More than a University - Expertise and Insight for the Future
Metropolia is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland with the largest offering in the fields of Health Care and Social Services, and Technology. We are a community of 16,200 students and 920 staff members, with 1400 foreign degree students of over 100 nationalities. We offer 15 degree programmes conducted in English, 6 on Bachelor level and 9 on Master’s level in the fields of Business, Culture, Health Care and Social Services, and Technology.
We are located in the capital area with excellent career prospects and working opportunities both during studies and after graduation. The dynamic and modern capital area offers a huge variety of recreational activities, shopping malls, restaurants and cafes, green nature and parks, as well as excellent public transportation connections. All our modern four campuses are within easy reach by public transport.
Some of the best learning occurs through our innovation projects, placements and our blended education. Number of large-scale companies are using our knowledge and expertise. As our student, you get to be part of our top-notch research, development and innovation (RDI) projects and work closely with our industry partners. You get to study in outstanding, modern learning environments by using the latest technologies, such as augmented reality. Our students also learn to perform responsibility, work with community spirit, solve challenges and thrive in international networks.
Metropolia has obtained an official quality label issued by FINEEC (The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre), and was currently ranked by U-Multirank 2020 amongst the TOP 25 performing universities globally under the category “Co-publications with industrial partners”.
We warmly welcome you to join our community, and to start your studies at Metropolia!
Some of our Alumni experiences:
“If you relate to a place where you are around a mixture of people and cultures, Metropolia Business School will feel like home to you. You learn from a New Yorker about marketing, a Californian about finance, communications from a British lady – it is a global learning experience. This course builds your teamwork and group thinking skills – it makes you a collaborator.”
- Scott, Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Logistics
“At Metropolia, we had the opportunity to real practical studies, which facilitate you to memorize, learn and understand all the theory. You get to experience in practice what the patient actually feels and this makes it much more effective way of studying. Good facilities and databases for studies, and both teachers and other students were helpful and easy to talk to.”
- Samitha, Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (On-demand Education)
“Metropolia has an excellent international ambience. The programme is advanced and touches on relevant areas like digital marketing, integrative project management, and business analytics, giving a strong foundation to deal with practical business challenges. My biggest take-away was our study trip to Stuttgart that gave me a real feel of the transformation in Industry 4.0 and brought me close friendships with my peers.”
- Sudhindra, Master’s Degree in Business Informatics
“I did my Master’s thesis on Mobile Advertising which provided me an avenue to strengthen my understanding on mobile market and the potential for advertising. Metropolia gave me a truly international, multicultural environment. I loved the flexible learning and student life experience. Most importantly, it suits the working professionals as the courses are in the evening. Teachers are highly supportive and provide a good guidance.”
- Lavanya, Master’s Degree in Information Technology
Why should I choose to study at Metropolia?
Metropolia is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland with the largest offering in the fields of Health Care and Social Services, and Technology. We are a community of 16,200 students and 920 staff members, with 1400 foreign degree students of over 100 nationalities.
We are located at the capital area in Helsinki with excellent career prospects and working opportunities both during studies and after graduation. The dynamic and modern capital area offers a huge variety of recreational activities, shopping malls, restaurants and cafes, green nature and parks, as well as excellent public transportation connections. All our modern four campuses are within easy reach by public transport.
Some of the best learning occurs through our innovation projects, placements and our blended education. As our student, you get to be part of our top-notch research, development and innovation (RDI) projects and work closely with our industry partners.
- The educators are certified experts in their fields with a proven academic record
- Long history in teaching in English at Bachelor level
- Evidence-based practices in education
- Location in the booming country capital in Helsinki
- Modern and safe campuses, easy to travel with public transportation between campuses
- Great balance between recreational activities and student life
- Good networking possibilities during and after studies
- Scholarship encourages to learn the local Finnish language and supports actively your language development
Does Metropolia offer scholarships?
Yes! Metropolia supports the integration of non EU/EEA students to Finnish society by granting a scholarship of 3000€ based on the Finnish language level test (National Certificates of Language Proficiency, YKI) completed during the academic year. We offer S2 Finnish language classes for students during their degree studies.
Learning Finnish language will give you a competitive edge on the Finnish job market i.e. in regards to employment possibilities in Finland, increased earning potential and career advancement.
How is it like to study and live in Finland?
Finland is a Nordic country known for its clean nature - the thousands of lakes, islands and forests dot its landscape making it a nature lover’s paradise.
Finland is highly integrated in the global economy. The largest industries are electronics, machinery, vehicles and other engineered metal products, the forestry industry and chemicals.
The success of Finnish education is built on highly qualified lecturers at all levels of education. Over the past years, the Finnish education system and teacher education has gained international recognition through top placement in the PISA and PIAAC surveys.
Finland offers world-class know-how, innovation and research environments: know-how plays a key role and has been taken to the ecosystem level. We are a low-hierarchy society where students, teaching and research staff, businesses, policy makers and citizens work together as equal influencers.
When is the next application period?
Next national joint application period opens in January 2022. Instructions will be published by the end of September 2021. Please follow Metropolia's webpage for the application instructions.
NOTE! Separate Application for International Degree Programmes
Application period: 1 January - 31 May 2022 at 3pm
The Separate Application for International Degree Programmes is aimed at applicants with a foreign degree/qualification or international pathway studies such as Edunation Pathway Diploma or Chinese-Nordic Pathway Programme.
This application process is carried out as a “rolling admission”, which means that student selections are made as applications arrive. All those who meet the eligibility and admission criteria will be offered a place to study until the places have been filled or the application period ends. Student selections are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting a place to study. However, before submitting your application, make sure that you meet the requirements, as the application will be automatically rejected if the student selection criteria are not met at the time of application and re-application is no longer possible during that application period.