About University of Helsinki

At the University of Helsinki, the oldest academic institution in Finland founded in 1640, you will be part of a community of 40000 students, researchers and other staff. You can study in English in the Bachelor’s Programme in Science, 36 master’s programmes and 33 doctoral programmes. In our multidisciplinary degree programmes, you learn from and participate in world-class research that seeks solutions to global challenges. As one of the top 1% research universities in the world, we believe that knowledge can change attitudes, people and society – for the world.

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Bachelor's Programmes

The University of Helsinki offers one bachelor’s degree programme for international students: Bachelor’s Programme in Science.


Master's Programmes

At the University of Helsinki, you can choose from 36 multidisciplinary master's programmes with English as the language of instruction.


Doctoral Programmes

Doctoral education at the University of Helsinki is carried out at four doctoral schools with a total of 33 doctoral programmes.



“My programme had so many interesting and well-organised courses, all about the latest methods and tools. After my first year, I already felt confident enough to face challenging, real-world problems and was able to propose novel solutions.”
2019 Master's Graduate in Data Science

“The greatest thing about the University of Helsinki is the absence of hierarchy between staff and students. All students are treated equally, and the university makes everything they can to create a safe and respectful space for everyone. Students have freedom to express themselves and are encouraged to develop themselves instead of competing with others.”
2021 Master’s Graduate in Atmospheric Sciences

“The research is advanced and teaching methods student-friendly and engaging. The wide range of laboratory courses meant that as graduates we had hands-on experience and were ready to dive straight into a laboratory-based profession.”
2021 Master’s Graduate in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology 

“The multidisciplinary approach was a welcome surprise. I could choose interesting courses from degree programmes and fields other than my own. Thus, I was able to tailor a degree for myself that is completely unique and based on my own interests.”
2021 Master’s Graduate in English Studies