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Equivalence of qualifications

There are no official databases or directories on the equivalence of qualifications gained in different countries. Ask the authorities or an educational institution in the relevant country about the equivalence of your qualifications.

Foreign academic qualifications in Finland

Before you start practising your profession or jobseeking in Finland

If you wish to continue your studies in Finland, apply for the right to study in a Finnish educational institution or university. The educational institution or university will decide whether to grant you the right to study and on the accreditation of prior learning.

The website Studyinfo.fi has information on courses of study.

The equivalence of a Finnish qualification abroad

You can find out about the equivalence of your Finnish qualification in your destination country by referring to the instructions provided by the authorities.  If you are going to pursue post-graduate studies abroad, follow the instructions provided by your educational institution. 

You can use the European Qualifications Framework to compare qualifications gained in Europe.

Further information on the Qualifications Framework is available from the Finnish National Agency for Education.


Text edited by: Suomi.fi editorial team
Updated: 3/31/2020