Newsletters for international degree students

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Autumn 2022

First Term of New International Degree Students 2022

  • Issue 1 (September 13) - Welcome & Introduction (Feedback, Tips, University's digital platforms)
  • Issue 2 ( September 27) - Settling In (Academic Vocabulary, Guidance Corner, Upcoming Events)
  • Issue 3 (October 11) - Autumn is Here! (Academic Year and Teaching Periods, Opening a Bank Account, Finnish Autumn, Culture Shock)
  • Issue 4 (October 25) - Study Week (Examination and Study Week, Library, Study and Learning Facilities, University's Plagiarism Policy, Study Tips)
  • Issue 5 (November 9) - Welcome Back! (JobTeaser, Student Organisations, Upcoming Events, Helsinki's Museum Scene)
  • Issue 6 (November 22) - Winter Season (International Student Barometer, Upcoming Events, A Guide to November and Early Winter, Where to Find Mental Health Support?)

Spring 2022

Newsletters for international students admitted to the Master’s programmes starting in autumn 2022

Newsletters for students admitted to the Bachelor’s Programme in Science starting in autumn 2022

  • Issue 1 for Admission Group 1 (April 5)
  • Issue 2 for Admission Group 1 (April 29)
  • Issue 3 for Admission Group 1 (May 25)
  • Issue 1-3 for Admission Group 2 (June 30)
  • Issue 4 for Admission Group 1 & Admission Group 2 (July 12)
  • Issue 5 for Admission Group 1 & Admission Group 2 (July 26)
  • Issue 6 for Admission Group 1 & Admission Group 2 (August 17)

Autumn 2021

First Term of New International Degree Students 2021

  • Issue 1 (September 7) - Welcome & Introduction (Coronavirus situation, Tips, University's digital platforms)
  • Issue 2 (September 20) - Settling In (Exploring Helsinki, Student health)
  • Issue 3 (October 1) - Autumn is Here (Ruska, Academic Year Calendar, Autumn Blues)
  • Issue 4 (October 18) - Study Week (Study/Learning Facilities, Plagiarism and Cheating, Study Tips)
  • Issue 5 (October 29) - Welcome Back (Vitamin D, Helsinki's Museums, Halloween in Finland)
  • Issue 6 (November 15) - Dark Season (Winter 'How to Guide', Free Time Activities, Student Organisations)
  • Issue 7 (29 November) - Winter is Here (Finnish Independence Day, Pikkujoulu, Finnish Baking)
  • Issue 8 (13 December) - Happy Holidays (Student Healthcare, Extending Residence Permits, Finnish Christmas)

Spring 2021

Newsletters for international students admitted to the Master’s programmes starting in autumn 2021

Newsletters for students admitted to the Bachelor’s Programme in Science starting in autumn 2021

  • Issue 1 for Admission Group 1 (March 29)
  • Issue 2 for Admission Group 1 (April 28)
  • Issue 3 for Admission Group 1 (June 3)
  • Issue 1-3 for Admission Group 2 (July 1)
  • Issue 4 for Admission Groups 1&2 (July 12)
  • Issue 5 for Admission Groups 1&2 (July 28)
  • Issue 6 for Admissions Groups 1&2 (Aug 19)

Autumn 2020

First Term of New International Degree Students 2020

  • Issue 1 (31.08) - Introduction (Coronavirus situation, University's digital platforms)
  • Issue 2 (14.09) - Settling in (Helsinki's outdoors and nature, student health)
  • Issue 3 (28.09) - Autumn arrives (Finnish Autumn and ruska, the academic year)
  • Issue 4 (12.10) - Study week (explaining study week, Helsinki's libraries, studying advice)
  • Issue 5 (26.10) - Welcome back (HYY events, Helsinki's museums, Finnish Halloween)
  • Issue 6 (09.11) - Dark Season (Guide to Winter, mental health, student organisations)
  • Issue 7 (23.11) - Winter is here (student health coverage in 2021, Pikkujoulu, Finnish baking)
  • Issue 8 (08.12) - Happy Holidays! (healthcare fee, administrative info, Finnish Christmas)

Spring 2020

Newsletters for international students admitted to the Master’s programmes starting in autumn 2020

Newsletters for students admitted to the Bachelor’s Programme in Science starting in autumn 2020

  • Issue 1 for Admission Group 1 (April 2)
  • Issue 2 for Admission Group 1 (April 29)
  • Issue 3 for Admission Group 1 (June 4)
  • Issue 1(-3) for Admission Group 2 (June 18)
  • Issue 4 for Admission Groups 1 & 2 (July 10)
  • Issue 5 for Admission Groups 1 & 2 (July 28)
  • Issue 6 for Admission Groups 1 & 2 (Aug 12)

Autumn 2019

First Term of New International Degree Students 2019

Spring 2019

Newsletters for international students admitted to programmes starting in autumn 2019

Autumn 2018

First Term of New Master's Degree Students 2018

Spring 2018

Newsletters for international Master's students admitted to a Master’s Programme starting in autumn 2018

Autumn 2017

First term of new master's degree students

Spring 2017

Newly accepted international master's degree students

Spring 2016

Newly accepted international master's degree students