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Atmospheric Sciences

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year 15,000 EUR
  • Duration 2 years
  • Program type Master's
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date September

Program Overview

What the University of Helsinki says about their program:
"The six study lines are as follows:


Aer­o­sol phys­ics
Aerosol particles are tiny liquid or solid particles floating in the air. Aerosol physics is essential for our understanding of air quality, climate change and production of nanomaterial"

Admissions requirements

The application period to our international programs is in December every year.

IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing) TOEFL 92 (no less than 22 in writing) TOEFL PBT 580

CAE / CPE CAE Pass levels A, B or C CPE Pass levels A, B, C or level C1 certificate

PTE Academic 62 (no less than 54 in communicative skills)

You are required to submit a degree certificate and a transcript of records for the degree that you have indicated on the application form as the basis of your application.

If your degree contains studies completed at different institutions, for example top-up studies or transfer studies, you must submit officially certified educational documents that cover the whole duration of your studies. Additionally, if you have gained direct access to an advanced level in your degree, you must submit educational documentation covering the previous studies.

Please note that different country-specific instructions may apply if the studies were completed in different countries.

The degree certificate should include the name of the institution awarding the degree, the date of issue, the name of the person to whom the degree certificate has been issued, and which title or degree the person has been awarded.

Ap­ply­ing be­fore gradu­at­ing

If you are graduating during or after the application period, you are only required to submit your transcript of records and the expected date of graduation should be given on the application form. If you are admitted to a master’s program, your admission will be conditional until you graduate and submit your degree certificate.

Please note that the name of the degree that will be awarded to you must be mentioned in your transcript of records. If it is not mentioned in the transcript of records, you must submit an official statement from your home institution indicating the name of the degree that will be awarded to you.

If your degree includes course units that you have completed in another institution and the transferred credits are not indicated in detail in your transcript of records, a separate transcript of records regarding the transferred credits must be submitted.

A diploma supplement may be used in place of a transcript of records if the diploma supplement contains the same required information as a transcript of records. Please note that a diploma supplement is only valid when submitted together with the diploma/degree certificate.

Fall Semester (September) Application period: Dec 3, 2018 - Jan 11, 2019 Documents deadline: Jan 25, 2019

Results of application by second week of April.

Funding and fees

The fees for the University of Helsinki master’s programs in English are €13,000, €15,000 and €18,000 per academic year, depending on the program. The fee for Bachelor's program in Science is €13,000 per academic year. In joint programs, the fees may differ from these.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in Finland, are liable to pay these fees.

Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a master's program at the University of Helsinki.

  • Fully funded grant (tuition fee + 10 000 EUR)
  • Full tuition fee grant
  • Study grant (€10,000)

Tuition fees range from €13,000 to €18,000.

The scholarship will be granted for two years. For all scholarships, students are required to study full time (earn at least 55 ECTS per year) to fulfill the requirements of the scholarship. After the first study year, your studies will be evaluated and, depending on your progress, the scholarship will be continued.

The University of Helsinki offers other scholarships for its degree students. You may apply for them during the first and second study year. For example the study grant is a reward for successful first year studies and encourages you to aim even higher in your second year of studies.

The Fulbright Center has a Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award intended for a US student admitted to one of the master’s programs at the University of Helsinki.

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Visa requirements for University of Helsinki

Many international students will require a visa to study in Finland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Finland student visa requirements