After you accept the study place granted to you, your studies will begin with an orientation period the last week of August. This period offers basic information about degree structures, the provision of student guidance and supervision, as well as the various opportunities for study. The detailed programme for the orientation period will be published on the Instructions for Students website.
New students will be divided into tutoring groups based on their degree programme. Peer tutors are your travel guides in the academic world, helping you get your studies off to a smooth start. Tutoring acquaints you with your fellow students and provides you with practical advice for commencing your studies.
Tutors will organise activities throughout the orientation period. We suggest you keep your calendar free so that you can attend the events organised for your group.
Students will be assigned to tutoring groups after the first event of the orientation week. If you are unable to attend the event, please contact the tutoring coordinator for your degree programme. You can find their contact information under the following link.
Kumpula Campus, dedicated to research and teaching in the exact natural sciences, is located on a green hill only four kilometres from the centre of Helsinki. The campus website offers handy information, including maps, travel instructions and services, in a single location.
In addition to courses and examinations, student life includes numerous activities and student benefits. Student nations and subject-specific student organisations are excellent places to meet other students. Students also have access to basic healthcare, student housing, sports services (UniSport) and inexpensive student-priced lunch. Other benefits include discounts on cultural events and public transport.
Student organisations provide opportunities for influencing things as well as for finding relaxation. Meet like-minded students and gain social capital for the future! Kumpula is home to more than 10 subject-specific student organisations. Whether you are an astronomer, geologist, Swedish-speaking physicist or something else, you are sure to find an organisation with students of different ages and a host of fun activities. The mailing lists of subject-specific student organisations can also help you get work offers during your studies.
Click the following links to learn more about the different organisations!