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Application period: 1 February - 31 March 2021 at 3 pm

The Separate Application for International Degree Programmes is aimed at those who are interested in Metropolia's English-language Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes and have completed (or will complete by 31 July 2021) at least an upper secondary level qualification. More information in the section "eligibility requirements" below.

Application must be submitted at Studyinfo.fi between 1 February - 31 March 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland). More information in the section "application instructions" below.

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Eligibility requirements

Eligibility for Bachelor's degree programmes

These eligibility requirements concern the following Metropolia's Bachelor's degree programmes in the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes:

To be eligible, the applicant must have completed one of the following qualifications by 31 July 2021:

  • the Finnish upper secondary school leaving certificate ("suomalaisen lukion päättötodistus"); 
  • the Finnish Matriculation Examination ("suomalainen ylioppilastutkinto");
  • the International Baccalaureate (IB) degree;
  • the European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma;
  • the Reifeprüfung (RP) or Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) degree;
  • a Finnish basic vocational degree covering 120 credits or a skills score of 180 or a corresponding earlier Finnish vocational degree covering at least 80 credits ("120 opintoviikon tai 180 osaamispisteen laajuinen suomalainen ammatillinen perustutkinto tai sitä vastaava aiempi vähintään 80 opintoviikon laajuinen suomalainen ammatillinen tutkinto");
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto");
  • a Finnish vocational  upper  secondary  qualification or a further or specialist  vocational qualification as a competence-based qualification, or a comparable previous qualification ("näyttötutkintona suoritettu suomalainen ammatillinen perustutkinto, ammattitutkinto tai erikois-ammattitutkinto tai niitä vastaava aikaisempi tutkinto"); 
  • a foreign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the country in question; or
  • a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

No discretionary admission. Admitted students’ eligibility will be verified.

Provisions on eligibility for studies in universities of applied sciences are laid down in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014)

Eligibility for Master of Business Administration in Business Informatics

These eligibility requirements concern Metropolia's Master of Business Administration Degree Programme in Business Informatics (link to the degree programme description on Metropolia's web site) in the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes:

To be eligible, the applicant must have:

  1. an appropriate degree, and
  2. at least two years (24 months) of work experience in a relevant field.

The work experience must be:

  • obtained after the date of award of the qualification giving the eligibility or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto"), and
  • obtained by 31 July 2021 at the latest, and
  • in a relevant field (both the field being applied to and the field of the qualification giving the eligibility are regarded as relevant field).

When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.

Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience considered for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount for full-time employment.

Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience

Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

Appropriate degrees are:

  • Finnish Bachelor of Business Administration degree (tradenomi AMK).

  • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.

  • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.

  • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 210 credit points (ECTS) *

  • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree.

  • Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the relevant field ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto") with a minimum scope of 140 credits (= 210 credit points ECTS / 3,5 years)

    * Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.

    ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

    The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

    The required educational qualification (including possible supplementary higher education studies) and work experience must be completed by 31 July 2021.

    No discretionary admission. Admitted students’ eligibility will be verified.

    Provisions on eligibility for studies in universities of applied sciences are laid down in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014).

    Eligibility for Master of Business Administration in Health Business Management

    These eligibility requirements concern Metropolia's Master of Business Administration Degree Programme in Health Business Management (link to the degree programme description on Metropolia's web site) in the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes:

    To be eligible, the applicant must have:

    1. an appropriate degree, and
    2. at least two years (24 months) of work experience in a relevant field.

    The work experience must be:

    • obtained after the date of award of the qualification giving the eligibility or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto"), and
    • obtained by 31 July 2021 at the latest, and
    • in a relevant field (both the field being applied to and the field of the qualification giving the eligibility are regarded as relevant field).

    When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.

    Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience considered for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount for full-time employment.

    Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience

    Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

    Appropriate degrees are:

    • Finnish Bachelor of Business Administration degree (tradenomi AMK).

    • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.

    • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.

    • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 210 credit points (ECTS)

    • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree.

    • Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the relevant field ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto") with a minimum scope of 140 credits (= 210 credit points ECTS / 3,5 years)

      * Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies

      ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

      The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

      The required educational qualification (including possible supplementary higher education studies) and work experience must be completed by 31 July 2021.

      No discretionary admission. Admitted students’ eligibility will be verified.

      Provisions on eligibility for studies in universities of applied sciences are laid down in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014).

      Eligibility for Master of Business Administration in Procurement

      These eligibility requirements concern Metropolia's Master of Business Administration Degree Programme in Procurement (link to the degree programme description on Metropolia's web site) in the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes:

      To be eligible, the applicant must have:

      1. an appropriate degree, and
      2. at least two years (24 months) of work experience in a relevant field.

      The work experience must be:

      • obtained after the date of award of the qualification giving the eligibility or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto"), and
      • obtained by 31 July 2021 at the latest, and
      • in a relevant field (both the field being applied to and the field of the qualification giving the eligibility are regarded as relevant field).

      When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.

      Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience considered for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount for full-time employment.

      Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience

      Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

      Appropriate degrees are:

      • Finnish Bachelor of Business Administration degree (tradenomi AMK).

      • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.

      • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.

      • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 210 credit points (ECTS) *

      • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree.

      • Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the relevant field ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto") with a minimum scope of 140 credits (= 210 credit points ECTS / 3,5 years)

        * Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies

        ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

        The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

        The required educational qualification (including possible supplementary higher education studies) and work experience must be completed by 31 July 2021.

        No discretionary admission. Admitted students’ eligibility will be verified.

        Provisions on eligibility for studies in universities of applied sciences are laid down in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014).

        Eligibility for Master of Engineering in Business Informatics

        These eligibility requirements concern Metropolia's Master of Engineering Degree Programme in Business Informatics (link to the degree programme description on Metropolia's web site) in the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes:

        To be eligible, the applicant must have:

        1. an appropriate degree, and
        2. at least two years (24 months) of work experience in a relevant field.

        The work experience must be:

        • obtained after the date of award of the qualification giving the eligibility or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto"), and
        • obtained by 31 July 2021 at the latest, and
        • in a relevant field (both the field being applied to and the field of the qualification giving the eligibility are regarded as relevant field).

        When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.

        Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience considered for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount for full-time employment.

        Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience

        Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

        Appropriate degrees are:

        • Finnish Bachelor of Engineering degree (insinööri AMK).

        • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 240 credit points (ECTS).

        • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above-mentioned Finnish higher education degrees in terms of level, extent and content.

        • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 240 credit points (ECTS) *

        • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree in the field of technology.

        • Former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the field of technology ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto") with a minimum scope of 160 credits (= 240 credit points ECTS / 4 years)

        * Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.

        ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

        The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

        The required educational qualification (including possible supplementary higher education studies) and work experience must be completed by 31 July 2021.

        No discretionary admission. Admitted students’ eligibility will be verified.

        Provisions on eligibility for studies in universities of applied sciences are laid down in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014).

        Eligibility for Master of Engineering in Health Business Management

        These eligibility requirements concern Metropolia's Master of Engineering Degree Programme in Business Informatics (link to the degree programme description on Metropolia's web site) in the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes:

        To be eligible, the applicant must have:

        1. an appropriate degree, and
        2. at least two years (24 months) of work experience in a relevant field.

        The work experience must be:

        • obtained after the date of award of the qualification giving the eligibility or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto"), and
        • obtained by 31 July 2021 at the latest, and
        • in a relevant field (both the field being applied to and the field of the qualification giving the eligibility are regarded as relevant field).

        When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.

        Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience considered for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount for full-time employment.

        Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience

        Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

        Appropriate degrees are:

        • Finnish Bachelor of Engineering degree (insinööri AMK).

        • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 240 credit points (ECTS).

        • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above-mentioned Finnish higher education degrees in terms of level, extent and content.

        • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 240 credit points (ECTS) *

        • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree in the field of technology.

        • Former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the field of technology ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto") with a minimum scope of 160 credits (= 240 credit points ECTS / 4 years)

        * Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.

        ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

        The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

        The required educational qualification (including possible supplementary higher education studies) and work experience must be completed by 31 July 2021.

        No discretionary admission. Admitted students’ eligibility will be verified.

        Provisions on eligibility for studies in universities of applied sciences are laid down in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014).

        Eligibility for Master of Engineering in Industrial Management

        These eligibility requirements concern Metropolia's Master of Engineering Degree Programme in Business Informatics (link to the degree programme description on Metropolia's web site) in the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes:

        To be eligible, the applicant must have:

        1. an appropriate degree, and
        2. at least two years (24 months) of work experience in a relevant field.

        The work experience must be:

        • obtained after the date of award of the qualification giving the eligibility or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto"), and
        • obtained by 31 July 2021 at the latest, and
        • in a relevant field (both the field being applied to and the field of the qualification giving the eligibility are regarded as relevant field).

        When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.

        Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience considered for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount for full-time employment.

        Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience

        Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

        Appropriate degrees are:

        • Finnish Bachelor of Engineering degree (insinööri AMK).

        • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 240 credit points (ECTS).

        • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above-mentioned Finnish higher education degrees in terms of level, extent and content.

        • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 240 credit points (ECTS) *

        • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree in the field of technology.

        • Former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the field of technology ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto") with a minimum scope of 160 credits (= 240 credit points ECTS / 4 years)

        * Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.

        ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

        The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

        The required educational qualification (including possible supplementary higher education studies) and work experience must be completed by 31 July 2021.

        No discretionary admission. Admitted students’ eligibility will be verified.

        Provisions on eligibility for studies in universities of applied sciences are laid down in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014).

        Eligibility for Master of Engineering in Information Technology

        These eligibility requirements concern Metropolia's Master of Engineering Degree Programme in Business Informatics (link to the degree programme description on Metropolia's web site) in the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes:

        To be eligible, the applicant must have:

        1. an appropriate degree, and
        2. at least two years (24 months) of work experience in a relevant field.

        The work experience must be:

        • obtained after the date of award of the qualification giving the eligibility or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto"), and
        • obtained by 31 July 2021 at the latest, and
        • in a relevant field (both the field being applied to and the field of the qualification giving the eligibility are regarded as relevant field).

        When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.

        Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience considered for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount for full-time employment.

        Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience

        Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

        Appropriate degrees are:

        • Finnish Bachelor of Engineering degree (insinööri AMK).

        • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 240 credit points (ECTS).

        • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above-mentioned Finnish higher education degrees in terms of level, extent and content.

        • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 240 credit points (ECTS) *

        • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree in the field of technology.

        • Former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the field of technology ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto") with a minimum scope of 160 credits (= 240 credit points ECTS / 4 years)

        * Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.

        ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

        The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

        The required educational qualification (including possible supplementary higher education studies) and work experience must be completed by 31 July 2021.

        No discretionary admission. Admitted students’ eligibility will be verified.

        Provisions on eligibility for studies in universities of applied sciences are laid down in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014).

        Eligibility for Master of Social Services and/or Health Care in Health Business Management

        These eligibility requirements concern Metropolia's Master of Social Services and/or Health Care Degree Programme in Health Business Management (link to the degree programme description on Metropolia's web site) in the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes:

        To be eligible, the applicant must have:

        1. an appropriate degree, and
        2. at least two years (24 months) of work experience in a relevant field.

        The work experience must be:

        • obtained after the date of award of the qualification giving the eligibility or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto"), and
        • obtained by 31 July 2021 at the latest, and
        • in a relevant field (both the field being applied to and the field of the qualification giving the eligibility are regarded as relevant field).

        When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.

        Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience considered for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount for full-time employment.

        Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience

        Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

        Appropriate degrees are:

        • following Finnish higher education degrees:
          • apuvälineteknikko (AMK)
          • bioanalyytikko (AMK)
          • ensihoitaja (AMK)
          • fysioterapeutti (AMK)
          • geronomi (AMK)
          • jalkaterapeutti (AMK)
          • kätilö (AMK)
          • optometristi (AMK)
          • osteopaatti (AMK)
          • röntgenhoitaja (AMK)
          • sairaanhoitaja (AMK)
          • sosionomi (AMK)
          • suuhygienisti (AMK)
          • terveydenhoitaja (AMK)
          • toimintaterapeutti (AMK)
        • appropriate foreign higher education degree in the field of health care and/or social services equivalent to a Finnish higher education degrees with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS)

        • Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto") with a minimum scope of 140 credits (= 210 credit points ECTS / 3,5 years) in the field of health care and/or social services (including combinations such as 2,5-years degree + 1-year degree = 3,5 years degree)

        • other appropriate Finnish higher education degree supplemented by the following Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree ("suomalainen opistoasteen tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto"):
          • fysioterapeutti
          • hammashuoltaja
          • kätilö
          • laboratoriohoitaja
          • optikko
          • röntgenhoitaja
          • sairaanhoitaja
          • terveydenhoitaja
          • toimintaterapeutti

          ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

          The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

          The required educational qualification and work experience must be completed by 31 July 2021.

          No discretionary admission. Admitted students’ eligibility will be verified.

          Provisions on eligibility for studies in universities of applied sciences are laid down in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014).

          Application instructions

          Application process step-by-step

          1. Check the eligibility requirements
            For more information, please check the section "eligibility requirements" above.
             
          2. Choose your degree programme of interest
            You can submit only one application and apply to only one degree programme per application period. Please note that your choice of degree programme is binding after the application period has ended. Degree programmes available via the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes are listed in section "eligibility requirements" above.
             
          3. Check what documents you need to provide during the application process
            For more information, please click "required documents" below.
             
          4. Check if you are required to submit a pre-assignment by the end of the application period
            For more information, please click "pre-assignments" below.
             
          5. Submit the online application at Studyinfo.fi before the application period ends
            Make sure that you have all the required documents with you when you start filling out the application form.
             
          6. Check your e-mail frequently and keep your contact information up-to-date
            Make sure that you receive the e-mail confirmation that will be sent to you automatically within 24 hours from submitting the application form. If you do not receive the e-mail confirmation please contact the Admission Services (admissions [at] metropolia.fi). Once the application has been submitted, you can return to you application to edit your information or attach documents by using the link provided in the application confirmation email or the My Studyinfo -service if you have a Finnish social security number and Finnish online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID-card. Please note that the degree programme can be changed during the application period only.
             
          7. Get ready for the entrance examination
            All applicants will be invited to an entrance examination. Entrance examination invitations will be sent to the email address provided on the application form one week before the entrance examination at the latest. For more information, please click "entrance examinations" below.
             
          8. Keep an eye on your e-mail
            You will be contacted via e-mail for example when:
            - your application is found insufficient (you will be given 7 days to complete your application)
            - you are invited to the entrance examination
            - you are offered a study place
             
          9. Confirm the study place if one is offered to you
            The study place must be confirmed by 16 July 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland) or within 7 days from the notification of the student selection by 3 pm (local time in Finland). For more information, please click "confirming the study place" below.
             
          10. Get ready for the studies
            Take care of all the arrangements necessary (e.g. Visa and residence permit application, accommodation, insurances etc.) immediately after receiving the admission notification. For more information, please click "starting the studies" below.

          Application timetable

          Application period begins

          1 February 2021 at 8 am (local time in Finland)

          Application period ends

          31 March 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

          Deadline for delivering the required application attachments

          7 April 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

          Entrance examinations

          in week 16 or 17 (more detailed information will be published later)

          Student selection results

          student selections will be published approximately at the end of May 2021

          Deadline for accepting the study place

          16 July 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)
          or within 7 days from the notification of the admission at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

          Deadline for accepting applicants from the waiting list

          2 August 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

          Required documents

          Required document Deadline Delivery address

          Pre-assignments (only applies to applicants applying to the Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology)

          31 March 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland

          Must be uploaded as an attachment to the online application at Studyinfo.fi. 

          • Official degree certificates concerning qualifications completed by the end of the application period
             
          • Official work certificates (*) concerning employment relationships started before the end of the application period 
             
          • Documents exempting from the tuition fee (only applies to those who are not EU/EEA citizens)
             
          • Official translations of all documents that are not written in Finnish, Swedish or English. The translation into Finnish, Swedish or English must be provided in connection with the original document, be made by an official translator and bear the name, signature and stamp of the translator.

          7 April 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

          Must be uploaded as an attachment to the online application at Studyinfo.fi. 

          Official SAT-score reports from the College Board to Metropolia with code 6953 (not mandatory, only applies to applicants applying to the Bachelor's Degree Programmes)

          21 May 2021

          Must be delivered by the test owner (College Board) to Metropolia with code 6953.

          • Official degree certificates (*) concerning qualifications completed after the end of the application period and by 31 July 2021
             
          • Work certificates (**) concerning employment relationships started after the end of the application period (only applies to applicants applying to the Master's Degree Programmes)
             
          • Official translations of all documents that are not written in Finnish, Swedish or English. The translation into Finnish, Swedish or English must be provided in connection with the original document, be made by an official translator and bear the name, signature and stamp of the translator.

          The deadline for accepting the study place.

          Must be uploaded as an attachment to the online application at Studyinfo.fi. 

          *) An interim certificate on the applicant’s graduation, issued by an educational institution or other official body, shall be accepted as a certificate indicating eligibility if the formal degree certificate cannot be submitted within the deadline indicated due to the activities of authorities or for another similar reason. If an applicant is a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and unable to submit documentary evidence of his/her qualification, he/she may instead submit the asylum decision or residence permit issued on the basis of a need for protection of refugees or applicants in a refugee-like situation. The documents must be delivered as an attachment to the separate Verification of Educational Background form by 7 April 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland).

          **) Work certificates must indicate details such as the exact start and end dates of employment, the employer’s contact information, work duties, as well as working hours for part-time work. Other documents such as contracts of employment, CV etc. are not considered.

          A document uploaded to the online application can be a scanned file or a good quality image taken for example by a cell phone camera. If eligibility cannot be assessed due to missing attachments, a request to complete the attachments will be sent to the applicant by using the e-mail address provided in the application form. The applicant shall be given 7 days time to complete the application. If the required certificates are not provided by the given deadline, the application will be rejected. Once the application has been submitted, an applicant can return to his or her application to edit his or her information or attach documents using the link provided in the application confirmation email or the My Studyinfo -service if the applicant has a Finnish social security number and Finnish online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID-card.

          Documents delivered after the deadline will not be considered. Possible delays or problems in getting the required certificates in time do not take away applicant's responsibility of delivering all the required documents by the deadline.

          The study place is conditional until Metropolia has checked the school and other relevant certificates. Metropolia may withdraw the admission, if an applicant has given false information or does not deliver all the required documents by the deadline.

          Pre-assignments

          Only one degree programme is using a pre-assignment: link to the pre-assignment for the Master's degree in Information Technology. The pre-assignment of the Master's degree programme in Information Technology will be assessed on a scale of 0 - 100 points and the lowest accepted score is 20 points. 

          SAT-scores in student selections

          You can apply to some of Metropolia’s English-language degree programmes with a SAT-score instead or in addition to the entrance examination. Only the new SAT (taken after March 2016) is acceptable. SAT Subject Test will not be considered. Check the test dates and register at College Board web page.

          Please note!

          • Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not acceptable.
          • The official SAT score report must be delivered directly from the College Board to Metropolia with code 6953. Instructions on how to send SAT scores (College Board).
          • The official SAT score report must be received by Metropolia by 21 May 2021.
          • You also need to submit the Separate Application for International Degree Programmes at Studyinfo.fi within the application period 1 February - 31 March 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland).
          • In addition to the SAT test, applicants can take the entrance examination in order to be considered for both student selection methods. 

          Minimum point scores

          In Metropolia, the following degree programmes consider SAT scores in their student selections:

          Degree programme Minimum SAT score
          • Bachelor of Business Administration in European Business Administration
          • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Logistics

          Evidence-based reading and writing 500 points and math 500 points

          • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics
          • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology
          Evidence-based reading and writing 400 points and math 400 points

          Entrance examinations

          The entrance examination will be held online in week 16 or 17. The exact exam dates will be published later.

          All applicants will be invited to take the entrance examination (eligibility will be assessed afterwards). Entrance examination invitations will be sent via e-mail about one week before the entrance examination.

          The entrance examination will be assessed on a scale of 0 - 100 points.

          Further information will be published by the beginning of the application period. 

          The information concerning the entrance examination is preliminary. Rights to make changes reserved if necessary due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

          Student selections

          Degree Programme Student selection method
          • Bachelor's degree programme in European Business Administration
          • Bachelor's degree programme in International Business and Logistics

          20 % of students are selected on the basis of the SAT-test and 80 % of students are selected on the basis of an entrance examination.

          In order for an applicant to be considered for student selection on the basis of the SAT-test, he or she must be eligible for the degree programme in question and obtain at least 500 points in Math and at least 500 points in Evidence-based reading and writing.

          In order for an applicant to be considered for student selection on the basis of an entrance examination, he or she must be eligible for the degree programme in question and obtain at least 20 points in the entrance examination.

          Study places are offered to the most successful eligible applicants in the order of points. Number of study places offered will be published at Studyinfo.fi by the beginning of the application period. 

          • Bachelor's degree programme in Electronics
          • Bachelor's degree programme in Information Technology

          20 % of students are selected on the basis of the SAT-test and 80 % of students are selected on the basis of an entrance examination.

          In order for an applicant to be considered for student selection on the basis of the SAT-test, he or she must be must be eligible for the degree programme in question and obtain at least 400 points in Math and at least 400 points in Evidence-based reading and writing.

          In order for an applicant to be considered for student selection on the basis of an entrance examination, he or she must be eligible for the degree programme in question and obtain at least 20 points in the entrance examination.

          Study places are offered to the most successful eligible applicants in the order of points. Number of study places offered will be published at Studyinfo.fi by the beginning of the application period. 

          • Master's degree programme in Business Informatics
          • Master's degree programme in Industrial Management

          Student selections will be made on the basis of an entrance examination. In order for an applicant to be considered for student selection, he or she must be eligible for the degree programme in question and obtain at least 20 points in the entrance examination. 

          In addition, the applicant will receive 20 additional points if the qualifying degree is completed in English.

          Study places are offered to the most successful eligible applicants in the order of points. Number of study places offered will be published at Studyinfo.fi by the beginning of the application period. 

          • Master's degree programme in Health Business Management

          Student selections will be made on the basis of an entrance examination. In order for an applicant to be considered for student selection, he or she must be eligible for the degree programme in question and obtain at least 30 points in the entrance examination.

          Study places are offered to the most successful eligible applicants in the order of points. Number of study places offered will be published at Studyinfo.fi by the beginning of the application period. 

          • Master's degree programme in Procurement

          Student selections will be made on the basis of an entrance examination. In order for an applicant to be considered for student selection, he or she must be eligible for the degree programme in question and obtain at least 20 points in the entrance examination. 

          In addition, the applicant will receive 20 additional points if the qualifying degree is completed in English.

          Study places are offered to the most successful eligible applicants in the order of points. Number of study places offered will be published at Studyinfo.fi by the beginning of the application period. 

          • Master's degree programme in Information Technology

          Student selections will be made on the basis of the pre-assignment. In order for an applicant to be considered for student selection, he or she must be eligible for the degree programme in question and obtain at least 20 points from the pre-assignment.

          Study places are offered to the most successful eligible applicants in the order of points. Number of study places offered will be published at Studyinfo.fi by the beginning of the application period. 

          Student selection results will published approximately at the end of May 2021. All applicants will be sent an e-mail notifying the admission result right after the results have been published. 

          If you are accepted to several degree programmes in Finland you must choose which place you wish to confirm because you are allowed to accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland in education that begins in the same academic termFurther information on the One Study Place Per Term Provision is available at Studyinfo.fi.

          If you are accepted, you must confirm the study place by 16 July 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland) or within 7 days of the publication of the student selection at 3 pm (local time in Finland), otherwise the study place will be cancelled. More information on confirming the study place can be found at Studyinfo.fi or by clicking "confirming the study place" below.

          The reserve list status will be valid until 2 August 2021 at 3 p.m. (local time in Finland), after which no applicants placed on reserve list can be granted admission.

          Please note that Metropolia may withdraw the admission, if you have given false information or do not deliver all the required documents by the deadline.

          A person who has applied to become a student of Metropolia may present a written appeal to the Legal Protection Board of Metropolia within fourteen (14) days as of the publication date of the admissions results. For more information please contact the Admission Services (contact details of the Admission Services) and read the appeal instructions.

          Confirming the study place after acceptance

          1. Accept your chosen study place by the deadline
            You can be accepted to several degree programmes and you can choose which place you wish to confirm. However please note that you can accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland in education that begins in the same academic term. Further information on the One Study Place Per Term Provision is available at Studyinfo.fi. When you have been accepted to a study programme, you will receive an email. You need to accept the study place by the given deadline or you will lose your place. Applicants must accept their study places by 16 July 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland) or within 7 days of the publication of the student selection at 3 pm (local time in Finland). Accepting a study place is a binding choice, and you cannot cancel or change your choice later. When you accept a study place bindingly, all your other study programmes will automatically be cancelled. You can accept the offered study place via the link in the email that you will receive after the admission. If you have a Finnish social security number and Finnish online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID-card, you can confirm the offered study place by using the My Studyinfo -service.
             
          2. Pay the tuition fee if applicable
            The tuition fee will concern all students who are not citizens of EU/EEA countries and who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes. Invoice will be sent via e-mail within few days from the notification of admission. Students can be exempted from the tuition fee (e.g. on the basis of certain residence permits).
             
          3. Register for the academic year as present or absent
            The registration can be made only after the study place has been accepted and the possible tuition fee paid. You can register via the link in the email that you will receive after the admission. If you have a Finnish social security number and Finnish online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID-card, you can register by using the My Studyinfo -service. It is not possible to start the studies before the registration. NB! If you register as absent you are required to deliver a document proving that you have legal grounds for the absence
             
          4. Sign the Student Agreement if applicable
            If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country and you are starting your studies in one of Metropolia's English-taught Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes, you must sign the Student Agreement sent you via e-mail and deliver it to Metropolia’s Student and Admission Services by 16 July 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland) or within 7 days of the results of the selections being made public at 3 pm (local time in Finland). The agreement concerns Metropolia University of Applied Sciences tuition fees and scholarships and specifies the rights and obligations of all parties, and the terms under which the student may receive a scholarship for his/her studies at the Programme. For more information please contact Metropolia's Student and Admission Services.

          Please note that in addition to the above, you need to take care of all the necessary practical arrangements such as:

          1. Apply for a residence permit immediately(!) after you have confirmed the study place
          2. Apply for a Finnish personal identity code if you do not have one
          3. Arrange your accommodation
          4. Check your health insurance
          5. Find out when and where your studies start
          6. Plan your arrival to Finland

          For more information please check Metropolia's web site for new students.

          Starting the studies

          All information on when, where and how to start the studies is available in page Information for New Student. Instructions will not be sent directly to new students.

          Study certificates, student discount documents, user ID and password etc. can be given to you on the first day of your studies (orientation days) at the earliest. Until then you can use your acceptance letter in order to verify your study place e.g. when applying for student housing, visa or residence permit.

          By downloading the Tuudo mobile app, you can use various Metropolia web services easily on your smart phone. By using Tuudo's student ID you can also get several student discounts for different purposes. Tuudo is free for all Metropolia students.

          Please note, finding suitable accommodation in Helsinki area can be challenging. Therefore, apply accommodation right away after receiving the notification of admission. You can either apply accommodation from HOAS or from the private market.

          The above information is subject to change until the beginning of the application period.

          More information

          For more information on the application process please contact Metropolia's Student and Admission Services.

          In questions regarding the content of the entrance examination or studies, please contact the representative of the degree programme in question. Degree programme representatives and their contact details can be found on Metropolia's web site in connection with the degree programme descriptions: