Interested in becoming a Student Ambassador for the year 2014?

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We are looking for motivated international master’s degree students to become international student ambassadors – join now and get an exiting opportunity to be a representative of our university.

Student Ambassadors are student volunteers who love to share their
experiences and introduce others to the community. Ambassadors work in co-operation with the Education Services to better the university’s services for the students and convince new potential students why the University of Helsinki is the perfect match for them. Continue reading “Interested in becoming a Student Ambassador for the year 2014?”

Helsinki Midnight Run and summer 2013 in the capital of Finland

MidnightRun_Facebook_kapeaOne of the biggest events to consummate the Finnish summer is the Helsinki Midnight Run on the 31st of August. The total distance of the marathon is 10km and the last year almost 9000 runners attended. The run starts right in the heart of the capital, the Senate Square, where the Runners’ corner will be arranged with different facilities and an entertainment area.

Student Ambassadors will be representing the University of Helsinki team at this magnificent marathon. Indeed, preparation in advance is required for an event of this scale. Participating in the marathon requires that you be in good physical condition. I enjoy jogging during my free time, but I will definitely need to step up my training this summer to be in better shape for the run. However, of course, jogging is not the only option for being active during this time of year. Continue reading “Helsinki Midnight Run and summer 2013 in the capital of Finland”

I have found out my concrete reasons of why I chose Finland

Qian is from China. She studies in the master’s degree programme of Adult Education and Developmental Work Research (ATMO).

Before I came to Finland, I was constantly asked by my friends and colleagues with their puzzling expressions “Why Finland?”. Even after my arrival, the same question seems to be the fixed starter of every conversation with new people. Frankly speaking, I hate this question, because I don’t know what to say; or because my reason sounds very unreal and unconvincing – that is about chemical reaction.

I heard of Finland from my middle school geography class for the first time when I was 14. Then this word hibernated in my little world for more than half decade until I got my first Nokia phone on my 20th birthday. Then this disconnection went on for another half decade until I browsed an old friend’s blog. She studied her bachelor in Finland and the blog was about her Finnish friends and her own experiences in Finland. Well, the articles in her blog are plain, no passionate recommendation or exaggeration. The pictures are also cool in tone. But there emerged this chemical reaction. My intuition told me that it would be the place I want to go. Then I gave up my original plan of studying in France and concentrated totally on the application for the University of Helsinki. And finally I arrived here in Helsinki in late autumn last year. After going through silver-coated winter and now at the time of enjoying the warm sunshine and looking forward to the enchanting legendary summer, I have found out my concrete reasons of “Why Finland?”. Continue reading “I have found out my concrete reasons of why I chose Finland”

Ask from our International Students Ambassadors!

Want to ask about studying at the University of Helsinki and living in Helsinki from our International Student Ambassadors? The best way to learn about University of Helsinki is from the students who are here now. Our Ambassadors will share their insights and experiences on studies, career and life in Helsinki.

Ask from International Student Ambassadors Day 23.5.2013, New Students FB-page!

Btw. Please notice that ambassadors won’t be answering questions about admissions. For admissions info, please check out our website: http://www.helsinki.fi/admissions/index.html

Home sweet home!

“Student housing situation in Helsinki is difficult!” I have heard, but, luckily for me, my journey to the place I now call home went very smoothly.

It was very early April a year ago, when I received an email conveying the good news of me being accepted to the International Master Degree studies at the University of Helsinki. Even though this notice was nothing I could yet touch, the whole Helsinki-experience ahead of me suddenly became tangible; I realized that in a few months my everyday life would be so different from the one I was living. For it to be a good one, I still had to find a place to live. Continue reading “Home sweet home!”

Meet our students: Shristi Neupane from Nepal wants to promote peace and understanding

Shristi Neupane studies at International Master’s Degree Programme in Plant Production Sciences (picture and text: Dina Nitisa)

In spite of freezing temperatures outdoors, Helsinki is possibly the warmest place one might choose to spend the winter. I’m not talking about the heating system (though it is generally excellent), rather – the remarkable people one meets daily in the campuses of University of Helsinki: the teachers and students, each carrying their own unique story of their past and future, but all sharing their current common belonging to the university. Enrolled in the International Master’s Degree Programme in Plant Production Sciences, a student from Nepal Shristi Neupane enjoys the high standard of the studies, as well as embraces herself in a variety of extracurricular activities the City of Helsinki offers. Continue reading “Meet our students: Shristi Neupane from Nepal wants to promote peace and understanding”

Meet our students! Why is the University of Helsinki so special?

Our Russian student Veronika Kiseleva shares her insights and experiences on studies, career and life in Helsinki. Veronika studies in the International Master’s Degree Programme in Forest Sciences and Business (MScFB). Read more about why you should also choose one of our International Master‘s Degree Programmes, all taught in English. Continue reading “Meet our students! Why is the University of Helsinki so special?”

Meet our students! How studying at the University of Helsinki can lead to a great career

Are you interested in top research? Many of our students have the opportunity to be involved in research projects already during their studies. Also many of them want to continue with a PhD after graduation. So whether you want a research career or plan to work as a professional, a master’s degree from University of Helsinki will help you in your professional life.

Barbora Czókolyová from Slovakia studies International Master’s Degree Programme in International Business Law and Public International Law (MICL). She came to Finland at the end of August this year, so she has been here now nearly two months. However, Barbora lived in Finland for five months in 2011 when she was an exchange student at the Faculty of Law. So she’s back in business! Continue reading “Meet our students! How studying at the University of Helsinki can lead to a great career”