Document Authentication and Translations

When Applying

At the time of applying, NO authentication or mailing LUT University any hard copies for your educational documents or copies of them is required, as you will upload the following documents to your Online Application Form:

  • Scan for your original Degree Certificate (if graduated)
  • Scan for your original Transcript of Records
  • Scans for official translations* in English for both the documents, if the original documents are not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish

*See the requirements for the official translations when scrolling down this page.

 

Final Verification for Educational Documents After Having Started Your Studies

  • Final verification process for degrees awarded in countries outside of Finland

After having arrived at LUT University, the final verification process will be completed; you will be requested to bring your original Degree Certificate and ToR plus the possible translations for the final verification process.

  • Not being able to provide us with the required documents as requested will automatically lead into losing your place in the programme.
  • Providing us with documents involved in a forgery will automatically lead into losing the place in the programme and LUT reporting to Police and to Finnish Immigration Service.


If Graduating After the Application Period Being Closed

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

  • Degree completed in any country

 If not yet graduated at the time of applying, you must be able to graduate by 31 August 2022 and provide us with scans for your original Degree Certificate and original Transcript of Records by e-mail by 31 August 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3).
If the original documents are not issued in English, you must provide us with scans for the official translations for your Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records by e-mail by 6 September 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3), if not having been able to do that earlier.

Not being able to follow the given deadlines and provide us with the required documents as requested will automatically lead into losing your place in the programme.

Official Translations

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

  • An official translation must be one of the following:

1. Issued by the awarding institution
2. An officially certified copy of a translation issued by the awarding institution
3. Translated by an official translator
4. An officially certified copy of a translation made by an official translator

Each page of an official translation must bear the translator's stamp and/or signature. Official translations must be exact translations of the original documents; translations done by the applicant are not accepted.