How to apply

Here is your roadmap to the application process. The online application for Master's programmes is accessible from  December 3, 2019 to January 10, 2020. As soon as possible, you should make sure that you satisfy the language requirements and that you have collected and authorized your application documents. When the application period starts, complete your registration on portal and fill in the application. Submit all items in time to meet the deadline.

The online application for Master's programmes is accessible from December 3, 2019, to January 10, 2020. The University of Helsinki has only one intake of students per year for the International Master's Programmes (graduate level).

General instructions for Master's Studies: How to apply

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to tuition fees. Please check the FAQ of the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees.

Please note that there are no tuition fees for:

  • exchange students
  • PhD students
  • citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and those who have a permanent residence status within the EU and EEA.

Read more about tuition fees at the University of Helsinki.


University of Helsinki offers scholarships for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. These scholarships can also be awarded to students in their second year of Master’s studies. Funding options range from full scholarships to partial and cost-of-living grants.

To apply for University of Helsinki scholarships, you must first apply for one of the University's International Master's Programmes. Remember that the application deadline for both is the same. You apply for an International Master's Programme and the scholarship at the same time on the same application form. There are no separate scholarship application forms.

Read more about the scholarship programme and who is eligible.