For the new students

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The orientation week will probably be quite different than normal. Stay tuned for more information!

Currently it seems like there will be a remotely operated freshmans week between the 21st and 25th of Septemper!

Follow the Coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact any of our tutors for guidance! Sacha Marcet is the Tutor for International Students. Please be in contact with him via email.

Link to the faculty’s page for new students:

 Useful contact info: (emails generally:

International tutor: Sacha Marcet

Master’s programme tutor: Aliisa Laakkonen

Chair of Vasara board: Jonna Hautamäki

Secretary of Vasara: Kristiina Salonen

Info about the email lists of Vasara:

E-mail lists

Joining Vasara

What is Vasara?

The membership fee is 5€ for an academic year. After paying the membership fee, the members will be able to join the events of Vasara (sauna evenings, parties etc.). Moreover, members can join the Vasara’s excursions. The fee can be made by bank transfer or in cash to the board.

Kasvis (Greenhouse) is Vasara’s student lounge in Physicum. There you can find a refrigerator, microwave, kettle and a coffee maker. Coffee can be bought for 6€ per teaching period (after paying, drink as much you please), or single serves for 40 euro-cents. It’s preferable to use personal coffee/tea mugs with names written on them.  Everyone is responsible for cleaning after themselves in Kasvis.

Vasara on Facebook:  Vasara’s Facebook group is an active information sharing and announcements channel, so it’s recommended to join if you use Facebook.

Link to the group:

Leave a like to Vasara’s FB page too!:

Vasara also has a reserved UniSport sports venue Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00pm for members to do sport activities. The sports are decided and announced in Vasara’s sports group: