Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, located in the Helsinki metropolitan area, is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland with over 10 500 students. Haaga-Helia consists of five campuses in total: three campuses in Helsinki, one in Porvoo and one in Vierumäki. Haaga-helia has been highly popular among students desiring to study business and hospitality in Helsinki region.
Haaga-Helia’s degree programs are practice oriented enabling students to get real-life experience in working with different companies. This method of studying gives students a great chance to network with their possible future employees, which is why many Haaga-Helia students end up getting either an internship or a job from the commissioner they work with during their studies.
At Haaga-Helia, students study in a truly international environment. The English-taught bachelor’s and master’s programs have students from over 100 nationalities. Students have an opportunity to complete one semester as an exchange student in one of Haaga-Helia’s 200 partner universities around the world. Some partner universities also offer a possibility to acquire a double degree. Double degree students complete two semesters abroad and receive a diploma from both, Haaga-Helia and the partner university. Students can also complete their work placement abroad which is a good chance to increase professional expertise, language skills and cultural awareness.
Haaga-Helia also offers a program called StartUp School for students who are interested in entrepreneurship. This is an excellent opportunity to start a company and get support from experienced teachers at the same time. StartUp School is also great for those who already have their own business and want to get hands-on assistance. StartUp School operates on all five campuses of Haaga-Helia and is a good way to earn credits while starting or running a business.
Haaga-Helia has received a quality label from the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre, FINEEC. The audit team has praised, among other things, Haaga-Helia’s excellent working-life contacts and strong pedagogical teaching approach. In 2016, Haaga-Helia was ranked the best university of applied sciences in international student mobility, as well as the best in international student satisfaction.
Pasila campus address
Porvoo campus address
Vierumäki campus address