Country-Specific document requirements

Once the admission results are published, the admitted applicants are required to submit officially certified (attested) copies of their study documents by the given deadline.

There are additional country-specific document requirements for educational documents awarded in certain countries. The countries and requirements are listed below. Note that the list includes Finland as well.

  • If the country-specific requirement concerns one document only (e.g. transcript of records), the rest of the educational documents (e.g. degree certificate) must be submitted according to the general document instructions. Exact documents requirements are found under the section What does officially certified documents mean?

If your institution uses MyEquals to issue and share educational documents:

Please share your educational documents with Hanken School of Economics through MyEquals.

If your institution does not use MyEquals to issue and share educational documents:

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics only accepts official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Completed degrees

Submit officially certified copies of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics. To get the correctly certified copies of your educational documents, please take the following steps:

  1. First the original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Apostilles issued by other ministries or agencies are not accepted.
  2. Then have a notary public take officially certified copies of the apostille-verified original documents. The officially certified copies must include all pages of the original documents with any text/writing/stamps (including backsides with any text/writing/stamps). The copies 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 all pages; in this case, only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

Incomplete degrees

Submit an officially certified copy of your official transcript of records. The copy of your transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution or by a notary public.

Degree certificates, transcripts of records, mark sheets and result cards must always be awarded by the main university or a college with a degree-awarding status. Educational documents awarded by affiliated colleges are not accepted.

The copy of the degree certificate and transcript of records must be officially certified (attested) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, specifically the Consular and Welfare Wing. Each page of the transcript of records and the degree certificate must carry the original seal and signature of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.

Further information can be found on the Ministry’s website.

Completed degrees

Submit officially certified copies of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics. To get the correctly certified copies of your educational documents, please take the following steps:

  1. First the original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus. Apostilles issued by other ministries or agencies are not accepted.
  2. Then have a notary public take officially certified copies of the apostille-verified original documents. The officially certified copies must include all pages of the original documents with any text/writing/stamps (including backsides with any text/writing/stamps). The copies 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 all pages; in this case, only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

Incomplete degrees

Submit an officially certified copy of your official transcript of records. The copy of your transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution or by notary public. Please follow the regular instructions for officially certified copies.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Electronic transcript

If your institution can send your official transcript to Hanken School of Economics through an electronic transcript service, please use that service to submit your transcript of records. Please see here for more information about electronic transcript services.

Paper transcript

If your institution does not use electronic transcript services, your official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Degree certificate

You are not required to submit a separate copy of your degree certificate if your transcript of records confers the degree and includes the following information:

  • name of the institution awarding the degree
  • title/name of the degree
  • name of the student
  • date of award of the degree

Degree certificate:

Apply to CHESICC (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center) or CDGDC (China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center) for a verification report of your degree certificate in English. Request CHESICC  or CDGDC to submit the verification report of your transcript of records to the following email address: masters@hanken.fi. Also upload the verification report in English and a copy of your degree certificate with your application.

If you have not graduated by the beginning of the application period, you do not need to submit a verification report or a copy of your degree certificate when applying.

Take into account the processing times of CHESICC and CDGDC and start the verification process well in advance. For further information, please visit the CHESICC website and the  CDGDC website.

 

Transcript of records:

If your degree is awarded in mainland China, a verification report of your transcript of records in English by CHESICC (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center) is required. This requirement concerns also applicants with an incomplete degree. Apply to CHESICC for a verification report of your transcript of records in English. Request the CDGDC to submit the verification report of your degree certificate to the following email address: masters@hanken.fi. Also upload the verification report in English with your application.

Take into account the processing time of CHESICC and start the verification process well in advance. For further information, please visit the CHESICC website.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Complete degrees

If you can access and share your transcript through Oma Opintopolku, you should add the link in your application form in order for Hanken to electronically verify your educational documents. If you do not have access to your educational documents through Oma Opintopolku, you need to submit officially certified copies of your educational documents according to the regular instructions concerning officially certified documents.

Incomplete degrees

Add the link to your transcript in Oma Opintopolku in your application. After you have graduated, send a copy of your degree certificate and transcript to masters@hanken.fi.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services of the University of Helsinki in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Degree certificate

Degree certificates must be awarded by the main university. Certificates or copies issued by colleges are not accepted.

An officially certified copy of the degree certificate must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics. The officially certified copy can be sent by the awarding institution or by the applicant.

Transcript of records

Transcripts of records must be awarded by the main university or an autonomous college.

The official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the awarding institution or by the applicant.

The official transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp and signature of a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at the university. The envelope must be sealed with the attesting office’s stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

If your degree is awarded in Iran, the copies of your official transcript of records and degree certificate must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran and the Embassy of Finland in Tehran. All the copies must have the original stamp given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran and the Embassy of Finland in Tehran. Copies of the certified documents will not be accepted. Official translations of educational documents must be certified by the Ministry of Justice.

Original transcripts issued in English by the university are accepted if the transcript arrives in the university’s sealed envelope. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap to indicate that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp are not accepted. You can send the sealed envelope yourself to Hanken School of Economics.

The documents need to be submitted as hard copies by postal mail, courier service or delivered in person.

Electronic transcript

If your institution can send your official transcript to the Hanken School of Economics through an electronic transcript service, please use that service to submit your transcript of records. Please see here for more information about electronic transcript services.

Paper transcript

If your institution does not use electronic transcript services, your official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Completed degrees

Submit officially certified copies of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics. To get the correctly certified copies of your educational documents, please take the following steps:

  1. First the original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Apostilles issued by other ministries or agencies are not accepted.
  2. Then have a notary public take officially certified copies of the apostille-verified original documents. The officially certified copies must include all pages of the original documents with any text/writing/stamps (including backsides with any text/writing/stamps). The copies 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 all pages; in this case, only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

Incomplete degrees

Submit an officially certified copy of your official transcript of records. The copy of your transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution or by a notary public. Please follow the regular instructions for officially certified copies.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Degree certificate:

Degree certificates must be awarded by the main university. Certificates or copies issued by affiliated colleges are not accepted.

An officially certified copy of the degree certificate must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics. The officially certified copy can be sent by the awarding institution or by the applicant.

Transcript of records:

Transcripts of records must be awarded by the main university. Documents issued by affiliated colleges are not accepted.

The official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the awarding institution or by the applicant.

The official transcript must be certified with an original stamp and signature of a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at the university. The envelope must be sealed with the attesting office’s stamp across the back flap to indicate that the envelope has not been opened.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

If your institution uses MyEquals to issue and share educational documents:

Please share your educational documents to Hanken School of Economics through MyEquals.

If your institution does not use MyEquals to issue and share educational documents:

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Degree certificates and transcripts of records must always be awarded by the main university or a college with degree-awarding status. Educational documents awarded by affiliated colleges are not 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.

Further information can be found on the HEC website.

Completed degrees

Submit officially certified copies of the official government-granted degree certificate and transcript of records (приложение к диплому) to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics. To get the correctly certified copies of your educational documents, please take the following steps:

  1. First the original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the authorised body of the Russian Federation in your region.
  2. Then have a notary public take officially certified copies of the apostille-verified original documents. The officially certified copies must include all pages of the original documents with any text/writing/stamps (including backsides with any text/writing/stamps). The copies 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 all pages; in this case, only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

 

Incomplete degrees

Submit an officially certified copy of your official transcript of records. The copy of your transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution or by a notary public. Please follow the regular instructions for officially certified copies.

 

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement.

Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admissions Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Completed degrees

Submit a copy of the official degree certificate and transcript of records to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics. To get the correctly certified copies of your educational documents, please take the following steps:

  1. First the original educational documents must be verified with an apostille by the Information and Image Centre (Інформаційно-іміджевий центр) of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Міністерство освіти і науки України). Apostilles issued by other ministries or agencies are not accepted.
  2. Then have a notary public take officially certified copies of of the apostille-verified original documents. The officially certified copies must include all pages of the original documents with any text/writing/stamps (including backsides with any text/writing/stamps). The copies 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 all pages; in this case, only one page must carry the notary public’s original stamp and the signature of the certifying officer.

Incomplete degrees

Submit an officially certified copy of your official transcript of records. The copy of your transcript of records must be either officially certified by the awarding institution or by a notary public. Please follow the regular instructions for officially certified copies.

Electronic transcript or HEAR report

If your institution can send your official transcript to Hanken School of Economics through an electronic transcript service, please use that service to submit your transcript of records. Please see here for more information about electronic transcript services.

Paper transcript or HEAR report

If your institution does not use electronic transcript services, your official transcript of records or HEAR report must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records or HEAR report must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records or HEAR reports; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records or HEAR report.

Electronic transcript

If your institution can send your official transcript to Hanken School of Economics through an electronic transcript service, please use that service to submit your transcript of records. Please see here for more information about electronic transcript services.

Paper transcript

If your institution does not use electronic transcript services, your official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics in a sealed envelope by the awarding institution. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not accepted.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp or seal across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted. 

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.  

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.

Degree certificate

You are not required to submit a separate copy of your degree certificate if your transcript of records confers the degree and includes the following information:

  • name of the institution awarding the degree
  • title/name of the degree
  • name of the student
  • date of award of the degree

An official transcript of records must be submitted to the Admission Services at Hanken School of Economics i in a sealed envelope. The envelope can be sent by the applicant or by the awarding institution.

The transcript of records must be certified with an original stamp of the institution and an original signature of the certifying officer. The envelope must be sealed with the awarding institution’s official stamp across the back flap, indicating that the envelope has not been opened. Envelopes sealed with a generic stamp, such as one stating “sealed”, are not accepted.

Hanken School of Economics accepts only official transcripts of records; for example, unofficial transcripts of records or copies issued for the student’s personal use are not accepted. Please note that regular photocopies of certified documents are not accepted, even if sent in a sealed envelope.

It is acceptable if the sealed envelope contains other official documents issued by the transcript awarding institution, for example a degree certificate and a diploma supplement. Besides these, no other enclosures can be placed in the envelope with the transcript of records.