University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearApril 1late Augustmid MayBudget
SpringSeptember 15early Januarymid MayBudget
FallApril 1late Augustmid DecemberBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English, Finnish
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

Students can choose from a wide variety of courses at the University of Helsinki in the faculties of Theology, Arts, Science, Biosciences, Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Agriculture and Forestry. Helsinki is a major European city offering a variety of cultural and social activities. Many courses are offered in English.


The University of Helsinki has the widest range of disciplines in Finland. There are eleven faculties, including Theology, Arts, Science, Pharmacy, Biosciences, Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Agriculture and Forestry. There are 38,000 degree seeking students and 7,600 staff. 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 has strong international connections. The University is bilingual in Finnish and Swedish, and many courses are also provided in English.

Faculties and Programs with Courses in English:
Agriculture and Forestry
Behavioral Sciences
Social Sciences


Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki is a world-class city in northern Europe. It offers all the convenience and cultural experiences of any large European city. Stockholm, Tallinn (Estonia) and St. Petersburg are close neighbors to this important city. Most Finns are fluent in English out of necessity, and it is therefore relatively easy to maneuver through beautiful Finland using mainly English. 

The weather is well-suited to students interested in experiencing something completely different from the hot desert life in Tucson. Because of its location, it never gets really dark during the summer, and in the far north the sun does not set. During the winter months the days are six hours long in the south of Finland.


The Helsinki Student Mobility Office assists exchange students with reserving a room in a Residence Hall. There are many housing options and locations for the Student Residence Halls, and average rents vary from 280 euros to 400 euros per month. The rooms for exchange students are partially furnished and have access to a kitchen.

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