Country specific requirements

These country specific requirements are applied on the admitted applicants' only, so during the application period we only require scanned enclosures attached (uploaded) to the application form. These uploaded documents can be scanned copies of the original degree certificates and transcripts as well as the translations when they are required.

Applicants whose degrees have been awarded in certain countries need to pay special attention to the requirements after they have been selected to the studies.  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.

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.

NB: The country specific requirements are applied on the admitted applicants’ only. The countries with specific documentation requirements in the application period 2019-2020 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. For more information please see How to submit documents.

                                                                                                                                                                           updated on 23 Oct 2019

African countries

Australia

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine

Bangladesh

Canada and USA

China

Finland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Kyrgyzstan

Malaysia

Nepal

New Zealand

Pakistan

South Korea

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Turkmenistan

United Kingdom

Uzbekistan

 

     

 




 



 

 

 

African countries:

If you have completed your degree in an African country, an official transcript of records must be submitted by post to the 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 your degree in Australia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in a sealed envelope.  The envelope can be sent by the applicant or 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 be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution's official stamp accross the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating "sealed", are not accepted. The University of Eastern Finland accepts only official trancripts of records. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

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.

If you have completed your degree in an institution that submits official transcripts of records electronically (e-transcripts), please see electronic transcripts.

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine

If you have completed your degree in one of the countries mentioned above, 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 appropriate ministry/authorized body of the country in question, please see a list below. 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. If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be officially certified either by the awarding institution or a notary public.

Azerbaijan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Belarus: Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus
Kazakhstan: Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Russia: The authorised body of education of the Russian Federation in your region (Федеральная служба по надзору в сфере образования и науки (Рособрнадзор)
Ukraine: Information and Image Centre (Інформаційно-іміджевий центр) of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Міністерство освіти і науки України)

Bangladesh

If you have completed your degree in Bangladesh, you must submit the education documentation awarded by your university. Degree certificates and transcripts 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).

Canada and USA

If you have completed your degree in Canada or USA, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the 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.

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.

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

If you have completed your degree in an institution that submits official transcripts of records only electronically (e-transcripts), please see electronic transcripts. Transcripts sent in secure PDF format are also accepted.

China 

Degree certificate:
Apply to CDGDC (http://www.chinadegrees.cn/) or CHESICC (https://www.chsi.com.cn/) for a verification report of your degree certificate in English. Send the verification report in English and a copy of your degree certificate in the original language to the email address documents@teamplace.uef.fi. In the email please mention the name of the programme you have applied to.

Transcript of records:
Apply to CHESICC (https://www.chsi.com.cn/) for a verification report of your transcript of records in English. Send the verification report in English to the email address documents@teamplace.uef.fi. In the email please mention the name of the programme you have applied to.

Finland

If you have completed or are completing your degree at one of the Finnish Universities or Universities of Applied Sciences, you do not need to submit copies of your educational documents by post. The University of Eastern Finland will verify your degree electronically using a national database. You must upload copies of your transcript of records for your application form at Studyinfo.fi

Please note that all educational documents awarded by the National Defence University (Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu), Novia University of Applied Sciences (Yrkeshögskolan Novia) and Åland University of Applied Sciences (Högskolan på Åland) must be uploaded to the application form.

India

If you have completed your degree in India, an official transcript of records (consolidated) must be submitted to the 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 of records to UEF, please request that the officially certified 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 of records 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 of records 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.

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 your degree in Indonesia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the 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. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating "sealed", are not accepted.

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, diploma supplement or translations of the documents). 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.

Ireland

If you have completed your degree in Ireland, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer.  The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. UEF accepts only official transcripts of records. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

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

If you have completed or are completing your degree in an institution that submits official transcripts of records electronically (e-transcripts), please see electronic transcripts.

Italy

If you have completed your degree in Italy but have not yet received your final degree certificate, a Certificato di Laurea is sufficient to prove your educational background. Please note that the document must contain all the same information as a degree certificate and a transcript of records. The copy of your educational document must be officially certified by either the awarding institution or the notary public, with stamps and signatures of the certifying officer on each page.

Japan

If you have completed your degree in Japan, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent to UEF by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. UEF accepts only official transcripts of records. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

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

If you have completed or are completing your degree in an institution that submits official transcripts of records electronically (e-transcripts), please see electronic transcripts.

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 your degree in Malaysia, an official transcript of records must be submitted by post to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating "sealed", are not accepted.

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, diploma supplement or translations of the documents). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

Nepal

If you have completed your degree in Nepal, an official transcript of records (transcript, mark sheet or result card) must be submitted to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in a sealed envelope.  The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by he awarding institution.

If sent by the University directly: the transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. UEF accepts only official transcripts of records. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

If your university in Nepal is unable to send the transcript to UEF, please request that the attested documents are 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 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.

New Zealand

If you have completed your degree in New Zealand, an official transcript of records must be submitted by post to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) by the awarding institution. The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

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, diploma supplement or translations of the documents). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in an institution that submits official transcripts of records electronically (e-transcripts), please see electronic transcripts.

Pakistan

If you have completed 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).

South Korea

If you have completed your degree in South Korea, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. UEF accepts only official transcripts of records. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

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.

Taiwan

If you have completed your degree in Taiwan, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Eastern Finland in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. UEF accepts only official transcripts of records. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

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.

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.

United Kingdom

If you have completed your degree in the United Kingdom, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in a sealed envelope. The transcript of records must come to UEF directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. 

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. UEF accepts only official transcripts of records. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

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 record.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in an institution that submits official transcripts of records electronically (e-transcripts), please see electronic transcripts.

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.