Welcome to study Global Politics and Communication
The Master’s Programme in Global Politics and Communication (GPC) invites our newly admitted students starting their studies in autumn 2022 to take a moment to explore this page and get to know us better. Our staff, students and faculty welcome you!

The admission results (application round from 1 Dec 2021 to 12 Jan 2022) have been sent to the applicants to the e-mail address given on their application form. The results can also be found in the My Studyinfo -service.


Dear Incoming Masters Students,

Congratulations on being accepted to the Master’s Programme in Global Politics and Communication (GPC)!  

We are delighted to welcome you into our incoming GPC class of 2022. Remember to accept your offer of admissions following this link to preserve your place in our programme.

We are currently returning to contact teaching, and can report having successfully weathered the pandemic. We are looking forward to working with you in our outstanding, diverse group of incoming students this autumn, and optimistically anticipate a more routine, in-person study environment.

You will receive more practical information about the University of Helsinki from the Admission Services throughout the coming months, but if you have any questions about the contents of our programme ahead of starting your studies, feel free to get in touch directly with me. Personally, I look forward to meeting you during the orientation week and then in our introductory course “Theories of Politics and Communication in the Information Age” in September. Until then, enjoy your summer!

With best wishes,

Dr. S.M. Amadae
Programme Director
Global Politics and Communication

Get to know your fellow students

The student community of the GPC programme includes both Finnish students and international students from all over the world. The University of Helsinki and the Faculty of Social Sciences have an active student community, involving a variety of student organisations and activities.

Kannunvalajat is the student organisation for all students in the Faculty of Social Sciences. CISSI, the Organisation of International Social Scientists, is focused specifically on the needs of international students. There are also subject organisations in Media and Communication Studies (Media) and Political Science (VOO) and a range of other political and social associations and activities.

Learn more about the experiences of our students by reading the student testimonials.

You can also chat directly with our students to get answers to your questions (but please note that for questions related to the admissions you should contact the Admission Services):

The blog posts on the chat platform are also a great way to get an overview of student life in Helsinki.

Orientation and tutoring

The teaching officially starts on 5 Sept 2022, but you should take part in the orientation activities for the new students that take place the week before the teaching starts (week 35 starting on 29 August).

You will be assigned to a tutor group led by a senior student, or student tutor. Your tutor will help with questions related to studying in our programme, give support with administrative matters and introduce you to the university campuses and facilities. This will make it easier for you to start your studies and life in Helsinki. Each student will also be assigned a teacher tutor with whom you can discuss your personal study plan and goals.

The detailed information and schedule concerning your orientation and tutoring will be published in the Instructions for students in the summer. Make sure the GPC programme is selected on the dropdown menu to access the correct information.

Get skills for your career

The degree involves a career skills module for all students, which can include traineeships (subsidised by the University) or working life projects organised together with other organisations.

The international students in the Master's Programme in Global Politics and Communication can apply to the HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme. It is designed to support international students in building professional networks in Finland and to gain insight into local working life. Students take part by attending monthly group meetings with a company mentor for a period of seven months. During the programme, the University Career Services also provides training in career management skills.

Contacts and useful links

If you have questions related to the admissions and accepting your study place, please contact the Admission Services.

If you have questions related to the content of the programme, please contact the director of the programme Dr. S.M. Amadae.

You can follow the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation at the University of Helsinki on our website.