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National Information Centres

Opetushallitus/Utbildningsstyrelsen [ENIC-NARIC Finland]
Finnish National Agency for Education [ENIC-NARIC Finland]

P.O. Box 380
FI-00531 Helsinki
Finland

Phone: +358 29 533 1000
Fax: +358 29 533 1035
E-mail: recognition@oph.fi
Web Site: http://www.oph.fi/recognition
Contact person: Dr. Carita Blomqvist, Counsellor of Education

National education bodies

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö/Undervisnings- och kulturministeriet
Ministry of Education and Culture
Kansallinen koulutuksen arviointikeskus (KARVI)
The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC)

The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) is an independent government agency responsible for the national evaluation of education.

The evaluations of FINEEC cover the education system in its entirety, from early childhood education to higher education.


System of education

Finnish National Agency for Education: Overview of the Education System
Link(s): English
Ministry of Education and Culture
Link(s): Swedish, Finnish

University education

Finnish National Agency for Education: Overview of the Education System
Link(s): English
Ministry of Education: University Education in Finland
Link(s): Swedish, Finnish
Studying in Finland
Link(s): English

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC)

The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) is an independent government agency responsible for the evaluation of education. It carries out evaluations related to education including the operations of education providers from early childhood education to higher education. FINEEC comprises an Evaluation Council, a Higher Education Evaluation Committee and units for the evaluation of general education, vocational education and training (VET) and higher education.

Post-secondary non-university education

Ministry of Education and Culture
Link(s): Swedish, Finnish
Finnish National Agency for Education: Overview of the Education System

Recognised higher education institutions

Ministry of Education and Culture: List of recognised higher education institutions in Finland

Universities of Applied Sciences 

Link(s): Swedish, Finnish
Ministry of Education and Culture: List of recognised higher education institutions in Finland

Universities

Link(s): Swedish, Finnish

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Recognition and International Comparability of Qualifications

Opetushallitus/Utbildningsstyrelsen recognizes the eligibility that foreign qualifications give for civil service posts and positions in Finland. It is the Finnish contact point for international information networks such as the ENIC/NARIC. It is also the National Europass Centre of Finland providing information on the Diploma Supplement and the Certificate Supplement, for example.

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees


In Finland refugees may apply for the recognition of their qualifications for purposes of work or further studies similarly to other applicants that have gained their qualifications abroad. 


Qualifications Framework

Framework


Self Evaluation Report


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Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Opetushallitus/Utbildningsstyrelsen

P.O. Box 380
00531 Helsinki

E-mail: recognition@oph.fi; europassi@oph.fi
Link: English, Swedish, Finnish

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Process of Implementation of the Diploma Supplement

The Finnish Government Decree on University Degrees (794/2004) and for Polytechnic Degrees (497/2004) obliges the higher education institutions to issue a Diploma Supplement intended for international use to a person who has completed a degree. All higher education institutions issue a Diploma Supplement automatically, in English and free of charge to their graduates.

The Education System of Finland, Description of the National Higher Education System

The description of the higher education system for the Diploma Supplements' point 8. has been prepared by the Finnish National Agency for Education and approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Link(s): English