Helsinki Education and Research Area (HERA) is a consortium of higher education institutions, consisting of seven universities and eight universities of applied sciences in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. HERA’s mission is to develop the Helsinki region as an attractive place to live, learn, work and do business.
The Helsinki region is proud to house several Finnish higher education institutions and, depending on your interest, you will find a wide range of bachelor's and master's degree programmes in English.
The universities in the Helsinki region are ranked amongst the best, not only in Europe but also globally, and they are renowned for their top-quality research and education and modern study environment. The universities offer students the latest information technology, efficient social and health services and effective support in questions concerning living and working.
The Helsinki region’s universities of applied sciences have strong links to surrounding community, which facilitates efficient co-operation between companies and universities of applied sciences and helps students to establish a bond with working life. The work-life oriented education at these institutions is closely linked to their research & development work, through which students and staff together develop new skills for the needs of working life.
Basic education in Helsinki
The schools in Helsinki offer a broad choice of education in foreign languages. Foreigners can attend comprehensive and upper secondary schools, vocational institutes, upper secondary schools for adults and institutions of higher education in Helsinki. Read more
Certain schools and classes use English, Estonian, Chinese, German, French, Russian or Spanish as their language of instruction. These offer a choice of study programmes and international examinations for foreign students, returnees, immigrants and Finnish-language speakers. Read more
Helsinki Information - Virka
Virka Info is a public information service for Helsinki residents, located in the Helsinki City Hall lobby. The centre serves as a Citizens’ Office – a shared services centre of the Finnish Immigration Service, the Helsinki Register Office and the Police – and offers general information and advice on living and working in the Helsinki area as well as special advice and guidance on immigration issues. Virka