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Contact information:

Faculty office:
Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor
Faculty of Arts
P.O. Box 3
00014 University of Helsinki

Phone: +358 (0)294 1911 (exchange)
Fax: +358 (0)2941 23100
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Studies - New students


Welcome to the Faculty of Arts!

This web page is dedicated to new international students of the Faculty of Arts.

As a student of the Faculty, you can contact the Faculty's Student Services at any point in your studies if you have study-related questions. Each department and/or subject at the Faculty of Arts has at least one person who is responsible for counselling international students e.g. in questions concerning study rights, course choices or registration to their courses.

Student Services of the University provides information to all university students about student discounts, study grants, international exchange programmes, open university studies etc. They can also issue you a certificate of attendance or an official transcript.

Check out also the University's website for new students. You can find the Orientation Handbook for the academic year 2014 - 2015 online here. You will receive a hard copy during the orientation week.

You can also find the Faculty's Student Services on Facebook!

Getting Started

New exchange students and visiting students arriving for the spring semester 2015

Exchange and visiting students should begin their exchange/visiting period here with the Orientation Course because the University of Helsinki organizes orientation course to offer students a smooth start to their studies. Students also receive one (1) ECTS point for participating in all parts of the course and for completing the orientation questionnaire in time.

The Orientation Course for exchange and visiting students will be held on January 8-9, 2014.

Thursday, January 8th

  • 10.00-11.00 Faculty of Arts orientation meeting
    The Orientation Course will start with the Faculty's orientation meeting where you will get information to get you started with your study period and meet your student tutor. Venue: Auditorium XIII (street address: Unioninkatu 34, 3rd floor), enter the University Main Building from the side of the Senate Square (see the picture).
  • The Welcome Fair is open from 10 am to 5 pm. Your student tutor will take you to the fair after the Faculty orientation. At the Welcome Fair you can, e.g. get your user account activated and arrival certificate signed (this applies to all Erasmus students and others whose home university requires it). So have your ID and cash with yourself for e.g. lunch .
  • Orientation programme organised by your student tutor

Friday, January 9th

  • 10.00-11.00 Faculty of Arts Info session on studies
    Venue: Auditorium XIII (street address: Unioninkatu 34, 3rd floor, the University Main Building).
  • Orientation programme organized by your student tutor including a session in the computer class where new students will be taught how to use the most common electronic platforms used in the University of Helsinki, including registration to courses in WebOodi.

Updated on November 27, 2014/ NT


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