Finland is a bilingual country. Therefore, students whose language of instruction at school has been Finnish or Swedish shall demonstrate that they have attained such level of Finnish and Swedish proficiency as required by § 6 of the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies (424/2003).
A student who has successfully completed the compulsory Swedish courses in his/her degree, will have the following text in his/her degree certificate:
The student has acquired the language skills in Swedish required of state officials functioning in a position requiring a higher education in a bilingual office according to the Act (424/2003, 6 §) with a grade of XXX in written language skills and XXX in spoken language skills (grading scale: satisfactory/good). The student has gained such written and oral skills in the obligatory English language required by the degree programme that are necessary for practising the profession and for further professional development (Decree 1129/2014, 7 § 2). The student has received his/her school education in the Finnish language and completed the maturity test in the Finnish language.
The assessment required by the language act is marked as follows:
good competence = 4
satisfactory competence = 2
No credits can be earned for this implementation.