At the University of Helsinki, we believe that the power of thought can change attitudes, people and society - for the world. However, we cannot do this alone. Explore our degree programmes with teaching in English and join us in our efforts to bring hope for the globe. To keep updated about all the application dates and processes, subscribe to our Admissions Newsletter.
At the University of Helsinki, the scope of the International Master's Programmes is 120 ECTS credits to be completed with two years of full-time study. You learn from the best in their field and get a solid foundation for postgraduate studies. Visit the programme websites for more information or find out how to apply.
A multidisciplinairy academic community
The University of Helsinki is Finland’s largest and oldest academic institution. Since 1640, it has contributed to the establishment of a fair and equal society that is considered the best in the world according to a number of indicators. Today, this multidisciplinary academic community solves problems that concern all of us, also on the global scale. A community of 40,000 students and employees is diversely open, comprehensively quality conscious and joyfully serious. Together we create solutions that will shape the future of our planet and all of humanity.
The University of Helsinki is the only Finnish university to consistently rank in the top 100 of international university rankings. There are approximately 18 000 universities in the world.
Chat with our students
An easy way to get some insight into the study life at the University of Helsinki is to chat with our student ambassadors. Go to the chat page and see if you can find an ambassador that can help you. There are also blogs about living and studying in Helsinki. There are even some housing tips if you have already decided that your are definitietly coming to Helsinki.
Free for students from the EU/EEA
Students from EU and EEA countries study for free at the University of Helsinki. Non-EU/EE students pay a tuition fee of 13000, 15000 or 18000 euros per year depending on the programme. There is a scholarship programme for the tuition fee paying students.
When to apply for studies
Our International Master's Programmes only have one intake per academic year from the beginning of December to early January. Find out more about our Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral programmes and when to apply. If you are considering a student exchange at the University of Helsinki, you can find the application periods in the Instructions for students - For exchange and visiting students.
Study in Finland
There are many reasons to study in Finland: an excellent educational system, a safe, clean and livable city. Helsinki is a unique combination of urban culture, the Baltic Sea and the forest in the Central Park, all within a couple of kilometers. Take a closer look at what Helsinki has to offer you!
Do you dare to learn some Finnish?
English works fine everywhere in Helsinki, but do you accept the challenge to learn some Finnish? Brace yourself because it’s not easy, but you are going to find it very rewarding!
Have you ever met a Finn? Finns are masters of self-deprecating humor and regularly rip on themselves for being shy and introverted. Finnish people also love to tell tales and test the listener if they buy everything they are told. On the Visit Finland webage you can read more about the Finns.