University of Helsinki Finland

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!

Some facts about the University of Helsinki

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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What students think about University of Helsinki

    Flexible and chances to dive deep

    I was positively surprised by flexibility of studies (now I am working abroad and at the same time writing my thesis and participating in Helsinki Law Clinic) and number of courses aimed at developing teamwork. Also, master degree programmes last 2 years which was one of decisive factors for me as against one-year programmes. Two year period provide more chances to dive deep into studies!

Location of University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki main campus location is shown on the map below:

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Scholarships at University of Helsinki

The 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 2019 and ends in January 10th 2020 for studies starting in the end of August 2020.

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Religious Facilities - combined facilities
  • Social Activities
  • Sporting facilities
  • Sporting facilities - Gym

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.

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Facts about University of Helsinki

  • Year institution founded: 1640
  • Total enrolled: 35000
  • Number of Full-time students: 32000
  • Men to women ratio: 9:16
  • Number of academic staff: 4600
  • Number of Professors: 599

University of Helsinki Library Opening Hours

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.

Opening hours

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


University of Helsinki International Links

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

Unsure about moving to Helsinki? Have a chat with one of our students!

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