INTERNATIONAL NURSING STUDENTS OFFICIALLY START STUDIES IN METROPOLIA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Our top-up and full-time nursing students have officially started their studies at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences on the Myllypuro campus. Here’s how everything went!

Students in Myllypuro campus
Students in Myllypuro campus

Metropolia university of applied sciences

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is the largest UAS in Finland, with four campuses in the Helsinki metropolitan area. There are people from all over the world studying at the school, and 11 of the 68-degree programs are taught entirely in English. In terms of enrollment, this is Finland’s most popular university of applied sciences. There are currently 16,500 students and 1,000 staff at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

campuses

Karamalmi Campus is located in Espoo, a 30-minute commute away from Helsinki Railway Station. Karamalmi Campus opened in 2019 and focuses on ICT studies. It’s dubbed the named, ‘’Developer Campus for Smart Solutions’’.

Arabia is a culture campus where you can study culture and arts, fashion, film, or music. The Arabia campus is located in Helsinki, just a 20-minute bus ride from the Helsinki railway station!

Myyrmäki campus is located in Vantaa, a 20-minute train ride from Helsinki railway station. The Myyrmäki campus is the home of international business and industrial technology programs. In 2018, a new building was added to the campus, making it twice as big.

The Myllypuro campus is in the eastern part of Helsinki, and it only takes 20 minutes to get there by metro from the Helsinki railway station. The whole new campus was finally opened in January 2020. Myllypuro campus is the largest of the Metropolia UAS campuses, as it holds 6,000 students and 500 employees! Myllypuro campus is the home of health care and engineering programs. 

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Nursing top-up groups start

Our nursing top-up group started their studies online at the beginning of March. Some students have already come to Finland and have had time to adjust while studying remotely. The Edunation team met with these students last March to get to know them better and ask how they feel about Finland. 

‘’Coming to study in Finland is the best decision I have made in my life’’ -Eric, Philippines

On Tuesday, April 12th, we met all the nursing top-up students again, but on campus, this time, to talk about their studies and life in Finland. All of the students were very excited, and so were we! The team was also very impressed with how well the students had already learned the Finnish language. This just shows how hardworking and eager they truly are to begin the next chapter of the happiest country in the world.

full-time nursing groups start on 19th april

We also met with some of our full-time nursing students before they started their degree studies at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. We wanted to get to know them a bit better and allow them to ask us questions if they had any. 

The full-time nursing students started their studies on April 19 at 9 a.m. at the Myllypuro campus. During the first opening hour, we gave an introduction round to the students on campus and online. Afterward, the Edunation team gave a presentation about what we do in Finland and, of course, the nursing program. Metropolia then continued to provide details about the university and the studies in practice. The university also gifted the students with their own ‘’Metropolia’’ backpacks!

Students at Myllypuro rooftop cafeteria
Students at Myllypuro rooftop cafeteria

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Campus tour

After the first opening hour, the Metropolia tutor teacher gave the students a campus tour. To start off, we had a quick coffee break in the 6th-floor cafeteria, which has the most amazing view! We were all amazed by it, as well as by the sunny weather. After the break, we continued the tour. The teacher showed us the practical learning spaces, where the students would be learning in action. There are many learning spaces with high-tech equipment, as the Myllypuro campus is almost brand new. Some examples were the midwifery room, the care unit room, and the operating room, to name a few.

The students were amazed by the innovative learning spaces – and again, so were we! These premises gave the student a lot of motivation as they would be studying in practice very soon!

After the campus tour, the tutor teacher took the students to student services, where they could do paperwork. Afterward, the students headed to lunch – the cafeteria offers a variety of choices for affordable prices! For the rest of the day, students had practical information sessions with the tutor teacher and student tutors. 

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Students at Myllypuro Midwifery learning space
Students at Myllypuro Midwifery learning space

‘’We are excited to start this new journey here in Finland!’’ -Joshua and Chres, Philippines

We are so happy to welcome these students to Finland and be there to support them during this exciting journey! 

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