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28,601 admission seekers apply to Helsinki University

Published : 01 Apr 2022, 01:58

  DF Report

File Photo: University of Helsinki by Veikko Somerpuro.

A total of 28,601 students submitted applications to get admission to the University of Helsinki this spring, said a press release of the university on Thursday. The joint application procedure closed on Wednesday.

Of the applicants, 26,867 students applied for bachelor’s programmes and 1,764 to master’s programmes.

The most popular option available for application was the Degree Programme in Medicine, with 3,538 applicants.

The number of applicants for bachelor’s programmes increased the most in the geosciences, with 279 applicants, an increase of 35% from the previous year. Also the Bachelor’s Programme in Chemistry attracted more interest now than in the previous year.

As in earlier years, the Bachelor’s Programme in Law received a great deal of interest, with 3,450 applicants. Another programme that continued its steady popularity was the international Bachelor of Science degree programme, with 241 applicants.

The University of Helsinki's master’s programmes attracted 1,764 applicants. The most popular programmes were the Master’s Programme in Pharmacy (293 applicants) and the Master’s Programme in Law (123 applicants). The Master’s Programme in Education (Early Childhood Education) also garnered interest, with 171 applicants.

The Open University route outside the joint application procedure interested 313 applicants. The most popular programme was the Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Science, with 70 applicants. The Bachelor’s Programme in Law was also popular, with 65 applicants.

The blended-learning programme in early childhood education, which was launched in autumn 2021, garnered interest as well. A total of 351 applicants submitted an application to the programme.

“We are extremely happy and grateful that so many applicants were interested in the University of Helsinki. Our students will become part of our strong academic community, where we will support them to grow into responsible and open-minded experts,” said Director of Development Susanna Niinistö-Sivuranta from Teaching and Learning Services.

“This year history, Italian, Scandinavian languages, geosciences, chemistry and home economics teacher education interested applicants more than last year,” said Anna-Liisa Kuusela, head of Admission Services.