How to Get Started

Faculty Office:
Unioninkatu 37 (P.O. Box 54)
00014 University of Helsinki
Phone +358 294 1911 (University)
Fax +358-2941 24835
E-mail soc-sci[at]

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Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences!

This web page is dedicated to new international students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. We have collected information and links that will help you in getting started with your studies.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the International Coordinator Ms Marianne Järveläinen (e-mail: soc-sci(at), tel. 09-191 24807). You can also contact the International Coordinator personally during fixed office hours on Wednesdays 9-11 or by appointment.


Faculty Office is closed in July

July is a holiday month in Finland, and most of the staff members of the Faculty are on vacation from the end of the June till the beginning of August. Only Admissions Office is open and help the new degree students with registration related issues.



May Carnival at the Faculty of Social Sciences on May 9th, 2014

Faculty of Social Sciences celebrates its traditional May Carnival on Friday 9.5.2014, starting at 14pm in Unioninkatu 37 and its environment. 

We warmly invite the University staff, students, friends and alumna along with all who are interested in social sciences to participate in the festivities.

Carnival programme offers science, speeches, music, sports, networking and other activities with carnival atmosphere in the courtyard of the Faculty, indoors and in the bazaar area. Some of the programme is also in English.


Programme is not complete yet, but it will be updated to our website later.

See the programme later from our website:



Intensive Finnish Language Course in August

University of Helsinki offers an Intensive Finnish course to the new  international master's students of the University of Helsinki in August!

For more information about the course, social programme and applying, please read thepromotional leaflet of the course or visit the homepage of the Helsinki Summer School:



New International Students in Autumn 2014

The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences decided to accept 82 new students to study for the Master's programmes of the Faculty on 7 April 2014. The newly accepted students will start their studies in Autumn 2014.

The competition was hard as 606 applicants submitted their applications to the programmes of the Faculty, and app. 14 % of them were accepted. We congratulate the admitted students!