Helsinki, University


Over 30 Master’s Degree Programmes in English

The University of Helsinki 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 full-time 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.


One of the best multidisciplinary research universities in Europe

The University of Helsinki is one of Europe’s leading universities specialising the area of research.  It is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities, 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 teachings which are 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.”

Some facts about the University of Helsinki:

  • The biggest university in Finland with over 35 000 students

  • 11 faculties and 4 campuses within the Helsinki area

  • Ranked internationally number 72 out of the 15 000 universities according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • One of the oldest universities in Europe (founded 1640)


 University information

Helsinki, University
Fabianinkatu 33 P.O. Box 3
00014 University of Helsinki


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