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 and 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 around the year – regardless of the stage of your studies!

You can find us on the 6th floor of the New Student House (Mannerheimintie 5 A). Every Wednesday at 7pm, we gather for 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 are students of the University of Helsinki but many students from Aalto University, for example, have found their way to VSO as well. Our activities are organised mostly in Finnish, but international members are always welcomed warmly and we are more than happy to accommodate those who prefer communicating in English.

Contact information

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can visit us every Wednesday at 7pm at the New Student House (Mannerheimintie 5 A, 6th floor). Our Fresher Tutors will be happy to answer all your questions:

Marie Lindqvist

Maisa Mielikäinen

If you are a representative of one of our friendship organisations (Korporatsioon Rotalia, Östgöta Nation Uppsala, or Östgöta Nation Lund), our Secretary for International Affairs will be able to help you:

Iisa Järvinen

Any other questions? osakunta@varsinaissuomalainen.fi