University of Oulu, 2016

Application Documents

– Make sure you have all the needed enclosures!
 

All application documents have to be delivered by the deadline. University of Oulu does not process application documents that arrive after the deadline. Make sure that you know what documents are required from you and how do you attest your application documents to be valid and authentic.  The programme spesific enclosures can be found from Studyinfo's website.

All submitted documents will be examined for their eligibility and authenticity. In case the applicant submits forged documents, the application will be automatically rejected.

Please note, that application documents will not be returned.

Application documents, which are required for all Master`s programmes are the following:

  1. Copy of Bachelor’s (or higher) degree certificate in original language / Temporary (provisional) degree certificate
  2. Translation of Bachelor’s degree certificate if original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish. Information for applicants graduating after the application deadline.
  3. Copy of transcript of records of Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in original language
  4. Translation of transcript of records of Bachelor’s degree if original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish
  5. Proof of language proficiency
  6.  A copy of passport or identity card. Finnish citizens do not have to attach a copy of their passport or identity card.

In addition, the most of  Master´s programmes may require assignments which are used in the evaluation of the applicant, such as Motivation Letter, CV or Portfolio. Please read carefully all admission criteria of the programmes from Studyinfo.

Application documents, which are required for Bachelor`s programmes are the following:

  1. Copy of Upper secondary education qualification certificate in original language
  2. Translation of Upper secondary education qualification certificate if original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish. Information for applicants graduating after the application deadline.
  3. Proof of language proficiency
  4.  A copy of passport or identity card. Finnish citizens do not have to attach a copy of their passport or identity card.
  5. SAT Test Result: In degree programme in Digitalization, Computing and electronics applicants applying with qualification other than the Finnish matriculation examination, IB-, EB- or DIA-/RP-degree are selected in basis of SAT-test result. If you have a SAT-test result taken after 2016, please remember to place an order for your SAT test result to be sent to University of Oulu by the test organizer, by given deadline. Designated Institution (DI) code of University of Oulu is 9079.

Please read carefully all admission criteria of the programme from Studyinfo.

Detailed Descriptions of the Educational Documents

Eligible applicants hold an upper secondary education certificate - the Finnish matriculation examination, the International Baccalaureate, the European Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung, vocational qualification or any other comparable upper secondary educational qualification which provides eligibility for University-level Bachelor’s studies in the country in question.

 

A degree certificate is a document issued by an institution to a student who has successfully completed all studies included in the degree. The student has graduated. The degree certificate should include the name of the institution awarding the degree, the date of issue, and the name of the person to whom the degree certificate has been issued and which title/degree the person has been awarded.

 

A temporary (provisional) degree certificate is accepted if it was awarded no more than five years earlier. The five-year validity period begins from the date on which the degree was conferred and must not expire prior to the application deadline. In other words, a temporary degree certificate is not accepted if it was awarded more than five years ago. In such cases, the applicant must present his or her final degree certificate.

A temporary (provisional) degree certificate is a document issued by an institution to a student who has successfully completed all studies included in the degree. The student has graduated. The temporary degree certificate is issued as a replacement for the actual degree certificate e.g. in case the actual degree certificate cannot be given to the student immediately after the studies have been completed due to technical or administrative reasons. The temporary degree certificate should include the name of the institution awarding the degree, the date of issue, and the name of the person to whom the degree certificate has been issued and which title/degree the person has been awarded

 

The official transcript of records must include the following information:

  • full titles of the units that the student has completed for the degree

  • completion times of study units (or at the very least the overall study time at the institution)

  • grades obtained

  • credits awarded

  • information on the grading scale used at the institution

The transcript must cover the full length of studies. If the degree includes course units that the student has completed at another institution and the transferred credits are not indicated in detail on the transcript of records, a separate transcript of records regarding the transferred credits should be submitted.

University of Oulu only accepts official transcripts of records.

 

Last updated: 16.9.2020