The HITP 2021–2022 has launched!

The application period for the second season of HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme (HITP) 2021 has officially opened! We are eager to welcome this year’s organizational mentors and student mentees. This years organizational mentors include The City of Helsinki, Business Finland and Moniheli ry, to name a few.

Applying is easy! Applications are open from Thursday September 16th to Sunday October 3rd of 2021. Please read the Apply page for detailed instructions.

Here is the video of our HITP info session held on September 14th, 2021, where we spoke in detail about how to apply to this program, reviewed the eligibility criteria and gave more information about this year’s mentors.

HITP info session 14.9.2021
Available until 5.10.2021

Who can Apply?

You can apply to HITP if:   

  • you are an international degree student at the University of Helsinki and your degree programme is a HITP partner. However, Finnish students may also apply if they have completed their bachelor’s degree abroad. Check the Apply page for more info


Why apply?    

HITP is aimed at giving information to international talents 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, 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 about to graduate, HITP offers great opportunities. From gaining resources and potential topics for your thesis, to gaining knowledge and connections for entering the job market, HITP will support your academic education by providing you with helpful tools for developing your career skills. Please note that HITP is a group mentoring programme, not a traineeship programme. 

You can find the full lists of participating programmes  Participating Degree Programmes page. You can find all of the organisational mentors listed on the Companies and Organizations pages.  The mentors are presented this year on JobTeaser portal. We’re still updating some of the mentor profiles and will be publishing the rest as soon as possible.

When does it start?

 The programme starts in November and ends in May 2022. 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. 

Experiences from the first season of HITP

Our mentors and mentees from the first season of HITP shared their experiences on mentoring – see their thoughts on the HITP programme on the video below!

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