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Established in 1640, the 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 large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Finnish higher education institution. Helsingin yliopisto (HY / UH) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 384-year-old Finnish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 0-9% making this Finnish higher education organization an extremely 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.

University Snapshot


Helsingin yliopisto's Control Typepublic


Helsingin yliopisto's Entity Typenon-profit


Helsingin yliopisto' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Helsingin yliopisto's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateextremely selective

University Identity

Name (English) University of Helsinki
Acronym HY / UH
Founded 1640
Colours Blue and gray
Video Presentation

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University Location

Address PO Box 33, Fabianinkatu 33
00014 Uusimaa
Helsingin yliopisto's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Helsingin yliopisto Phone Number +358 (9) 1911
Helsingin yliopisto Fax Number +358 (9) 1912 3008

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Helsingin yliopisto's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Helsingin yliopisto's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Helsingin yliopisto's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Helsingin yliopisto.

Helsingin yliopisto: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Helsingin yliopisto's admission information.

Helsingin yliopisto's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Helsingin yliopisto's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Helsingin yliopisto a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Helsingin yliopisto's acceptance rate range is 0-9% making this institution an extremely selective higher education institution.

Helsingin yliopisto's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Helsinki has more than 1100 international students.

Helsingin yliopisto's Admission Office Admission Office

PO Box 33, Yliopistonkatu 4
Helsinki 00014
(9) 1911
(9) 191 22604

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Helsingin yliopisto.

Helsingin yliopisto's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Helsingin yliopisto has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Helsingin yliopisto's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Helsingin yliopisto's Control Type Control Type

Helsingin yliopisto is a public higher education institution.

Helsingin yliopisto's Entity Type Entity Type

Helsingin yliopisto is a non-profit higher education institution.

Helsingin yliopisto's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Helsingin yliopisto's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Helsingin yliopisto does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Helsingin yliopisto's main facilities:

Helsingin yliopisto's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Helsingin yliopisto's Library

Helsingin yliopisto's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Helsingin yliopisto's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Helsingin yliopisto's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Helsingin yliopisto's main services:

Helsingin yliopisto's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Helsingin yliopisto's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Helsingin yliopisto's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Helsingin yliopisto's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Helsingin yliopisto's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Helsingin yliopisto's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Helsingin yliopisto is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Helsingin yliopisto's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

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

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Helsingin yliopisto's Facebook page Helsingin yliopisto's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Helsingin yliopisto's X (formerly Twitter) page Helsingin yliopisto's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Helsingin yliopisto's YouTube channel Helsingin yliopisto's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Helsingin yliopisto's Instagram page Helsingin yliopisto's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Helsingin yliopisto's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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