Welcome to the Faculty of Arts!

This page concerns degree students only. If you are an exchange or visiting student, please see the page Exhange Studies.

You will find the contact persons for international students at the departments here. As a student of the Faculty of Arts, you also can contact the Student Services of the Faculty of Arts at any point in your studies if you have study-related questions.

Student Services of the University of Helsinki provides information to all university students about student discounts, study grants, international exchange programmes, open university studies etc. They can also issue you your official Certificate of Student Status or your official Transcript.

Check out also the University's website for new students.

You can also find the Student Services of the Faculty of Arts on Facebook!

New international students should begin their studies here with the Orientation Course because the orientation course is organized to offer students a smooth start to their studies.

The Orientation Course for new International Master´s Degree students starting their studies from the Autumn semester 2016 will start on Wednesday August 31, 2016 and last until the evening of Friday September 2, 2016. However, a variety of events and activities you can take part in are organized by the student tutors and the Master´s Degree Programmes/subjects throughout the whole week, both during the daytime and in the evenings.*

* Your student tutor will contact you by email in August with more information.

Wednesday August 31, 2016:

All new international MA degree students start their orientation course with the Faculty of Arts Orientation for new Master's degree students (in English): From 16.00 (4.00pm) to 18.00 Venue: Main Building, Auditorium XIV (Entrance from the Senate Square).

Orientation programme organized by your student tutor including a session in the computer class where new students will be taught how to use the most common electronic platforms used in the University of Helsinki, including registration to courses in WebOodi.

The Welcome Fair is open from 10am to 5 pm (see Thursday).

Thursday September 1, 2016:

Orientation programme organized by your student tutor.

Your student tutors will take you to the Welcome Fair of the University of Helsinki (UH). The Welcome Fair is open from 10am to 4pm. At the Welcome Fair you can, e.g. get your UH user account activated. So have your ID and cash with yourself for e.g. lunch.

From 3.00 pm to 5 pm Study Info for new international students of the Faculty of Arts opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (professor Arto Mustajoki whose 375 humanists page is available here). Venue (NB! The Venue has been changed to a bigger lecture hall!): Metsätalo Building (address: Fabianinkatu 39/Unioninkatu 40), lecture hall 1. At the end of the study info there is time to ask questions from the staff member keeping the info.

Friday September 2, 2016:

Orientation programme organized by your student tutor and your discipline / department.