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Awards for undergraduate theses

The City of Helsinki grants thesis awards each year to authors of exemplary academic theses that explore Helsinki-related themes.

Thesis awards 2023

The award can be granted to authors of relevant theses completed towards a master’s degree or equivalent during the 1st of August 2022– 31st of July 2023 academic year. There are no restrictions on the theses’ subject matter or scientific discipline. Each year, the city seeks to award theses that represent a wide variety of academic fields. 

A total of EUR 4,000 is divided among the selected recipients of the award. Between 4–10 theses are granted a share of the total each year in December. 

Questions about the awards can be directed to Research Director Katja Vilkama at tel. +358 9 31078396 and Planning Secretary Nina Weurlander at tel. +358 9 310 36555, email: firstname.lastname(at)