20.02.2019

Country-specific requirements

Applicants whose degree that verifies eligibility has been awarded in certain countries need to pay special attention to the documentation before submitting it. 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 primarily, before any regular requirements for attesting documents.

Australia

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

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

Azerbaijan

If you have completed your degree in Azerbaijan, 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 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

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Bangladesh, you must submit 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.

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).

Belarus

If you have completed your degree in Belarus, 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 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 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.

Cameroon

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

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

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

China

If you have completed your degree in China, you must submit your degree certificate to the CDGDC (China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center) for verification. In addition, you must submit your transcript of records to the CHSI (China Credentials Verification) for verification. The CDGDC has changed their policies since 1 July 2018. The requirements vary for documents verified through CDGDC before and after this date as follows:

If you have graduated, and CDGDC has not issued a verification report to you before 1 July 2018:

  1. Attach a scanned copy of your degree certificate (in Chinese) to your online application.
  2. Attach a scanned copy of the CDGDC verification report (in Chinese) of your degree certificate to your online application. We will check the authenticity of the report through CDGDC’s online service.
  3. Have the CDGDC report translated by a certified translator into English, Finnish or Swedish, and send the original official translation to JYU in postal mail.
  4. Attach a scanned copy of the CHSI verification report (in English) of your transcript of records to your online application. We will check the authenticity of the report through CHSI’s online service.
  5. Attach a scanned copy of your official transcript of records (in English if available, otherwise in Chinese) to your online application.

If you have not yet graduated:

  1. Send an official transcript of records of the studies you have completed so far to JYU in postal mail. The transcript must include the name of the degree which will be awarded to you upon graduation. The transcript should be in English. If your University does not issue transcripts in English, please send us the official transcript in Chinese and an official translation of the transcript into English, Finnish or Swedish in postal mail.
  2. Attach a scanned copy of the CHSI verification report (in English) of your transcript of records to your online application. We will check the authenticity of the report through CHSI’s online service.

If CDGDC has issued a verification report on your degree certificate and transcript of records before 1 July 2018:

  1. Attach a scanned copy of your degree certificate (in Chinese) to your online application.
  2. Attach a scanned copy of the CDGDC verification report (in English) of your degree certificate and your transcript of records to your online application. We will check the authenticity of the report through CDGDC’s online service.

You should submit your documents to the CDGDC (www.cdgdc.edu.cn) and the CHSI (www.chsi.com.cn) well in advance and acquire the required translation(s) as early as possible.

Eritrea

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

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

If you are completing or have completed your degree at the University of Jyväskylä, you do not need to submit officially certified copies of your educational documents. The University of Jyväskylä will verify your degree electronically using University’s database.

If you are completing or have completed your degree at one of the other Finnish universities or universities of applied sciences, your degree was completed on 1 January 2003 or later, and you have a Finnish personal identification code, you do not need to submit your degree certificate. The University of Jyväskylä will verify your degree electronically using a national database. However, you are required to attach a pdf copy of your official transcript of records to your online application. A paper copy of the transcript is not needed.

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 on how to submit documents.

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 on how to submit documents.

Ghana

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Ghana, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Jyväskylä 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 the University of Jyväskylä 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 The University of Jyväskylä 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

If you have completed or are completing your degree in India, an official transcript, mark sheet or result card must be submitted to the University of Jyväskylä 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 the University of Jyväskylä directly from the awarding institution. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. The University of Jyväskylä only accepts official documents.

If your university or college in India is unable to send the transcript, mark sheet or result card to the  University of Jyväskylä, 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 the University of Jyväskylä. 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).

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

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 or are completing your degree in Indonesia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Jyväskylä 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 the University of Jyväskylä 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 The University of Jyväskylä 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.

Ireland

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 Jyväskylä 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 the University of Jyväskylä 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. The University of Jyväskylä 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.

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

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.

Japan

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

Kazakhstan

If you have completed your degree in Kazakhstan, you must submit 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 submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution, or legalised.

Kenya

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

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 or are completing your degree in Malaysia, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Jyväskylä 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 the University of Jyväskylä 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. The University of Jyväskylä 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

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Nepal, an official transcript, mark sheet or result must be submitted to the University of Jyväskylä 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 the University of Jyväskylä 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. The University of Jyväskylä only accepts official documents.

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

If you have completed or are completing your degree in New Zealand, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Jyväskylä 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 the University of Jyväskylä 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. The University of Jyväskylä 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.

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

Nigeria

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

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Pakistan, your degree certificate 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.

You must deliver your original degree certificate and official transcript of records to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to be certified. Each page of the transcript of records and the copy of the degree certificate must be stamped and signed by the HEC. The documents you submit to JYU must carry an original stamp of the HEC.

Further information can be found on the HEC website (www.hec.gov.pk).

Russia

If you have completed your degree in Russia, you must submit a copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the authorised body of education of the Russian Federation in your region. 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

If you have completed or are completing your degree in South Africa, an official transcript of records must be submitted to the University of Jyväskylä 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 the University of Jyväskylä 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. The University of Jyväskylä 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

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

Sudan

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

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

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.

Tanzania

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

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

Uganda

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

If you have completed your degree in Ukraine, you must submit a copy of the official degree certificate and transcript. The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Information and Image Centre of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. 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

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 Jyväskylä 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 the University of Jyväskylä 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. The University of Jyväskylä 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.

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

USA

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

If you have completed or are completing your degree in an institution that submits official transcripts of records only 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.