Submit the following enclosures with your application:
Instructions concering the enclosures:
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. The graduation date/date of award stated on the certificate needs to be no later than 31th July the same year as offered admission.
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:
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
The transcript of records must include:
Name of course units
Completion time of study units
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.
Translations of educational documents
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.
An official translation must be one of the following:
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.
Instructions for the CV enclosure
Refugees or applicants with comparable status
If you are a refugee or asylum seeker or have a refugee-like status in Finland and cannot prove your eligibility for higher education by documentation, you still apply for admission.
You are required to provide reliable explanation of the qualification that gives you eligibility to apply, additional information on the lack of requisite documentation as well as an official decision on your refugee status (decision on being granted asylum or a residence permit based on need for international protection or a certificate of a pending application for asylum). You must submit a copy of this decision to the Admission Services before the deadline for submitting application attachments has ended. You must also submit an application like all other applicants and prove that you fulfill the language requirement for admission and attend required tests. Hanken can also request the applicant to attend an entrance exam or similar. The university will determine the applicant’s eligibility based on the additional information provided by the applicant.