LingDig welcomes you
The Master’s Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities (LingDig) invites our newly admitted students starting their studies in autumn 2023 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 2022 to 4 Jan 2023) 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.

Greetings from the programme’s director 

The staff and students warmly welcome you to the Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities! We are excited to meet you and see where this programme will take you. You are arriving from all around the world, and we find that delightful! Our programme is a nice mixture of international and Finnish students so you will surely make friends here.  
In our programme, you will grow into a colleague of us teachers and that is the way you will be treated: an equal. You are welcome to call the teachers by their first name - they might even find it odd if you don’t! You will also have a bunch of student-colleagues with you right from the start, so you’ll build a strong network in no time. Our tutors will help you with a soft landing in Helsinki and at the university, and I can assure you that soon Helsinki will feel like home.   
The Faculty of Arts is at the very center, the heart, of Helsinki. The main building of the university is next to the Helsinki Cathedral and opposite the Government Palace of Finland. You will find UniSport, the biggest gym in the city center, several UniCafes and the beating heart of student life within walking distance of the lecture halls.   
Welcome to beautiful and cozy Helsinki and to one of the top 1% universities in the world! And welcome to our easy-going LingDig community!  
Best regards,  
Mathias Creutz, Programme's Director  

Your studies

During the autumn semester there is only one mandatory course for students in all study tracks: Introduction to Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities. On this course, you will work together with all first-year students of the programme and you will also create your personal study plan (HOPS) with the responsible teacher. 

As for the other courses and elective studies, you have a lot of freedom to choose courses from your own as well as the other LingDig study tracks. Remember to check the prerequisites of each course you would like to take from Sisu, the online platform where you will register for courses and create your own study plan. This online tool will be introduced to you during orientation week. 

You will find everything you need in the Studies Service for students. For example, the structure and scope of the programme shows how the programme is built and what studies can be included per study track. Remember to choose academic year 2023-24 to get the latest information.

Orientation and tutoring 

The teaching of the academic year 2023-24 officially starts on 4th Sept 2023, but you should take part in the orientation activities for the new students that take place the week before (during week 35 starting as of 28th Aug).

During these days, you will learn more about the University of Helsinki and the practices related to the LingDig programme. You will also be assigned a tutor who will guide you in the first weeks, e.g. give support with administrative matters and introduce you to the university campuses and facilities.

The detailed schedule and information concerning your orientation and tutoring will be published in the Instructions for students in the summer.

Get acquainted with the students 

Check out testimonials from our students!

If you have questions on your upcoming studies at the University or about student life in Helsinki, you can chat with our student Ida-Lotta or with other University of Helsinki students. You can also read the blogs written by the students.

Student organizations organize many events for students. They are an excellent place to meet new people also outside of your own field: 

  • Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) advocates for better student life and supervises the interests of students in the Finnish society. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for important news and events. 
  • Orbis ry is a student organization for international students in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Theology. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.  
  • ESN Student Network University of Helsinki is a great place to find other students with an international mindset. You don’t have to be an exchange student to participate in their events. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook. 
  • Humanisticum is the faculty organization for the students of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki. They organize a variety of get togethers from parties to career events. They also supervise the interests of the Faculty’s students at the university. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook. 
  • Aspekti is the student organization for linguistics students. Everybody is welcome to join the events regardless of the major. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook. 
  • Intelligenzia is the student organization for cognitive science. Everybody is welcome to join the events regardless of the major. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook. 
UNITalent Pro­gramme

International students in the Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities (LingDig) can apply to the UNITalent Pro­gramme. It is designed to support international students in building professional networks in Finland and to gain insight into field specific working life. Students take part by attending monthly group meetings with hosting organisation for a period of three 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 regarding the content of the programme, courses or studies, please contact Metsätalo Student Services.