or result card).

Degree certificates must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status. Degree certificates granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted. The copy of the degree certificate must be officially certified and can be submitted by the applicant.

New Zealand

If you have completed or are completing your degree in New Zealand, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

Pakistan

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Pakistan, you must submit the education documentation awarded by your university. Degree certificates and transcript of records must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status. Educational documents granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted.

The degree certificate and transcript of records must be certified (attested) by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Each page of the transcript of records and the degree certificate must be stamped and signed by the HEC. All copies must carry an original stamp by the HEC. Copies certified before September 20, 2009 are not accepted, as the copies must be verifiable from HEC’s online service.

Further information can be found on the HEC website (www.hec.gov.pk).

Russia

If you have completed your degree in Russia, you must submit a copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records (приложение к диплому). The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the authorised body of education of the Russian Federation in your region (Федеральная служба по надзору в сфере образования и науки (Рособрнадзор)).

Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. Please note that the copy of the official government-granted degree certificate must include copies of both sides of the first page. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer. Alternatively, the notary public can also use a unifying element, meaning that the pages are attached together in a way that certifies them all; in this case only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

It is also possible to submit the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records (приложение к диплому). The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the authorised body of education of the Russian Federation in your region (Федеральная служба по надзору в сфере образования и науки (Рособрнадзор)).

If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

South Korea

If you have completed or are completing your degree in South Korea, an official transcript must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in an envelope that has been sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document can be sent to UEF by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

Taiwan

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Taiwan, an official transcript must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in an envelope that has been sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document can be sent to UEF by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

Tajikistan

If you have completed your degree in the Republic of Tajikistan, you must submit an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.

Turkmenistan

If you have completed your degree in Turkmenistan, you must submit an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.

Ukraine

If you have completed your degree in Ukraine, you must submit a copy of the official degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Information and Image Centre (Інформаційно-іміджевий центр) of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Міністерство освіти і науки України).

Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer. Alternatively, the notary public can also use a unifying element, meaning that the pages are attached together in a way that certifies them all; in this case only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

It is also possible to submit the official degree certificate and transcript of records. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Information and Image Centre (Інформаційно-іміджевий центр) of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Міністерство освіти і науки України).

If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

United Kingdom

If you have completed or are completing your degree in the United Kingdom, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

USA

If you have completed or are completing your degree in the USA, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. UEF only accepts official transcripts of record.

It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

You are not required to submit a copy of your degree certificate if your transcript of records includes the following information: name of the institution that awarded the degree, the date of issue, the name of the person to whom the degree was awarded and what title/degree it was.

University of Eastern Finland uses a verification service for degrees completed in the USA.

Uzbekistan

If you have completed your degree in Uzbekistan, you must submit an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.