ECTS and Student Mobility
Students who wish to participate in student mobility in a partner institution must first fill out the Student Application Form. Once a student has been accepted for the mobility period, he/she must make a Learning Agreement for Studies or Learning Agreement for Traineeships and discuss his/her studies with the departmental ECTS/international co-ordinator and head of degree programme. The institutional and departmental ECTS coordinators sign the Learning Agreement for Studies/Traineeships, which is sent together with the Transcript of Records to the partner institution for confirmation. The plan for the studies can be modified if there is a change in the courses offered, for example. Students must fill out an amendment form, which is confirmed by their signature and the signatures of the ECTS-coordinators of both institutions.
Before returning from their mobility period in a foreign institution, students have to ask for a Transcript of Records, which contains the completed courses, grades and accrued credit points according to the practices in the foreign institution and the ECTS system. Once a student has returned, he/she gives the Transcript of Records to the international coordinator/head of degree programme to receive recognition for the studies completed in the foreign institution. Credits and grades which have been converted to the Finnish system are entered into the transcript system in the student's home institution.
ECTS coordinators in Seinäjoki UAS
Päivö Laine, Head of Programme, and Helli Kitinoja, Manager of
International Affairs, function as the Institutional ECTS Coordinators
at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. The coordinators for
international affairs in the Schools of Seinäjoki UAS function as
Departmental ECTS Coordinators for foreign exchanges. They also provide
more detailed information about the ECTS system and the related forms.
The Diploma Supplement is a document that provides a standardised
description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the
studies completed. The Diploma Supplement, which is based on a European
template and issued in English, is attached to the degree certificate.
It also contains an overview of the educational system in Finland. The
purpose of the Diploma Supplement is to enhance transparency and to
facilitate academic and professional recognition of qualifications. All
students who complete a degree at Seinäjoki University of Applied
Sciences obtain a Diploma Supplement, which includes Transcript of
Records - in English language and free of charge - automatically on
In 2010 and 2013, Seinäjoki UAS was awarded with Diploma Supplement
Label for good compliance with the Diploma Supplement practices.
As an attachment on the right side of this page you can see examples of a Diploma Supplements.