674 new international master’s students from 66 countries – welcome to the University of Helsinki!

Student admissions for the international master’s programmes beginning in autumn 2018 have been completed. A total of 44 students received the University’s scholarship.

A total of 674 students have been admitted to the international master’s programmes launching in autumn 2018. They represent  66 different nationalities. 

“We’re happy to welcome students from so many different parts of the world, as our goal is a genuinely multicultural environment. Students from different backgrounds enable an excellent dialogue that can help us understand and solve the world’s problems,” says Sari Lindblom, vice-rector for academic affairs.

"Our goal is a genuinely multicultural environment", says Sari Lindblom, vice-rector for academic affairs

The University of Helsinki’s international master’s programmes received a high number of applications this year. A total of 2,946 applications were submitted – an 83% increase from the previous year. The University has managed to regain high applicant interest after last year’s dip.

Scholarships enthusiastically applied for 

The University of Helsinki grants scholarships to students from countries outside the EU or EEA area to cover their tuition fees and cost of living.

Of the applicants, 58% were from such countries and they accounted for 39% of admitted students.

A total of 1,452 scholarship applications were submitted, and 44 students, representing 17 different nationalities, received them. A scholarship for an individual student is between €10,000 and €28,000, depending on which scholarship or scholarships have been granted.

“We awarded more scholarships this year than in 2017. We hope that this will help us attract talented students from around the world for our master’s programmes. The actual sum spent on the scholarships will not be known until the summer, once we know which students accept a study place,” says Lindblom.

The scholarships were divided equally among different degree programmes.

Link to a previous release on the topic:
Number of applicants for the University’s international master’s programmes almost doubled

Further information:
Sini Saarenheimo
, head of services, Admissions Services, sini.saarenheimo@helsinki.fi, tel. +358 50 448 0840