Welcome to Study Neuroscience
The Master’s Programme in Neuroscience 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 by logging into your My Studyinfo -service.

Greetings from the programme

Congratulations for being accepted to the Master’s Programme in Neuroscience! 

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Helsinki at the end of August! 

The fall term begins with the "Cellular Physiology” course on September 4th. After this course, you can select to continue on a study tract that focuses more on Neuroscience or Cell and Systems Physiology by selecting courses obligatory in the specific study tract.

The “Methods and Trends” course, held on Wednesdays throughout the autumn term, acquaints students with researchers and research groups working in the field of the Master's Programme in the Helsinki region, and introduces job opportunities they could offer.

Other courses offered during the first autumn semester include:

The final course schedule will be published during the summer months. Meanwhile, you can have a look at the preliminary autumn course schedule in the preliminary syllabus for the academic year 2023-24 and the full programme curriculum (select Academic year 2023-24 and the relevant Study track).

This Prezi presentation compiles key information from several websites in a visual format.  

Meet our students

In the autumn, you get to meet the current neuroscience students. In the meanwhile, you can chat directly with some of our students if you have questions about studying in the programme or student life in Helsinki. If you have questions related to admissions, please contact the Admission Services.

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

Find out what the students in the Master's Programme in Neuroscience have to say about their studies, career plans and paths as well as life in Helsinki by checking out the student and alumni stories.

MNeuro student organization GangLion

Introducing the VERY newly established student organization of the Master’s Programme in Neuroscience: GangLion, a group of highly proactive and motivated students who are determined to make a positive impact on the campus and beyond. GangLion organises all sorts of professional as well as informal events in a low-threshold, relaxing environment and you are most welcome to join! GangLion’s mission is to offer an opportunity to connect, get inspired and inspire others. Come and meet us latest on the Pre-Orientation Day in August and immerse yourself in this big adventure as part of the MNEURO family!

Orientation and tutoring

The teaching officially starts on 4th Sept 2023, but you should take part in the orientation activities for the new students that take place during the week before (29 Aug-1 Sept). The MNeuro-specific orientation meeting is planned to take place on Wednesday, August 30th at the Viikki Campus, Biocenter 3.

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 concerning the orientation and tutoring will be published in the Instructions for students in the summer.

Your campus

As a student in the Master's Programme in Neuroscience, the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the Viikki campus will be your home base.

Helsinki Think Company brings together students, researchers and people interested in entrepreneurship. One of their workspaces is at the Viikki campus offering free co-working spaces, boot camps, idea accelerator programmes, hackathons, mentoring and a community of like-minded individuals.

UNITalent Pro­gramme

International students in the Master's Programme in Neuroscience 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 about the content of the Neuroscience programme, please contact katri.wegelius@helsinki.fi.

Also, if you are eager to read something before the courses start to brush up what you have learned before or perhaps broaden your knowledge with something new, please contact Katri to discuss this further.