Orientation and Tutoring (sci)

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Welcome, new student! As a student at the Faculty of Science, you are part of the largest community of scientific learning in the Nordic countries. Congratulations on a good choice! This instruction will give you useful information and links to help you embark on your studies as smoothly as possible.

Orientation week

Your studies at the University of Helsinki begin with the Orientation Week. The week includes the Welcome Fair, your faculty’s own orientation meetings and tutoring. You need to take part in all three!

Orientation for the new international students is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to get to know the Kumpula Campus, and to get all the official matters out of the way, while getting to know other international students. During the orientation course you will receive your student number, a computer user account and an e-mail address as well as information on course registration, exams, degree structure, student services, and student discounts. Tutor students will help you getting started with your studies as well as settling in Helsinki.

Orientation course for the new international students will be held on 29 August 2017 - 1 September 2017.

NB! There are separate programmes for exchange students and master's degree programme students.

Orientation for Master's Degree Programme Students

Orientation course for master’s degree programme students

Monday, 21 August, 2017

9:00-12:00 Orientation in the Degree Programme for Master's Programme for Teachers of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Exactum A114 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

9:00-10:00 Faculty presentation: Physicum D101 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)

10:00-12:00 Orientation in the Degree Programmes:     

  • Atmospheric Sciences, Materials Research, Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, Theoretical and Computational Methods: 10:00-12:00 Physicum D208 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
  • Chemistry and Molecular Sciences: 10:00-12:00 Chemicum A118 (A.I Virtasen aukio 1)
  • Computer Science: 10:00-12:00 Exactum B123 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
  • Data Science: 10:00-12:00 Exactum CK112 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
  • Geography: 10:00-11:00 Physicum A115 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
  • Geology and Geophysics: 10:00-12:00 Physicum D112 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Life Science Informatics: 10:00-12:00 Exactum C322 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
  • Urban Studies and Planning: 10:00-12:00 Physicum E205 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)        

14:00 - 16:00 Welcome Fair (for International students), Language Centre, Fabianinkatu 26, City Centre.

Remember to bring your official ID with you to the Welcome Fair. Otherwise you will not be able to get all of the official matters out of the way. Remember to also bring the receipt of the Student Union fee payment with you.

  • Apply for student card
  • Get acquainted with the student organisations etc.
  • Get information on language courses
  • Get the certificate for travel card discount (HSL form, local transport)
  • Get your IT username and password

More information on the Welcome Fair.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

13:00-16:00 Science Bazaar, Venue: Physicum (Gustaf Hällströminkatu 2)

Friday, September 1, 2017

9:00-16:00 IT-training sessions and Campus tour with your tutor (Physicum D210 and D211)

  • Includes a short introduction to computer and e-mail use at the university
  • You will also learn how to register to courses
  • Tutors will give you more specific information
  • Campus tour guided by your tutor
  • Library tour in tutor groups
  • UniSport tour in tutor groups

See also!

New students at UH in Facebook

Welcome to UH blog

Celebration marking the beginning of the academic year will be held in the Great Hall of the University’s Main Building (entrance at Aleksanterinkatu 5) on Monday, 4 September 2017, at 12.15. The event will be followed by a street festival at the City Centre Campus.

Orientation for Exchange Students

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Orientation course for exchange students

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

14:00-16:00 Orientation in the Degree Programmes, tutor groups

  • Chemistry: Chemicum A127 (A. I. Virtasen aukio 1)
  • Computer Science: Exactum C222 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
  • Geography: Physicum D112, seminar room (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
  • Geology: Physicum C108 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Exactum C322 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
  • Physics: Physicum E207, seminar room (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

14:00 - 16:00 Welcome Fair (for International students), Language Centre, Fabianinkatu 26, City Centre.

Remember to bring your official ID with you to the Welcome Fair. Otherwise you will not be able to get all of the official matters out of the way. Remember to also bring the receipt of the Student Union fee payment with you.

  • Apply for student card
  • Get acquainted with the student organisations etc.
  • Get information on language courses
  • Get the certificate for travel card discount (HSL form, local transport)
  • Get your IT username and password

More information on the Welcome Fair.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

10:00-11:00 International Exchange Services, Physicum E204 (Gustaf Hällströminkatu 2)
13:00-16:00 Science Bazaar, Venue: Physicum (Gustaf Hällströminkatu 2)

Friday, September 1, 2017

9:00-16:00 IT-training sessions and Campus tour with your tutor (Physicum D210 and D211)

  • Includes a short introduction to computer and e-mail use at the university
  • You will also learn how to register to courses
  • Tutors will give you more specific information
  • Campus tour guided by your tutor
  • Library tour in tutor groups
  • UniSport tour in tutor groups

Celebration marking the beginning of the academic year will be held in the Great Hall of the University’s Main Building (entrance at Aleksanterinkatu 5) on Monday, 4 September 2017, at 12.15. The event will be followed by a street festival at the City Centre Campus.

Tutoring

On the first day of the orientation period, new students are divided into tutoring groups. The tutors play an important role in welcoming new students as well as in engaging them in the University community and their studies.

If you are not able to participate in a first session please contact your discipline-specific coordinator of tutoring.

Remember that you can always ask your tutor!

Subject-specific coordinators of tutoring

Unless otherwise indicated, all emails are of the format firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi.

  • Faculty of Science: Tiia Björk
  • Mathematics (Matrix): Aleksi Tilli, Arvo Kuoppamäki, Viivi Tiihonen and Ella Tamir
  • Statistics (Moodi): Emma Louhelainen and Noora Jaakkola (noora.k.jaakkola@helsinki.fi)
  • Physical sciences (Synop and Resonanssi): Linnea Keltanen, Johannes Mikkola, Veera Leppänen (veera.a.leppanen@helsinki.fi), Tony Ylönen
  • Chemistry (HYK): Jarkko Lampuoti, Solja Säde, Roni Koivu
  • Computer science (TKO-äly): Outi Jussila, Laura Paajanen
  • Geography (MaO): Taneli Pärssinen (taneli.t.parssinen@helsinki.fi), Jasmiina Myllys
  • Geology (Vasara): Theo Männistö
  • Geophysics (Geysir): Jouni Tammenmaa
  • Swedish-language mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science (Spektrum): Oliver Flinck

Science Bazaar

Science Bazaar is an event for the new students, where you can meet and chat with the personnel and familiarize yourself with studying and research conducted at the Kumpula Campus. You will also familiarize yourself with the services for students and student organizations. Do come and explore campus right before the semester begins! 

The program will be updated in August 2017.

How to find us?

The Kumpula Campus is perched on a verdant hill only four kilometres from the centre of Helsinki. See thr Map service of the City of Helsinki.

Kumpula is well connected to the public transportation. Use the HSL Journey Planner to plot your way there.