The admission results for our International Master's Programmes from the application round between 1 Dec 2020 and 15 Jan 2021 have been sent to all applicants at the latest on 16 April 2021 to the email address given on the application form. The results can also be found by logging into the MyStudyinfo –service.
Congratulations! You have made an excellent decision in choosing the University of Helsinki. I am both happy and honoured to welcome you to our academic community.
The past year demonstrated how the world can change in an instant. It also showed the significance of research and universities in solving global crises. Research-based knowledge is needed now more than ever.
Also at the University of Helsinki, one of the world’s top 1% research universities, our aim is to build a better world with the power of knowledge. In our multidisciplinary Master’s Programmes, you learn and interact with world-class scholars. You become a specialist in your field with the capability of understanding broad interdisciplinary topics and perceiving causalities. You gain skills and courage that contribute to finding sustainable solutions for global challenges together with experts representing a range of fields.
However, your education should not be limited to book learning. Bildung, one of our most important values, also comprises mental maturity, open-mindedness and empathy. Bildung is about behaving with human decency.
In addition, your studies should boost the basic skills required in the new millennium: curiosity, social skills, grit and resilience. I strongly encourage you to get involved with our numerous student organisations. Extracurricular opportunities are an important part of your study experience.
Although the future is uncertain, knowledge, learning and education provide us with the momentum to serve as drivers for change. I hope that in the course of the next academic year we can slowly return to our campuses and change the world together.
Welcome to the University of Helsinki!
Rector of the University of Helsinki
Start your journey at the University of Helsinki and ensure your study place by taking the following steps:
If you are an international student:
*The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) provides information on the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on their operations and services on their website. They also publish weekly updates on the processing queue for applications for a residence permit for studies.
The University of Helsinki continuously monitors the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and takes measures following the instructions by the authorities. Our top priority is always the health, welfare and safety of our students and staff. You can follow the coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki on the University website.
It is understandable if the current circumstances cause uncertainty when it comes to your future studies. Therefore, we have put together a page with coronavirus (COVID-19) related questions and answers for admitted students. It is updated when new information is available.
Academic freedom is highly valued and a capability to study independently is required at the University of Helsinki. However, you will not be left alone. Many helping hands and events will guide you through the start of your studies.
Would you like to know first-hand what our students think about studying at the University of Helsinki? Or how is student life or housing in Helsinki?
Chat directly with our students to get answers to your questions (but please note that for questions related to the admissions you should contact the Admission Services).
The blog posts on the chat platform are also a great way to get an overview of student life in Helsinki.
Our active community of students, the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY), advocates students’ interests both at the university and in society. They organise benefits, services and events so that you as a student can focus on the most important part: studying and student life.
Extracurricular opportunities are an important part of your study experience. Luckily, more than 250 student organisations operate within the Student Union (HYY). Whatever your interests are, you are likely to find like-minded people and the right activities for you.
The oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, the University of Helsinki, has since 1640 played a major role in the development of the Finnish cultural life and welfare state. Today, we seek solutions to problems that affect everyone.
As one of the world's top 1% research universities, we believe that the power of knowledge can change attitudes, people and society – for a better world.
How is the city of Helsinki for students? What's special about studying in Finland and what are the quick facts about the country? What do you need to take into consideration when planning a budget for your studies in Finland? Check out the information for international students on our website.
Do you have questions? You can contact the Admission Services at the University of Helsinki. We are there to support you.