About University of Helsinki


There are thousands of universities in the world, and the University of Helsinki is proud to be constantly ranked among the top one hundred best universities. According to the latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the University of Helsinki retained its position as the best multidisciplinary university in the Nordic countries. We are better than 99.9% of the rest, so by studying with us you can become one of the best too!

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Do you have a dream of becoming one of those researchers who get cited? By studying with us you will get to participate in our top-notch research during your studies! The quality and amount of research is what makes the University of Helsinki stand out from the crowd. At the University of Helsinki all teachers participate in research, and some of our best scientists are also our best teachers.

This year the University of Helsinki improved its standing in a very important component of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings: the citation index of its publications. This reflects the high standard of the publications produced by our researchers in a great way!

Regarding what is likely to be the main goal in your life, studying at the top ranking university gives you numerous opportunities in your professional life. The University of Helsinki has an immaculate reputation and education received here is highly valued anywhere. A degree earned at a reputable institution makes seeking employment much easier.

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Courses at University of Helsinki

There are 34 courses listed from University of Helsinki. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Scholarships at University of Helsinki

Be 1* of the best scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's programme at the University of Helsinki.

*We are among the top 1% of the world's research universities because University of Helsinki is ranked among the top 100 best universities. By studying with us, you too can become one of the best!

Find the Master's programmes through the Degree Finder. The next application period for international Master’s Programmes opens in December 3rd 2018 and ends in January 11th 2019 for studies starting in August 2019.

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Accommodation Information for Students

The University of Helsinki have gathered the most important information for house hunters. For the international degree students there is housing reserved on behalf of the university to make sure housing will be available.

Please note that there are separate housing quotas for Master’s degree students and exchange students.

Study Abroad Information

Exchange studies are available also for students in the international Master's programmes.

Fast Facts about University of Helsinki

The Helsinki University Library  – the largest multidisciplinary university library in Finland – operates on campuses and online. The four campus libraries and the joint services of the library are responsible for the information and library services for research and learning at the University of Helsinki.

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The library is open to all and it offers equal access to the sources of scientific information.


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Thinking about studying in Finland? Nearly 90% of our international students recommend the University of Helsinki for other bright minds. Find out why!

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