In no time at all it will be the end of August and we are looking forward to greet all our new international students here at the University of Helsinki.Your studies at the University of Helsinki will begin with a visit to the Welcome Fair on August 27th or 28th, 2014, as well as your Faculty orientation. So you need to take part in both! Remember to bring your official ID (passport, ID card) with you – otherwise you won’t be able to get all of the official matters out of the way.
The Welcome Fair is the perfect place to get to know the University and the Campuses as well as to get all the official matters out of the way. The venue for the Welcome Fair in August 2014 is the Language Centre of the University of Helsinki (address: Fabianinkatu 26). Please see our Welcome Fair and orientation week map for locations.
At the Welcome Fair you can among other things:
- pick up your certificate of attendance and local transport discount certificate,
- pick up your username for the University computer network,
- get information on e.g. language courses and on how to register for them,
- talk to people from the Student Union and student organisations such as the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and Tsemppi,
- and of course meet a lot of new friends!
Those exchange students who have not paid the Student Union fee in advance, have the opportunity to pay the fee in cash at the Welcome Fair on August 27th and 28th. You can read more about the benefits of joining the Student Union in the attached pdf.
During the Welcome Fair you can also attend Info and Ask an Expert sessions, which give you a lot of information on practical matters that you need to be aware of at the beginning of your stay in Finland and at the beginning of your studies. The sessions are open to all new international students.
The faculties at the University of Helsinki also arrange faculty specific orientations. During these you get to know your faculty and department and get a good start in your studies.
All dates, hours and locations for the different orientations, sessions and the Welcome Fair, are available on the New students website.
We have also created a Facebook event for the Welcome Fair. If you are on Facebook, please join the event and you will see who else is coming: https://www.facebook.com/events/782151948464171/.
Photo: Helena Hämäläinen