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 and it 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.

The degree programs at Haaga-Helia 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.

Haaga-Helia campus in Finland
All photos on this page courtesy of Haaga Helia.

Why choose Haaga-Helia?

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

Ratapihantie 13
00520 Helsinki
Finland

Porvoo campus address

Taidetehtaankatu 1
06100 Porvoo
Finland

Vierumäki campus address

Kaskelantie 10
19120 Vierumäki
Finland

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Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Haaga-Helia offers a variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. The study method at Haaga-Helia is practise-oriented, enabling students to work in real life projects for different companies.

 

Tuition Fees

Haaga-Helia charges a tuition fee from students who are not citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

Bachelor’s degrees

  • 8 500 € per academic year for Bachelor of Business Administration programs
  • 9 500 € per academic year for Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Sports Studies programs and all the Master’s degree programs

On our Fees page, you can read whether you can be exempt from paying tuition fees.

 

Scholarships

Haaga-Helia offers scholarships for student who are required to pay tuition fees. Any eligible student meeting the requirement of 55 ECTS credits during two consecutive academic semesters will be offered a scholarship that covers 20% of the tuition fee. You can apply for the scholarship three times during your studies.

Scholarships are not available for students who are in their first academic year, unless a student is graduating in two academic semesters or sooner.

Any eligible bachelor’s student completing their degree in 6 academic semesters or less will be offered a scholarship that covers 30% of the last annual tuition fee. Any eligible master’s student completing their degree in 2 academic semesters or less will be offered a scholarship that covers 30% of the llast annual tuition fee.

Admission to Haaga-Helia’s Bachelor’s programs can be done with two different tracks:

  • Applying with high school certificate and participating an exam and/or interview in Finland or abroad, depending on the program.
  • Applying with SAT test scores

Admission to Haaga-Helia’s Master’s programs happens by submitting SAT test scores.

 

  • Admission to Bachelor's Degree Programs

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

    Educational background

    Applicants who have completed or are completing a qualification outside 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 GPA 50% or above. This is required to be able to apply through Edunation.

    Submit also official translation, if the original certificates are not in English, Finnish or Swedish.

    Note: Original documents must be shown when arriving in Finland.

    Proof of nationality

    • Copy of passport ID page

    Entrance exams

    If you apply during the joint admission period on 8 – 22 January, 2020, entrance exams are organized for the following Bachelor’s programs:

    • International Business: entrance exams abroad are held on 2-3 March 2020 in St. Petersburg, Ho Chi Minh City and Suzhou, and in Helsinki, Finland on 1 April 2020.
    • Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management: entrance exams abroad are held on 2-3 March 2020 in St. Petersburg, Ho Chi Minh City and Suzhou, and in Helsinki, Finland on 7 April 2020.
    • Tourism and Event Management: entrance exams abroad are held on 2-3 March 2020 in St. Petersburg, Ho Chi Minh City and Suzhou, and in Helsinki, Finland on 7 April 2020.
    • Business Information Technology: entrance exam abroad is held on 2-3 March 2020 in St. Petersburg, and in Helsinki, Finland on 31 March 2020.
    • Business Service Solutions and Languages: entrance exam is held on 2 April 2020 in Helsinki, Finland.
    • Sports Coaching and Management: entrance exam is held on 31 March 2020 on Vierumäki campus in Heinola, Finland. For applicants living outside Finland will have a video presentation and phone interview on 1-2 April 2020.

    SAT Test score

    If you apply during the separate admission period on 23 January – 7 April 2020, you need to submit the SAT test scores to Haaga-Helia to be regarded for admission. No entrance exams are held for this application period.

    • International Business; Business Information Technology; Business Service Solutions and Languages: SAT Test score with a minimum of 500 points in Evidence-based reading and writing and 500 points in Math
    • Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management; Tourism and Event Management: SAT Test score with a minimum of 500 points in Evidence-based reading and writing and 400 points in Math
    • Sports Coaching and Management: not possible to apply with SAT scores

    Any applicants exceeding the minimum score, and who has met the eligibility criteria, will receive a study offer as soon as the application is processed by the Haaga-Helia admission team.

    Only the new SAT (taken after March 2016) is accepted. The official SAT result report must be ordered directly from the test organizer. The code for Haaga-Helia is 7098.

    More information about the SAT test here.

    Note: All documents need to be translated to English, if the original document is not in English. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

  • Admission to Master's Degree Programs

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

    Educational background

    Applicants who have completed or are completing a qualification outside 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
    • Copy of the Bachelor’s degree certificate. If you have not completed your Bachelor’s degree but will get the final certificate before the start of the study program, you can apply with a temporary certificate.
    • Transcript of records with a GPA 50% or above. This is required to be able to apply through Edunation.

    Submit also official translation, if the original certificates are not in English, Finnish or Swedish.

    Note: Original documents must be shown when arriving in Finland.

    Proof of nationality

    • Copy of passport ID page

    Work experience

    • Work certificates showing a minimum of 2 years of work experience on the relevant field

    At least two years of relevant work experience after completion of the bachelor’s degree is required in order to be eligible for a master’s degree at a university of applied scienes in Finland.

    SAT Test score

    • SAT Test score: 600 points in section Evidence-based reading and writing ranging from 200–800. 6 points in section SAT Essey: average value of these three dimensions ranging from 2–8: reading, analysis, and writing

    Only the new SAT (taken after March 2016) is accepted. The official SAT result report must be ordered directly from the test organizer. The code for Haaga-Helia is 7098. Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not accepted.

    More information about the SAT test here.

    Additional requirements

    • Advance assigment
    • CV
    • Skype interview

    Note: All documents need to be translated to English, if the original document is not in English. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.

  • Application Instructions

    Read our general page about how to apply to study in Finland. Specific instructions will be given to you once you apply to our application portal.

Quick facts

Semester starts:
January & August

Tuition fee:
Bachelor’s: 8 500 – 9 500 € per year

Master’s: 9 500 € per year

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Reasons to choose Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Practise-oriented learning enables students to work with real companies.

Great opportunities for exchange studies with 200 partner universities to choose from.

Possibility to attend a StartUp School program that will help you to start your own business.

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