The application time for incoming exchange students ended on 15.05.2016!


The University of Helsinki received over 900 exchange applications from around the World in various programmes for the autumn 2016 or for the whole academic year 2016-2017! We want to thank you all warmly for applying!

If your application is approved, you will receive your acceptance letter by e-mail, sent by the University of Helsinki. Acceptance information is usually available around the mid-June or latest by the end of June. Before that your application is considered by your host faculty. Please try to wait patiently!

In addition to the acceptance e-mail non-EU exchange students will receive an official, acceptance certificate pdf by email from the International Exchange Services. This certificate is needed for the residence permit application.

It is very important that you notify the faculty and also the International Exchange Services immediately, if you need to cancel your exchange or if there is a change in your exchange time.

Accepted exchange students will receive necessary information with the acceptance email and newsletters and we have also gathered information about how to get started on the New Students website. You will meet our staff and other new international students latest at the Welcome Fair in August 31 – September 1, 2016.

If you did not apply this time, the next application round for incoming exchange students begins in August! Stay tuned on our website!

International Exchange Services