The University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki wants to strengthen its position among the world's leading multidisciplinary research universities and to actively promote the well-being of humanity and a fair society.
  • #67 Ranking
  • 35 Masters
  • 35000 Students


The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world

The University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations.

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki wants to strengthen its position among the world's leading multidisciplinary research universities and to actively promote the well-being of humanity and a fair society.


City Centre Campus for Human Sciences

The City Centre Campus extends around the historical centre of Helsinki. The campus is home to the Departments of Theology, Law, Arts, Education and Social Sciences.

Kumpula Science Campus

The campus houses the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science, Geology and Geography of the Faculty of Science.

Meilahti Campus for Medicine

Meilahti Campus is a functional unity of medicine and health care and the center of internation of top research on medicine.

Viikki Campus for Life Sciences

The multidisciplinary Viikki campus is a remarkable centre of biosciences at the European level.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (15)
Social Sciences (10)
Humanities (5)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Helsinki!



University of Helsinki has a world-class learning environment and our international students are very satisfied with the laboratories, level of research and learning spaces. In addition to choosing a good university, students choose Helsinki as a great place to be.

Helsinki is an exceptionally safe city, and excellent public transportation makes it easy to move between our four campuses and explore Helsinki.University's Sport Services, UniSport offers first-class sports and exercise facilities on all four campuses with affordable charges. UniSport was recently ranked as one of the best university sport services internationally according to International Student Barometer 2014.

  • Helsinki - A Student City

Helsinki is a vibrant city for students. With several higher education institutions in the Helsinki area and 60 000 university students, it is well set up to cater to the needs of students from all walks of life. There are many student activities, services and leisure activities on offer.

By joining in the activities of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki you get to know the city as well as other students. A great help when you need to figure out how to get from point A to point B in the Helsinki Metropolitan area, is the Journey Planner website.

The University of Helsinki operates on four campuses in Helsinki. Apart from the campuses the University also operates at 15 other locations within Finland and abroad e.g. in Kenya.

  • A Diverse Study Environment

There are varied learning environments. You can complete your studies e.g. in state-of-the-art laboratories, in versatile class rooms or in a historical building from the 19th century. At the University there are also facilities where you can study around the clock. One example is the Learning Centre Aleksandria.

Apart from the physical buildings, teaching today is carried out also in virtual spaces. There are different electronic learning platforms in use at the University of Helsinki, study materials are distributed through electronic channels and course literature can be borrowed as electronic books. You can also e.g. study languages at the Self Access Area in the Aleksandria Learning Centre with the help of audio tapes and videos.

  • Digital Learning Environments

As a student at the University of Helsinki you have access to comprehensive ICT services, which support your studies and makes your studies go smoothly. On the IT Centre freshman page you can find information on how to obtain a username for the University network as well as information on the Centre's other services, e.g. computer facilities.

You will get to know at least the following electronic tools during your studies; WebOodi, Flamma and Moodle. In order for you to log in to the services you need a University username.

Flamma is the University's intranet, where you are able to find most of the information you need for your studies. Flamma helps you to keep track on your schedule and it is a portal to other electronic tools at the University.

WebOodi is an electronic study portal where you register for courses and exams. Through WebOodi you can also make your study plan, check your credits and grades, give course feedback and update your contact information.

Moodle is an online learning environment used at the University of Helsinki, which enables an active and diverse interaction between students and teachers. Moodle collects assignments, discussions, chats, examinations, surveys, calendar entries and learning material in one place.

  • Language Centre

The Language Centre provides language courses for students at the University of Helsinki. The Language Centre's Language Services also offer open enrolment language courses, which are not restricted to students at the University of Helsinki and include a variety of languages from Arabic to Swedish, as well as Finnish for Foreigners at many levels.

  • Research Environment

As a student you are introduced to the latest research from the very beginning of your studies, as all teachers at the University of Helsinki also do research.

High quality reserach is carried out at e.g. the botanical gardens, research stations, laboratories, even in barns. Unique source materials are available at the libraries and archives. The research environment is international and multidisciplinary.

  • Meeting Places

The University offers inspiring meeting places such as the Think Corner and Helsinki Think Company.

At the Think Corner everyone is welcome to see, hear about and experience University research and teaching.

The Helsinki Think Company is a workspace and channel to academic entrepreneurial services as well as a venue for events.

Explore The Roots Of The University: Did you know, that the University of Helsinki was established already in 1640? The Power of Thought is the new main exhibition of the Helsinki University Museum, which tells the fascinating story of the oldest University in Finland.

  • Reach Up Into The Universe

Explore the secrets of the Universe on Tähtitorninmäki Hill! The Observatory, inaugurated in 1834, houses the Centre of Astronomy of Helsinki University Museum.


World-Class Facilities : The University of Helsinki has four campuses, all of which are easy to reach by public transport. In the International Student Barometer 2014, our international students rank the technology, learning spaces, and above all, our laboratories to top positions globally.

Student Life

Student life is an important part of your experience at the University of Helsinki. The best way to make most of your student life is to be part of the active community of students, the Student Union of University of Helsinki (HYY). All degree students are members of HYY and exchange students are welcome and encouraged to join, too. HYY provides its 28 000 members with various membership benefits and servises, advocacy work and several events throughout the year.

The student organisation culture is exceptionally rich and diverse in Finland and in Helsinki. Over 250 different student organisations within HYY open a field of opportunities and make sure you find the right people for right activities. Participating in organisations and their events is a great way to network, meet people, make friends, have fun, learn new skills and challenge yourself.

Subject and faculty organisations represent students of different study subjects and bring them together in several events. There are also fifteen student nations (osakunta) affiliated with the University. Originally, the student nations were founded by students coming from the same part of Finland, but today all nations are open to any student interested in their activities. Although most activities might take place in Finnish or Swedish, both organisations and nations warmly welcome international students as members.


Finnish Universities are accredited by the law. Universities are responsible for the quality and continuous development of their education and other operations. Legislation also requires them to regularly perform external evaluations of their operations and quality systems and to publish the results of such evaluations. Finnish HEIs decide on their own quality systems, and the comprehensiveness, functioning and effectiveness of the systems are evaluated in the audits, which are valid for six years.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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