Software Product Management and Business

Master of Science in Technology
Lahti Campus

Country-Specific Document Requirements
for Document Authentication

If you have completed the degree that you are applying/applied with in any of the African Countries, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, carefully read the instructions as you are required to follow a certain process for document authentication if getting admitted.

If already residing in Finland, you may also choose to have copies for your original educational documents officially certified by the Finnish Digital and Population Data Services Agency. Please see further information on the notarisation process.
 

At the Time of Applying

  • No official certification for educational documents required
    You will upload scans for your original educational documents to your Online Application Form - plus, official translations (when applicable).
    Further instructions for official translations

If Admitted

  • For further details on how to provide LUT Admissions Services with the required documents, please see page Document Authentication.
    There will be no exceptions made to the following requirements or the dates for providing the documents as requested.

Digital Credentials via Digitary  

  • We accept digital credentials by Digitary for the educational documents directly from the applicant.
    The option is available for you, if you already have the digital document in your Digitary wallet i.e. you have graduated from a university issuing the digital credentials for educational documents via Digitary.
  • If providing us with educational documents verified by Digitary, there is no need to follow the country-specific requirements.


COUNTRIES WITH COUNTRY-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
FOR DOCUMENT AUTHENTICATION

All African Countries  -  Bangladesh  -  China  -  India  -  Indonesia Iran Malaysia Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka

All African Countries

If your degree has been/will be awarded in any of the African countries

Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • An official ToR must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.
    The ToR 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 ToR mailed by the university will not be accepted as the ToR 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.
  • We also accept digital credentials by Digitary directly from the applicant.

Degree Certificate (DC)

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

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Bangladesh

If your degree has been/will be awarded in Bangladesh

Degree Certificate (DC)
Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • The copies for your DC and ToR 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.
    Both the DC and ToR 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 officially certified copies for ToR and DC to be mailed by the applicant
  • We also accept digital credentials by Digitary directly from the applicant.

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

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China

If your degree has been/will be awarded in China

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

OPTION 1

Degree Certificate (DC)
Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • The copies for your DC and ToR must be officially certified by Notary Public and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in China.
    Please note that some of the local Notary Publics are offering Diplomatic Notary Services as well.

    The officially certified copies and official translations for ToR and DC to be mailed by the applicant.

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

OPTION 2

Degree Certificate (DC)

Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • The copy for your ToR must be officially certified with the original stamp of the awarding university and an original signature of the certifying officer.
  • In addition, you must submit your ToR to
    CHESICC (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center)

    for verification and request them to e-mail their verification report for your ToR in English to LUT Admissions Services at admission@lut.fi.
    For further information, please see the CHESICC website at www.chsi.com.cn.
  • We also accept digital credentials by Digitary from CHESICC

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

Please note that the processing times at the CDGDC and CHESICC and submit your documents for verification well in advance.

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India

If your degree has been/will be awarded in India

Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • An official ToR must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.
    The ToR 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 ToR mailed by the university will not be accepted as the ToR 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 univeristy envelope which is sealed with the official stamp of the university as explained above. The seal must not be broken at any time.
    The ToR may be awarded either by the main university or college (autonomous or affiliated).
  • We also accept digital credentials by Digitary directly from the applicant.

Degree Certificate (DC)

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

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Indonesia

If your degree has been/will be awarded in Indonesia

Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • An official ToR must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.
    The ToR 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 ToR mailed by the university will not be accepted as the ToR 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.
  • We also accept digital credentials by Digitary directly from the applicant.

Degree Certificate (DC)

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

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Iran

If your degree has been/will be awarded in Iran

Degree Certificate (DC)
Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • Official translations for DC and ToR 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 the Finnish Embassy in Tehran.
    Legalisation of documents by the Finnish Embassy 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.
    NOTE: Please contact the Finnish Embassy for the detailed instructions regarding to how the documents are required to be handed over to them for the process.
    The documents to be mailed by the applicant.

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Malaysia

If your degree has been/will be awarded in Malaysia

Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • An official ToR must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.
    The ToR 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 ToR mailed by the university will not be accepted as the ToR 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.
  • We also accept digital credentials by Digitary directly from the applicant.

Degree Certificate (DC)

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

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Nepal

If your degree has been/will be awarded in Nepal

Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • An official ToR must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.
    The ToR 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 ToR mailed by the university will not be accepted as the ToR 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 univeristy envelope which is sealed with the official stamp of the university as explained above. The seal must not be broken at any time.
    The ToR must be awarded by the main university or college with the degree-awarding status, while documents awarded by affiliated colleges are not accepted.
  • We also accept digital credentials by Digitary directly from the applicant.

Degree Certificate (DC)

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

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Pakistan

If your degree has been/will be awarded in Pakistan

Degree Certificate (DC)
Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • Copies taken for the original DC and ToR must be certified by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan.
    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.
    Copies for educational documents certified by HEC before September 20, 2009 are not accepted as the copies must be verifiable from the HEC online service.

    Both the DC and the ToR must be awarded by the main university or college with the degree-awarding status while documents awarded by an affiliated college will not be accepted.
     
  • We also accept digital credentials by Digitary directly from the applicant.

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

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Sri Lanka

If your degree has been/will be awarded in Sri Lanka

Transcript of Records (ToR)

  • An official ToR must be mailed to LUT Admissions Services directly by the awarding university.
    The ToR 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 ToR mailed by the university will not be accepted as the ToR 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.
  • We also accept digital credentials by Digitary directly from the applicant.

Degree Certificate (DC)

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

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