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Certificate to use for applying

You can use the following qualifications for applying:
  1. Upper secondary education / matriculation examination completed in Finland.
  2. International Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate of European schools completed in any country.
  3. Vocational qualification completed in Finland.
  4. Degree or qualification completed outside Finland. Must give eligibility for higher education in the awarding country. 
Applicants may not apply using a degree from a university of applied sciences (UAS) or an academic university. Applicants should use their upper secondary school leaving certificate for applying to higher education institutions.

Copies of certificates to be submitted

If you apply with an upper secondary qualification completed in Finland, you do not need to send any copies during the application period.

Education completed outside Finland

Please send a copy of the educational certificate to the Admission Services at the university of applied sciences (UAS) that is the highest of your UAS choices. However, contact all the options of your preference when applying via discretionary admission.

In addition, a copy of an authorized Finnish, Swedish or English translation of the certificate must be provided, if the certificate is not written in one of these languages. Authorized translations must include the signature and the stamp of the translator.

Qualification completed before 2017

Please send a copy of the original educational certificate by 8 February 2017, 15.00 (+2 GMT)

Qualification completed by summer 2017

Citizens of EU/EEA-countries need to provide the final certificate by 14 July 2017, 15.00 (+3 GMT).

If you are NOT a citizen of an EU/EEA country, please check the instructions for discretionary admission below:

Discretionary admission

Discretionary admission is applied in both Bachelor Degree Programmes, International Business and Nursing, at Seinäjoki UAS. You may apply if you complete your qualification by 14 July 2017, even if you are not from an EU/EEA-country.

Send the following attachments to Seinäjoki UAS Admission Services by 8 February 2017:

  • A photocopy of the latest transcript of records OR a statement of the upcoming graduation from your high school. Also a photocopy of an official translation of the document.

You need to submit the school leaving certificate with final grades by 14 July 2017, 15.00 (+3 GMT).

Admission Services

Seinäjoki University of  Applied Sciences

Admission Services
P.O. Box 46
FI-60101 Seinäjoki
Visiting/street address:
Kampusranta 11,
Frami F, 2nd floor
FI-60320 Seinäjoki

Tel. +358 (0)20 124 5208
Fax +358 (0)20 124 5001

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