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


New mentor company for the 2021-22 season!

We are happy to announce that Metsä Group has joined the group of HITP mentors! Metsä Group is especially reaching out to students from the  Data and Computer Science Programmes  as well as the Intercultural Encounters Programme,  as they wish to focus on  two main themes: ICT-work and DEI (Diversity, Equality and Inclusion).

Because Metsä Group joined the programme  during the application process, it may affect the choice of mentor that applicants have already made. Don’t worry, you can change your mind! If you want to change mentor, this is what to do: 

Look for the confirmation email you received after registering to HITP. There you will find a link “edit your information”. Go into your application and edit all relevant fields.  

The application closes 3.10. 
Apply now!

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!