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
- find out if your profession is regulated in Finland and, if necessary, apply to have your professional qualifications recognised by the authorities
- if you apply for a post or a job that requires a university degree by law, apply to the National Agency for Education for a recognition of your qualification.
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.