Country-specific Documents

- If your degree has been awarded in one of these countries, you must follow the given guidelines

This webpage will be updated during October 2020. 

Please follow carefully instructions concerning submitting of documents.

COUNTRY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTS

Applicants, whose higher secondary qualifications or higher education degrees have been awarded in certain countries, need to pay special attention to the documentation before submitting it. These country-specific requirements must always be followed first and foremost, before any other requirements for attesting documents. 

Please note that if your country is not available on the list, you have to follow the general document requirements. Detailed descriptions of the official translations and officially certified copies can be found here. An English, Finnish or Swedish translation (or an English-language Diploma Supplement concerning graduates from European universities) is also required if the document is not written in one of aforementioned languages.

If you are required to provide the educational documents directly from the awarding institution, please provide the University of Oulu Registry Office address to your university. Emailed attachments are not accepted.

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Applicants who receive a study offer need to verify the educational documents according to given instructions and send them to University of Oulu by 30 April 2021, at 15:00 / 3pm (GMT+2).  If you are admitted to a Bachelor's Degree at Universtiy of  Oulu please see country-specific informaton under "Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees".

Requirements for Master's Degrees: Applicants who receive a study offer need to verify the educational documents according to given instructions and send them to University of Oulu by 30 April, 2021 at 15:00 / 3pm (GMT+2). If you have been admitted to a Master's Degree at Universtiy of  Oulu please see country-specific informaton under "Requirements for Master's Degrees". 

OFFSHORE CAMPUSES

If your academic qualification was completed at an offshore campus, please follow the country-specific instructions for the country where the main university is located or accredited.

ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT SERVICES

Please note that if your educational documents are required in a sealed envelope according to a country-specific requirement, you can also submit educational documents electronically through certain international transcript services. Please find more information on the bottom of this page at Electronic transcript services

 

Australia
Azerbaijan

Bangladesh
Belarus

Cameroon
Canada
China

Eritrea
Ethiopia

Finland


 

Ghana

 

India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland

Japan

Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan

Malaysia

Nepal 
New Zealand
Nigeria

Pakistan

Russia


South Africa
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Sudan

Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Turkmenistan

Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
USA
Uzbekistan

Electronic transcript services

 

Please note that emailed attachments are not accepted.

 

Australia

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Submit your upper secondary-level educational documents to Admissions Services of the University of Oulu in an envelope sealed by the diploma-awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed with the official stamp or seal of the educational institution or examination board across the back flap indicating that the envelope has not been opened after sealing. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Australia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Submit a copy of the official government-granted upper secondary-level diploma. The original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Copies of the apostille-verified documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies 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.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed your Bachelor's degree in Azerbaijan, you must upload to the electronic application 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.

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

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: The upper secondary-level educational documents must be officially certified (attested) by the Ministry of Education of Bangladesh, specifically the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.

Requirements for Master's Degrees:  If you have completed or are completing your Bachelor's degree in Bangladesh, you must upload to the electronic application 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.

Belarus

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Submit a copy of the official government-granted upper secondary-level diploma. The original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus. Copies of the apostille-verified documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies 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.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed your Bachelor's degree in Belarus, you must upload to the electronic application 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 uploaded to the electronic application must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page 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 either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

Cameroon

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: The upper secondary educational documents must be submitted to Admissions Services of the University of  Oulu by the awarding institution in a sealed envelope. The envelope must be sealed with the official stamp or seal of the body awarding the document across the back flap indicating that the envelope has not been opened after sealing. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your Bachelor's degree in Cameroon, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

Canada

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: The upper secondary educational documents must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of  Oulu by the awarding institution in a sealed envelope. The envelope must be sealed with the official stamp or seal of the body awarding the document across the back flap so that it is obvious that the envelope has not been opened after sealing. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your Bachelor's degree in Canada, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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

Requirements for Master's Degrees: Upload a copy of your degree certificate and transcript of records to the electronic application. If the document was issued in Chinese, an official translation into English must also be submitted.

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 to the following e-mail address: study@oulu.fi

If you have not graduated by the beginning of the application period, you do not need to submit a verification report or a copy of your degree certificate when applying.

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 following e-mail address: study@oulu.fi 

Eritrea

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Eritrea, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your Bachelor's degree in Eritrea, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

Ethiopia

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Ethiopia, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Ethiopia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

Finland

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you are completing or have completed your Bachelor's degree at one of the Finnish universities or universities of applied sciences and your degree was completed at the earliest on 1 January 2003, and you have a Finnish personal identification code, you do not need to submit your educational documents by mail, as University of Oulu has electronic access to the required information.

If your degree was completed before 1 January 2003, or you do not have a Finnish personal identification code, you must submit your educational documents following the regular instructions.

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 submitted following the regular instructions.

 

Ghana

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: You must submit the West African Senior Secondary Certificate (WASSC) granted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) together with an unscratched Access Card/Scratch Card. The code in the card is used to verify your diploma information using an online service.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Ghana, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

India

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Submit the upper secondary educational documents in an envelope sealed by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed with the official stamp or seal of the body awarding the document across the back flap indicating that the envelope has not been opened after sealing. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your Bachelor's 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 Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu directly from the awarding institution. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. University of Oulu only accepts official documents.

If your university or college in India is unable to send the transcript, mark sheet or result card to University of Oulu, 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 and forward it to University of Oulu per post. 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 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

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Indonesia, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Indonesia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant.

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

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Copies of your upper secondary educational documents must be legalised by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Embassy in Tehran.  Official translations of the educational documents must be certified by the Ministry of Justice of Iran. Regular photocopies of certified documents will not be accepted. All the copies must bear the original stamps of both the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Embassy in Tehran.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: 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. Please upload the documents to the electronic application.

Ireland

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Submit the Leaving Certificate to Admissions Services of the University of  Oulu in an envelope sealed by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed with the official stamp or seal of the awarding institution across the back flap indicating that the envelope has not been opened after sealing. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: 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 Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

 

Japan

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Japan, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Japan, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post in an envelope that has been sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document can be sent to University of Oulu by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

 

Kazakhstan

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Submit a copy of the official government-granted upper secondary-level diploma. The original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Copies of the apostille-verified documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies 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.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed your degree in Kazakhstan, you must upload to the electronic application 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.

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

Kenya

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: You must submit the statement of examination results for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) to Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in an envelope sealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC). The envelope must be sealed with the KNEC’s official stamp or seal 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.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Kenya, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Kyrgyzstan, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed your degree in Kyrgyzstan, you must upload to the electronic application an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.

Malaysia

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Malaysia, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Malaysia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Nepal, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: 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 Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu only accepts official documents.

If your university in Nepal is unable to send the transcript, mark sheet or result card to University of Oulu, 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 University of Oulu. 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

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Submit your educational documents to Admissions Services of the University of  Oulu in an envelope sealed by the awarding body (New Zealand Qualifications Authority or an institution). The envelope must be sealed with the official stamp or seal of the educational institution or examination board across the back flap so that it is obvious that the envelope has not been opened after sealing. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in New Zealand, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

Nigeria

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: You must submit the West African Senior Secondary Certificate (WASSC) granted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) together with an unscratched Access Card/Scratch Card. The code in the card is used to verify your degree information using an online service.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Nigeria, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: The upper secondary educational documents must be certified (attested) by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). Each page of the transcript of records and the diploma must be stamped and signed by the IBCC. The documents must be verifiable via their online service. If this is not possible, the educational documents must be submitted directly to Admissions Services of the University of  Oulu by the IBCC.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Pakistan, you must upload to the electronic application 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.

Russia

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Submit a copy of the official government-granted upper secondary-level diploma. The original educational 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 documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies 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.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed your degree in Russia, you must upload to the electronic application 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.

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 Africa

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for South Africa, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in South Africa, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

South Korea

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for South Korea, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in South Korea, an official transcript must be submitted to University of Oulu per post in an envelope that has been sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document can be sent to University of Oulu by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

Sri Lanka

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Sri Lanka, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Sri Lanka, an official copy of the transcript of records, must be submitted to the University of  Oulu in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution. Please note that if the degree awarding institution is located in some other country than Sri Lanka (e.g. UK), you must follow the requirements of the country in question. 

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. The University of Oulu 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. copy of the degree certificate). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

The degree certificate must be submitted according to the general requirements on certifying documents.

Sudan

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Sudan, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Sudan, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

Taiwan

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Taiwan, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Taiwan, an official transcript must be submitted to University of Oulu per post in an envelope that has been sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document can be sent to University of Oulu by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

Tajikistan

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Tajikistan, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: 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.

Tanzania

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Submit the upper secondary education diploma certificate to Admissions Services of the University of  Oulu in an envelope sealed by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania. The envelope must be sealed with the Council’s official stamp or seal 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.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Tanzania, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

Turkmenistan

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Turkmenistan, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed your degree in Turkmenistan, you must upload to the electronic application an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.

Uganda

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: You must submit the Letter of Education to Admissions Services of the University of  Oulu in an envelope sealed by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). The envelope must be sealed with the UNEB’s official stamp or seal 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.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in Uganda, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

Ukraine

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: The original upper secondary educational 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 documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies 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.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed your degree in Ukraine, you must upload to the electronic application 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.

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

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: Submit the Statement of Results certificate to Admissions Services of the University of  Oulu in an envelope sealed by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed with the official stamp or seal of the educational institution or examination board across the back flap indicating that the envelope has not been opened after sealing. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in the United Kingdom, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

 

United States of America

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: The upper secondary educational documents must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of  Oulu by the awarding institution in a sealed envelope. The envelope must be sealed with the official stamp or seal of the body awarding the document across the back flap so that it is obvious that the envelope has not been opened after sealing. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed or are completing your degree in the USA, an official transcript of records must be submitted to University of Oulu per post 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 University of Oulu 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 Oulu 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.

Uzbekistan

Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees: If the educational document with which you proved your general eligibility for academic education is a general upper secondary education certificate, there are no country-specific requirements for Uzbekistan, and you can submit the required documents as officially certified copies.

Requirements for Master's Degrees: If you have completed your degree in Uzbekistan, you must upload to the electronic application an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.
 

Electronic transcript services

You can also submit educational documents electronically through certain international transcript services. When submitting your electronic educational documents through one of these services, please direct the document to the University of Oulu using the email address study@oulu.fi as the contact address. Please refer to the services’ own instructions for more details on how to use each service.

Please note that if your educational documents are required in a sealed envelope according to a country-specific requirement, it is acceptable to submit the documents through an electronic transcript service instead.

List of accepted electronic transcript services:

Last updated: 20.10.2020