Rolling Admission to Business and Management

Rolling
Hanken now offers admission to top students through a fast and flexible rolling admission process. This is to make it easier for international students to relocate to Helsinki and Vaasa.

As a part of Hanken's strategy to be one of the most international university-level business schools in the Nordic countries, we have incorporated a rolling admission application round. With the rolling admission application round Hanken wants to make the admission process faster and more flexible for applicants who we have seen having problems with the long handling times within the main application round. And as our domestic applicants also have two possibilities annually to apply to one of Hanken's specialisations or major subjects, we want to offer our applicants with an international degree the same opportunity.

Application 2022 open between 1 February to 2 May at studyinfo.fi

Rolling admission means that the 60 first applicants, who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission. Thus the criteria are high, to ensure that the students will be able to easily start studying at an advanced level at Hanken. The students that are offered admission through rolling admission are offered admission to the same specialisations/tracks as students that are offered admission through the main application round.

Applicants must fulfill all the following requirements. The 60 first applicants to fulfill all requirements will be offered admission, on a first come, first serve basis.

1. Bachelor's Degree from a recognised university or polytechnic outside of Finland

In order to be eligible for admission you must hold a bachelor's degree with the major subject Business Administration and/or Economics from a university or a polytechnic located outside Finland.

If your BSc degree does not clearly state the degree's major subject to be Business Administration and/or Economics, then your BSc degree needs to include at least the equivalent of 80 ECTS of studies in Business Administration and/or Economics (hereafter BA &/ Econ). You will be asked to describe which courses you regard as BA &/ Econ studies in your application. Only courses that have been obtained and are visible on the transcript of records submitted with the application will be considered when evaluating the applicant's educational background. Hanken does not evaluate the relevance of the applicant's educational background in advance. The evaluation is only done during the processing of the applications with the application and enclosures at hand.

In case the degree is a double degree/triple degree/transnational degree/joint degree, the university/universities which issued the degree certificate/certificates need to be recognised institutions in the country they are located. Hanken reserves the right to decide whether a degree and/or university meet our requirements or not.

All applicants needs to fulfill one of the following language requirements:

*In case the degree is a double degree/triple degree/transnational degree/joint degree, at least 50 % of the degree needs to have been obtained while the student physically has been studying in the country in question in order to fulfill the language requirement.

No other English proficiency tests are accepted. These requirements apply to all applicants and Hanken does not do any exceptions.

 

Taking a language test

  • Book the test as early as possible - the test procedure may take several months including registration for the test, taking the test and getting the results.It is your responsibility to find out the test dates and closing dates for registration. 
  • It is your responsibility to find out the test dates and closing dates for registration for GMAT or GRE.
  • If you already have a sufficient test result, check the validity of your result and make arrangements for a new test well in advance, if necessary.
  • Hanken accepts tests which are no older than 2 years. Check the validity of your test score and make arrangements for a new language test well in advance, if necessary. See to it, that Hanken has access to your test score in the test organisation's database.
    • Main application period: if your language test expires even 1 day before the final application deadline, your language test score will not meet the requirements.
    • Rolling Admission: The test's score has to be valid for at least 30 days when submitting a complete application through rolling admission, to ensure that Hanken can verify the results
  • In case you are taking the test so late that you do not have the test results at the moment of submitting your application to the main application round - fill in which test you took and the date of taking the test on the application form. This way we should be able to verify the results as soon as they arrive.
     

TOEFL or TOEFL iBT® Home Edition

  • The test score report must be sent directly by the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to Hanken as soon as the score is available.
  • Only the official score report submitted by ETS is accepted.
  • When filling out the TOEFL test registration form, please fill in Hanken’s reporting code 8433 in the score report recipient field.
  • The test results will be verified with the test organiser.
     

IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator (Academic)

  • Request the IELTS test centre to forward your language test results to Hanken School of Economics as soon as possible; please nominate Hanken School of Economics as the receiver of the test result.
  • An applicant's copy of the test result should also be enclosed with the application.
  • The test results will be verified with the test organiser.
     

C2 Proficiency (previous name CPE) and C1 Advanced

  • A Statement of Results should be enclosed with the application documents. An applicant’s copy is acceptable, since the results can be verified with the test organiser.
  • Include your Candidate's ID (3 letters and 6 numbers) and Candidate Secret Number (4 numbers). These codes can be found on your Confirmation of Entry. Note! These codes are not the same as your personal login and password.
  • The test results will be verified with the test organiser.
     

PTE Academic

  • Test results for PTE Academic are typically available within 5 working days of the test session.
  • Once you receive your test score, send it to Hanken School of Economics from your PTE account. Choose Finland as the 'Country', Hanken School of Economics as the 'Institution' and click 'Search'. Then select the university you want to send your results to and confirm your order.
  • The scores can be sent to an unlimited number of institutions free of charge. The test organiser will send you an email to confirm that your scores have been sent. 
  • After this, Hanken should have access to your test results within 48 hours.
  • The test results will be verified with the test organiser.
     

The Finnish National Certificate of Language Proficiency YKI test in English

  • Submit a copy of your test result with your application. Hanken does not accept YKI language tests taken after the application deadline.
  • Your test result will be verified with the test organiser.

Required GMAT/GRE test scores (test has to be valid when applying +30 days)

*Exempted from this rule are only applicants who have conducted their eligibility-granting BSc degree at one of Hanken’s partner universities for student exchange and whose GPAs meet the GPA requirement of at least Grade B+ (US grading scale) or 4.0 oon the 1-5 Finnish scale. Thus, if you are a BSc graduate from one of our partner schools you do not have to submit a GMAT/GRE test score.

  • The applicant also needs to submit an official certificate where the GPA in question is clearly stated if such a certificate can be issued by the degree awarding institution. The certificate can be either the degree certificate, transcript of records or a separate official certificate issued by the degree awarding institution.
  • If the applicant does not submit an official certificate where the GPA is clearly stated with their application, Hanken will verify that the GPA calculated by the applicant is correct. Hanken reserves the right to decide whether the applicant fulfills the GPA requirement or not.
  • Applicants who have not yet graduated at the time of applying, are required to calculate the GPA for the degree based on which are applying for the courses which are included in the transcript of records submitted with the application and, if possible, submit an official certificate where the GPA in question is clearly stated.
  • Note that when applying and submitting your application, your GPA needs to fulfill the requirement even if you have not graduated yet.

 

What are the GMAT and GRE admissions tests?

GMAT and GRE are standardised admission tests that are widely used by Business Schools and Graduate Schools in admissions to master and doctoral programmes. GMAT and GRE are tests designed to measure the skills shown to help graduate business students succeed in the challenging curriculum. The tests assess verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills.

On the GMAT and GRE web pages you can find a lot of useful material and information on how to prepare for the test. It is worthwhile to study before you take the test, that way you can prepare yourself for how the tests are structured, what kind of questions are to be expected and how you should use the time given to you.

Find the test centre closest to you by visiting: mba.com (GMAT) and ets.org (GRE). In Helsinki, applicants can take GRE at the NUEVO MUNDO and GMAT at LGF.

All applicants need to fulfill the following requirement of a sufficient test score in the GMAT/GRE admissions test. The test is mandatory for all applicants*.
 

Taking GMAT/GRE tests

  • Book a test as early as possible - the test procedure may take several months including registration for the test, taking the test and getting the results.It is your responsibility to find out the test dates and closing dates for registration. Here are the options:
  • It is your responsibility to find out the test dates and closing dates for registration for GMAT or GRE.
  • If you already have a sufficient test result, check the validity of your result and make arrangements for a new test well in advance, if necessary.
  • GMAT/GRE tests are valid for five years and test results older than this are not accepted. Please note that your test score must be valid throughout the entire application period.
  • Test validity: The test's score has to be valid for at least 14 days when submitting a complete application through rolling admission.
  • All sections of the test can be taken into account in the student selection process, so applicants have to complete all parts of the test.
  • In case you are taking the test so late that you cannot be sure the result will reach us before the application deadline for the main application round - fill in which test you took and the date of taking the test in the application form. This way we will be able to verify the results as soon as they are available in the test organisation online verification database. We will accept tests taken within the application period.
     

How do I deliver GMAT and GRE test results?

  • You need to request the official test score report to be sent to Hanken directly from the test organisation.
  • The institutional GRE reporting code for Hanken is 8433. Applicants taking GRE General Test should use this code when registering for the test in order for the results to be sent to Hanken.
  • The institutional GMAT programme code for Hanken is NRC-QZ-86. Applicants taking the GMAT test should use this code when registering for the test in order for the results to be sent to Hanken or request the results to be sent to Hanken School of Economics - Master's Degree Programmes.
  • Hanken accepts test results delivered from the testing organisation all year long.

You need to submit the following documents electronically, in high quality scanned copies:

  1. Copy of your Bachelor's degree certificate/diploma + possible official translations if not in English, Swedish or Finnish (if you have graduated)
  2. Official transcript of records + possible official translations if not in English, Swedish or Finnish
  3. Diploma Supplement (if available) + possible official translations if not in English, Swedish or Finnish
  4. GMAT/GRE or GPA
    - Official and valid GMAT or GRE test taker's score report (all applicants, except graduates from one of Hanken's partner universities fro exchange)
    OR
    - transcript of record/certificate where your GPA is clearly stated if you have graduated from one of Hanken's partner universities for exchange (Hanken reserves the right to calculate and check applicants' GPA)
  5. Certificate of English language proficiency/test score report (IELTS, TOEFL, CPE etc) - test score needs to be valid
  6. Photo copy of your valid passport
  7. Copy of your residence permit if it exempts you from the tuition fee requirement

 

Enclosures to send via post

Once an applicant is offered admission, the applicant is to send in to Hanken officially certified copies by post, according to country-specific requirements before 31 July, if studies start in August that same year.

Hanken reserves the right to ask the applicant to send in officially certified copies by post, according to country-specific requirements, before the decision of an admission offer has been made.

You need to deliver the following documents via regular post as officially certified (definition below) copies :

  1. Officially certified copy of your Bachelor's and/or Master's degree certificate/diploma + possible official translations (if you have graduated)
  2. Official transcript of records + possible official translations
  3. Diploma Supplement (if available) + possible official translations
  4. Officially certified certificate of GPA (if available) 
    1. Only applicants applying based on EU/EEA-degree who are exempted from taking the GMAT/GRE test if the GPA is not clearly stated on the transcript of records

Note! The transcript of records uploaded in the application form needs to be identical to the transcript of records delivered as an officially certified paper copy, i.e. the same number of obtained courses and amount of credits need to be visible on both copies. If the content of uploaded transcript and the officially certified copy of the transcript delivered via post differs, only the courses listed in the officially certified transcript of records will be taken into consideration in the academic evaluation of the application.

If you fail to deliver the required documents within the set deadline your application will not be processed.

If you e.g. have transferred credits without specified grades (e.g. from an exchange semester) included in your degree transcript, we recommend that you also upload AND deliver via post an officially certified copy of the transcript from the other institution in order for us to be able to take those courses into account - please note possible country-specific requirements!

 

Delivery Address

The paper copies of the educational documents are to be delivered to the address below as soon as possible, but no later than 1 month after the admission decision. The exact deadline will be notified to you if you are granted admission. 

You can also bring the documents yourself to Hankens reception and drop the envelope in the Library book-drop (mailbox) at the main entrance as long as the documents fulfil the country-specific requirements and the envelope is marked with the address information listed below.

Hanken School of Economics 

Admissions 

Arkadiankatu 22 

P.O. Box 479 

FI-00101 HELSINKI

FINLAND

Degree Certificate

A degree certificate is a document issued by an institution to a student who has successfully completed all studies included in the degree. The student has graduated. The degree certificate should include the name of the institution awarding the degree, the date of issue, and the name of the person to whom the degree certificate has been issued and which title/degree the person has been awarded.

 

Temporary (Provisional) Degree Certificate

A temporary (provisional) degree certificate is accepted if it was issued no more than five years earlier. The five-year validity period begins from the date on which the degree was conferred and must not expire prior to the application deadline. In other words, a temporary degree certificate is not accepted if it was issued more than five years ago. In such cases, the applicant must present his or her final degree certificate.

A temporary (provisional) degree certificate is a document issued by an institution to a student who has been awarded or conferred an academic degree. The temporary degree certificate is issued as a replacement for the actual degree certificate e.g. in case the actual degree certificate cannot be given to the student immediately after the studies have been completed due to technical or administrative reasons.

The temporary degree certificate must include:

  • the name of the institution awarding the degree
  • the date of award/conferral of the degree
  • the name of the person to whom the temporary degree certificate has been issued
  • which academic title/degree the person has been awarded.

It is important to note that a document stating only that the student has completed all the courses is not sufficient as a temporary degree certificate.

 

Transcript of Records - required information

In order for us to do the academic evaluation of applications the transcript of records must include certain information. Please read the following carefully for information about what to do if your official transcript of records does not include all the required information.

Name of course units
If the transcript of records does not include the full names of the study units, an additional document explaining these is required. This can be, for example, a syllabus. The document should be officially certified by the awarding institution.

Completion time of study units
If your transcript of records does not include information on the completion times of the study units, a separate document explaining this is required. You must submit an officially certified document issued by the awarding institution that states either the completion times of the individual study units or your overall time of study at the institution. Please note that information on the usual duration of the programme is not sufficient.

Grades
If the transcript of records does not include the grades obtained, you are required to submit an officially certified document issued by the degree-awarding institution providing these.

Credits
If your transcript of records does not include information on the credits awarded for individual study units, please submit a separate officially certified document issued by the institution indicating this. If your institution uses a system different from the credit system, please submit an officially certified document issued by the awarding institution where the extent/scope of the study units is shown. This can be indicated, for example, as study hours required to complete the individual units.

Grading scale
The grading scale must include all the grades and marks that appear on the applicant’s transcript of records. The description should include the grades in relation to each other and clearly depict the highest and lowest grade, as well as which grades are passing grades and which are a fail.

The information should be included in the transcript of records. If it is not, a separate official document describing the grading scale is required. The document should be issued and officially certified by the awarding institution, or compiled by the applicant and officially certified by the awarding institution.

Hanken requires all educational documents to be officially certified. Please check the Country-specific requirements below as well. If the country where you have conducted your degree is listed you have to follow the country specific requirements for that country. If your institution's country is not on the list you have to follow the general instructions.

Copies of educational documents need to be officially certified (attested). Hanken does not accept regular photocopies of educational documents. 

The copy needs to have an official stamp and a signature by the certifying officer. Documents can be officially certified either by the awarding institution or a public notary (in Finland: Digi- ja väestötietovirasto).

You should never send us your original educational documents since the documents will not be returned to you.

Please make sure that the documents follow the criteria:

  1. Copies are taken directly from your original educational documents
  2. Include every page of your educational documents
  3. Bear the original stamp of the awarding institution/notary public on each page of the document (e.g. a generic stamp stating only “Certified true copy” will not be accepted)
  4. Bear the original signature of the certifying officer

Hanken accepts electronic transcripts if they are delivered from the following e-transcript providers:

If your educational documents are issued in a language other than English, Finnish or Swedish, official translations of them to one of these languages are required. Officially certified copies of the original documents must also be submitted.

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 (original document)
  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 him- or herself are not accepted.

Note! These requirements will be updated in September 2021!

Applicants whose degrees have been awarded by institutions accredited/recognised in certain countries need to pay special attention to the documentation before submitting it. In addition to the standard document requirements, educational documents from certain countries must be submitted in a certain way. If your institution's country is not on the list, you have to follow the general instructions stated in the application portal.

These country-specific requirements must be followed first and foremost, before any regular requirements for attesting documents. 

Note! If country-specific requirements apply to your degree, apply as early as possible since it increases your chances to have enough time to supplement your application in case something is missing.

Please check if your degree awarding country is listed below and then follow the given instructions. 
 

Off­shore cam­puses

If your academic qualification was completed at an offshore campus, please follow the country-specific instructions for the country where the main university is located or accredited.

Stud­ies com­pleted at mul­tiple in­sti­tu­tions, e.g. trans­fer stud­ies, top-up de­grees etc.

If your academic qualification was completed at different institutions, for example, you transferred between institutions or your qualification is a top-up degree completed at different institutions, you need to follow all the applicable country-specific instructions when submitting the educational documents covering all the studies leading to your academic qualification.

 

1. Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA

If you have completed or are completing a degree in one of the above mentioned countries, an official transcript of records must be submitted to Hanken by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The transcript of records must come to Hanken directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. Hanken only accepts official transcripts of record. It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records.

2. Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine

If you have completed your degree in one of the above mentioned countries, you must submit a copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.  Copies of the apostille-verified original documents must then be officially certified by a notary public. The copies submitted must carry the notary public’s original stamp on each page and the signature of the certifying officer. Alternatively, the notary public can also use a unifying element, meaning that the pages are attached together in a way that certifies them all; in this case only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer. If you have not yet graduated, you must submit a copy of your official transcript of records. The transcript of records must be officially certified either by the awarding institution or a notary public.

Azerbaijan - The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Belarus - The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus.

Kazakhstan - The original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Russia - The official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records (приложение к диплому) must be verified with an apostille by the authorised body of education of the Russian Federation in your region (Федеральная служба по надзору в сфере образования и науки (Рособрнадзор). Please note that the copy of the official government-granted degree certificate must include copies of both sides of the first page. 

Ukraine - If you have graduted, the original documents must be verified with an apostille by the Information and Image Centre of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport of Ukraine.

3. Japan, South Korea, Taiwan 

If you have completed or are completing your degree in one of the above mentioned countries, an official transcript of records must be submitted to Hanken in an envelope that has been sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document can be sent to Hanken by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

4. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

If you have completed your degree in one of the above mentioned countries, you must submit an officially certified copy of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript.

5. Bangladesh

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Bangladesh, you must submit the education documentation awarded by your university. Degree certificates, transcripts, mark sheets and result cards must always be awarded by the main university or a college that has a degree-awarding status. Educational documents granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted. You must submit a separate transcript, mark sheet or result card awarded by your university indicating each attempt to complete a course as well as the years. A consolidated statement of marks is not accepted. Please note that the degree certificate and transcript of records must be officially certified (attested) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, more specifically by the Consular and Welfare Wing. Each page of the transcript of records and the degree certificate must carry the original stamp and signature of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. Further information can be found on the Ministry’s website (www.mofa.gov.bd).

6. China

Degree certificate:

Submit an officially certified copy of your degree certificate to the Hanken Admissions Office and also upload it with your application. The copy must be certified with the awarding institution’s original stamp and an original signature of the certifying officer. If the degree certificate was issued in Chinese, an official translation into English must also be submitted. Please note that we require the copy of your degree certificate in Chinese even if your institution also issues them in another language in addition to Chinese.

In addition (If you are not already submitting the CHESICC report), you must submit your degree certificate to the CDGDC (China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center, 教育部学位与研究生教育发展中心) for verification. Request the CDGDC to submit the verification report of your degree certificate to the following email address: masters@hanken.fi

Further information can be found on the CDGDC website.
 

Transcript of records:

Submit an officially certified copy of your final/latest transcript of records to the Hanken Admissions Office and also upload it with your application. The copy must be certified with the awarding institution’s original seal and an original signature of the certifying officer. If the transcript of records was issued in Chinese, an official translation into English must also be submitted.

In addition, you must submit your transcript of records to CHESICC, (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center) for verification (if you are not already submitting the CDGDC report ). Request CHESICC to submit the verification report of your transcript of records to the following email address: masters@hanken.fi

Further information can be found on the CHESICC webpage.
Note that the Chinese New Year holiday season may affect the processing of your documents and therefore you must have your documents verified and delivered by the CDGDC and CHESICC well in advance. No exceptions to the deadlines will be made.

 

You must submit a verification report by CHESICC (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center) OR CDGDC (China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center). The verification report must come to Hanken directly from CHESIC or CDGDC both in Chinese and English.
Please request CHESICC or CDGDC to submit the report to Hanken Admissions Office at: masters@hanken.fi or use Digitary-service when delivering the report

7. India

If you have completed or are completing your degree in India, an official transcript, mark sheet or result card indicating each attempt to complete a course as well as the years must be submitted to Hanken by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document must come to Hanken directly from the awarding institution. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. Hanken only accepts official documents.

If your university or college in India is unable to send the transcript, mark sheet or result card to Hanken, please request that the attested documents be placed in an officially sealed envelope with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. Have the envelope returned to you to forward to Hanken. The official transcript, mark sheet or result card must in this case be attested by the Controller of Examinations or the Registrar’s Office, and the envelope must be sealed with the attesting office’s stamp across the back flap.

Transcripts, mark sheets and result cards must be awarded either by the main university or a college (autonomous or affiliated). It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with a transcript of records (or mark sheet or result card).

Degree certificates must always be awarded by the main university. Degree certificates granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted. The copy of the degree certificate must be officially certified and can be submitted by the applicant.

8. Iran

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Iran, copies of the educational documents must be legalized by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Embassy in Tehran. Official translations of educational documents must be certified by the Ministry of Justice. Copies of copies will not be accepted. All the copies must have the original stamp given by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Embassy in Tehran.

9. Nepal

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Nepal, an official transcript, mark sheet or result card indicating each attempt to complete a course as well as the years must be submitted to Hanken by the awarding institution. The envelope must be sealed by the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. The document must come to Hanken directly from the awarding institution and cannot be sent by the applicant. Please note that regular photocopies are not sufficient, even if they are sent by the awarding institution. Hanken only accepts official documents.

If your university in Nepal is unable to send the transcript, mark sheet or result card to Hanken, please request that the attested documents be placed in an officially sealed envelope with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap. Have the envelope returned to you to forward to Hanken. The official transcript, mark sheet or result card must in this case be attested by the Controller of Examinations or the Registrar’s Office, and the envelope must be sealed with the attesting office’s stamp across the back flap.

Transcripts, mark sheets and result cards must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status, and documents granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted. It is acceptable if the envelope contains other official documents awarded by the institution (e.g. degree certificate and diploma supplement). However, no other enclosures can be submitted with the transcript of records (or mark sheet or result card).

Degree certificates must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status. Degree certificates granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted. The copy of the degree certificate must be officially certified and can be submitted by the applicant.

10. Pakistan

If you have completed or are completing your degree in Pakistan, you must submit the education documentation awarded by your university. Degree certificates and transcript of records must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status. Educational documents granted by affiliated colleges will not be accepted.

The degree certificate and transcript of records must be certified (attested) by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Each page of the transcript of records and the degree certificate must be stamped and signed by the HEC. All copies must carry an original stamp by the HEC. Copies certified before September 20, 2009 are not accepted, as the copies must be verifiable from HEC’s online service.

Further information can be found on the HEC website (www.hec.gov.pk).

For studies staring in August 2022, Hanken offers admission through rolling admission for 60 new students:

  • 40 to Marketing and Management (Vaasa)
  • 2 to Humanitarian Logistics (Helsinki)
  • 9 to International Strategy and Sustainability (Helsinki)
  • 9 to Marketing (Helsinki)

Hanken's process for admission:

1. Applicant fills in the application and encloses high quality copies of their degree certificate, transcript of records, copy of passport, copy of language test result, copy of GMAT/GRE test result (test-taker's copy) and all other demanded enclosures. Translations are needed for all documents (if not in English, Swedish or Finnish).

  • Send in your application after you have completed and received scores for the required tests (language, GMAT/GRE). Hanken cannot process applications without being able to verify the required test scores. If the GMAT/GRE test score cannot be verified (or GPA when applicable*), then the process ends and the applicant is asked to apply again once he/she has a valid test score from a GMAT/GRE aptitude test (or GPA, when applicable*). Hanken will not verify language test scores without first being able to verify a GMAT/GRE test or GPA (when applicable*)
  • We recommend that you should already have graduated as a BSc before applying, to ensure hat you have all the needed documents for your application. You can apply if you haven't graduated yet, as long as you graduate by the 31 July, before studies starting in August that same year. Note that Hanken only evaluates courses visible on your transcripts of records, thus we cannot take into account courses that you will complete after sending in your application.

2. Applicant submits the application once it is complete. The application has several questions and requires a lot of enclosures.

3. Hanken processes the application and checks all the uploaded documents and might contact the applicant if any questions arise. Hanken reserves the right to ask the applicant for officially certified copies of degrees, transcripts and translations already at this stage.

  • If the applicant has not submitted a copy of a GMAT/GRE* test result or a language test result, the applicant's application will not be processed, until the applicant submits copies of the test results.

4. If the applicant is eligible for admission, they should receive an e-mail within 14-21 days with a conditional offer of admission.

5. The applicant accepts the offer of admission (note the Principle of accepting only one offer of admission) and pays the mandatory annual student union fee and possible tuition fees within 14 days.

6. The applicant sends in their educational documents by post to Hanken, according to country specific requirements. The documents have to arrive at Hanken at the latest on 31 July, before studies starting in August that same year.

7. Once the fees have been paid and documents have been sent in according to country specific requirements, the offer of admission is no longer conditional.

8. The Orientation Days in August are mandatory, and your original BSc degree (in paper) will be checked then.

* Applicants who have attained their BSc from one of Hanken's partner universities do not need to take a GMAT/GRE test in case they have a GPA of at least B+ US scale/4 out of 5 on the Finnish scale.