Fill in and sign the application form and send it with the required appendices to the Finnish National Agency for Education. The documents needed as appendices are listed in the application instructions.
The Finnish National Agency for Education issues advisory statements on Finnish qualifications for international use. Statements can be issued on completed qualifications which are governed by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland. There is a fee for the statements.
The statement may concern:
• the applicant’s eligibility for higher education studies in Finland,
• the status of the qualification and/or the educational institution within the Finnish system of education or
• the professional rights that the qualification gives in Finland.
Statements are issued in Finnish, Swedish or English.
The fee for a statement
The fee for a statement is € 199,65 including the value added tax according to the Value Added Tax Act. The statement and an invoice will be posted to you.
Alternatives for a statement
You do not necessarily need a statement by a Finnish authority when applying for recognition of your qualification abroad. You can make use of the documents provided by the Finnish educational institution, or the Europass documents, in particular the Certificate Supplement of Diploma Supplement.
If you apply for recognition of your professional qualification in another EU or EEA country, the competent authority of the host country may send questions concerning your professional qualifications to the Finnish competent authority via the Internal Market Information Exchange System (IMI).