Welcome to our international family in Helsinki! 

Join the Buddy Programme! 

Have you wanted to get involved with international student life and don't know how? Perhaps, you want to make new international friends and go on exchange abroad? We are looking for local buddies (Finnish or International Degree) to be matched with exchange students.  Students are all welcome to apply from any university in the capital region! You will receive perks and free ESN Uni Helsinki membership!

Register as a member or join the buddy program to meet international and local students! Find out how to get the ESNcard.

Want to go to Lapland or join our parties? Want to join the buddy program? Use our events page on Kide.app to join events!

Stay connected with us by joining the international group chat, following our announcements and seeing our event calendar.

ESN Membership

Register on Kide.app with your Finnish university email and get your membership there. This will be our main platform for event tickets and membership registration.

Learn more about the ESNcard and how to get it here.

Buddy Programme

We are launching and piloting a buddy program to connect local Finnish or International degree students with incoming exchange students! Want to meet internationally-minded friends and make connections around the world? Find out more about the program if you want to be a buddy or if you are an exchange student looking for a buddy! 


We have a huge variety of events that we organize including: buddy programme meetups, city tours, trips to nearby cities, parties, board game nights, sitsits, dance classes, beach clean ups, and more! Find our event calendar here and register for events online with your membership!

Explore the True North

ESN Uni Helsinki organises trips to Finnish Lapland, Tallinn, Poland, the Baltics, and more! We also sail with Pirates of the Baltic Sea cruise!