Master's Programme in Economics atUniversity of Helsinki Faculty of Arts

Application Start Date Dec 1, 2022 View all dates


2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • This programme prepares students for a career as an economist in business, financial markets and the public sector
  • The programme comprises two tracks
  • This track is particularly suitable if your goal is to pursue a doctoral degree in economics
  • Profound knowledge of economic theory and methods is also useful in many demanding careers as an economist
  • The degree requirements in both tracks correspond to international standards, which will help students when finding employment and pursuing further studies towards a doctoral degree in Finland and globally


  • University Rankings
    • #82

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #104

      - QS 2022

    • #101

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #94

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 15,00,660
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Stu­dent Union membership feeINR 3,835
Healthcare feeINR 6,003
TotalINR 9,838

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 Euro = INR 83.37


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 30ᵗʰ June 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Students have completed a first- or second-cycle (bachelor’s or master’s) degree or a doctoral degree in Finland or abroad
  • Degree certificates must be awarded by the main university. Certificates or copies issued by colleges are not accepted
  • Prior education:
    • University Bachelor's degree
    • University of applied sciences Bachelor's degree
    • Licentiate degree
    • Doctoral degree
    • Foreign Bachelor's degree
    • Foreign Master's degree
    • University of applied sciences Master's degree
    • University Master's degree
  • Applicants have completed studies worth at least 35 credits that provide a sufficient basis for master’s level studies in economics and include intermediate-level courses in micro- and macroeconomic theory as well as econometrics.
  • Applicants have completed studies in mathematics and statistics to the extent that they provide sufficient knowledge and skills for master’s.
  • Applicant's application receives a sufficient score in the academic evaluation


Marks - 92/120

  •  a minimum score of 22 in the writing section


Marks - 62/90

  •  with a minimum score of 54 in each communicative skills section (listening, reading, speaking and writing)


Marks - 6.5/9

  • with a minimum score of 6.0 in the writing section

Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Additional documents required

  • Motivation letter (to be included in the application form)
  • A photocopy of your passport OR your Finnish residence permit card OR your official identity card
  • A certificate of language proficiency
  • An officially certified copy of the degree certificate/diploma
    • An official transcript of records or an officially certified copy of the transcript
    • A diploma supplement (if available)
    • Please also submit authorised translations of these documents in Finnish, Swedish or English, if necessary.
  • If applicants wish to use any additional degrees or studies as grounds for application, please also submit the documents related to them

Step 2: Start your online application

Step 3: Application deadline

Important Dates

Dec 1, 2022

Application Start Date


Jan 4, 2023

Application Submit Date

Aug , 2023

Course Commencement Date

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for Finland.

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