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University of Helsinki is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Helsinki, Finland.

Academic calendar

Semester I : August - December
Semester II: January - July

Application deadline
Semester I: 15th of May
Semester II: 15th of October

Areas of study open to exchange students

Social sciences / Educational Sciences

Language of instruction



Normal study load per term:
In courses: ECTS
In credits: 0 (fail) – 5 (excellent)

Cost of living

All students have to pay for their accommodation and living expenses as well as their books and other study materials. The total monthly living expenses of a single student average from 700 to 1000 euros, depending on your spending habits.

The average monthly rent for a single room in a shared student flat ranges from approximately 400€ to 630€ (Unihome oy, 2019). Family flats are also available, but the rent rate (up to 850 € per month) is higher in these non-shared apartments. 

The student status, and especially the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) membership, entitles mainly Bachelor and Master’s students to various services at affordable prices as well as to an abundance of student discounts. 

Number of places available

4 places per year. 2 Social Sciences and 2 Educational Sciences

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Or contact the International Office:

Bart Weerdenburg, Loes van Velzen, Nicole van der Hoeven - Sneijder

The International office offers information and support for incoming and outgoing exchange students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Contact us if you have any questions about studying abroad on a temporary basis.


Due to the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice. During office hours, you can still reach us by phone or mail. Please note, between July 16 and August 9, you can only reach us via email. 

E-mail: io.sbs@uu.nl
Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659 (Mondays to Thursdays, not on Fridays)