World-class education and research

Find out how we place in university rankings and read about the quality of our education and research.

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Veikko Kähkönen / Uniarts Helsinki

Six years of success in the QS ranking

Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy placed 9th in the field of performing arts in the QS World University Rankings 2021. The ranking was released for the sixth time in 2021, and the Sibelius Academy has placed among the top universities since the first year of the ranking.

Excellent feedback from students

We are the most sought-after place to study in Finland: about 7 per cent of our applicants are admitted as students.

According to surveys, the bachelors, masters and doctors who have graduated from Uniarts Helsinki are satisfied with the quality of the education that they received and would recommend their education to others. These results are based on bachelor’s graduate surveys and career monitoring surveys conducted in 2018.

Bachelors who graduated in 2018 find that Uniarts Helsinki provides high-quality teaching. Master’s graduates from 2013 and doctoral graduates from 2015 find that their Uniarts Helsinki degree has made them well prepared for the professional life.

Positive reviews from exchange students

Our exchange students, too, have been very satisfied with their studies, and the university has received recognition for its exchange student practices. This feedback was gathered in 2016–2017 from students who had participated in an Erasmus exchange programme.

Uniarts Helsinki has been selected as a national Best Practice University when it comes to Erasmus mobility. There has been a significant increase in the number of exchange students applying to study music, in particular.

Audited quality system

Uniarts Helsinki employs a quality system that helps us ensure the high quality of our operations.

The system was audited in 2018. We received particularly positive reviews for the genuinely value-based and student-centred approach that we adopt in our operations. The education that we offer has a strong link to the working life, and our alumni are involved in the development of our education.