Do you long for celebration and culture to counterbalance the intensity of studying? Varsinaissuomalainen osakunta (VSO) offers diverse activities ranging from sports to academic feasts, from concerts to wine evenings, and from raves to bowling championships.

We are a student nation with approximately 100 members. That means that we are an interdisciplinary community of students from universities of the Helsinki metropolitan area. Most of us have roots in Southwest Finland but we welcome everyone who is interested in our activities all around the year – no matter what stage of your studies you might be in!

You can find us on the 6th floor of the New Student House (Mannerheimintie 5 A). Every Wednesday at 7pm, we gather to a student nation evening to hear from engaging guest speakers, enjoy scrumptious food, and just to hang out with friends.

Finding your way to VSO

We are located in the penthouse of the New Student House at Mannerheimintie 5 A. Climb the stairs as high as they go, and you'll find us on the 6th floor!

Who can join?

All university students from the Helsinki metropolitan area can join VSO. The majority of our members study in the University of Helsinki but many students from Aalto University have found their way to VSO as well. Our activities are mostly in Finnish, but we’ve had international members too!

Contact information

If you are interested in joining VSO, you can visit us every Wednesday at 7pm at the Nation (New Student House, 6th floor). Our Fresher Tutors will answer all your questions:

Iida Helminen,
Alisa Saarinen,

If you represent one of our friendship organisations (Korporatsioon Rotalia, Östgöta Nation Uppsala, or Östgöta Nation Lund), our Secretary for International Affairs will give you more information:

Ilona Rantala

Any other questions?