Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Metropolia is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland, Helsinki, with the largest offering in the fields of Health Care and Social Services and Technology. We are a community of over 17,000 students and 1,000 staff members, with 1,500 foreign degree students of over 100 nationalities.
Everyone can make a difference – Metropolia's role as a University of Applied Sciences is to enable our students to do just that. Besides skills and knowledge, we provide chances to put those and any innovative ideas to the test in real life. As we’re closely connected to working life in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, our students are surrounded by a wide variety of innovation projects, traineeships, and employment opportunities. We encourage multidisciplinary thinking and continuous learning – which is why we support unique study paths. We want to take responsibility for our student’s well-being by providing optimal conditions for studying and student services.
We are located in the capital area of Helsinki, with excellent career prospects and working opportunities both during studies and after graduation. The dynamic and modern capital area offers various recreational activities, shopping malls, restaurants and cafes, green nature and parks, and excellent public transportation connections. All our four modern campuses are within easy reach by public transport.
Metropolia in numbers:
- Over 17,000-degree students
- 1,000 staff members
- 8 Bachelor's and 16 Master's degree programs taught in English
- Over 70-degree programs are taught in Finnish
- 1,500 foreign degree students, over 100 nationalities
- 480 partner institutions around the world
- In addition, several international projects with a strong industry collaboration
Scholarships & funding
The Metropolia scholarship is awarded based on a national Finnish language level test (National Certificates of Language Proficiency, YKI). The YKI system consists of basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Each level entitles you to a scholarship of 3000 euros. This means that you can receive the scholarship max. three times during your studies totalling to 9000 euros. The scholarship can be granted once per academic year. The grant scheme applies to both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.
Early Bird Discount for Students Starting Studies in August 2022
An Early Bird discount of € 1,500 from the tuition fee for the first semester is granted if the applicant accepts Metropolia's degree-leading education starting in autumn 2022 or later, and registers as a present student within 7 days of the announcement of the student selection by 15:00 (Finnish time).
Why study at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Some of the best learning occurs through our innovation projects, placements and our blended education. As our student, you get to be part of our top-notch research, development and innovation (RDI) projects and work closely with our industry partners. Number of large-scale companies are using our knowledge and expertise when developing and testing a variety of industrial embedded solutions. You get to study in outstanding, modern learning environments by using the latest technologies, such as augmented reality. Our students also learn to perform responsibility, work with community spirit, solve challenges and thrive in international networks.
- Metropolia has obtained an official quality label issued by FINEEC (The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre), and was currently ranked by U-Multirank 2020 amongst the TOP 25 performing universities globally under the category “Co-publications with industrial partners”.
- Metropolia is the most popular university of applied sciences in Finland in terms of applicants (2020).
- We have the largest English degree programme offering in the fields of Business, Culture, Health Care and Social Services and Technology.
- Our modern learning facilities and four campuses are located in the capital area in Helsinki with excellent career prospects and working opportunities both during studies and after graduation. All our four campuses are easily reachable with a good public transport connections between campuses, capital city Helsinki and airport.
- Metropolia’s scholarship system supports the ones motivated in learning Finnish language.
- Top-notch RDI projects & strong industry collaboration
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
obtained an official quality label
FINEEC (The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre)
amongst the TOP 25 performing universities globally under the category “Co-publications with industrial partners”
We at Metropolia want to offer our students and staff a safe and pleasant environment to study and work in. We have concentrated our operations in four campuses in the capital region of Helsinki. Metropolia’s four campuses create an open and attractive learning environment and network.All our modern four campuses are within easy reach by public transport.
Metropolia’s Arabia Culture Campus is a vibrant urban arena for creating ideas and stories. The campus attracts creative minds from diverse cultural fields - from film and TV production to musical studies- continuing the district’s long tradition of arts and design while boldly moving ahead in new directions.
Karamalmi campus is Metropolia’s Developer Campus for Smart Solutions. In the campus our engineering students create solutions for tomorrow with the help of smart technologies and process leadership.
Metropolia's brand-new Myllypuro Campus in Helsinki is open to life and new encounters. The campus brings together people-focused expertise where well-being, built environment and healthy future are developed together.The new campus is built partly on top of the metro for 6000 students and 500 employees. The Campus for Builders of Well-being is the largest of Metropolia's four campuses.
Metropolia’s Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa is where Industrial Technology meets International Business. The campus is a multicultural hub where people work in close collaboration with companies, at the forefront of sustainable development.
Many Metropolia students live in HOAS’s (Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region) apartments. A full time degree student in the capital area can apply for a room in a shared apartment, a studio apartment, a two-room apartment, a roomie apartment or a family apartment after being admitted to a school.
The affordable rent includes water and in some apartments electricity, too. In addition, there is a free internet connection and usually a common sauna and laundry room as well.
HOAS apartments are situated near campuses or within good public transportation connections in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen.
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