Transferring Studies Completed in Finland

Information about how to transfer studies completed in Finland.

If you wish to transfer courses from a Finnish institution of higher education, Hanken usually transfers the course's credits and the equivalating grade to your transcript of records. Note that transfering grades is not automatic, and that not all courses can be transferred.

To your application you have to enclose:

  • an official, stamped, original transcript of records from the University/University of Applied Sciences where the course you want to transfer is visible
  • a copy of the course's description (can be copied from the other university's homepage)

Depending on the studies you wish to transfer, there are different aspects you need to consider when applying for transfer of credits: 

Before you take a course you think is equivalent to a specific course offered at Hanken at another university in Finland, contact the examiner for the course at Hanken to make sure that is the case. Then the course will appear on your transcript as if you had completed the course at Hanken (the name of the course and course code).  

Apply for transfer of credits for a course equivalent to a course at Hanken by:

1. Filling out and sending in the application for transferring credits

2. Handing in your original transcript of records in the black mail box by the Student Service Desk in Helsinki or in the post box marked Studiebyrån in reading room 124 at the first floor in Vaasa.

If the course you have taken at another university in Finland is not equivalent to a course at Hanken but within a subject taught at Hanken, you can apply to have the credittransferred within the subject. The course will be listed as a transferred course under the subject on your transcript.

Apply for transfer of credits for a course within a subject taught at Hanken by:

1. Filling out and sending in the application for transferring credits

2. Handing in your original transcript of records in the black mail box by the Student Service Desk in Helsinki or in the post box marked Studiebyrån in reading room 124 at the first floor in Vaasa.

If the course you have taken at another university or in a polytechnic in Finland is not equivalent to any course at Hanken and not within any subject taught at Hanken you can apply for transferring it as freely elective studies. Example: Chinese language, Psychology or Health Sciences. You can also transfer a whole minor, if you have completed at least 25 cr within a study module or single subject at another higher education institution in Finland.

Apply for transfer of credits for a course in a subject that is not taught at Hanken by:

1. Filling out and sending in the application for transferring credits

2. Handing in your original transcript of records in the black mail box by the Student Service Desk in Helsinki or in the post box marked Studiebyrån in reading room 124 at the first floor in Vaasa.