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Enclosures

Enclosures

This information do not apply to the admission to our International master’s degree programmes; see instructions for enclosures to the international master’s degree programmes.

During the application process, you might be asked to submit enclosures to certify your language skills or your prior education. You can find information about which enclosures you are required to submit in the application form and in the information about eligibility on our programme specific website.

All enclosures and copies should be certified.

Certified means that two adults sign the copy and thereby verify that the copy is authentic. A member of your family cannot certify the copy. In the case of an international qualification, we kindly ask that you contact the institution who issued the certificate and ask them to verify the copy.

How do I submit enclosures to my application?

  • Scan or take a photo of your original document. Make sure that you scan or photograph all parts of your document and that the copies are clear and readable.
  • An attachment can be max. 1GB. Upload your enclosure in one of the following file formats: PDF, JPG or PNG.
  • Collect all parts of one document (for example a degree certificate) in the same file.
  • Name your file according to this: documentname_lastname_firstname. For example degreecertificate_yourlastname_yourfirstname.
  • Upload your document to the application form before deadline. Keep an eye on your e-mail in case we ask you to supplement your enclosures. Remember to also check your e-mails spam filter.
  • If we ask you to supplement your enclosures after the deadline for uploading them to you application, send your enclosures to us at studinfo@abo.fi or mail the enclosures to us.
  • All foreign enclosures should be certified.

Upload enclosures directly to your application form at studyinfo.fi. You need to upload your enclosures by the deadline stated in your application. Applicants that have the right to supplement their enslcourses after deadline need to send them to us at studinfo@abo.fi or by mail:

Åbo Akademi Univeristy, Student service desk
Tavastgatan 12
20500 Åbo, Finland

First joint application to higher education

Second joint application to higher education

  • Please note that all applications to our programmes made during the second joint application are made to our Swedish speaking programmes. These programmes require knowledge of Swedish.
  • Deadline for submitting language certificates are 7.4.2021 at 15.00 (Helsinki time). For further information about exceptions, see our enclosures website in Swedish.

Applicants to our undergraduate programmes

  • All undergraduate (bachelor level) programmes at Åbo Akademi University are taught in Swedish.
  • Deadline for submitting enclosures is 7.4.2021 at 15.00 (Helsinki time). For further information about exceptions, see our enclosures website in Swedish.
  • If you have written a Finnish matriculation examination in Finland in 1990 or later you need not send in a copy of your degree certificate to us as we receive all Finnish matriculation exam results from 1990 onwards electronically via studyinfo.fi.
  • If you have completed a vocational degree in Finland (yrkesexamen) in 2018 or later you need not send in a copy of your degree certificate to us as we receive information about your degree electronically via studyinfo.fi. In addition, older vocational degrees might be available electronically.
  • You can check the availability of your degree yourself, by logging in to mystudyinfo.fi and selecting My completed studies.

Exceptions:

  • Enclosures that are part of the DIA-application (Diplomingenjörsantagningen) should be sent to Aalto
  • Enclosures that concern an application to the bachelor level in Economics and Business Administration (ansökningsmålet i ekonomi) should be sent to the University of Eastern Finland (Östra Finlands Universitet)

Applications via ÖPU

  • If you are applying through Öpuleden the deadline for submitting enclosures is 28.5.2021 at 15.00 (Helsinki time).
  • Deadline for supplements is 28.5.2021 kl. 15:00 (Helsinki time).

Applications as a transfer student

Nordic applicants

    • If you are a Nordic applicant the deadline for submitting enclosures is 7.4.2021 at 15.00 (Helsinki time).
    • If you complete your studies that give you eligibility to apply in spring 2021, you need to supplement your application with a certified copy of your degree certificate as soon as it is available, but at the latest 18.5.2021 at 15.00 (Helsinki time).

Applications to our master’s degree programmes taught in Swedish

  • You can upload your enclosures yourself to the application for until 7.4.2021 at 15.00 (Helsinki time).
  • You can supplement your application with enclosures of studies you complete after 7.4.2021. Send us your enclosure supplements to studinfo@abo.fi or by mail.
  • Deadline for supplements is 28.5.2021 kl. 15:00 (Helsinki time).
Applications received after the application and incomplete applications are not considered in accordance to the law (förvaltningslagen 434/2003)

Updated 4.11.2020