Russia is an important player in today’s world. In the future, there will be an increasing need for expertise in Russian culture, politics, and society in a variety of fields, in both national and international arenas.

The Master’s Programme in Russian Studies (MARS)* at the University of Helsinki is a two-year multi- and interdisciplinary programme, which will help you think globally. We focus on Russia as a vital actor in globally-shared challenges.

Find out more about the programme structure, content and courses from the link below.

*As of 1 Aug 2023, the programme expands into the Master's Programme in Russian, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies (MAREEES).

Basic information
Scope of studies and length 120 ECTS credits, 2 years
Degree level Master
Language English
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens) 13 000 EUR
Application period Begins: 01 Dec 2022 at 08:00 (UTC+2) Ends: 04 Jan 2023 at 15:00 (UTC+2)
How to apply

The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admission requirements, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. The online application form is open only during the application period. The admission requirements for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.