The admission results (application round from 1 Dec 2021 to 12 Jan 2022) have been sent to the applicants by email. The results can also be found in the My Studyinfo -service.
Congratulations! You have made an excellent decision in choosing the University of Helsinki. I am happy and honoured to welcome you to our academic community.
The past years have shown the significance of research-based knowledge and universities in solving global crises. At the University of Helsinki, one of the world’s top 1% research universities, our aim is that you also gain skills and courage that contribute to finding sustainable solutions for global challenges.
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. As sustainability expertise is a basic skill for future professionals, we also offer a multidisciplinary sustainability course for all our students.
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, it is important to take care of your health and wellbeing. Ask for help whenever you feel overwhelmed. Support is available for students. I also strongly encourage getting involved with our numerous student organisations. Extracurricular activities are an integral part of your study experience providing social networks and boosting competences needed in life: curiosity, social skills, grit and resilience.
The University of Helsinki and our community have been building the future and changing the world for more than 382 years – let’s continue to do so together!
Welcome to the University of Helsinki!
Rector of the University of Helsinki
Start your journey at the University of Helsinki and ensure your student place by taking the following steps:
If you are an international student:
If you deferred your admission in 2021 and wish to begin your studies in 2022:
Get prepared for your studies
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.