IAU Member


top General Information


Street:P.O. Box 3
(Fabianinkatu 33)


Post Code:00014

Tel.:+358(2941) 911


Other Sites

Three additional, specialised campuses: Kum­pula, Mei­l­ahti and Viikki

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

Tuition Fees

International:13.000-18.000 for non-EU students studying in English-taught Bachelor's or Master's programmes (EUR)



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 : Anna-Maria Salmi

Job title:Head of Development

International Relations Officer : Markus Laitinen

Job title:Head of Development

top Divisions

Centre : Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE)

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/centre-for-university-teaching-and-learning-hype

Centre : HY+

More details:https://eduvisit.hyplusglobal.fi/

Centre : Language Centre

More details:Offers language courses for all students, faculty and staff

Centre : Neuroscience Center

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-neuroscience-center

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 : Biological and Environmental Sciences

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

Faculty : Educational Sciences

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

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, Psychology, 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 : Aleksanteri Institute - Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/aleksanteri-institute

Institute : Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN)

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/verifin-finnish-institute-for-verification-of-the-chemical-weapons-convention

Institute : Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-collegium-for-advanced-studies

Institute : Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT)

More details:https://www.hiit.fi/

Institute : Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE)

Institute : Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP)

More details:http://www.hip.fi/

Institute : Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-sustainability-science

Institute : Institute for Atmospheric and Earth system Research (INAR)

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/inar-institute-for-atmospheric-and-earth-system-research

Institute : Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-fimm

Institute : Institute of Biotechnology

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/hilife-institute-of-biotechnology

Institute : Institute of Seismology

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/institute-of-seismology

Unit : Helsinki University Library

More details:https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-university-library

top Degrees

Kandidaatin tutkinto/Kandidatexamen

Fields of study:Agriculture, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Finnish, Food Science, Forestry, Geography, History, Literature, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Notary Studies, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Theology, Veterinary Science

Eläinlääketieteen lisensiaatti/Veterinärmedicine licentiat

Fields of study:Veterinary Science

Hammaslääketieteen lisensiaatti/Odontologie licentiat

Fields of study:Dentistry

Lääketieteen lisensiaatti/Medicine licentiat

Fields of study:Medicine

Maisterim tutkinto/Magisterexamen

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Danish, Data Processing, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Fine Arts, Finnish, Food Science, Forestry, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Government, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Hungarian, Icelandic, International Law, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Nordic Studies, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Regional Studies, Religious Studies, Russian, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Theology, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Urban Studies

Tohtorin tutkinto/Doktorexamen

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Food Science, Gender Studies, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Law, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Oral Pathology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Regional Studies, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Statistics, Theology, Veterinary Science, Wildlife

Main Press

Helsinki University Press

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2019-2020

Full Time Total:4638

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Total:617


Statistics Year:2019-2020


Foreign Total:1970

Updated on 08-09-2020