University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki is a universitywide partner in Helsinki, Finland.
Semester I: End of August - End of December
Orientation generally commences the last week of August for Semester I and the 2nd week of January for Semester II.
Exams take place late October and late December for Semester I and early March and early May for Semester II.
GPA (Average Grade)
There is no GPA requirement for this destination.
You need B2 level in your language of instruction.
|Areas of study open for exchange students|
|Courses at Master level|
For the students wanting to live in a student dormitory, University of Helsinki has agreed with housing providers, including Unihome and HOAS (Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region), on a number of rooms for incoming exchange students. Apartments are located around Helsinki. Students should choose their housing option based on their budget and their wishes.
Exchange students submit their housing application as a part of their exchange application. Their information will be forwarded to housing providers. Each exchange student will receive one housing offer.
Information about various other housing options is available here
|Estimated living costs per month|
The monthly living costs for a student in Helsinki for basics such as food, rent and transportation are on average 900-1250 EUR depending on lifestyle.
Normal study load per semester: in credits: 30 ECTS (each course is worth 5 credits so on average a total of 6 courses per semester)
|Number of places available|
15 places per year
Maximum of 4 places per faculty. Especially Social Sciences and Humanities are popular.
Selection was not necessary last year
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:
Asia & Latin America
Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
North America & UK
Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
Australia, New Zealand, South Afrika & Spain*
Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
* only Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Europe & Middle East
Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
Erasmus+ grant questions
The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.
For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.
Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30
Make an appointment via Teams
We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.
If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.