International joint degree programmes

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

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

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 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
  • University of Leipzig, Germany
  • University Lille, France (coordinating institution)

More information about the ASC programme.

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
  • University College London, UK (coordinating institution)
  • University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
  • Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
  • University of Tartu, Estonia

More information about the IMESS programme.

The Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Plant Breeding – emPLANT – is a two years Master degree offered by a consortium of five leading European universities in the field of plant breeding, plant biology, seed technology and biotechnology in order to face the challenges of global changes such as population growth and climate change.

The objective of emPLANT is to remedy to the lack of qualified highly skilled plant breeders on Master and PhD level with a training programme that combines science, management, law, intercultural competence and language skills.

Partner universities:

  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • UniLaSalle Polytechnic Institute, France
  • Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Ege University, Turkey

More information about the emPLANT programme.