Welcome to study Agricultural Sciences

The Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences (AGRI) invites our newly admitted students starting their studies in autumn 2021 to take a moment to explore this page and get to know us better. Our staff, students and faculty welcome you!

The admission results for the application round that took place between 1 Dec 2020 and 15 Jan 2021 have been sent to the applicants to the e-mail address given on their application form. The results can also be found by logging into your My Studyinfo –service.

Dear students, welcome to Agricultural Sciences!

The world needs food, and food comes from agriculture. Moreover, there is a need in the world for its food to be produced in a sustainable way, and that’s where universities and research institutes are needed.

Much of our research focuses on improving the sustainability of crop and livestock production in various ways. Our teaching is informed by the latest research, so you, our students, get to learn about the latest developments. This prepares you for leading roles in the agricultural world. Although Finland has the northernmost agriculture in the world, we have a truly global perspective, helped by our multinational community of academics and researchers.

Despite the continuing exceptional circumstances around the world, we are hoping to welcome you when the semester starts. Until then, stay safe!

On behalf of the programme,
Pauliina Palonen

What is it like to study in the Mas­ter’s Pro­gramme in Ag­ri­cul­tural Sciences? What kind of career opportunities does the programme open? How is life in Helsinki?

Read the article with our student Kaiye Qin and associate professor Timo Hytönen where they answer these questions and more.

You can also chat directly with University of Helsinki students to ask questions or read their blogs to get an overview of student life in Helsinki.

This year, teaching officially starts on 6 Sept 2021. However, you should already take part in the orientation activities for the new students that take place during the week before the classes begin (week 35 starting as of 31 Aug 2021).

Starting at a new university is challenging and if you are also settling into a new country it is even more so. You will benefit greatly from all the hints and tips that you get in orientation week! You will join a tutor group led by an experienced student, learn more about studying in our programme, get support with administrative matters, and get introduced to the university campuses and facilities. All this will make it easier for you to start your studies and life in Helsinki.

The detailed information concerning the orientation and tutoring will be published in the Instructions for students in the summer. Make sure the AGRI programme is selected on the dropdown menu to access the relevant information.

Please note that due to the coronavirus situation, we are prepared to organise the orientation activities partly or entirely online.

    As a student in the Master's Programme in Agricultural Sciences, the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the Viikki campus will be your home base.

    There are altogether four university faculties operating at the Viikki campus in the field of agriculture, forestry, bio- and veterinary sciences and pharmacy, as well as several independent research institutes. The campus has more than 6,000 students and employs nearly 1,900 people.

    Viikki research farm is part of the campus and serves as a platform for research and education purposes of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The Faculty also has locations in Mikkeli and Seinäjoki, and manages the Hyytiälä research station located in North-Häme as well as the Muddusjärvi research station in Northern Lapland.

    Helsinki Think Company brings together students, researchers and people interested in entrepreneurship. One of their workspaces is at the Viikki campus offering free co-working spaces, boot camps, idea accelerator programmes, hackathons, mentoring and a community of like-minded individuals.

    If you have questions related to the admissions and accepting your study place, please contact the Admission Services.

    If you have questions regarding the content of the AGRI programme, you can contact the Director of the Programme Pauliina Palonen or the Training Officer Viola Niklander-Teeri.

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