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Full time September MA 2 years
Education (11) Psychology (31)

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Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey in the field of education? Look no further than the "Changing Education" master's programme at the University of Helsinki. Over two years of full-time study, you will delve into the realms of Education, Society, and Culture; Educational Psychology and Neuroscience; and Pedagogy, Educational Institutions, and Research-based Teacher Education. This international English-language programme is designed to equip you with theory-driven, science-based, and hands-on studies to become a future expert and change maker in education. By exploring diverse perspectives such as sociological, cultural, and gender studies, you will gain the skills to critically evaluate and influence education systems ethically and effectively. With a focus on social justice and diversity, you will learn to apply methods from neuroscience and psychology to enhance teaching and learning practices. Join us to be part of a multidisciplinary, innovative, and research-based community that shapes the future of education. Unlock your potential and make a difference with "Changing Education."

About the course

Changing Education is a two-year full-time international English-language master’s programme. The Faculty of Educational Sciences at University of Helsinki is well known for their expertise in studies on social justice and diversity in education, including sociological, cultural, psychological, philosophic, gender studies perspectives, as well as the use of educational psychology and neuroscientific insights. The programme is structured around three main areas: 1) Education, Society and Culture, 2) Educational Psychology and Neuroscience, and 3) Pedagogy, Educational Institutions, and Research-based Teacher Education. The content of these areas is combined in a well-structured curriculum, which is meant to meet our students’ diverse interests.

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Entry Requirements

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Tuition fee per year (non-EU/EEA students): 18000 €

 Course Content

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Helsinki


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Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's programme at the University of Helsinki.

Each degree programme may award scholarships covering either 50% or 100 % of the tuition fee.

Tuition fees range from 13 000 to 18 000 euros.

Duration of the scholarship is two years. For all scholarships, students are required to study full time (earn at least 55 ECTS per year) to fulfil the requirements of the scholarship. After the first study year, the progress of your studies will be checked and, depending on your progress, the scholarship will be continued.

Value of Scholarship(s)

6500 euro - 18000 euro


All candidates must meet the following requirements:

- You are eligible for the Master’s programme at the University of Helsinki.
- You are liable for tuition fees: Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries who do not have permanent residence status in the EU/EEA area are liable for tuition fees.
- You meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for Finland.
- You have obtained excellent results in your previous studies and can prove this in your application.

Application Procedure

How to apply for a scholarship

Find the Master's programme you want to apply to on
See the instructions on how to apply to the Master’s programme and prepare the necessary attachments.
Apply for a scholarship with the same application form used to apply to the Master's programme.
Submit all scholarship-related documents together with the other enclosed documents of your application to the Master's Programme.
Selection process

Scholarships are granted based on academic merit.

The Master's programme conducts an academic assessment of your degree application and your scholarship application.
The Master's programme makes a proposal to the Scholarship Committee concerning the scholarship application.
The Scholarship Committee makes the final decision on the scholarship.
If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive an official acceptance letter with the information about your scholarship status.

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