Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

Finnish National Board of Education makes decisions on recognition of foreign qualifications. You can apply for their decision on the following cases:

1. Comparability of the level of a non-Finnish higher education qualification with a Finnish higher education degree of a certain level.  If you have non-Finnish higher education degree it may be recognised as comparable to a polytechnic Bachelor's or Master's degree, a university Bachelor's or Master's degree, or a postgraduate university Licentiate or Doctoral degree completed in Finland.  

2. Eligibility for professions regulated in Finland. A regulated profession refers to a position for which the law specifies a certain educational qualification or certain studies as qualifications requirements. Regulated professions include both public sector posts and positions and professions requiring professional practice rights.

Detailed information on how to apply for a recognition decision can be found at: http://www.oph.fi/english/mobility/recognition/fnbe_decisions_on_the_recognition_of_foreign_qualifications.

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