Monday, June 4, 2012


Applicants applying with a non-Finnish qualification, need to send a copy of the certificate to the admissions office of the polytechnic/UAS of their first choice. Also you need to include an official translation of the educational certificate into English, Swedish or Finnish. The translator must sign and stamp the translation.

Applicant who is not a citizen of an EU/EEA -country and who applies with a foreign qualification  must provide proof of his/her English language skills by 24 February at 4.15 pm at the latest to the admissions office of his/her first preference polytechnic/UAS. In order to prove the applicant's English language skills, he/she must provide one of the following minimum requirements:

    IELTS score academic level 6.0
    TOEFL score 550 paper-based test/ 79-80 internet -based test
    grade C in the Finnish matriculation examination in advanced level English (IB-examination grade 4 completed in Finland, Reifepr├╝fung ¿examination grade 7 completed in Finland or EB-examination grade 6.00-6.95),
    skills level 4 in English in Finnish National Certificate of Language Profiency

Both TOEFL and IELTS test results are valid for two years but he Finnish National Certificate of Language Profiency does not have a set date of validity. Applicants will have to request that their TOEFL score results be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. If you send your TOEFL result yourself, the result will not be accepted.         
In addition, upper secondary level education or higher education degree conducted  English completed in Great Britain, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand or Bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in English in a European Union/European economic Area -country  is also accepted as a demonstration of sufficient English language skills. No other countries will be considered.                                                                             

If you used the online application, you were given an applicant code. Please write down your applicant code to the copies, this will help the admissions office to process your attachments faster.