Joint degree programmes

The University of Helsinki offers international joint degree programmes in cooperation with other leading European universities.

Please note that the joint degree programmes have separate application periods and admission procedures than the rest of the Bachelor's and Master's Programmes offered by the University of Helsinki. Check out their programme websites for more information.

ASC – Erasmus Mundus Mas­ter Ad­vanced Spec­tro­scopy in Chemistry

The ASC network aims at preparing students to become experts and develop international skills towards professional industrial careers in spectroscopic characterization of matter and/or doctoral studies.

The two-year ASC programme has reached a high level of harmonization, with a single Master's programme scheme applicable at each partner institution and thus yielding to a better integration into the European scheme.

All successful students receive a multiple degree from the institutions where they attended courses.

Partner universities:

  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • University Alma Mater of Bologna, Italy
  • Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland
  • Leipzig University, Germany
  • University of Lille, France (coordinating institution)
BAES - Bachelor of European Studies

In the 3-year BAES programme, you study the fundamental aspects and values of the European Union as well as European states, institutions and societies. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, you reflect on the role of Europe in the world and master the research skills needed to analyse key issues related to Europe. Through the extensive mobility programme, you get first-hand experience of European environments and cultures.

This joint programme is organised by eight research-intensive universities within the Una Europa alliance. You choose two to three destinations out of eight countries. An optional winter school allows for additional short-term blended mobility. 

Start universities (degree-awarding institutions):

  • KU Leuven
  • Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie

Mobility partners:

  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Helsinki
EnCHiL - Nordic Master in Environmental Changes at Higher Latitudes

High latitude ecosystems and societies are changing at an accelerated rate. Therefore, there is an increasing global need for experts having multidisciplinary training in environmental sciences to help the regions to work towards sustainable development.

The Nordic Master in Environmental Changes at Higher Latitudes (EnCHiL) provides high-quality two-year science education at the highest international level and practical experience within the Arctic region. All successful students receive a degree from the two main partner universities they have attended during their studies.

Main partner universities:

  • Agricultural University of Iceland (coordinating institution)
  • University of Helsinki
  • Lund University

Associated partner universities and institutions:

  • Aarhus University
  • Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
  • University of Oulu
IMESS - In­ter­na­tional Mas­ters in Eco­nomy, State & Society

IMESS is the leading two-year programme in comparative area studies that helps you to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

The graduates have taken leadership positions in distinguished private and public sector organisations (including the IMF, EBRD, Risk Control, banks and financial institutions, diplomacy and media, civil service, self-employment) and many have continued with doctoral studies.

Partner universities:

  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Charles University, Czech Republic
  • University College London, UK (coordinating institution)
  • Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
  • University of Tartu, Estonia
  • University of Belgrade, Serbia