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.

Table of Contents

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 student.

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. 

calendar-alt icon
Semester starts

August

clock icon
Application period

25.01.2021 – 30.03.2021
25.01.2021 – 02.02.2021 (Health Care programs)

coins_white_icon
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

WEBSITE

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
      • 4 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 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

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.

Our Pathway to Finland offers guaranteed access to Metropolia’s bachelor programs and you can get accepted within 2 days.

You can apply to our Business or Engineering and Technology program.

The admission requirements are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records (if possible)
  • Proof of English language: from IELTS 5.0, TOEFL IBT 35-45, Duolingo 75-80, or equivalent
  • Copy of passport ID page

You can find more information about the English language requirement on our page.

The students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

New admission criteria for the next intake will be announced later. The following criteria are related to the previous intake.

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)
  • 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
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Health Care in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

More information about the online entrance exam and online interview can be found here: Metropolia Entrance Exam, pre-assignment 2021

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

New admission criteria for the next intake will be announced later. The following criteria are related to the previous intake.

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 2021 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 Health Business Management
  • Master of Engineering in Business Informatics
  • Master of Engineering in Health Business Management
  • Master of Health Care and/or Social Services in Health Business Management

More information about the online entrance exam can be found here: Metropolia Entrance Exam, pre-assignment 2021

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 2021

New admission criteria for the next intake will be announced later. The following criteria are related to the previous intake.

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.

Only students who have an advanced diploma from Sri Lanka can apply to Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Health Care in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences.

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.

INTERVIEW

To be admitted to the top-up degree program, you must pass an interview with the university. The interviews will be held online between 22 – 26 March 2021 and graded on a scale of 0-50 points and the minimum point score is 10 points. Student selections will be made on the basis of the points received from the interview.

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

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
    • Bachelor of Health Care in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

Scholarships

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.

Are you interested in another University?

Check all the Universities here

Want to know about Student Stories?

Read more about those here