University of Helsinki


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Fall Semester: Early September-Late December
Spring Semester: Early January-End of May
No Summer Exchange Program

Language of Instruction

English, Finnish, Swedish

Grading and Transfer of Credits

Students who participate in this exchange program will receive credit for all classes in which they receive a grade of C or better, or its equivalent.

The grades from the foreign law school will not appear on the students’ transcripts and not be included in the students’ GPA.

The general grading scale used at the University of Helsinki is a six-stage scale as follows: 5 (= excellent); 4 (= very good); 3 (= good); 2 (= satisfactory); 1 (= adequate); and 0 (= fail).

In addition to this general grading scale, the faculties can use a pass/fail system in the case of practical training or practical skills courses — for instance, if the faculty so decides.


Students will pay Hofstra Law tuition for the semester, and will be responsible for all travel, housing, insurance and related expenses.

Financial aid is packaged through the normal process and scholarships apply as if students were on campus for the semester.


Students may apply for housing to HOAS (foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region). Housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so students are encouraged to apply early.

For more information, please visit the HOAS website.

Disability Accessibility

The University of Helsinki offers support services to students with disabilities. For more information, please visit the “Support Studies” page or Contact page.

Terms and Conditions

View the Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Contact Information

Sanni Ruuskanen
+358 2941 22401
University of Helsinki Faculty of Law
International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation
PO Box 53
FI-00014 University of Helsinki Finland