New students


As a student at the Faculty of Science, you are part of the largest community of scientific learning in the Nordic countries. Congratulations on a good choice! This page will give you useful information and links to help you embark on your studies as smoothly as possible.


Your studies at the University of Helsinki begins with the Orientation Week. The week includes the Welcome Fair, your faculty’s own orientations meetings and tutoring. You need to take part in all three!

Orientation for the new international students is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to get to know the Kumpula Campus, and to get all the official matters out of the way, while getting to know other international students. During the orientation course you will receive your student number, a computer user account and an e-mail address as well as information on course registration, exams, degree structure, student services, and student discounts. Tutor students will help you with get started with your studies as well as settling in Helsinki.

The orientation program for the new International students at the Faculty of Science will be updated in the Instructions for students.