University of Helsinki

=96 th
World University Rankings 2020
15 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
91-100 th
World Reputation Rankings 2018

The University of Helsinki (UH) offers a wide range of Master’s Degree Programmes, taught entirely in English. The scope of our programmes is 120 ECTS credits, completed with two years of fulltime study. Some programmes are organised by the University of Helsinki along with other Finnish and foreign universities. All programmes comply with the national legislation governing university education and are, therefore, recognised globally. In addition, a number of regular Master’s degrees can also be completed in English. Take a look at our study options!

Our Master’s Degree Programmes provide students a solid foundation for doctoral studies. All PhD programmes at the University of Helsinki can be carried out in English. Doctoral degrees are of a high quality and enjoy international recognition. Doctoral graduates from the University of Helsinki possess excellent skills and knowledge for research work and other demanding expert positions in both Finnish and international businesses and organisations. Would you like to be one of them? Find out more!

Why University of Helsinki?

The University of Helsinki (UH) offers undergraduate studies for applicants with good Finnish or Swedish language skills.

The University of Helsinki (UH) is one of world’s leading multidisciplinary universities specialising the area of research. It is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), which includes such universities as Oxford and Cambridge. The University is internationally renowned for its high quality teaching, research, and innovation. International rankings consistently place the University of Helsinki amongst the 20 best universities in Europe. The main strength of the University of Helsinki is considered to be scientific research and the teaching which is derived from it, as we believe that teaching is closely linked to research. This is reflected in our philosophy: “All teachers are researchers and all researchers teach.”

There are thousands of universities in the world, and the University of Helsinki is proud to be constantly ranked among the top one hundred best universities. According to the latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the University of Helsinki retained its position as the best multidisciplinary university in the Nordic countries. We are better than 99.9% of the rest, so by studying with us you can become one of the best too!

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The University of Helsinki is the workplace of more than 8,000 people, offering a range of opportunities in teaching and research as well as service and expert positions. The expertise of our researchers is highly sought-after in international academic communities, conferences and publications.

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Key statistics

  • 16.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 5%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 66 : 34
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 22,072
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings