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’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.



Pasila campus address

Ratapihantie 13
00520 Helsinki


Porvoo campus address

Taidetehtaankatu 1
06100 Porvoo

Vierumäki campus address

Kaskelantie 10
19120 Vierumäki


Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Through Edunation Haaga-Helia offers a variety of bachelor’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 2019 intake September 2019 intake
Semester dates January – May, September – December September – December, January – May
Application period June 1 – September 28, 2018 to be announced
Degree programs  

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Aviation Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Sales and Marketing
to be announced
  • Bachelor's degree programs


    • 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 in Tourism and Experience Management


    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Aviation Business
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Sales and Marketing
    • Bachelor of Hospitality Management in Tourism and Event Management


    • Bachelor of Sports Studies in Sports Coaching and Management
  • Master's degree programs


    • Master of Business Administration in Communication Management
    • Master of Hospitality Management in Aviation and Tourism Business
    • Master of Business Administration in Information Systems Management
    • Master of Business Administration in International Business Management


    • Master of Sports Studies in Sport Development and Management
  • 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 in Business Information Technology
      • 3.5 years = 210 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
      • 3.5 years = 210 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Aviation Business
      • 3.5 years = 210 ECTS
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Sales and Marketing
      • 3.5 years = 210 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.

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

“I see that Haaga-Helia is like a big family. Everybody knows everybody and there are a lot of events that bring the whole school together.”

– Evon Söderlund, graduate from Haaga-Helia

Below you’ll find a video of a previous Haaga-Helia student, Even Söderlund, from Malaysia. She started her own company, an event hotel Huone, after graduation. In the video, Evon Söderlund tells her story about how she succeeded in starting a business in Finland.

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

    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 autumn 2018 must submit the following documents to Edunation:

    • Copy of the final/official 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 October 5, 2018 at 3pm Finnish time. 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

    • SAT Test score with a minimum of 500 points in Evidence-based reading and writing and 500 points in Math

    In the application period for the January 2019 intake all applicants who earn the required minimum points (500 points Evidence-based reading and writing and 500 points Math) will be accepted. You will be notified of the selection result as soon as you have submitted the required certificates and your application has been processed.

    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 October 5, 2018 (test must be taken on one of the test dates in spring 2018 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.

  • 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 & September

Application period:
June 1 – September 28, 2018

Ask for more information

Tuition fee:
Bachelor: 8500 € per year






Partner universities

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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