HITP becomes UNITalent – also international doctoral researchers can apply!

The name has changed but the aim of the program continues to be building professional networks between international students and companies as well as to give more field specific information about working life in Finland. You will have a special opportunity to get connected with professionals of your own field.

The program has been running since 2020 and is part of supporting international students work life skills and networks. But do not just take our word for it – read testimonials from students and organizations.  

How does it work?

  • Application period will be in the fall 23.10- 8.11.2023
  • The program duration will be 3 months, from February to April 2024
  • Each student / researcher will be a part of a group (min. 10) hosted by an organization / company
  • Meetings might be online / onsite depending on the host, since the call is for organizations all over Finland
  • University of Helsinki Career Services will support you though this process!

What we offer?

  • A unique opportunity to connect with an organization from your field of interest
  • Getting a deeper understanding of work life in Finland from the employer’s point of view
  • Those very needed professional networks within your UNITalent group and your host organization
  • Open dialogue and contact with the employer side

Who can join?

  • All international master’s degree students at the University of Helsinki
  • All international doctoral researchers at the University of Helsinki

What is new in UNITalent?

  • The name: HITP became UNITalent
  • We wanted to include also international researchers
  • The duration is shorter (3 months)
  • We are looking also nationwide for more host organizations to support our internationals


Since we in UNITalent are here for you, please contact us for any questions: careerservices(at)helsinki.fi






Season 3 well underway!

Season 3  is in full swing and there are some months to go yet! There is plenty of time to do some networking and to do those information interviews! In fact, networking was the theme of the career workshop back in February. Also, some really good feedback has reached us, the groups are working well – keep up the good work!

This spring term the organizing committee is working hard behind the scenes, developing the programme for season 4. Good news; we will expand and  invite more participants and organizations to join!


Season’s greetings

The year  is drawing to a close but the 3rd round of HITP is in full swing! We have 77 eager mentees and 9 motivated mentors in this historical season. It will go down in the history books as the first round where participants can meet in person!

Season’s greetings to all,  we wish you a prosperous year 2023!

HITP will soon open for application again – participate in the info session!

We are about  to launch the HITP 2022-23 season. We are updating these pages so stay tuned! Students from our participating partner programmes are invited to an online  info session about HITP on 20.9, at 16-17.

See more information about the info session and find the Zoom-link on the JobTeaser event.

Welcome to hear more about the programme and to ask questions. The application period this year is 22.9-6.10.

HITP news

HITP 21-22  is in full swing and the mentoring groups are meeting up both online and in person. We have heard very positive news from many groups!  Meanwhile, we are planning for the next round! Here is the latest:

Four new degree programmes are joining HITP for the 22-23 season:
Life Science Informatics
Genetics and Molecular Biosciences
Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical Research, Development and Safety


HITP opens for application 15.9.22 and the programme will kick-off 24.11.22.

Check out our new Experiences- page to find our more about the programme and  read
“I have been where you are”- Why one alumna decided to mentor international students on the HITP Programme

HITP has kicked off for the second time!

HelsinkiUni Talent Programme was kicked off on 25.11.2021. This is the start of a 6 month group mentoring journey for 72 mentees and mentors from 9 organizations. The mentees have also had their first career workshop, where we discussed the benefits of mentoring and networking.
The HITP team wishes everybody a joyful Christmas and the very best for 2022!

The application period has been extended until Mon 11 Oct

The application period for the HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme (HITP) 2021-22 has officially ended and we are very happy to have received so many applications!

There are still some places available, so we have decided to extend the deadline with a week!

The application deadline to enroll in the 2021 HITP has been extended until Monday October 11th of 2021. The application form will close at midnight.

HITP has reopened applications for the following groups:

Crown CRO
City of Helsinki – Urban Environment
University of Helsinki Language Centre
Helsinki Think Company
Metsä Group
Finland-Russia Society