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If admitted and having completed the degree you applied with in any of the countries listed above you must follow a certain country-specific process for certifying the copies for your educational documents that you must mail to us.

If the original documents are not issued in English, official translations must always be submitted as well.

The deadlines for us to receive the certified hard copies for the required documentsare

  • 31 August 2023 at 15:00 (UTC+3)
    Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records in original language
  • 6 September 2023 at 15:00 (UTC+3)
    Official translations for Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records (when required)

 

ALL AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Transcript of Records

An official Transcript of Records must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.

  • The Transcript of Records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer.
  • An officially certified copy for the original Transcript of Records mailed by the university is not accepted as the Transcript of Records must be an official one.
  • The envelope must be sealed with an official stamp of the university across the back flap of the envelope, while any generic stamps like "sealed" are not accepted.   

Degree Certificate

The copy for the Degree Certificate must be either

The document can be mailed by the applicant or the university.

 

BANGLADESH

Degree Certificate
Transcript of Records

The Degree Certificate and the Transcript of Records must be awarded by the main university or a college with the degree-awarding status while documents awarded by affiliated colleges are not accepted.

The copies for your Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records must be officially certified by the Consular and Welfare Wing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.

  • Every non-blank side of each page for all the copies must carry the original verification stamp and signature of an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.

The officially certified copies for Transcript of Records and Degree Certificate to be mailed by the applicant.

 

CHINA

One of the following methods must be followed for document authentication.

Option 1

Degree Certificate
Transcript of Records

The copies for your Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records must be officially certified by Notary Public and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in China.

  • Some of the local Notary Publics are offering Diplomatic Notary Services as well.
  • The officially certified copies and official translations for Transcript of Records and Degree Certificate to be mailed by the applicant.
     

Option 2

Degree Certificate
Qualification Certificate
Transcript of Records

 

Submit the following Verification Reports by China Credentials Verification (CSSD) at https://www.chsi.com.cn/en/ in English:

  • Online Verification Report of Higher Education Degree
  • Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate
  • Online Verification Report of Student Records
     

Share the verification reports directly from CSSD's online service to LUT University at admission@lut.fi or request them to be emailed to admission@lut.fi

Verification Reports for Degree Certificates awarded before 2008 and Degree Certificates awarded by military educational institutions which are not registered in the Submission of Academic Degree Information system must be ordered as paper reports (Verification Report of China Higher Education Degree Certificate).

Further information

 

INDIA

Transcript of Records

An official Transcript of Records must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.

  • The Transcript of Records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer.
  • An officially certified copy for the original Transcript of Records mailed by the university will not be accepted as the Transcript of Records must be an official one.
  • The envelope must be sealed with an official stamp of the university across the back flap of the envelope, while any generic stamps like "sealed" are not accepted.

The student may also mail the document if it has been placed in a university envelope which is sealed with the official stamp of the university as explained above. The seal must not be broken at any time.

  • The Transcript of Records may be awarded either by the main university or college (autonomous or affiliated).   

Degree Certificate

The Degree Certificate must be awarded by the main university while a Degree Certificate awarded by an affiliated college will not be accepted.

The copy for the Degree Certificate must be either

The document can be mailed by the applicant or the university.

 

INDONESIA

Transcript of Records

An official Transcript of Records must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.

  • The Transcript of Records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer.
  • An officially certified copy for the original Transcript of Records mailed by the university is not accepted as the Transcript of Records must be an official one.
  • The envelope must be sealed with an official stamp of the university across the back flap of the envelope, while any generic stamps like "sealed" are not accepted.   

Degree Certificate

The copy for the Degree Certificate must be either

The document can be mailed by the applicant or the university.

 

IRAN

Degree Certificate
Transcript of Records

Official translations for Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records must be certified by the Ministry of Justice of Iran.

Documents certified by the Ministry of Justice of Iran must be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran.

Documents legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran must be legalised by Embassy of Finland, Tehran.
Further information: Legalisation of documents by Embassy of Finland in Tehran

  • All these copies for the educational documents must bear the original stamps of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran and the Finnish Embassy in Tehran.
  • Copies for the educational documents - even if officially certified – are not accepted.
  • Contact the Finnish Embassy for detailed instructions regarding to how the documents are required to be handed over to them for the process.

The documents are to be mailed by the applicant.

 

MALAYSIA

Transcript of Records

An official Transcript of Records must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.

  • The Transcript of Records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer.
  • An officially certified copy for the original Transcript of Records mailed by the university is not accepted as the Transcript of Records must be an official one.
  • The envelope must be sealed with an official stamp of the university across the back flap of the envelope, while any generic stamps like "sealed" are not accepted.   

Degree Certificate

The copy for the Degree Certificate must be either

The document can be mailed by the applicant or the university.

 

NEPAL

Transcript of Records

The Transcript of Records must be be awarded by the main university or college with the degree-awarding status, while documents awarded by affiliated colleges are not accepted. 

An official Transcript of Records must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.

  • The Transcript of Records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer.
  • An officially certified copy for the original Transcript of Records mailed by the university will not be accepted as the Transcript of Records must be an official one.
  • The envelope must be sealed with an official stamp of the university across the back flap of the envelope, while any generic stamps like "sealed" are not accepted.

The student may also mail the document if it has been placed in a university envelope which is sealed with the official stamp of the university as explained above. The seal must not be broken at any time.

Degree Certificate

The Degree Certificate must be awarded by the main university or college with a degree-awarding status while a Degree Certificate awarded by an affiliated college is not accepted.

The copy for the Degree Certificate must be either

The document can be mailed by the applicant or the university.

 

PAKISTAN

Degree Certificate
Transcript of Records

Copies taken from the original Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records must be certified by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC).

  • Every non-blank side of each page for all the copies must carry the original attestation stamp and signature of an HEC official.
  • Copies for HEC attested copies are not accepted.

Both the Degree Certificate and the Transcript of Records must be awarded by the main university or college with a degree-awarding status while documents awarded by an affiliated college is not accepted.

 

SRI LANKA

Transcript of Records

An official Transcript of Records must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.

  • The Transcript of Records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer.
  • An officially certified copy for the original Transcript of Records mailed by the university is not accepted as the Transcript of Records must be an official one.
  • The envelope must be sealed with an official stamp of the university across the back flap of the envelope, while any generic stamps like "sealed" are not accepted.   

Degree Certificate

The copy for the Degree Certificate must be either

The document can be mailed by the applicant or the university.

 

 OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION

If the documents are not required to be cerfified by a certain national organisation mentioned under certain countries, the certification can be done by the awarding institution or through a special process called legalisation.

 

1. Official certification by the awarding institution

  • Copies are taken from original documents
  • Copies include every page of the original documents
  • Copies bear an original stamp of the awarding institution on each page of the document
    • a generic stamp "Certified true copy" is not accepted.
  • Copies bear an original signature of the certifying officer

Photocopies without an official certification will not be accepted.

 

2. Official certification by legalisation

If not able to have your educational documents officially certified by the awarding institution, you can get them officially certified through a process called legalisation, which is divided into two different methods depending on whether the country where the degree was awarded is a signatory to the Hague Convention of 1961 or not.

For more information on the signatory countries for the Hague Convention of 1961 and the authorities issuing Apostille Certificates, please see Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.

A. Apostille

Apostille Certificate is required, if the degree has been awarded in a country that is a signatory of the Hague Convention of 1961.

The Apostille Certificate can be done by stamping the document with a specific Apostille stamp or, on a separate Apostille Certificate.

B. Legalisation

Legalisation is required, if the degree has been awarded in a country that is not a signatory of the Hague Convention of 1961.

The document must be first legalised by the Foreign Ministry of the degree-awarding country. After that, the document must be legalised again by a Finnish Embassy or Consulate to that country having done the first legalisation.

 

OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONS

Whenever the original educational documents not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, official translations in English are required in addition to the documents in original language.

An official translation must be one of the following:

  • Issued by the awarding institution
  • An officially certified copy of a translation issued by the awarding institution
  • Translated by an official translator
  • An officially certified copy of a translation made by an official translator

Each translation must bear the translator's stamp and/or signature.

The official Diploma Supplement in English will be considered as a translation for the Degree Certificate as well.