Welcome Fair – Thank you for visiting and info for exchange students arriving late


The University of Helsinki Welcome Fair for new international students is once again over for this spring term.

A big thank you from all of us at the Student Services and International Exchange Services to you who visited and worked at the fair! Once again, an awesome fair!

All in all almost 300 new international students paid the Welcome Fair a visit. Some photos from the fair can be found on our New Students Facebook page and on the  University of Helsinki Instagram.

Did you miss the Welcome Fair?

In case you missed the Welcome Fair or did not have a chance to get all official things sorted out there, we have gathered a checklist of the things you will need to do after your arrival:

  • If you want to join the Student Union you have to pay the membership fee at the Student Union Office by the end of January
    • If you arrive after January you first need to collect a certificate of your late arrival from the International Exchange Services before going to the Student Union Office
  • Go to the International Exchange Services to get your certificate of student status and a student discount certificate for public transportation.
  • Go to the public transportation service office (HSL) and get your travel card with student discount. Remember to have your ID and the certificate of student status with you.
  • If you are an Erasmus student, please log in to intranet Flamma for info on where to go with your learning agreement and arrival certificate etc.
  • Go to the IT Services to receive your IT-username and password. Service desk can be found from the Kaisa Library.
  • If you have joined the Student Union, apply for the Student Card
    • You need the student number, which you can find on your certificate of student status
  • Registration for courses may have ended
    • Contact the teacher and ask if you can join the course
    • If the registration for a course has not ended, please register in Weboodi, as soon as possible (IT-user account is needed)
    • If you have questions about course selection, please contact your host faculty at UH.

On intranet Flamma you will also find basic information for exchange students. If you have any other questions, come and see us at the International Exchange Services Office or at the Student Services, we are here to help you!

Enjoy your stay in Helsinki!