Next application period opens on December 1, 2014

viikki_labra_purkinkatselija2_veikkosomerpuro_400x281Thinking of study, but not sure where?  Find out what our international students and graduates have to say about us – The University of Helsinki might be the perfect match for you!

For international applicants the University of Helsinki offers a comprehensive selection of multidisciplinary, two-year International Master’s Programmes. They provide students with skills needed in demanding professions and give a solid foundation for doctoral studies.

The University of Helsinki has one intake of students per year at the graduate (Master’s) level. Students apply via University Admissions Finland (UAF). Please remember that the application form is available during the application period only.

Next application period for graduate studies opens on December 1, 2014 and closes on January 30, 2015 at 16:00/4 p.m. (GMT +2).

Get ready! The key steps to applying can be found here!

Why choose the University of Helsinki?

The best way to learn about University of Helsinki is from the students who are here now. So let’s ask from our international students and alumni why the University of Helsinki was the perfect match for them!

lihan_400x281The University of Helsinki is famous for its good education system. A personal study plan will be the first thing to consider as your study life begins. Living expense in Helsinki is quite high, however plenty of discounts are offered when you are a member of the Student Union. Skiing, camping in the forest, Vappu student festival, sauna and swimming in winter…All of these will give you a new view of this lovely Nordic country. What else? Well, it is time for you to experience it all!Li Han, studying in the International Master’s Programme in Food Sciences

Megan McCormick_400x281I did my compulsory internship on at the Finnish Forestry Research Institute (METLA), and it was a great experience because I was given a great deal of responsibility from the start and learned a lot about project management and participate in dynamic discussions by experts from around Europe on forest inventory methods, such as remote sensing, and statistical methods. Despite that these were not my primary areas of interest, it gave me the opportunity to network in my field and introduced me to the working culture in Finland.Megan McCormick, graduated from the International Master’s Programme in Forest Sciences and Business. Working at the moment as a Bioenergy Analyst.

BarboraThere is no doubt that the University of Helsinki provides excellent studying programmes. The whole environment at the university is amazingly student friendly and I love the challenging classroom debates with my teachers and schoolmates. All this makes me think outside of the box.Barbora Czókolyová, studying in the International Master’s Programme in International Business Law and Public International Law.

laura sibinescu_400x281There is a lot of flexibility here compared to my former university, and I have to admit that at first it was pretty confusing.  But being able to take charge of my studies, and the fact that I found plenty of courses covering my area of interest was a huge source of motivation.Laura Sibinescu, PhD student, graduated from Master’s Programme in European Studies

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