- 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.
- Course selection: University level bilateral exchange students are required to choose the majority of their courses from one Faculty. Within one Faculty, they can choose courses from several disciplines. For example, a student applying to be an exchange student at the Faculty of Arts, can choose courses in several disciplines taught at the Faculty of Arts. One of the disciplines will be chosen as the host discipline for the student, so it is recommended to choose the majority of one’s courses from one discipline. Students are welcome to choose some courses from other Faculties, too, if they meet the requirements for the courses. Please note that depending on the course level, disciplines have the right to decide whether the student has enough previous studies to participate.
- 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.
- 該校以下院系不開放交換學生申請： Dentristry, Urban Studies and Planning, restricted: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine.
- Fields not offered at the University of Helsinki: business and engineering.
- Please note that some Faculties offer courses in English mainly on Master’s level (suitable for advanced Bachelor students as well): Agriculture and Forestry, Pharmacy, Biological and Environmental Sciences.
- 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
- Terminology related to the courses: Courses in English website includes courses of various levels. Some courses require previous studies in the discipline in question. The following terminology will help the students to find out if the courses are suitable for them:
- Basic studies (or “perusopinnot” in Finnish): Bachelor’s level courses, do not usually require previous
studies from the student
- Subject studies or Intermediate studies (or “aineopinnot” in Finnish): Bachelor’s level courses,
intermediate level, require some previous studies from the student, mainly for 2nd or 3rd year students of
- Advanced studies (or “syventävät opinnot” in Finnish): Master’s level courses, for students who have
completed a Bachelor’s degree or have the same level
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