All graduating students automatically receive an English Diploma Supplement free of charge for international use. The English transcript of records is an essential part of Diploma Supplement.
Diploma Supplement is a personal document on the student´s degree. It has to be stored as the degree certificate. Diploma Supplement does not replace the degree certificate but is an appendix to the degree certificate (and the potential translation of the degree certificate).
The supplement provides information on the university of applied sciences as well as the studies and their level and status in the Finnish education system in accordance with the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014 including amendments). In addition, it demonstrates the position of the completed degree in the National Framework for Qualifications and Other Competence Modules and the European Qualifications Framework.
The purpose of Diploma Supplement is to improve international transparency and fair recognition of higher education degrees especially in Europe. Diploma Supplement does however not guarantee recognition of degrees in other countries.
Tampereen Ammattikorkeakoulu (TAMK) has been awarded a Diploma Supplement Label 2013 - 2016 by the European Commission. The Diploma Supplement Label is awarded to institutions which have shown that they implement the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and the Diploma Supplements (DS) in a correct way.