Deliver your certificates

All certificates must arrive at the Sibelius Academy Admissions Office no later than 30 January 2019 at 3 pm (Finnish time). Submit your certificates with your application form via the Studyinfo portal (as a .PDF file). N.B.! For the programmes that are a part of the Separate Application procedure, the deadline for language certificates is, however, not until 31 May 2019 at 3 pm (Finnish time)!


All applicants are required to deliver:

  • A certificate of your prior education. Certificates for an unfinished education or degree qualification need not be submitted in the initial application stage. You must submit a copy of your certificate after you graduate, but no later than 8 July 2019 at 3 pm (Finnish time). If you have completed your education outside of Finland, Sibelius Academy might ask for a clarification of the educational system in the country in question and the level of completed education in this system.
  • A certificate demonstrating your command of the language of instruction used in the programme you're applying to. If you demonstrate sufficient language skills through previously completed studies, the degree certificate or its supporting document must clearly state the language in which said studies were completed.
  • If you apply to study in English, we need a possible document (f. ex. a passport copy) which shows that you are entitled to exemption from tuition fee. Without this document, you will be considered as required to pay a tuition fee.

The certificates must state your current name and the degree programme / main subject / main instrument they relate to. If the certificates are not in Finnish, Swedish, or English, you must submit a translation of the certificate by an authorised translator in one of these languages.


If you are a are refugee or in a refugee-like situation and are unable to submit documentary evidence of your qualification, you may still be deemed eligible to apply. You must have an official statement of refugee status from the authorities (a decision on refuge or residence permit on the basis of protection). You must submit a copy of the aforementioned decision to the admissions office no later than 30 January 2019 at 3 pm Finnish time.