Planning for HITP 2021-22 underway

The HelsinkiUNI International Programme will start it’s second round in autumn 2021. We are very excited about it, as more degree programmes and interesting mentors will join!

Stay tuned for news about the next season!

Mid- term meetings coming up

The first season of HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme is half-way!
Soon both mentors and mentees will receive an invite to the mid- term meetings, which will be held 25.3. (2 pm for mentors and 4 pm for mentees).
This is a good time to share experiences and reflect on what has been learned so far. See you all soon, you will get the zoom link closer to the date.

Stay safe!

Welcome to the official HITP Kick-Off event on Thu 3.12.2020!

Event Schedule:

17:00 – 17:10: Welcome –  Anna Storgårds | Project Specialist
17:10 – 17:15: Importance of HITP for the University – Sari Lindbolm | Rector of University of Helsinki
17:15 – 17:20: Talent Boost and HITP – Laura Lindeman | Chief Specialist and Team Leader, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
17:20 – 17:25: City of Helsinki and HITP – Tanja Malo | Project Manager, City of Helsinki
17:25 – 17:35: Inclusion of Internationals: A Student Perspective – Anna Bogdan | International MA Student
17:35 – 17:45: Next Steps and Closing – Anna Storgårds

Invited guests have been sent the link to the event.

HITP Welcomes its First Cohort!

All 2020-2021 mentoring group placements have been announced through email. Mentees should expect to be contacted by their respective mentoring group leaders in the next few weeks.

HITP’s next application round will occur in Autumn 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at careerservices(at)


HITP has officially launched!

The application period for the pilot of HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme (HITP) has officially opened! We are eager to welcome our very first cohort of organizational mentors and student mentees! 

Student applications are open from 16.09 – 06.10.2020. Please read the Apply page for detailed instructions.  

Why apply? 

HITP is aimed at giving international students information about a certain industry or field in Finland. Through a series of group meetings hosted by organizational mentors and career management workshops held by Career Services, student mentees will learn about Finnish working life, from the specifics of how to enter field of interest to the practicalities of finding a job in Finland.  

Whether you have just begun your studies or are writing your thesis, HITP offers great opportunities from gaining resources and potential topics for your thesis to gaining knowledge and connections for entering the job market! 

You can find the full lists of participating programmes and organizational mentors on our Participating Degree Programmes and Companies and Organizations pages. 

When does it start?

For students, the programme starts in November and ends in May 2021. You can find the detailed schedule of events on our Schedule page.

If you have any questions, please consult the FAQ page or contact us for more information. 

Welcome to the home of the HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme!

HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme (HITP) is a group mentoring programme aimed at international degree students at the University of Helsinki. It is a brand new initiative which has been developed within the national Talent Boost framework. You can find out more about the background of the programme in the What is HITPsection.

HITP is designed to support international students in building professional networks in Finland and to gain insight into local working life. Students  take part in the programme by attending group meetings with a company mentor. These meet-ups happen once a month for a period of six months. The University Career Services also provide training in career management skills during the programme.


HITP partner companies will be announced in September. The application for students will open 16th  September.

Read more about the programme schedule here

Stay tuned!

Page updated 2.9.2020