Welcome new TRANSMEDs
Congratulations to our newly admitted Master’s students starting their studies in autumn 2023! The students, staff and faculty of the Master's Programme in Translational Medicine (TRANSMED) are eager to welcome you to start your studies with us!

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.

Welcome from the programme

TRANSMED programme invites all our prospective new students for studies starting in autumn 2022 to follow this page!

Soon after the publication of the admission results, our student tutors will contact all who have been admitted, admitted conditionally, or placed on a wait list. You will also be invited to some on-line sessions to meet others and get more information of the programme and student life while you are considering your decision concerning the offered study place.

You do not be anxious about the start of the studies or course enrolments in the fall. All new students will get guidance in the planning of the curriculum, selection of courses and enrolment system. You will also receive individual coaching for your personal study plan from the programme director. All new students have secured seats in any compulsory courses during the first term, so you can start your studies efficiently.

The autumn studies start with orientation to the university and to the campus, the dates and times of these events will be informed soon.



Preparing for your studies

If you do not have background in biology or want to brush up your knowledge, you can prepare for your studies with

  • B Alberts, D Bray, K Hopkin, A Johnson, J Lewis, M Raff, K Roberts, P Walter. Essential Cell Biology, 4th or 5th Edition Garland Science.

Later on, you can take an examination on the contents of the book and get study credits to be included in your degree.

Orientation and tutoring

TRANSMED student tutors will contact you soon after you have been informed of admission result to be available for your questions. Tutors will also help you in the accommodation to the faculty, the TRANSMED programme and the survival in Helsinki in general

TRANSMED orientation for all new students starts with a Welcome event on Tue 29 Aug at 9.15 in Biomedicum Helsinki, seminar room 3, Haartmaninkatu 8, Helsinki (Meilahti Campus). This event will be followed by other student support, tutoring and orientation sessions during the same week. Participation in the TRANSMED orientation is compulsory and is part of your curriculum. The enrollment to first autumn courses can also be completed during the orientation sessions, as the first study period and courses start on 4 September, 2023.

Read more about the events on the Orientation and tutoring-pages

Get to know our students

Get insight into the TRANSMED studies from the stories and testimonials of our students.

What do our students think about studying in the TRANSMED? How is student life or housing in Helsinki? For questions about studying in the programme and student life in Helsinki, you can chat directly with some of our students to get answers (but please contact the Admission Services for questions related to the admissions):

Impactus ry is a student organisation for translational medicine students in Meilahti campus. You can follow Impactus ry on social media:

UNITalent Programme for international students

International TRANSMED students 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 related to the content of the programme, please contact the Programme Director Tiina Immonen.