Metropolia University of Applied Sciences was the most popular university of applied sciences in Finland in 2019, with over 28 000 students wanting to study in Metropolia’s various programs. It is also one of the best 25 performing universities in Co-publication with industrial partners.

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Overview

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is the largest applied science university in Finland and offers a wide set of study programs both at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. The university was founded in 2007 and is located in Helsinki.

Metropolia is truly an international institution with extensive alumni connections, innovative learning environments, and a pioneering approach to working life.

Here, students can choose to study in fields such as Technology, Business, Health Care, Social Services, or Culture. Information Technology and Business studies are typically the most popular programs among students. The university also provides great scholarship opportunities for all students.

If the application period of the university is not available, you can always leave us an application anytime! You will receive personalized pre-screening services to increase the chances to get accepted to the university. 

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Semester starts

August

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Application period

24.12.2021-27.5.2022
* Check specific dates from the program page

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Tuition fee

Bachelor’s: 10 000 – 12 000 € / year
Master’s: 10 000 – 12 000 € / year
Top-up’s: 11 000 – 13 000 € / year

About the university

Altogether over 19 000 students are enrolled in Metropolia’s degree programs. Additionally, with over 1 300 international students representing nearly 90 nationalities, Metropolia has a very diverse student population.

Metropolia’s motto is “we aim for making a stronger impact for the benefit of society, by putting people first“, with a specific focus on these themes:

  • Lifelong learning
  • Phenomenon-based innovation hubs
  • Sustainable development and growth
  • People and culture
  • Digitalization

Metropolia University degree students studying around a table in Helsinki, Finland

All photos on this page are courtesy of Metropolian kuvapankki.

MYLLYPURO CAMPUS ADDRESS

Myllypurontie 1
00920 Helsinki
Finland

ARABIA CAMPUS ADDRESS

Arabiankatu 2
00560 Helsinki
Finland

KARAMALMI CAMPUS ADDRESS

Karaportti 2
02610 Espoo
Finland

MYYRMÄKI CAMPUS ADDRESS

Leiritie 1
01600 Vantaa
Finland

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Metropolia

Why Metropolia?

Every prospective student is warmly welcome to study at Metropolia, regardless of their academic background. Metropolia has a wide offering of studies both as full degree programs and short-term courses like summer schools and exchange programs.

Metropolia also has a unique combination of study fields. Phenomenon-based learning and the culture of experimentation are strong in Metropolia. Therefore, students have the opportunity to create something new during their studies.

In addition, Metropolia uses the latest technology, such as augmented reality, to support learning.

Located in the capital region of Finland, Metropolia is easily accessible by public transport. The university has four modern, comfortable, and inspiring campuses. The newest campus, Myllypuro, was just opened in 2019 with top-notch facilities.

Top quality education

Metropolia has obtained an official quality label issued by FINEEC (The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre). The Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland closely oversees the quality of teaching at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

If you choose Metropolia, you are sure to get top-quality education in the largest university of applied sciences in Finland!

Student experience

Are you interested to know how it looks like to study at Metropolia? Check out our students’ stories:

STUDY PROGRAMS

Metropolia offers top-tier higher education at both bachelor’s and master’s levels in English related to Technology, Business, Health Care, Social Services, and Culture.

Bachelor’s degrees

    • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Logistics
      • 3.5 years = 210 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in European Business Administration
      • 3,5 years = 210 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics
      • 4 years = 240 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology
      • 4 years = 240 ECTS

Master’s degrees

  • Master of Business Administration in Business Informatics
    • 2 years = 90 ECTS
  • Master of Business Administration in Health Business Management
    • 2 years = 90 ECTS
  • Master of Business Administration in Procurement
    • 12 years = 90 ECTS
  • Master of Engineering in Business Informatics
    • 1.5 years = 60 ECTS
  • Master of Engineering in Health Business Management
    • 1 year = 60 ECTS
  • Master of Engineering in Industrial Management
    • 1 year = 60 ECTS
  • Master of Engineering in Information Technology
    • 1.5 years = 60 ECTS
  • Master of Social Services and Health Care in Health Business Management
    • 1.5 years = 90 ECTS
  • Master of Health Care and/or Social Services in Health Care Diagnostics, Clinical Radiography Services
    • 2 years = 90 ECTS
  • Master of Health Care and/or Social Services in Health Care Diagnostics, Biomedical Laboratory Services
    • 2 years = 90 ECTS

Admission criteria

The application process through Edunation is fast and simple. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. This means that if you meet the admission requirements, you can get your acceptance in four weeks.

Bachelor’s degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Logistics
    • 24.12.2021-27.05.2022
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in European Business Administration
    • 24.12.2021-27.05.2022
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics
    • 24.12.2021-27.05.2022
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology
    • 24.12.2021-27.05.2022

Master’s degrees

  • Master of Business Administration in Business Informatics
    • 24.12.2021-04.03.2022
  • Master of Business Administration in Health Business Management
    • 24.12.2021-27.03.2022
  • Master of Business Administration in Procurement
    • 24.12.2021-27.05.2022
  • Master of Engineering in Business Informatics
    • 24.12.2021-04.03.2022
  • Master of Engineering in Health Business Management
    • 24.12.2021-27.03.2022
  • Master of Engineering in Industrial Management
    • 24.12.2021-27.05.2022
  • Master of Engineering in Information Technology
    • 24.12.2021-04.03.2022
  • Master of Social Services and Health Care in Health Business Management
    • 24.12.2021-27.03.2022
  • Master of Health Care and/or Social Services in Health Care Diagnostics, Clinical Radiography Services
    • 24.12.2021-27.03.2022
  • Master of Health Care and/or Social Services in Health Care Diagnostics, Biomedical Laboratory Services
    • 24.12.2021-27.03.2022

Top-up degrees

  • Bachelor of Health Care in Nursing
    • 24.12.2021-07.01.2022
  • Bachelor of Health Care in Physiotherapy
    • 24.12.2021-07.01.2022

Our Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to bachelor’s degree programs at Metropolia.

Admission requirements:

Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit one the following documents to Edunation:

  • Copy of the final/official higher secondary school certificate or vocational qualification which gives eligibility for higher education studies in your own country
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

And:

  • Copy of Transcript of Records.

Note: Original certificates must be shown when arriving in Finland. All documents need to be translated to either Finnish, Swedish or English, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

PROOF OF NATIONALITY

  • Passport ID page OR official ID card indicating nationality

Note: You will need a valid passport when you apply for a visa or residence permit.

ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM AND ONLINE INTERVIEW

The following programs will have an online entrance exam:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Logistics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in European Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology

The following programs will have an online interview:

  • Bachelor of Health Care in Nursing (TOP-UP)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (TOP-UP)
  • Bachelor of Health Care in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (TOP-UP)

More information about the online entrance exam and online interview can be found here: Metropolia Entrance Exam, pre-assignment 2022.

SAT

Applicants can apply with SAT test score to bachelor’s degree programs. The official SAT score report must be delivered directly from the College Board to Metropolia with code 6953.

Degree program Minimum SAT score
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in European Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Logistics
Evidence-based reading and writing 500 points and math 500 points
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology
Evidence-based reading and writing 400 points and math 400 points

Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in a related field
  • Transcript of records
  • Work certificate(s) of at least 24 months/2 years after bachelor graduation obtained by 31 July 2022 at the latest

Note: Original certificates must be shown when arriving in Finland. All documents need to be translated to either Finnish, Swedish or English, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

PROOF OF NATIONALITY

  • Passport ID page OR official ID card indicating nationality

Note: You will need a valid passport when you apply for a visa or residence permit.

ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM

The following programs will have an online entrance exam:

  • Master of Business Administration in Business Informatics
  • Master of Business Administration in Procurement
  • Master of Engineering in Business Informatics
  • Master of Engineering in Health Business Management
  • Master of Engineering in Industrial Management
  • Master of Engineering in Health Business Management
  • Master of Engineering in Information Technology
  • Master of Health Care and/or Social Services in Health Business Management
  • Master of Health Care and/or Social Services in Health Care Diagnostics, Biomedical Laboratory Services
  • Master of Health Care and/or Social Services in Health Care Diagnostics, Clinical Radiography Services

More information about the online entrance exam can be found here: Metropolia Entrance Exam, pre-assignment 2022.

PRE-ASSIGNMENT

The pre-assignment is required for applicants who are applying to

  • Master of Business Administration in Procurement
  • Master of Engineering in Industrial Management
  • Master of Engineering in Information Technology

More information about the pre-assignment can be found here: Metropolia Entrance Exam, pre-assignment 2022.

Bachelor of Health Care in Nursing (top-up)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit one of the following documents to apply to Bachelor of Health Care in Nursing (top-up):

  • Advanced Diploma in General Nursing (duration 3 years after completion of an upper secondary qualification) completed at International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) in Sri Lanka OR
  • Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (duration 3 years after completion of an upper secondary qualification) awarded by the State Board of Nursing and Midwifery or an equivalent in India OR
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (duration 4 years after completion of an upper secondary qualification) awarded by a local examination board or other similar official body in Philippines OR
  • Some other qualifications completed at an accredited educational institution in Sri Lanka, India or Philippines with an extent, content and level that corresponds to some of the above-mentioned degrees.

Note: All documents need to be translated to either Finnish, Swedish or English, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

PROOF OF NATIONALITY

  • Passport ID page OR official ID card indicating nationality

Note: You will need a valid passport when you apply for a visa or residence permit.

Online entrance examination

Student selections are made on the basis of an entrance examination, which will be held once after the application period has ended and applications have been processed. Entrance examination invitations will be sent to all eligible applicants one week prior to the entrance examination at the latest.

Bachelor of Health Care in Physiotherapy (top-up)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit:

  • Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy (duration 3 years after completion of an upper secondary qualification) completed at International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) in Sri Lanka, or
  • some other post-secondary higher education degree:
    • equivalent to the above mentioned qualifications in terms of extent, content and level,
    • awarded by an accredited higher education institution, a local examination board or other equivalent official body, and
    • at least 3 years in duration (after completion of an upper secondary qualification).

Note: All documents need to be translated to either Finnish, Swedish or English, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

PROOF OF NATIONALITY

  • Passport ID page OR official ID card indicating nationality

Note: You will need a valid passport when you apply for a visa or residence permit.

Online entrance examination

Student selections are made on the basis of an entrance examination, which will be held once after the application period has ended and applications have been processed. Entrance examination invitations will be sent to all eligible applicants one week prior to the entrance examination at the latest.

Tuition Fees & Scholarship

Tuition Fees

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • 10 000 € per academic year for the following degrees:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Logistics
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in European Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology
  • 12 000 € per academic year for Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics

Master’s Degrees

  • 11 000 € per academic year for the following degrees:
    • Master of Business Administration in Business Informatics
    • Master of Business Administration in Procurement
    • Master of Engineering in Business Informatics
    • Master of Engineering in Industrial Management
    • Master of Engineering in Information Technology
  • 12 000 € per academic year for the following degrees:
    • Master of Business Administration in Health Business Management
    • Master of Engineering in Health Business Management
    • Master of Social Services and Health care in Health Business Management
    • Master of Health Care and/or Social Services in Health Care Diagnostics, Clinical Radiography Services
    • Master of Health Care and/or Social Services in Health Care Diagnostics, Biomedical Laboratory Services

Top-up degree programs

  • 11 000 € per academic year for the following degrees:
    • Bachelor of Health Care in Nursing
  • 13 000 € per academic year for the following degrees:
    • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Scholarships

Early Bird discount

Early Bird discount on tuition fees for students admitted to degree studies beginning in autumn 2022 and after: an Early Bird discount of € 1,500 on the tuition fee for the first academic term will be granted if the applicant accepts a study place and registers as present no later than 7 days after the announcement of the student selection by 3 pm Finland time.

Finnish language

Metropolia grants scholarships of 3 000 € based on Finnish language skills to students who are required to pay tuition fees. You are eligible to receive only one scholarship per academic year.

A scholarship can be awarded based on a Finnish language test completed during the academic year. Level tests can be performed in advance, i.e. if you have completed more than one level test in the previous year, they will be taken into account when granting scholarships for the following academic years.

The scholarship program applies to both bachelor’s and master’s programs.

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