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Students enrolled in this school.
1
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
13
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

The University of the Arts Helsinki fosters our artistic heritage and renews art. This new university was launched in 2013 upon the merging of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy Helsinki. The university now comprises the three academies, which are equal in terms of educational content and cultural significance.

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What is student life like?

University of the Arts Helsinki's main campus is located in central Helsinki. The Finnish capital is a vibrant seaside city with a special mix of functional and exotic. Helsinki has all the services of a modern city and easy access to nature. The blooming food and urban culture scenes offer unique experiences, attracting locals and tourists alike. All Uniarts Helsinki students can use the gym facilities at the university’s Theatre Academy. Unisport also offers a wide range of affordable sports services to all university students in the Helsinki region. More information on their services, courses, and prices can be found on the university website. University of the Arts Student Union (ArtSU) is the community interest, and service organization for students at Uniarts Helsinki. The student union is a self-governing community subject to public law, and all bachelor’s and master’s degree students at Uniarts Helsinki are automatically members.

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS) has rental apartments all over the metropolitan area. In the autumn, thousands of students apply for rooms at HOAS. 

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