Helsingin yliopisto

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University Overview

Established in 1640, Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Helsinki (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Uusimaa. Officially recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland), Helsingin yliopisto (HY/UH) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational Finnish higher education institution. Helsingin yliopisto (HY/UH) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 380 years old Finnish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Finnish higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HY/UH also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name University of Helsinki
Acronym HY/UH
Founded 1640
Colours Blue and gray

University Location

Address PO Box 33, Fabianinkatu 33
00014 Uusimaa
Tel +358 (9) 1911
Fax +358 (9) 1912 3008

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office PO Box 33, Yliopistonkatu 4
Helsinki 00014
(9) 1911
(9) 191 22604

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 4,000-4,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Helsingin yliopisto's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • League of European Research Universities (LERU)
  • Utrecht Network

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021