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top General Information


Street:PO Box 3


Post Code:00014

Tel.:+358 2941 911

Fax:+358 2941 23008


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Institution Funding



Founded as Royal Academy of Turku 1640. Transferred to Helsinki 1828. The first and only university in the country until 1919.

Academic Year

September to May (September-December; January-May)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (ylioppilastutkinto/studentexamen) or foreign equivalent, BA/BSc for admission into Master's programmes.



Accrediting Agency

Ministry of Education and Culture

Religious Affiliation


Student Body


top Officers

Head : Jari Niemelä

Job title:Rector

Senior Administrative Officer : Esa Hämäläinen

Job title:Dir­ector of Ad­min­is­tra­tion

International Relations Officer : Markus Laitinen

Job title:Head of Development

top Divisions

Centre : Continuing Education

More details:Palmenia Centre

Centre : Economic Research

More details:HECER, Helsinki

Centre : Genome

Centre : Language

Centre : Neurosciences

College : Advanced Studies

More details:Helsinki Collegium

Faculty : Agriculture and Forestry

Fields of study:Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Arctic Studies, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Forestry

Faculty : Arts

Fields of study:Aesthetics, African Studies, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Baltic Languages, Cinema and Television, Comparative Literature, Comparative Religion, Cultural Studies, English, Ethnology, Film, Finnish, Folklore, German, History, Hungarian, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Science and Oceanography, Museum Studies, Musicology, Philology, Philosophy, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Slavic Languages, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Women's Studies

Faculty : Behavioural Sciences

Fields of study:Behavioural Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Education, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Handicrafts, Higher Education, Home Economics, Psychology, Speech Studies

Faculty : Biological and Environmental Sciences

Fields of study:Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Neurosciences, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Zoology

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Economics, International Law, Justice Administration, Private Law, Public Law

Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Dentistry, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Medicine, Public Health

Faculty : Pharmacy

Fields of study:Pharmacy

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Anthropology, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Psychology, Social Studies, Social Work

Faculty : Theology

Fields of study:Bible, Comparative Religion, History of Religion, Orthodox Theology, Theology

Faculty : Veterinary Medicine

Fields of study:Veterinary Science

Institute : Biotechnology

Institute : Information Technology

More details:Helsinki Institute

Institute : Molecular Medicine - Finland

More details:FIMM

Institute : Physics

More details:HIP, Helsinki

Institute : Ruralia

More details:Mikkeli and Seinäjoki units

Institute : Russian and East European Studies

More details:Aleksanteri Institute

Institute : Seismology

Institute : Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention

More details:VERIFIN

top Degrees

Eläinlääketieteen lisensiaatti/Veterinärmedicine licentiat

Hammaslääketieteen lisensiaatti/Odontologie licentiat

Fields of study:Dentistry

Lääketieteen lisensiaatti/Medicine licentiat

Maisterim tutkinto/Magisterexamen

Fields of study:Education, Fine Arts, Forestry, Law, Pharmacy, Social Sciences, Theology


Fields of study:Animal Husbandry, Education, Fine Arts, Forestry, Law, Pharmacy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Theology, Veterinary Science

Tohtorin tutkinto/Doktorexamen

Fields of study:Animal Husbandry, Education, Fine Arts, Forestry, Law, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Theology, Veterinary Science

top Academic Periodicals


Universitas Helsingiensis

Main Press

Helsinki University Press

Updated on 01-12-2014