Metropolia University of Applied Sciences was the most popular university of applied sciences in Finland in 2019, with over 28 000 students applied to Metropolia’s various study 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 biggest applied science university in Finland and it offers a wide set of study programs both at Bachelor and Master level. The university was founded in 2007 and it 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 the fields of Technology, Business, Health Care, Social Services, or Culture, and the university provides great scholarships. The most popular programs are usually Information Technology and Business studies.

 

 

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Semester starts

August

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Application period

TBA

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Tuition fee

Bachelor’s: 10 000 – 12 000 € / year
Master’s: 10 000 – 12 000 € / year

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 versatile student population.

The motto of Metropolia 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

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

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

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

Located in the capital region of Finland, Metropolia is easily reached with public transport. The university has four modern, comfortable, and inspiring campuses. The newest campus, Myllypuro, has just been opened last year in 2019 – the facilities really are top-notch.

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 can be sure to get top-quality education in the largest university of applied sciences in Finland!

STUDY PROGRAMS

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

Bachelor’s degrees

    • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Logistics
      • 3.5 years = 210 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Business Administartion 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
    • Bachelor of Health Care in Nursing
      • 3,5 years = 210 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Social Services
      • 3,5 years = 210 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 which means that if you meet the admission requirements, you can get your acceptance in four weeks.

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

The required documents might change before the start of the application period.

Educational background

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside of Finland must submit 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
  • Transcript of records (with a minimum GPA of around 60%)
  • Grading scale in English
    • Math and Physics grade are required to be eligible for Degree Program in Electronics
  • Motivation letter (for Degree Programs in International Business and Logistic, European Business Administration and Electronics)

Note: Original documents must be shown when you arrive in Finland.

Proof of nationality

  • Copy of passport ID page OR official ID card indicating nationality

Language requirements

  • IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 46, or equivalent.

English language test is not required if your secondary education has been completed in English in a country where English is an official language (USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, Philippines, etc.).

SAT

Only for Bachelor in Information and Technology: you can apply with SAT test results with a minimum score of 400 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 400 in Maths. You do not need SAT, if your GPA is 60% and you have submitted an English language proof.

Interview

An online interview is conducted for the following programs:

  • International Business and Logistics
  • European Business Administration
  • Nursing

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

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

The required documents might change before the start of the application period.

Educational background

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

  • Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate or other higher education degree from a related field
  • Transcript of records (with a minimum GPA of around 60%)
  • Grading scale in English
  • Pre-assignment required for Degree Program in Industrial Management

Note: Original documents must be shown when you arrive in Finland.

Proof of nationality

  • Copy of passport ID page OR official ID card indicating nationality

Language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 70 or equivalent.

English language test is not required if your bachelor’s studies have been completed in English in a country where English is an official language (USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, Philippines, etc.).

Interview

An online interview is conducted for the following programs:

  • Business Informatics

Work experience

  • Employment certificate with a minimum of 2 years work experience after bachelor’s degree

 

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

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

Scholarships

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

A scholarship can be awarded based on a Finnish language level 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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