A decision by the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) on the recognition of the level of the degree as equivalent to a tertiary level degree completed in Finland must be attached to the application if the degree on which the application is based has been completed outside Finland.
You do not need a decision on the recognition of the degree you have completed outside Finland if you have completed the tertiary level degree in a Nordic country (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark or Iceland) and the degree you have completed is at least three years in scope and you are a citizen of one of the Nordic countries. However, if the degree you have completed belongs to the field of Social services and health, or if – based on the degree you have completed – you are seeking qualification as a so-called general subject teacher, a decision on the recognition of your degree is required even if the degree had been completed outside Finland in one of the Nordic countries.
EDUFI is responsible for decisions regarding the eligibility conferred by foreign qualifications for positions which in Finland require specific education or a university/University of Applied Sciences degree of a certain level. A certain level of education is required e.g. for teaching positions. Without the decision on recognition, your application cannot be considered.
If you have already received the decision and need guidance, please contact us by email and attach a scanned copy of the decision to your message.