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.

Haaga-Helia campus, Finland, Europe
All photos on this page courtesy of 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 interntational 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

Through Edunation 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.

Semester dates and application period

January 2020 intake September 2019 intake
Semester dates January – May, August – December August – December, January – May
Orientation days to be announced Starting from August 14, 2019*
Application period August 1 – October 15, 2019 Closed
Degree programs
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
 

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Multilingual Management Assistants
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management in Tourism and Event Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Leading Business Transformation

*The exact orientation days will be specified in the orientation material sent to you by Haaga-Helia.

  • Bachelor's degree programs

    Helsinki

    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Multilingual Management Assistants
    • Bachelor of Hospitality Management in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management

    Porvoo

    • Bachelor of Hospitality Management in Tourism and Event Management

  • Master's degree programs

    Helsinki

    • Master of Business Administration in Leading Business Transformation

  • Credits

    Haaga-Helia calculates the academic workload by ECTS credits. The average amount of ECTS credits for one academic year is 60 credits, which translates to approx. 1600 hours of work. One semester of workload generally translates to 30 ECTS credits.

    Bachelor of Business Administration

    • 3.5 years = 210 ECTS

    Bachelor of Hospitality Management

    • 3.5 years = 210 ECTS

    Master of Business Administration

    • 1.5 years = 90 ECTS

     

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

  • 8500 € per academic year for Bachelor of Business Administration programs
  • 9500 € per academic year for Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Sports Studies programs as well as all the master’s degree programs taught in English.

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

 

Scholarship

Any eligible student meeting the requirement of 55 ECTS credits during two consecutive academic semesters will be offered a scholarship 20% value of the tuition fee.

You can apply for the scholarship from the second year onward with a separate application form. If you are a student graduating in two academic semesters or sooner, you can apply for the scholarship already during first year.

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

The application process 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 within a couple of weeks.

 

  • Admission requirements for bachelor's degree

    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 during spring 2019 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

    Submit the required educational certificates (higher secondary education) by April 16, 2019 at 3 pm Finnish time at the latest. 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

    SAT Test score

    • Bachelor of Business Administration: SAT Test score with a minimum of 500 points in Evidence-based reading and writing and 500 points in Math
    • Bachelor of Hospitality Management: SAT Test score with a minimum of 500 points in Evidence-based reading and writing and 400 points in Math

    During the application period, applications are accepted and applicants are considered based on their SAT test score. 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. Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not accepted. Results must be available in SAT database by April 16, 2019 (test must be taken on one of the test dates in spring 2019 at latest).

    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 requirements for master's degree

    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 during spring 2019 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
    • Bachelor’s degree certificate

    Submit the required educational certificates by February 7, 2019 at 3 pm Finnish time at the latest. 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

    At least three 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

    • Master of Business Administration: SAT Test score with a minimum of 600 points in Evidence-based reading and writing and 600 points in Math

    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. Results must be available in SAT database by February 7, 2019 (test must be taken on one of the test dates in autumn 2018 at latest).

    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 all the information below and follow the steps carefully.

    • Choose a degree program you would like to apply for at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
    • Fill out the online contact form found on Edunation’s website
    • Edunation will contact you within 24h and help you to fill out the application form with required attachments
    • Apply for a residence permit, once you have received your acceptance letter and paid the first semester’s tuition fee

    If you fulfill the admission requirements, you will receive an acceptance from Haaga-Helia within a couple of weeks from filling out the contact form. Only then can you start your residence permit application process.

    You will also be notified by email if you do not get accepted.

Quick facts

Semester starts:
January & August

Application period:
August 1 – October 15, 2019

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Tuition fee:
Bachelor’s: 8500-9500 € 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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