On behalf of the Board of the Bachelor’s Programme in Science, I am happy to welcome you to our programme at the University of Helsinki! This is an exciting place for a young curious person like yourself to learn more about the different branches of Natural Sciences (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry) before you make a final decision to narrow down your specialisation.
Our programme offers an opportunity to learn in English with the high standards of Finnish education. Our courses are highly research-oriented with enthusiastic teachers from all over the world and all located within the Kumpula campus.
We have hands-on lab sessions in Chemistry and Physics, computer classes for programming and numerous clubs of interest. We practice the presentational and communicational skills to ensure that you have enough transferrable skills by the time you complete your degree.
Our students have a good practice of working together for home assignments, where they are able to help each other or ask questions if something remained unclear in the explanation.
The academic freedom is of high priority at the University of Helsinki. Almost any course offered at the University is available to our students even when it is not a part of our programme. The University is bilingual with Finnish and Swedish being the basic teaching languages, but you may easily also find courses taught in English. Practically all the lecturers and professors speak fluent English. Just come and learn!
The board of the programme includes a students’ representative so that the voice of the students can be heard immediately.
We will always be here for you—also during these exceptional times— to give you a hand when needed, but encourage you to discover your own world the way you like! Stay safe and healthy!
Prof. Flyura Djurabekova
Director of the Bachelor Programme in Science
Professor in Materials in Extreme Environments
Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki