The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. Through the power of science, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640.
The University of Helsinki belongs to the top 100 universities in the world and the top 50 universities in Europe.
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The average tuition fees for students from the EU/EEA are 0 EUR per year.
The average tuition fees for students from outside the EU/EEA are 14,800 EUR per year, ranging from 13,000 EUR to 18,000 EUR.
Tuition fees may vary for each study programme.
To begin your studies in autumn, you usually need to apply by early January.
When you apply to the University of Helsinki, you will need to prove your English proficiency.
Please note that the required English scores for admission may vary for certain programmes.
Notable alumni of the University of Helsinki include Aleksis Kivi (Finnish author), Linus Torvalds (creator of Linux), Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis (former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus), and Jorma Ollila (former CEO of Nokia).