University of Helsinki or Helsingin yliopisto (UH) - public higher education institution in Finland. UH began its activity in 1640. The main building of the university proudly stands in Helsinki inside an urban campus.

University ranking. Being a number one university in Finland, University of Helsinki greets the applicants with a fierce competition. University of Helsinki is a highly renowned educational institution in Finland and abroad. It is very proud of its long history and rich traditions. University of Helsinki is quite famous as it ranks high in the top 5% of the best universities of the world. It ranks the highest in the following disciplines «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Physics». The university is among the top 100 in the quality of education. UH is popular among the employers as they gladly hire its graduates.

Application process and the cost of tuition. In addition to the results of the examinations the applicant must submit a certificate of the previous academic performance. We can tell that University of Helsinki is very selective as it accepts only 1 out of 10 applicants. The university shares the popular system in Finland that divides the academic year into semesters. UH has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 1,000 USD/year. UH students can take their studies to the next level and obtain a master’s degree for 17,302 USD per year. The prospective students would be happy to know that the university also offers online programs. On the official website of the university ( you can read more about the programs and associated tuition fees.

The composition of the university. University of Helsinki is a big educational institution, attended by more than 22 thousand students. Being a foreign citizen does not exclude you from the admission process. UH has around 6% of foreign students. More than 2900 teachers are employed by the university. The majority of academic staff at UH consists of foreign specialists. Both students and the academic staff can participate in the university’s international exchange programs. You can find the university on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, which might tell you more about the day to day life of UH.

Infrastructure of UH. There is a library on the campus.
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Helsingin yliopisto
Country Finland
City Helsinki
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
0 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
0 USD/year.
Doctorate (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
0 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
13,448 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
from  13,448 USD/year.
to  18,620 USD/year.
Doctorate (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
0 USD/year.
Living expenses $778 -1,506 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 10.00%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1640
Abbreviation UH
Teachers 2,855
Students 22,628
Foreigners 6%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi
• European University Association (EUA)
• League of European Research Universities (LERU)
• Utrecht Network
World ranking 70
Country ranking 1
Academic Reputation 92
Employer Reputation 192
Quality of teaching 53
International Faculty 248
Citations per Faculty 400
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 68
Engineering and Technology 191
Life Sciences and Medicine 78
Natural Science 115
Social Sciences and Management 153
Ranking in world by discipline
Physics 101
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 70
QS World University Rankings 97
ARWU Academic Ranking 67
Cost of living in Helsinki
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 380 527
Food 240 484
Transportation 46 187
Communications and utilities 50 65
Clothing 30 112
Sports and leisure 32 130
Total 778 1,506
Accommodation in Helsinki USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 383
Shared room in city centre 533
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 602
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 797
Alternative title
English University of Helsinki
Russian Хельсинкский университет
Arabic جامعة هلسنكي
German Universität Helsinki
Spanish Universidad de Helsinki
French Université d'Helsinki
Japanese ヘルシンキ大学
Korean 헬싱키대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Helsinki
Chinese 赫尔辛基大学
cy Prifysgol Helsinki
ms Universiti Helsinki
ta கெல்சிங்கிப் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
it Università di Helsinki
Ukrainian Гельсінський університет
ca Universitat de Hèlsinki
nl Universiteit van Helsinki
th มหาวิทยาลัยเฮลซิงกิ
tr Helsinki Üniversitesi
eu Helsinkiko Unibertsitatea
gl Universidade de Helsinki
fi Helsingin yliopisto
hu Helsinki Egyetem
pl Uniwersytet Helsiński
id Universitas Helsinki
sv Helsingfors universitet
fa دانشگاه هلسینکی
ro Universitatea din Helsinki
ga Ollscoil Heilsincí
vi Đại học Helsinki
bg Хелзинкски университет
pa ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ ਆਫ਼ ਹੈਲਸਿੰਕੀ
he אוניברסיטת הלסינקי
el Πανεπιστήμιο του Ελσίνκι
da Helsinki Universitet
sr Универзитет у Хелсинкију
cs Helsinská univerzita
hy Հելսինկիի համալսարան
az Helsinki Universiteti
be Хельсінкскі ўніверсітэт
et Helsingi Ülikool
oc Universitat d'Helsinki
ka ჰელსინკის უნივერსიტეტი
fy Universiteit fan Helsinky
lt Helsinkio universitetas
lv Helsinku Universitāte
mk Хелсиншки универзитет
nb Helsingfors universitet
nn Helsingfors universitet
gd Oilthigh Helsinki
ky Хельсинки Университети
tl Unibersidad ng Helsinki
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University of Helsinki - Official Description

The University concentrates on high-level scientific research and researcher education. Scientific research is also the basis of the teaching provided by the University. The University operations support the development of society, as well as business and industry. University representatives offer their competencies for the benefit of society through a number of positions of trust and expertise. The results produced by the research and teaching carried out at the University have been widely acclaimed. The University participates in more than half of the national Centres of Excellence in Research, elected by international scientific panels. The University of Helsinki has been invited to be a member of the League of European Research Universities, a co-operation body for the leading European research universities. According to international expert panels, also the teaching provided by the University of Helsinki is of a high European level. The University has strong international connections. It has some 80 co-operation agreements with universities on different continents. The University researchers are in great demand as experts in international scientific communities, meetings and publications. The University is bilingual, but in addition to Finnish and Swedish teaching is also provided in English. Besides Helsinki, the University has operations at 20 localities throughout Finland.

Description of University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is the most versatile institution for science, education and intellectual renewal in Finland. It is active on four campuses in Helsinki. The University is one of the leading European research universities and among the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. Research at the University of Helsinki is high-quality, profiled and of high international standard in all fields, and it is developed with a long term approach. As a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the University strives to promote the status of fundamental research. Special emphasis is given to new multidisciplinary approaches to global challenges. Teaching and postgraduate studies are based on research which guarantees the high standard of education. The University's international student body puts high value to the excellent laborartories, libraries and other infrastructure

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