Country-specific document requirements

Australia

If your degree was awarded in Australia, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Bangladesh

If your degree is awarded in Bangladesh, the copies of the degree certificate and transcript of records have to be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. Each page of the transcript of records and the degree certificate has to be stamped and signed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. Copies of copies will not be accepted. All copies must have the original stamp given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.

Further information can be found on the Ministry's website (mofa.gov.bd).

Cameroon

If your degree was awarded in Cameroon, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Canada

If your degree was awarded in Canada, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

China (Mainland)

If your degree is awarded in China, the authorized English translation of the official transcript of records must be verified by and sent directly from the China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC, 教育部学位与研究生教育发展中心). This requirement concerns also applicants with an incomplete degree. A Credentials report of your studies must be delivered in English. Credentials report is a document created by the CDGDC and attached to the certified copy of the transcript of records.

You must also submit officially certified copies of your degree certificate and graduation diploma in original language, as well as their official translations. The degree certificate and graduation diploma must be verified by the issuing institution or by a notary public.

Documents to be sent from CDGDC directly to Aalto University Admission Services:
- Official transcript of records in English
- Credentials report in English

Documents to be sent by the applicant along with other application enclosures:
- Officially certified copies of the degree certificate and graduation diploma in original language
- Official translations in English of the degree certificate and graduation diploma

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 well in advance. No exceptions to the deadlines will be made.

Further information can be found on the CDGDC website (www.cdgdc.edu.cn).

Eritrea

If your degree was awarded in Eritrea, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Ethiopia

If your degree was awarded in Ethiopia, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Ghana

If your degree was awarded in Ghana, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

India

If your degree is awarded in India, in addition to the attested copies of your degree certificate and transcript of records, attested copies of individual mark sheets from each semester are required. Official transcripts must be delivered to Aalto University Admission Services in the institution's sealed envelope. If the institution does not re-issue official transcripts or mark sheets, photocopies of the original documents must be attested by the Controller of Examinations or Registrar and delivered to Aalto University Admission services in the institution's sealed envelope. You can submit the sealed envelope yourself with your other application documents to Aalto University.

Indonesia

If your degree was awarded in Indonesia, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Iran

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

Original transcripts issued in English by the university are accepted if the transcript arrives in the university’s sealed envelope. You can submit the sealed envelope yourself with your other application documents to Aalto University.

Ireland

If your degree was awarded in Ireland, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Kenya

If your degree was awarded in Kenya, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Malaysia

If your degree was awarded in Malaysia, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Nepal

If you degree is awarded in Nepal, an official transcript of records must be sent in a sealed envelope directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services.
If your university is not able to send the transcript, please request for the document to be attested by the Controller of Examinations or the Registrar and to be placed in an official sealed envelope. You can submit the sealed envelope yourself with your other application documents to Aalto University. Transcripts or mark sheets attested by persons outside the Controller of Examination or Registrar's Offices will not be accepted.

New Zealand

If your degree was awarded in New Zealand, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Nigeria

If your degree was awarded in Nigeria, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Pakistan

If your degree is awarded in Pakistan, your degree certificate and transcript of records have to be attested by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan. Each page of the degree certificate and the transcript of records must have the original attestation stamp and signature of an HEC official. Copies of copies will not be accepted. The authenticity of the qualifications will be verified with the HEC. Please note that a faster verification process will be applied for academic documents certified by the HEC after February 2009. We therefore urge everyone with older attestations to arrange for new ones.

For more information, please see the HEC website (hec.gov.pk).

South Africa

If your degree was awarded in South Africa, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Sudan

If your degree was awarded in Sudan, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

United Kingdom

If your degree was awarded in the United Kingdom, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

USA

If your degree was awarded in USA, an official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the Aalto University Admission Services in a sealed envelope. The envelope cannot contain any other application documents than the transcript. Transcripts handled or delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

If your degree was awarded in the USA, transcripts sent via Parchment Exchange or in secure PDF format are also accepted. In the latter case, the PDF transcript has to contain the blue certification ribbon and it has to be sent directly from the issuing university's Office of the Registrar to the Admission Services at Aalto University (admissions [at] aalto [dot] fi).

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