After you apply (Application for Master's Programmes in English)

After you apply

The application period for the International Master’s Programme at the University of Helsinki starting in autumn 2019 closed on January 11, 2019, at 15.00 EET (local Finnish time).

Did you apply? What happens after you have submitted your online application?

Minimum requirements

Admission Services of the University of Helsinki checks that your application and the application enclosures (supporting documents) meet the minimum requirements.

The minimum requirements are:

  • You have demonstrated your language proficiency in time and according to the requirements of the Master’s Programme.
  • You have sent the required educational documents in time and according to the given instructions.
  • The degree indicated as the grounds for application makes you eligible to apply to the Master’s Programme.
  • You have sent any possible additional documents required by the Master’s Programme.

When submitting your application form, you received a confirmation email.  Read it carefully as this email lists all the required application enclosures together with the final deadline for providing any application enclosures.

Please note that if you have submitted more than one application, you receive separate email notifications for each application.

If needed, you may supplement your application enclosures until January 25, 2019, 15.00 o’clock (local Finnish time). Please note that this is the final deadline. No enclosures provided after this deadline will be accepted or processed.

Make sure that you send all the requested application enclosures within the given timeline and that they meet the requirements defined by the Admission Services and the programme you are applying to. Pay special attention to possible country-specific requirements and note that regular uncertified and electronically unverifiable PDF’s of your educational documents sent by email are not accepted. Read more about application enclosures.

The application enclosures are processed by the Admission Services in the order of arrival. When your enclosures have been processed, you will receive an email notification about the status of your application (complete or incomplete).

If any of the enclosures do not meet the set requirements, the status of the application is incomplete and you must provide the required enclosures within the set deadline (January 25, 2019, 15.00 o’clock (local Finnish time).

Please note that it may take us more than one week to process your enclosures once they have arrived. Therefore, depending on the arrival dates of your documents, you might receive the email notification after the deadline for providing application enclosures. In this case, it is not possible to supplement the application anymore.

The University of Helsinki is not responsible for any of the service provided by courier services or other 3rd parties or any delays or damage caused by them.

Admission Services of the University of Helsinki evaluates the eligibility and authenticity of your educational certificates. This includes, among others, contacting your previous educational institution and the language test organiser. Any malpractice will be reported to your home institution and the appropriate authorities.

Academic evaluation

If your application and the application enclosures meet the set minimum requirements, your application will proceed to academic evaluation.

In the academic evaluation, your application is reviewed according to the admission criteria of the Master’s Programme. You will find the admission criteria of the programme that you are applying to in the Studyinfo online portal. If e.g. an interview, a portfolio or a preliminary assignment is part of the evaluation process, it is noted separately in the admission criteria.

In the academic evaluation, the applications are ranked and only the best applicants are admitted.

If you have applied for a scholarship, your scholarship application is evaluated by the Scholarship Committee.

Admission results

You will be informed of the admission results personally by e-mail no later than April 12, 2019. The email is sent to the email address that you have given on the application form.

You can also find the information about the results by logging into your My Studyinfo –service.

If you are admitted to the University of Helsinki, you will receive instructions about the further actions to take in order to start your studies.

Summary of dates and timelines

11 Jan 2019, 15:00 EET - Application period ended and the online application system closed.

25 Jan 2019, 15:00 EET - Deadline for arrival of the required application enclosures. These are listed in the confirmation email that you received after submitting your online application.

Feb - March 2019 - Admission Services at the University of Helsinki evaluates the eligibility and authenticity of your educational certificates and language tests. If your application and enclosures meet the minimum requirements, they will be sent for academic evaluation and reviewed according to the admission criteria of the Master’s Programme (as stated at Studyinfo.fi). The applications will be ranked and the best applicants will be admitted. Also the scholarship applications are evaluated by the Scholarship Committee.

12 April 2019 - By this date, you will be informed of your admission results by a personal e-mail to the address that you have given on the application form. In the e-mail, you also receive detailed instructions about further actions you need to take. You can also find basic guidelines in the in­struc­tions for those who have ap­plied.