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.
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.
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 2010. > International Student barometer 2014.
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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 2010, >> 2014 our international students rank the technology, learning spaces, and above all, our laboratories to top positions globally.
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.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Helsinki!
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer 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.