- For PhD students: if a supervisor at UH is needed, the applicant needs to find one by him-/herself. We do not have many courses at doctoral level.If you plan to write your thesis or do research during your exchange period, please include in the learning agreement the title of your thesis or research, and include an invitation letter from your supervisor at UH to your application. Check the University of Helsinki Research Portal for possible supervisors (https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/)
- Students should aim to complete 60 ECTS credits in an academic year; 30 ECTS credits in semester. One ECTS credit equals 27 hours of work, including both lectures and homework. A full year of 60 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of 1600 hours. Course descriptions may use terms “cr” or “ECTS cr” or “op”. They all mean the same thing, ECTS credits.
- Fields not offered at the University of Helsinki: business and engineering.
- The following degree programmes accept only a limited number of exchange students each semester: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Translational Medicine, Urban Studies and Planning.
- Exchange students need to have sufficient prior academic background in the disciplines taught at the receiving Faculty. Within one faculty, they can choose courses from several study programmes. One of the study programmes will be chosen as the host study programme for the student. Students are welcome to choose some courses from other faculties, as well, if they meet the requirements for the courses.
- Please note that some faculties/study programmes offer courses in English mainly on Master's level (suitable for advanced Bachelor students as well): Agriculture and Forestry, Pharmacy, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Geography, Translational Medicine.
- Courses taught in English at the University have been collected to the Courses in English website.On the website, courses are classified according to the Faculty, then the Department, and, finally, the semester.
In addition to the Finnish courses described above, University of Helsinki offers the following language
courses for exchange students:Language course for exchange students
For the students wanting 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