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Full name of University

University of Helsinki

Helsinki

Program Type

MAUI

Number of MAUI/AEN
students you can accept during 2015/16.
Indicate total number of semesters.

4 semester students (late-August-December or Early January-May).

 

Contact person for incoming students name, title, full address, phone, fax, email

Ms. Tuula Hellstedt
Student Exchange Coordinator
University level bilateral student exchange with partner universities in Americas, Oceania.
ISEP-, AEN-, MAUI- and North2North programmes
contact person regarding both incoming and outgoing exchange students
Tel. +358-2941 22177
E-mail for coordinators: tuula.hellstedt@helsinki.fi
Service e-mails for students
Questions from students: studentexchange@helsinki.fi

 

Contact person for outgoing students  name, title, full address, phone, fax, email

Ms. Tuula Hellstedt
Student Exchange Coordinator
University level bilateral student exchange with partner universities in Americas, Oceania.
ISEP-, AEN-, MAUI- and North2North programmes
contact person regarding both incoming and outgoing exchange students
Tel. +358-2941 22177
E-mail for coordinators: tuula.hellstedt@helsinki.fi
Service e-mails for students
Questions from students: studentexchange@helsinki.fi

 

General University Website

www.helsinki.fi/university

International Office/Website for Incoming Students

https://university.helsinki.fi/en/studying/how-to-apply/exchange-studies

 

 

Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students
list explicitly

All areas, but there are restrictions in some fields of study.
Please note that there are fields of study that offer only a few undergraduate courses in
English (those fields of study focus on graduate studies).
Exchange students should choose the majority of their courses from one Faculty.
Within one Faculty, they can choose courses from several disciplines. For example, a
student applying to be an exchange student at the Faculty of Arts, can choose courses in
several disciplines taught at the Faculty of Arts. Students are welcome to choose some
courses from other Faculties, too. Please note that depending on the course level,
disciplines have the right to decide whether the student has enough previous studies to
participate.
Restrictions:
- Economics, Psychology, Communication, Political Science, Veterinary Medicine and
Law have restrictions regarding acceptance (both for local and exchange students). They
only accept students who are majoring in the subject in question and have completed
enough courses in the discipline in their home university prior to arrival. For Veterinary
Medicine students must be on graduate level at the home university.
- English Philology only accepts students majoring in English. Other foreign languages:
student should be a major or minor in the language at the home university. These studies
are considered case by case.
- English courses offered by the Language Centre are not open for exchange students.
- Highly restricted: Medicine, Dentistry. Please contact student exchange coordinator
before nominating students for Medicine or Dentistry.
- Fields not offered at the University of Helsinki: business and engineering

 

 

Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English
list explicitly

See Courses in English
https://university.helsinki.fi/en/courses-in-english

 

Are graduate areas open for exchange?

 

Yes


 

 

Areas of study open to graduate exchange students
list explicitly

All areas, but there are restrictions in some fields of study.
Exchange students should choose the majority of their courses from one Faculty.
Within one Faculty, they can choose courses from several disciplines. For example, a
student applying to be an exchange student at the Faculty of Arts, can choose courses in
several disciplines taught at the Faculty of Arts. Students are welcome to choose some
courses from other Faculties, too. Please note that depending on the course level,
disciplines have the right to decide whether the student has enough previous studies to
participate.
Restrictions:
- Economics, Psychology, Communication, Political Science, Veterinary Medicine and
Law have restrictions regarding acceptance (both for local and exchange students). They
only accept students who are majoring in the subject in question and have completed
enough courses in the discipline in their home university prior to arrival. For Veterinary
Medicine students must be on graduate level at the home university.
- English Philology only accepts students majoring in English. Other foreign languages:
student should be a major or minor in the language at the home university. These studies
are considered case by case.
- English courses offered by the Language Centre are not open for exchange students.
- Highly restricted: Medicine, Dentistry. Please contact student exchange coordinator
before nominating students for Medicine or Dentistry.
- Fields not offered at the University of Helsinki: business and engineering

 

 

Open graduate areas of study taught in English list explicitly

See Courses in English
https://university.helsinki.fi/en/courses-in-english

 

Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses?

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?

 

 

 

Yes

 

Areas of study restricted
to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

No

 

Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students

 

Websites for course offerings
both in host language & English offerings

Courses in English
https://university.helsinki.fi/en/courses-in-english
Courses in Finnish and Swedish are presented on the website of each faculty, http://www.helsinki.fi/units/index.html

Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?
If so, please provide summer school website.

 

 

 

 

No

 

Orientation session(s) for incoming students
Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

Welcome Fair and Orientation
Welcome Fair:
August 26-27, 2015
January 14, 2016
Faculty Orientation usually starts at the same time, more information on website https://university.helsinki.fi/en/studying/new-students/orientation-and-welcome-fair


 

Academic Calendar
Please list exact dates.

Fall semester September 1 - December 31, 2015
Spring semester January 1 - May 2016
N.B. Students applying for Academic year must start their studies in September

 

Examination period(s)

No

If there is a break between
the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?
(i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

 

 

 

 

No

 

Application deadline for each term

For fall semester and academic year:
April 15: citizens of non-EU/EEA-member states
May 15: citizens of EU/EEA-member states, Iceland,   Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland

For spring semester:
September 30: citizens of non-EU/EEA-member states
October 15: citizens of EU/EEA-member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland

 

Application website.
If paper only, please write “paper only.”

https://university.helsinki.fi/en/studying/how-to-apply/exchange-studies

How does the application
and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates?

No

 

Course registration deadline

Depends on the course

 

Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

 

 

 

 

Upon Arrival

 

Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country?

 

 

 

 

No

 

Language Requirements

If the native language is not English:
TOEFL score of 79 (IBT) or IELTS score of 6 or the Language Certificate available on www.helsinki.fi/exchange/  proving that the language level is CEFR B2 at minimum

Language test certificate required?
If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

f the native language is not English:
TOEFL score of 79 (IBT) or IELTS score of 6 or the Language Certificate available on www.helsinki.fi/exchange/  proving that the language level is CEFR B2 at minimum.
Language certificate is one of the compulsory application enclosures.

Preparatory language course for incoming students?
Indicate dates and costs

 

 

 

 

No


Are there any special
advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

Concerns on application details and info on courses in English can be sent to studentexchange@helsinki.fi
Course selection must be done by the student; important that the student selects the courses from the right level of studies (undergraduate or graduate). Faculty informs if the student do not meet the course requirements.

Required minimum and
maximum number of credits available through the exchange
For both undergraduate & graduate

30 ECTS credits in semester is the normal workload.

Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Housing options

Information on housing options on website https://university.helsinki.fi/en/studying/new-students/housing.
Important: the student should apply for housing as soon as possible, it is recommended to apply for housing at once after the application for student exchange has been done (the student should not wait for the acceptance from the University of Helsinki)

 

Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

https://university.helsinki.fi/en/studying/new-students/housing.
HOAS (the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki region) website http://www.hoas.fi/www/hoaswww.nsf/sp?open&cid=homepage

Do students apply for
housing with their regular application or is it separate?
Please list housing application deadline.

The housing application is a separate application, see above

 

Is housing available between breaks in the term?

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Is there a campus meal plan?

 

 

 

 

No

Total cost estimates per
month in Euro
(broken down below)

700 – 1000 Euros (including housing) More information on website http://www.helsinki.fi/newstudents/cost-of-living.html

-Housing

See above

-Meals

See above

-Books

See above

-Local Transportation

See above

-Health Insurance

See above

-Other
(please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

See above

Is comparable health
insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?
If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

 

Yes


Are health facilities available at the university?

Yes, Finnish Student Health Care

 

Are internships available?

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Are student jobs available/allowed?

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Other important notes

Internships can sometimes be offered; the student must apply for it separately.
With the Student Residence permit the student can work 25 hours a week. Please note however that the University of Helsinki requires the exchange student to study during the exchange semester at least 20 ECTS credits.

Student union membership
Exchange students are strongly recommended to pay the Student Union Membership Fee
for Exchange Students (€92 for academic year and €47 for semester, subject to change).
Student Union membership includes benefits for students, for example basic health care,
student discounts, student card, etc.). Please see:
http://hyy.helsinki.fi/en/students/membership and
http://hyy.helsinki.fi/en/students/membership-fee-benefits/member-benefits-and-services

Residence permit:
Residence permit
- Students who are non-EU nationals need to apply for a Residence permit according to
the instructions provided by Finnish Immigration Service
http://www.migri.fi/studying_in_finland. Information regarding applying for a Residence
permit is also available at the closest Consulate of Finland
- University of Helsinki recommends that students submit their application
electronically, because it makes the application process a bit faster. Students are
advised to apply immediately after receiving their Acceptance Letter from the
University of Helsinki.
- Even if the students has submitted the Residence permit application electronically,
he/she needs to visit the Finnish consulate in person to verify his/her identity and to
present the original copies of any supplements needed for the application.
Health insurance
Students who are non-EU nationals need to seek comprehensive health insurance prior to
applying for a Residence permit. For more, please see
http://www.helsinki.fi/newstudents/insurance.html and www.migri.fi

Last updated

27.11.2014