The Helsinki Programme
About the Programme
Starting a new life in a foreign country is very exciting but can also be quite intimidating. But do not worry! The Helsinki Programme with all its services and benefits will help you make that transition smoother. The programme features step-by-step guidance with the important official maneuvers as well as a wide range of things that are just there to simply inspire you and to make your path pleasant and memorable.
What makes the Finnish education so good?
From the first steps in elementary school to specializing in your field of interest at the university, the Finnish education and the whole school system is world-renowned because of its greatness. Why? What makes the Finnish education so good there is something to learn about it abroad?
Northern in location, global in outlook
The University of Helsinki is the largest university in Finland, and one of the leading multidisciplinary universities in the world. Helsinki has also a reputation of being a vibrant city for international students. Find out more and follow us!
10 reasons to study in Helsinki
Why should you move here to study and experience the capital of Finland? Well, here are a couple of good reasons!
Why University of Helsinki?
You are at a very significant stage in your life. Either you have already decided to study abroad or are at least considering it. This will be quite possibly one of the most important choices you have made in your life so far. The University of Helsinki h
Your local guide to the best of Helsinki. #myhelsinki
Thinking about studying in Finland?
Finland is one of the northernmost countries in the world, and while it may be off the beaten track this Nordic country is anything but insular. Finland leads the world in education, government transparency, stability, and saunas.
Best ways to make the most of your stay in Finland
Finland is a unique choice. It is, in an exceptional way, a passionate and uncompromising country.
Taste of Helsinki from Spotify
Experience the weird and the mainstream and the hip and the heavy Finnish music has to offer. Tune yourself for an unforgettable journey!
HOW THE UNIQUE LANDSCAPE INSPIRED PROGRESS
Guide for new students!
The University of Helsinki offers excellent services for you. Find out more about living in Finland before and after your arrival, for example housing. We are excited that you are planning to study at the University of Helsinki. Check the new student guide!
Helsinki, here I come!
Getting ready for coming to Helsinki. Here you can find couple of really good tips.
The Uni Arrival Advisor will guide you through the steps you need to take on your path to the University of Helsinki.
Let's meet at the airport!
Getting around by public transport
Public transport in the Metropolitan area of Helsinki is easy and affordable. Check out passenger information on how to get from the airport to your new home.
Have a look at this list of useful hints and sources of information for house hunters. Check out first the most important steps, then go ahead and apply for housing.
The Student Union of Helsinki University HYY, Finland's largest and oldest student union, welcomes you to the university.
Freshman guide 2017
The Freshman Guide provides you with ideas and support to begin your student life. It includes Financial survival guide, volunteer work opportunities and for example guide to how to join organisations?
Get your social life at UH started!
You must have already heard several times how Freshman year is the best year of your life and that is completely true! Be curious: get to know new people, organizational activities, hobbies and subjects.
Do you want to know about all the exciting events for students?
Opening Carnival | 4 Sept, Freshman Adventure | 29 Sept, Anniversary Week | 20-26 Nov, Anniversary Ball & b-day party | 23 Nov, University students' torchlight procession | 6 Dec, And many more….
Life on Campus
Student restaurants, sport facilities and health services are introduced in this section. We want to support your well-being on our campuses.
Student restaurants & cafes
Enjoy your breakfast, lunch or have a coffee break at Unicafe. Make your days healthier, smoother and better tasting.
Wellbeing & Sport
UniSport is more than just exercise. It is a meeting place where experiences are more important than performance.
Student Health Services
The Finnish Student Health Service FSHS promotes better student health, wellbeing and ability to study.
The University of Helsinki operates in many corners of the world - from Kilpisjärvi to Kenya - offering a diverse study and learning environment. You can e.g. read a book at one of the libraries or immerse yourself in discussions with fellow students and faculty members, either on campus or in virtual spaces.
Student discounts & digital student ID
Looking for an easier student life? Frank gathers the best student discounts, a digital student ID, and a lot more into one service.
What is Frank?
Frank is the ultimate student lifehack. We provide student identification and student benefits from under the same roof.
Check the all 252 dicounts available!
Unlock the best discounts with a student card
New student, You can order a student card when you've paid the membership fee of your student organization and the information about your membership has been transferred to Frank
Student Ambassadors are ready to support you!
Our Ambassadors will share their insights and experiences on studies, career and life in Helsinki. Student ambassadors volunteer to help.
Want to start your semester earlier?
Helsinki Summer School proudly presents an intensive Finnish course for Master’s students. This course is targeted especially for international students beginning their master’s degree studies in the autumn of 2018 at the University of Helsinki. It offers the incoming students the opportunity to study the Finnish language before the beginning of the University’s autumn term.
Come and meet us at Think Corner!
Come meet us at the Think Corner. Admissions Services will be available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 noon – 2 pm and Wednesdays 2 pm – 4 pm. Our new location at the Think Corner is designed for quick and spontaneous visits. Come and ask us any questions you have in mind or stop by to talk. Our admission advisors will answer any questions regarding the University and how to apply. You will find the Think Corner across from the Porthania building, located at Yliopistonkatu 4.
On the way to the top
Regarding what is likely to be the main goal in your life, studying at the top ranking university gives you numerous opportunities for your professional life. Please check all the important information regarding to trainee-ships and employment from the instructions for students: https://guide.student.helsinki.fi/en. Additional information for example about start-ups you can find below.
UH Career Forum
University of Helsinki Career Forum is to support you about the Finnish labour market practices.
Try hard, make mistakes, learn, and try again
Helsinki Think Company is a community that fosters entrepreneurship
The world's leading startup event, Nov 30–Dec 1 in Helsinki. Slush connects startups & tech talent with top-tier investors, executives and media.
Information for parents
FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES - 致学生家长和亲属 Welcome, parents and families of the University of Helsinki students!