Prospective Student


The current information about the admission process and programmes is available on the university-level admission pages:


The University of Helsinki (UH) is the oldest, largest and most multidisciplinary higher education institution in Finland. It consistently ranks among the top 100 universities world-wide, and among the elite in Europe - and always the foremost in Finland. The University of Helsinki is also one of the 20 members in the League of European Research Universities (LERU) sharing the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.

The UH Department of Computer Science is a world leader in algorithm and machine learning research and a key academic contributor to the success of Finnish industry in the telecom field. The Department of Computer Science has been selected in 2010 as one of the few national Centres of Excellence in University Education.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki has over 2300 students. It is location at the Kumpula Science Campus that is the largest centre of natural sciences in Nordic countries, with modern laboratories and classes highly equipped with the latest technology.

The basic degrees of the educational programme of Computer Science are the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master of Science (MSc) degrees (see Master's Programme in Computer Science, for the latter). The BSc is the primary and MSc the secondary university degree. The primary degree can be completed in three years and the secondary in two years. Currently, the BSc degree in Computer Science can be completed in Finnish only. Starting 2017, the Department also coordinates a multidisciplinary Data Science Master's Programme, and takes part in Life Science Informatics and Theoretical and Computational Methods Master's Programmes. 

Higher degrees in Computer Science are the Licentiate (PhLic) and the Doctoral (PhD) degrees. The studies for these higher degrees in Computer Science take place in graduate program DoCS within graduate school that is coordinated by the Faculty.

Prospective Student