University of Helsinki
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- Helsinki, Finland
- University type: Public
- Rank: 87
Program types Master's degrees
Programs total 33
Acceptance rates 45%
International Students 1872
Study abroad at the University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest academic institution in Finland. It has a student and staff population of 40,000, and is made up of twelve faculties including arts, education, law, medicine and science. It also has several research-oriented institutes and research networks.
The University has four main campus sites all in and around the city of Helsinki. Their main campus is located in the city center, with further campuses in Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki. The campuses include a number of state of the art facilities, including the National Library of Finland, which is the foremost research library in Finland.
The Student Organization (StudOrg) offers a program of events including regular parties, excursions and sports. The students' union also arranges events for students, and it comprises of more than 250 organizations including academic and recreational clubs.
Why study at the University of Helsinki?
- Highly ranked
The University is the most highly ranked university in Finland (QS World University Rankings 2019)
- Leading research
Only Finnish university to be a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU)
Life as an international student
The University of Helsinki is a diverse institution that encourages applications from international students. All new students from overseas take part in an orientation week, which is a great opportunity to get to know the campus and the city of Helsinki. You’ll also be assigned a tutor student who’ll help you settle in and get started with your studies.
Students studying at the University of Helsinki can take advantage of more than 250 student organizations. International students at the University are encouraged to get involved in clubs and societies outside of the classroom to help you settle into life in Helsinki.
Accommodation is available to international students, and the University can help you find safe student housing in the city.
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University of Helsinki programs
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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.
Postgraduate tuition ranges from €13,000 - €18,000 depending on the program
- 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.
University of Helsinki
Yliopistonkatu 4, 00100
Helsinki, the capital of Finland and one of the most liveable cities in the world, is a safe, modern and compact. Everything is right at your doorstep; The cool urban culture and events, the beautiful green areas and wild nature.
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