The University of Helsinki’s international bachelor’s and master’s programs attract almost 7,000 applicants
The University of Helsinki has 36 master’s programs in English. In many of these programs, studies can also be completed in part or in full in Finnish or Swedish. A total of 6,627 applications were submitted for international master’s programs in the application round that ended on 12 January 2022. Programs starting in the fall of 2022 will offer 840 student places.
The most popular program was Master’s Program in Computer Science, a total of 533 applications. The Master’s Program in Environmental Change and Global Sustainable Development was in second place with 478 applications, while Master of Science in Computer Science was third with 452 applications.
A total of 277 applications were submitted Bachelor of Science Program, The only English-language bachelor’s program at the University of Helsinki in the application round that ended on January 5, a clear increase from the previous year (156 in 2021). Additional applications for this program will be received later, as some applicants apply in the joint application procedure of Finnish higher education institutions.
“Thank you to everyone who applied to the University of Helsinki! Our teaching is strongly based on research, which ensures its high quality. And we are constantly developing our teaching, says Hanna Snellman, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs.
Applications for the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Finnish and Swedish at the University of Helsinki will be accepted in connection with the joint application procedure of Finnish higher education institutions on March 16-30, 2022.
The new master’s program in pharmacy alleviates the shortage of experts in the field
In the autumn of 2022, Master’s Program in Pharmaceutical Research, Development and Safety will be launched at the University of Helsinki. A total of 191 applications were received for the program.
“Experts in the pharmaceutical industry are needed by both the pharmaceutical industry and the public sector. Our goal is for graduates of the program to have strong expertise in both medical drug research and development and issues related to the safe and effective use of drugs. It’s great that there are so many people interested in the program in its opening year, ”says Leena Hanski, director of the degree program.
Applications from more than 140 countries
142 countries applied for international master’s programs (150 in 2021). After Finland, most applications came from Pakistan (519), China (438) and Nigeria (375). Measured as a percentage, the share of Norwegian applicants increased the most. Finnish applicants accounted for 23% (20% in 2021) of all applicants.
The share of applicants with tuition fees, ie non-EU and non-EEA, was 68% (68% in 2021). Eighty-five percent of applicants with tuition fees also applied for scholarships.
“The scholarship system has been renewed since last year. We hope that it will be even easier for students with tuition fees to start their studies at the University of Helsinki, says Riitta Heinsalo, Applicant Manager for Teaching and Learning Services.
Admission and scholarship decisions will be published by mid-April, after which successful applicants will notify the university if they wish to accept the student place offered. Their studies will begin in the fall of 2022.
More specific information applicant numbers can be found here.
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