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

The University of Helsinki and the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) have gathered this list of useful hints and the most important sources of information for house hunters.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to tuition fees.To these students he University of Helsinki offers scholarships. The scholarships can be awarded also to students in their second year of Master’s studies. Funding options will range from full scholarships to partial and cost-of-living grants.

To apply for University of Helsinki scholarships you must first apply for one of University's Master's programmes. Remember that the application deadline for both programmes and scholarships is the same.

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Applications for scholarships will open in December 2016.

If you have any questions or require more information about scholarships at University of Helsinki, please send an email to:

  • Year institution founded: 1640
  • Total enrolled: 35000
  • Men to women ratio: 9:16

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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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!

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