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Main application round 2022

Application period: 1 November 2021 - 14 January 2022 at 15:00 (GMT +2) 

Specialisations included in the application round: 

  • Business and Management
  • Economics
  • Financial Analysis and Business Development
  • Intellectual Property Law 

Studies start: End of August 2022

Study mode: on site

The application procedure is the same for both international and domestic applicants.

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The bachelor's degree must:

  • be equivalent to 180 ECTS credits or more, i.e. it must be a degree of at least three years of full time studies
  • give access to at least Master's level studies in the country where the degree was conducted.

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.
  • Test Validity: If your language test expires even 1 day before the final application deadline, your language test score will not meet the requirements.
  • 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 will take/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 last date to take the test is 14 January 2022.  It is hence ok, that the actual test result reaches Hanken after the application deadline.
  • 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)

  • The last date to take the test is 14 January 2022.  It is hence ok, that the actual test result reaches Hanken after the application deadline.
  • 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

  • The last date to take the test is 14 January 2022.  It is hence ok, that the actual test result reaches Hanken after the application deadline.
  • 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

  • The last date to take the test is 14 January 2022.  It is hence ok, that the actual test result reaches Hanken after the application deadline.
  • 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

  • Note! The Finnish National Certificate of Language Proficiency YKI test result has to be submitted with your application and hence have to be taken well in advance before submitting the application.
  • Hanken does not accept YKI language tests taken after the application deadline.
  • Your test result will be verified with the test organiser.

As an applicant you must have completed:

  • at least 30 ECTS in subjects relevant for the specialisation or desired track so that the admitted students are able to start studies at advanced level.

NOTE! 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.

Please note that fulfilling the amount of ECTS credits required for a specialisation does not automatically lead to admission of the applicant. It will be decided case by case whether the applicant possesses the knowledge required for studies at advanced level or not. 

All applicants are required to fulfill Hanken's qualitative requirement which consists of either the GMAT or GRE test or an sufficient GPA depending on which group you belong to:

Group 1
 

  • Applicants who are applying based on a degree obtained in an EU/EEA country, Switzerland or who have a degree from Hanken's partner Universities.

 

Applicants who belong to Group 1 need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • GPA is a minimum B on a US grading scale (3.0 out of 5.0 Finnish scale)

You can check if your GPA meets the requirements with the WES World Education Systems online grading scale conversion tool. If there is not an conversion table for your country, Hanken will convert your GPA on a case to case basis.

If the GPA in the degree based on which you are applying does not meet the set requirements, you need take either the GMAT or GRE admission test and obtain the minimum test score requirements as listed below under Group 2.

  • All applicants who belong to Group 1 are required to calculate their GPA (on the grading scales used in their degree) for the studies included in the degree based on which they are applying and state the calculated GPA in the application form.
  • 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.

 

Group 2
 

  • Applicants who are applying based on a degree obtained in a country outside the EU/EEA
     

Applicants who belong to Group 2 need to fulfil the following requirement:

Exempted from this rule are applicants who have conducted the degree based on which they are applying at one of Hanken's partner universities and whose GPAs meet the GPA requirement of at least Grade B (US grading scale). See the info for Group 1 for further instructions on how to fulfil this requirement.

NOTE: The UK belongs to group 2

  • The last date to take the GMAT or GRE test is 14 January 2022. It is hence ok, that the actual test result reaches Hanken after the application deadline.

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.
 

Taking GMAT/GRE tests

  • The last date to take the GMAT or GRE test is 14 January 2022. It is hence ok, that the actual test result reaches Hanken after the application deadline.
  • 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: if your test expires even 1 day before the final application deadline, your language test score will not meet the requirements.
  • 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.

Enclosures to upload with application

You need to submit the following documents electronically with your application:

  1. 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. Official GMAT or GRE test taker's score report (if applicable)
  5. 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
  6. Certificate of English language proficiency
  7. Photo copy of the applicant's passport
  8. Copy of your residence permit if it exempts you from the tuition fee requirement
  9. CV (voluntary attachment)

The motivational questionnaire is part of the application form.
No other enclosures are needed nor will be taken into consideration.

Note! The  application form only accepts enclosures in pdf-format so please remember to have all your enclosures accessible in pdf-format.

 

Enclosures to send via post

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 a degree obtained in an EU/EEA country, Switzerland or at a Hanken's partner University who are exempted from taking the GMAT/GRE test in case 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 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 hard copies of the educational documents are to be delivered to the address below no later than the application deadline 14 January 2021.

Note! If you fail to deliver the required documents within the set deadline, your admission offer will expire.

You can also bring the documents yourself to Hankens reception (opening hours Mon-Fri 8-16) as long as the documents fulfil the country-specific requirements (see below) 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

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

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

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).

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.

Can I graduate after the application deadline? After I have sent in my application?

You can apply for admission even though you have not graduated at the time you submit your application. An admission offer will always be conditional for successful applicants who have not received their degree certificate when submitting their application. Conditionally admitted applicants must submit an officially certified copy of their degree certificate or temporary degree certificate and final transcript as soon as they have obtained them, however no later than the last workday (Monday-Friday) before or on 31 July that same year at 15:00 (GMT +2).

 Read about the requirements and how to deliver the documents under "Required Enclosures" above. If Hanken has not received the documents within the set deadline, the admission offer will be withdrawn. Please note that this means that if you expect to receive your degree certificate after 31 July you cannot apply for admission to Hanken with studies starting that same August.

Applicants who are applying based on a degree obtained in an EU/EEA country, Swizerland or a Hanken Partner University: If you are uncertain whether your final GPA is the required (Grade B or higher / 3.0 on a Finnish 1-5 grading scale) you should take a GMAT/GRE test before the application period ends.

  1. Read all of the information on Hanken's and the application portal carefully. Note that you can only apply to one Master's degree specialisation at Hanken!
     
  2.  Book a time for a language test and the GMAT or GRE test if required.
     
  3. Start collecting the required enclosures in time (check the country-specific requirements!).
     
  4. Complete the application as soon as possible after the application period has started (1 November 2021). NOTE! Submit your application AND deliver your officially certified documents as early as possible - it will increase the amount time you have to supplement your application in case something is missing.
     
  5. Officially certified copies of educational documents are to be delivered as soon as possible, but no later than 1 month after the admission decision. The exact deadline will be notified to admitted students.
     
  6. Remember to check your email (the address that you used in the application form), and also the spam folder regularly!
     
  7. The Admission Team evalutes your general eligiblity (Degree from a recognised instiution, Language requirement and GMAT/GRE test result or GPA and sufficient educational documents) and request you to supplement your application if needed.
     
  8.  Applications which fulfill the general admission requirements are forwarded to academic evaluation at the specialisations which submit their proposals to the Admission Committee. 
     
  9. The Admission Committee compose a common admission proposal based on all academic proposals. The Rector makes the final  admission decision based on this proposal.
     
  10. The admission results will be available in the middle of March 2022. You will be informed by e-mail about the admission results.

Please note that a student may accept only one offer of admission leading to a higher education degree in Finland during one academic term. This rule applies to all higher education (Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees; universities and universities of applied science; separate applications and joint applications).

The selection of students to the programmes is based on a system of numerus clausus (restricted entry). This means that admission is granted on a competitive basis and that applicants might not be admitted even if they are eligible for the programme in question. There will be no discrimination based on age, gender, ethnicity or other similar grounds.

Selection requirements

The selection of students is based on whether or not the applicant meets the general eligibility requirements for studies within the Hanken Master's Degree Programme, as well as on an evaluation made by the academic representatives of each specialisation. The evaluation is based on the following criteria:

  1. The applicant's academic background (75 %) based on the scope, content and success in the previous studies which are relevant for the the intended specialisation or track. GMAT or GRE score is taken into account if applicable.
  2. The applicant's suitability for Master's degree studies at Hanken (25%), based on the applicant's motivation, international profile and how the applicant would contribute to the programme specialisation.

​Admission results

Hanken will notify the applicants of the admission decision via email. The results will be published in the middle of March 2022.

An eletronic letter of acceptance will be sent to the admitted students.

Principle of accepting one offer of admittance

In accordance with the Universities Act, an applicant may only accept one offer of admittance for a higher education degree programme, beginning during the same term in Finland. This principle applies to Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD admissions.

Request for rectification of the admissions results

If an applicant has not beed offered admission and believes that there has been an error in the decision-making process, he or she has the right to request rectification of the decision. Well-founded requests are to be made to the Rector within 14 days of the announcement of admissions results. A request for rectification cannot be sent by email.

What is a request for rectification?

  • Please note that a request for rectification is NOT the same as a request for the reconsideration of an application.

The admission decision is reached after a careful, objective eval­uation of each application by both faculty and administrative staff, and is ultimately approved by the Rector of the univer­sity. The right to request for rectification of the admissions results is designed to protect applicants from being mistreated.

This means that an applicant has the possibility to request for rectification if she/he is not offered admission and if there has been an error in the decision-making process. Note! The process is not a second chance at admission and only justified requests are considered.

If you wish to submit a request for rectification, do as follows:

  1. Write a freely formulated request directed to the Rector.
  2. Fill out the eletronic form for requests for rectification. 
  3. Attach your freely formulated request to the electronic form as pdf-file before submitting the form online.
  4. Submit the eletronic form within 14 days of the announcement of admissions results.