Applying to the Bachelor's Programme in Science

University of Helsinki offers one Bachelor's Programme in English, the Bachelor’s Programme in Science. The other undergraduate degrees are offered only in Finnish and/or Swedish.

The Bachelor's Programme in Science has two separate admission processes with different application periods. The correct application period is determined by your previous degree.

Please note that if you must apply in the Admission group 1 on 3 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020, you are ranked based on the total score for two SAT Subject Tests. Make sure to register for the SAT tests in time!  Read more about the dates and deadlines of SAT subject tests on the CollegeBoard website.

The Bachelor's Programme in Science offers an interdisciplinary education that will enable you to work on the cutting edge of exciting basic research and application development in math, physics, chemistry and computer/data science.

Students admitted to the Bachelor’s Programme in Science have the right, after completion of the BSc degree, to continue in one of the nine MSc programmes of the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki.

More information on the programme website.

The Bachelor's Programme in Science has two application periods. The correct application period depends on your previous education. Please note that you cannot select a preferred application period, nor can you submit an application during both application periods.

Have you completed, or will complete by 15 June 2020, one of the following diplomas?

If yes, you are in admission group 2 and must submit your application during the application period between 18 March and 1 April 2020 (application period closes at 15.00 local Helsinki time). The admission is based on the matriculation examination or equivalent.

If not, you are in admission group 1 and must submit your application during the application period between 3 December 2019 and 10 January 2020. The admission is based on the scores of SAT Subject Tests.

You cannot select the application period of your preference although you would have two certificates. For example, holders of the Finnish matriculation examination certificate must always apply during the application period for admission group 2.

Check out the admission requirements and procedures more in detail at Studyinfo, the Finnish national application portal.

When applying to the Bachelor’s Programme in Science, you have to submit all the required documents as instructed and within the deadlines.

Ensure that the required educational documents are correctly certified and can be submitted as instructed by the University of Helsinki.

If your educational documents require translations, use official translators. Also pay attention to possible country-specific requirements.

You need to meet the English language requirements. Find out how to prove your Eng­lish lan­guage skills.

If you must apply in the Admission group 1 on 3 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020, you are ranked based on the total score for two SAT Subject Tests. Make sure to register for the SAT tests in time!  Read more about the dates and deadlines of SAT subject tests on the CollegeBoard website.

Please take into consideration that it might require some time to take a language test or get your educational documents certified. Also, if you need to take SAT tests, you need to register for them already before the application period even starts. Therefore, it is highly recommended to start preparing your documents well in advance.

When the correct application period for you starts, you must submit your application online at the Finnish national application portal Studyinfo. Please note that the online application form is open and can be submitted only during the application periods.

  • Read the application instructions at Studyinfo carefully.
  • Both application processes (Admission group 1 and admission group 2) are separate from the Finnish national joint application admissions process. This means that, if you wish, you can apply for another study place also in the Finnish national joint application process for higher education in spring 2020. Then you may be offered more than one study place. However, you can only accept one study place leading to a higher education degree starting the same term.
  • Complete your online application carefully. The application form is available only during the application period at Studyinfo, on the right-hand side of the page.
  • Once you have submitted your online application form, you will receive a confirmation email. Make sure that you have received the confirmation message within 24 hours of sending the application.
  • Remember to include the required application enclosures to your online application form at Studyinfo or submit them according to the instructions by the application deadline.
  • An applicant who has not proven his or her eligibility by submitting the required enclosures as instructed cannot be admitted to the programme.
  • You can access your online application form and related application enclosure requests at Studyinfo by logging in to My Studyinfo.

Submit your application well in advance. The application period always ends at 15.00 Finnish time, which is also when the online application form at Studyinfo will close.

The applicants are informed about the admission results by email to the address submitted on the application form. The admission results are also available at the My Studyinfo service.

  • The results for the Admission Group 1 (Application period 3 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020) will be published by 17 April 2020.
  • The results for the Admission Group 2 (Application period 18 March – 1 April 2020) will be published by 8 July 2020.

The letter with the admission results will also include information about how to accept the study place. If you are offered a study place, you must accept it no later than 15 July 2020 at 15.00 (UTC+3).

In addition to accepting the study place, you will also have to register as an attending or non-attending student.

However, please remember the one place rule. If you are offered more than one study place, you may accept only one right to pursue studies leading to a higher education degree starting the same term. More information about the provision of one student place.

We have collected answers to frequently asked questions about applying to the Bachelor’s Programme in Science.  We recommend that you go through these questions and answers.

Are you interested in the numbers of applications and admitted students in the previous years? Check out the admission statistics but please note that the Bachelor’s Programme in Science is a relatively new programme. Please note that the first students to this programme were selected in 2019.

Statistics about admissions

If you have any questions, contact the Admission Services at the University of Helsinki or check out the frequently asked questions.

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