University of Helsinki is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Helsinki, Finland.
Read the student experiences.
Semester I: approximately August – December
Semester II: approximately January – May
The University of Helsinki requires language skills in English, Finnish or Swedish that correspond to Level B2 on the CEFR scale.
Subject area History and Art History. Students may choose for 50% within Humanities and Arts, but will have to meet the requirements of the course. Students History and Art History do have priority, but LAS and TCS students with a History and Art History profile may apply.
Master only: Communication and Media (agreement: Journalism and Communication) is within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Student should take at least 51 percent of the courses within the agreement. Uptil a maximum of 49 percent of the student's courses can be taken in other subjects within the faculty. Some limitations apply (for example it is not possible to take MA courses in other subjects without sufficient academic background in the subject in question). It is often possible to take 1-2 courses from other faculties as well, but there are some restrictions (scroll to "Restrictions in attending courses").
Master only: Genderstudies
Students have to take at least 51 percent of their courses within the Gender Studies program (MA). However, students are allowed to take the other 49 percent of their courses within the Faculty of Arts. Subjects taught in this faculty cover, next to Gender Studies, Archeology, History, History of Art, Literature, Linguistics, Musicology, and Philosophy.
English, Finnish and Swedish
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 euro - depending on your spending habits.
Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS
History: 2 places per year
Art History: 2 places per year
Journalism: 1 place per year
Gender studies: 1 place per year
Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).
You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!
Temporary address: Janskerkhof 12, 3512 BL Utrecht till July 18. We will be back at Drift 10 on July 23.
+31 (0)30 253 6046
Walk-in office hours
- Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h
- There is no walk-in hour on July 22.
- From July 29 till August 10 there are no walk-in hours. You can reach us by telephone and e-mail.
You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators, just send an email or call us.
Handing in and picking up documents
Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Janskerkhof 12
Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Tessel Arendsen (Support Officer)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)