If you have completed or are completing your degree in an African country, an official transcript of records must be submitted by post to the University of Vaasa 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.

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 Australia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Vaasa 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. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

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 or are completing 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 authorized body of the country in question, please see the 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 copy of 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)

 

If you have completed or are completing 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.

Please note that the copies of 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).

 

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

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, 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), the University of Vaasa accepts electronic transcripts through the following organizations:

Truecopy
Gradintel

 

If you have completed or are completing your degree in China:

1. 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.

2. In addition, you must submit your degree certificate to the CDGDC (China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center) and your transcript of records to CHESICC (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center) for verification.

Please request the CDGDC and CHESICC to submit the verification report to the University of Vaasa, OR send the report of your transcript of records from the CHESICC online verification service to the following e-mail address: admissions@univaasa.fi

If you are completing or have completed your degree at one of the Finnish universities or universities of applied sciences and your degree was completed at the earliest on 1 January 2003, you do not need to submit officially certified copies, as University of Vaasa has electronic access to required information. However, photocopies of the degree certificate and transcript of records need to be submitted.

 

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

If your university or college in India is unable to send the transcript of records to the University of Vaasa, 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 the University of Vaasa. 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.

Transcript 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.

 

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

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 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.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in the Republic of Ireland, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Vaasa by the applicant or by the awarding institution by post.

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.

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), the University of Vaasa accepts electronic transcripts through the following organizations:

Truecopy
Gradintel

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.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Japan, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Vaasa 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.

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), the University of Vaasa accepts electronic transcripts through the following organizations:

Truecopy
Gradintel

 

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

 

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Malaysia, an official transcript of records must be submitted by post to the University of Vaasa by the awarding institution. The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

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 Nepal, an official transcript of records (transcript, mark sheet or result card) must be submitted to the University of Vaasa in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

1. 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.

2. If your university in Nepal is unable to send the transcript to the University of Vaasa, 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 the University of Vaasa. 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.

If you have completed or are completing your degree in New Zealand, an official transcript of records must be submitted by post to the University of Vaasa by the awarding institution. The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap.

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), the University of Vaasa accepts electronic transcripts through the following organizations:

Truecopy
Gradintel

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 submitted to the University of Vaasa 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).

If you have completed or are completing your degree in the Republic of Korea, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Vaasa 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.

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 or are completing your degree in the Republic of Tajikistan, you must submit an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.

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

If you have completed or are completing your degree in the United Kingdom, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Vaasa in a sealed envelope. The transcript of records must come to the University of Vaasa 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.

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 or are completing your degree in an institution that submits official transcripts of records electronically (e-transcripts), the University of Vaasa accepts electronic transcripts through the following organizations:

Truecopy
Gradintel

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

The country-specific requirements must be followed first and foremost, if applied to your degree-awarding country. The University of Vaasa makes no exceptions to these requirements.

If your degree-awarding country is not on the list, you are asked to submit officially certified copies of your educational documents (Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records). This is with a stamp, date and signature for example by the institution which issued the original document or a notary public. Copies certified as correct by two individuals not representing an official body are not accepted.

 

The postal address of the Admission Services is:

University of Vaasa, Admission Services

P.O. Box 700

65101 VAASA

Finland