FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES - 致学生家长和亲属
Welcome, parents and families of the University of Helsinki students!
The parents of a student have a very important role when choosing a place for studying abroad. For parents to support their child in making the right decision, it is essential to receive correct and reliable information on the institution. Below, we have collected some aspects of the University of Helsinki we feel are the most important ones when choosing the future institution.
Welcome to the University of Helsinki – Rector Jukka Kola
There are thousands of universities in the world, and the University of Helsinki is proud to be constantly ranked among the top one hundred. We are better than 99.9% of the rest, so by studying with us, you too can join the ranks of the best.
The foundation of science and applied research is high-quality basic research. Top research is also key to the sustainable well-being of humankind. Many of our Master's programmes are linked with research efforts that are crucial to the world's future. At the University of Helsinki, we are educating our students to change the world.
Students will benefit from one of the cornerstones of our education reform. Students at the University of Helsinki become top researchers well prepared to find employment in Finland and beyond. Our graduates are specialists in their fields who can identify and understand broad topics, as well as manifold interrelationships and their consequences. They have the drive and the ability to solve major global problems.
We offer new students a warm welcome to our campuses in Helsinki! We look forward to welcoming your son or daughter to the University of Helsinki.
Kind regards, Jukka Kola
Rector of the University of Helsinki
Why choose University of Helsinki?
OUR UNIVERSITY – BETTER THAN 99,5%
The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. Through the power of science, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640.
WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT
The University of Helsinki is famous for research excellence and home to some of the most talented researches from across the world. Research at the University of Helsinki is truly multidisciplinary – breaking boundaries and generating new insights of great global value.
We’ll give our students the skills needed to address tomorrow’s questions today. People gather here at the University of Helsinki to make the world a better place. Many of our master’s programmes are linked to research efforts that are crucial to the future of humanity.
University of Helsinki operates on four campuses in Helsinki and in 9 other localities in Finland. The University’s 11 faculties are home to many departments. Furthermore, the University accommodates several independent research-oriented institutes, multidisciplinary research networks and campus units, as well as units attending to duties of a national authority.
GRADUATES SUCCEED ON THE LABOUR MARKET
The University of Helsinki has an immaculate reputation and the education received here is highly valued anywhere. It makes sense to study; especially, a degree earned at a reputable institution makes seeking employment much easier. According to the survey by the University of Helsinki Career Services, the university education improves not only theoretical skills in the chosen field but also analytical and systematical thinking as well as information retrieval expertise and problem solving skills. All these are in great demand on the labour market.
EXCELLENT STUDENT SERVICES
The University of Helsinki offers excellent services for international students. A competent and friendly staff helps the student at every step from the application process and tutoring towards the graduation.
Members of our Student Union get numerous discounts and inexpensive student meals in student restaurants and cafés. Student housing is provided by a non-profit organisation Hoas. For arriving students, Hoas offers rooms in shared apartments and studios as well as family apartments and friend apartments. The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) provides general, mental and oral health care services for students of the universities and other institutions of higher education. The FSHS promotes students' health, wellbeing and ability to study as well as the capacities they need to be able to study.
SAFE SURROUNDINGS AND A TOLERANT ATMOSPHERE
We are very well aware of the fact that safety is one the key elements when choosing a university. Studying abroad is truly a giant step, and a lot of serious thinking and planning is needed before making the decision. Safety is also significant from the point of view of successful studies. Finland is a very safe country and one of the best countries in the world to live and study in. Helsinki is a safe city, apartments are well maintained and the public transport network is excellent. A city full of events, culture and services, Helsinki is a rapidly growing city that likes to welcome people of all sorts. The location of the Finnish capital is optimal as part of the Nordic region that borders Russia, is close to the Baltic markets and offers fast flight connections to Asia.
ADMISSION AND FEES
What are the costs of university study? Beside annual tuition fees, the other costs to account for include accommodation, transport and living costs. The University of Helsinki awards scholarships to its top students. The scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's programme at the University of Helsinki.
VISITING UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
We greet visitors from all over the world. The University of Helsinki’s Think Corner is a meeting place for research, the public and society located in the heart of Helsinki. Think Corner welcomes everyone to see, hear about and experience university research. We look forward to seeing you at Think Corner.
As the parent of a current or prospective student you may have many questions about the education and overall experience. If you have any further questions you are always welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.