University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki is a universitywide partner in Helsinki, Finland.
General Information for Exchange Students
Exchange student experiences at the University of Helsinki (Youtube)
Semester I: 1st week of September - 3rd week 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 700-1000 euros
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 Humanitie are popular.
Selection was not necessary last year
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.