The prerequisite is that you will take courses or do an internship/thesis work/PhD research at the University of Helsinki and that the credits/courses/research completed at the University of Helsinki are approved as a part of your degree at your home institution.You may also apply for the visiting student status if you have received a scholarship (e.g. from EDUFI, Fulbright Center or Erasmus+ training SMP) or if you present other compelling academic reasons.
- As a visiting student you will receive credit units (ECTS) for all of your work but you are not able to obtain a degree from the University of Helsinki.
- The visiting student status is normally valid for a minimum of two months and a maximum of one academic year.
- However, incoming applicants of Erasmus+ short-term mobility of PhD students (5-30 days) also apply as visiting students. Erasmus+ short term mobility applicants apply for funding from their home university. They submit their application to the University of Helsinki at least 2 months before arrival as visiting students when their home university has granted funding for short term mobility of PhD students.
Visiting students do not need to pay tuition fees at the University of Helsinki.
Please note due to the limited number of available places we prioritize applications from our partner universities. Applications from the visiting students who have applied for course work will be reviewed only after the available spots have been allocated to students from our partner universities.
Amount of Erasmus+ short-term mobility of PhD students is not limited, if the incoming student has the approval of an academic host from the University of Helsinki.