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University of Helsinki is an exchange destination for Utrecht University School of Law students.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

September up to and including December
January up to and including May

Academic Calendar

Orientation: Autumn semester: last week of August / Spring semester: second week of January. For exact dates, see the website


Language of instruction: English, Finnish or Swedish

Language requirements: 
English: B2 (VWO level English is sufficient)
For more information:  > language requirements

Areas of study open for exchange students


Search for courses here
Course lists for the academic year 2020 – 2021 will be published around April 2020.
Faculty and unit level bilateral exchange students are required to choose the majority of their courses from the Faculty of Law.

Courses at Master level


Optional studies at the Faculty of Law (on advanced level) are aimed at both Bachelors and Master level
students. The courses can be found under the Master’s programme in Law and the two International
Master’s programmes International Business Law and Global Governance Law.

Estimated living costs per month
Additional information

Places available: 3 students, max 1 full year


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

Cost of living

For more information click here

Grading system

The University of Helsinki uses a six-level grading scale from 0 to 5.
5 = excellent or A
4 = very good or B
3 = good or C
2 = satisfactory or D
1 = passable or E
0 = fail or F or FX
In addition to applying this grading scale, a pass/fail grade may be used when grading certain courses, e.g. ones containing practical training or practical skills. Please note it is not possible to receive a numeric grade for these courses.

More information

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

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Utrecht University cannot be held liable for the content of the information on its website and / or for the consequences of its use. No rights can be derived from the information as displayed on the website of Utrecht University.

Contact details International Exchange Office

Attention! Due to the developments concerning the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice.

You can reach us at for questions or othe signing of documents. Please mention your UU student number and field of study. 

You will be able to reach us by phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1.30 PM to 3 PM +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Vera Noot
non-Europe: Paula Banning
For questions or appointments, please contact the exchange coordinators at

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands