Updated on July 14th 2021
The Matriculation Examination Certificate (blue)
A candidate receives a Certificate of the Matriculation Examination following the examination period when all the four compulsory tests have been passed. From autumn 2019 onwards, the certificate is awarded only if, in addition to the above, the candidate has also passed the courses required to Finnish secondary education. The Certificate of the Matriculation Examination shows the compulsory and the optional tests passed, together with their levels and grades. The Certificate of the Matriculation Examination is blue in colour. Note that tests that have been taken to supplement the Examination and tests retaken after the certificate has been awarded are entered on a separate certificate which is brown in colour. These separate certificates are as valid as the original certificate. Together, the certificates attest the full extent of the Matriculation Examination passed by the candidate.
Certificate issued by the Matriculation Examination Board (brown)
If a person who has successfully passed the Matriculation Examination retakes a test that they have already passed in an examination, or supplements their examination, they will receive a separate certificate for this: Certificate issued by the Matriculation Examination Board. The certificate is brown in colour, and it differs from the original Certificate of the Matriculation Examination, but it is as valid as the original certificate.
Extract from the Matriculation Examination Register
If a candidate is taking their examination in the course of several examination periods, they may request an extract from the Matriculation Examination Register showing all the tests that they have taken to date.
Duplicates and translations of certificates
Matriculates can order a duplicate of their original Matriculation Examination Certificate or of their certificate of additional tests. They may also order a translation of their certificate in Finnish, Swedish or English. Duplicates and translations are subject to charge, and their time of delivery from the Board is approximately two weeks. More information about orders can be found on our web page: