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Metropolia, Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, educates the professionals of tomorrow in the fields of Culture, Business, Health Care and Social Services and Technology. Welcome to join us as a student or a partner!

Semester Dates by the Field of Study in 2021-2022

Please note that the semester dates might vary to some extent in different degree programmes. Divisions and degree programmes decide the timing of contact weeks, practical training, projects, exams and intensive study weeks as well as other practical issues concerning the studies.

Field of business

Semester 1, Autumn 2021

  • 24 August 2021 – 17 December 2021 (orientation days for exchange students: 24-27 August)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2022 To be confirmed

  • 12 January - 20 May 2022 (orientation days for exchange students 12-14 January)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of technology

Semester 1, Autumn 2021

  • 19 August - 19 December
  • Orientation for exchange students: 19-20 August
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2022

  • 5 January - 20 May
  • Orientation for exchange students: 5 and 7 January (note: 6 January is a national holiday)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of culture and creative industries

Semester 1, Autumn 2021

  • 25 August 2021 - 17 December 2021 (orientation for exchange students: 25-27 August)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2022 (To be confirmed)

  • 5 January -  20 May 2021 (orientation for exchange students 5-7 January)
     
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of health care and social services

Semester 1, Autumn 2021

  • International Semester Programme 30 August - 17 December 2021 (orientation 24 - 27 August 2021)
  • Social Work in Urban Areas Programme 23 August - 31 January 2022 (orientation 19 - 20 August 2021)
     
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2021

  • Semester dates: 25 January, 2021 - 21 May, 2021
  • Orientation for exchange students: 19 - 22 January (online)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Public Holidays in Finland in 2021-2022

In addition, there are some public holidays during the academic year when there is no tuition:

  • All Saints' Day 6 November
  • Independence Day 6 December
  • Christmas 24 to 26 December
  • New Year's Day 1 January
  • Epiphany 6 January
  • Easter 15 April to 18 April
  • May Day 1 May
  • Ascension Day 26 May
  • Midsummer Eve and Day 24 to 25 June

Courses for Exchange Students

Business

Business

Courses

Technology

Technology

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses from the top of the page.

Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

Bachelor's Degree Programmes conducted in English:

Myyrmäki Campus, Vantaa

Karaportti Nokia Campus, Espoo

International Semesters conducted in English:

Karaportti Nokia Campus, Espoo

Myllypuro Campus, Helsinki

Myyrmäki Campus, Vantaa

Study opportunities for exchange students in Degree Programmes in Finnish

  • Automotive Engineering: Project in Metropolia Formula-team (10-30 ECTS), see more on the Metropolia Motorsport website. Students applying for a project in Metropolia Formula-team will be interviewed via Skype before acceptance.
  • Degree Programme in ICT, major in Health Technology: Innovation Project (10 ECTS, only in autumn)
  • Mechanical Engineering: Innovation Project (10 ECTS)

Exchange Student Intake

Please note that some degree programmes have limitations to the intake for incoming exchange students.

To avoid the risk of time-table clashes the incoming exchange students are recommended to take courses mainly from one degree programme. Please also note that certain courses are organised only if there are enough registrations for the course.

For International Semesters, it is only possible to choose the whole package of approximately 30 ECTS.

ICT Summer School

The ICT Summer School mentioned in the above section Studies for all exchange students is particularly suitable for students in technology programmes. It is held in August and is open to exchange students from partner institutions free of charge. See more on the ICT Summer School website.

Projects

Incoming exchange students are advised to primarily choose courses from the field of technology degree programmes where tuition is organised in English. Project opportunities are available only in a few programmes.

If you are interested in a project, please indicate it clearly in your application. Include your CV in the application and propose a topic or a theme for the project. The international coordinators will contact you on whether the project is possible.

Health care and Social Services

Health Care and Social Services

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses from the top of the page.

International Semester Programme 2021-2022

The degree programmes in health care and social services welcome exchange students to apply for the International Semester Programme. The International Semester Programme is offered in most degree programmes during autumn and spring semesters. All theory studies will take place in Myllypuro campus.

 

 


Studies for All Exchange Students

Studies for all Exchange Students

Language courses

Finnish Language Courses

Exchange students studying at Metropolia can familiarise themselves with Finnish language and culture by taking the course Finnish for Exchange Students (3-5 ECTS). The course is offered free of charge for exchange students. Several Finnish courses are organised on different campuses each semester. Courses for Autumn semester 2021 will be confirmed during spring semester 2021.

Spring semester 2021:

  • XX00CL91-3012 Finnish for exchange students 3-5 ects (online course, primarily for students in Health Care and Social Services)
  • XXXAB02-3053 Finnish for exchange students 3 ects (online course, primarily for IT students)
  • XXXAB02-3055 Finnish for Exchange students, 3 ects (online course)

Other language courses

  • A selection of language courses (French, German, Spanish) are offered by the Metropolia Business School and organised at the Myyrmäki campus. Courses are available for exchange students if they have free places.

Summer Schools

ICT Summer School

The ICT Summer School courses are available to all students from Metropolia's partner institution free of charge. All ICT Summer School courses are taught in English. Note that the courses are not limited only to ICT and some might be suitable also for students studying other subjects. See more on the ICT Summer School website.

Professional Summer School

Metropolia organises a Professional Summer School in each August jointly with two other universities of applied sciences of the Helsinki region, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Laurea University of Applied Sciences. The focus is on digital wellbeing and professional studies. See more on the Professional Summer School website.

Application Information

Application periods for incoming exchange students are following:

  • Autumn Semester and Full Academic Year: 15 March - 1 May
  • Spring Semester: 15 September - 1 November

Application guideline STEP-by-STEP


Accommodation

The application periods for exchange student housing at the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS) are:

  • 1 April - 5 May for students applying for the autumn semester/full academic year
  • 1 October - 5 November for students applying for the spring semester.

NB! Due to the limited number of furnished exchange student rooms, please note that applying by the deadline does not guarantee housing at HOAS.

Other accommodation options can be found from the private market and through temporary housing options.

Contact Information

Business

Business

Ms Suvi Ruippo
International Coordinator (outgoing student exchange)
address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 660 8815
suvi.ruippo [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • Business and Administration, International
  • Business and Logistics (tuition in English)
  • European Business Administration (tuition in English)

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • Business Informatics (tuition in English)
  • Business Development
  • Supply Chain Management

Ms Kaisa Meghjee-Salminen
International Coordinator (incoming student exchange)
address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 673 8443
kaisa.meghjee-salminen [at] metropolia.fi

Culture and Creative Industries

Culture and Creative Industries

Ms Kaisa Meghjee-Salminen
International Coordinator (incoming student exchange)
address: Hämeentie 135D, 00560, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 673 8443
kaisa.meghjee-salminen [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • Film and Television
  • Live Performance Technology
  • Media (3D Animation, Digital Media
  • Graphic Design)

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • Media Production and Management

Ms Tia-Maria Sjöblom
International Coordinator (outgoing student exchange)
address: Hämeentie 135D, 00560 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 (0)50 597 3249
tia-maria.sjoblom [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • Conservation, Cultural Management
  • Design (Industrial, Interior and Textile Design)
  • Fashion and Clothing, Music

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • Conservation
  • Cultural Management
  • Fashion and Clothing
  • Music

Health Care and Social Services

Health Care and Social Services

Ms Katariina Alava
International Coordinator
address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
katariina.alava [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Emergency Care, Public Health Nursing
  • Midwifery, Nursing (tuition in English)
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Radiography and Radiotherapy

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • Health Promotion
  • Clinical Expertise
  • Development and Leadership in Health Care and Social Services
  • Development and Leadership in Emergency care
  • Health Business Management (tuition in English) 

Ms Eija Tamminen
International Coordinator
address: Vanha viertotie 23, 00350 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 522 4911
eija.tamminen [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • Elderly Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Social Services (tuition in English)
  • Social Services

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • Rehabilitation, Social Services

Technology

Technology

Ms Tiina Piipponen
International Coordinator (Karamalmi campus)
address: Karaportti 202610 Espoo, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 772 2847
tiina.piipponen [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • Information Technology (tuition in English)
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Construction Site Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Land Surveying Technology

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • Information Technology (tuition in English)
  • Business Informatics (tuition in English)
  • Building Services Engineering

Ms Anna-Liisa Auramo
International Coordinator (Myyrmäki)
address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 356 3775
anna-liisa.auramo [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Architecture
  • Construction Site Management
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology
  • Electronics (tuition in English), Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sustainable Building Engineering (tuition in English)

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • Construction and Real Estate Management (tuition in English)
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology

Central Office

Central Office

Ms Niina Huovinen
Head of International Relations
address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 50 596 6900
niina.huovinen [at] metropolia.fi

Ms Terhi Topi
Erasmus Institutional Coordinator
address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 40 652 7661
terhi.topi [at] metropolia.fi 

Ms Anni Latva-Pukkila
Planner
address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 50 331 4588
anni.latva-pukkila [at] metropolia.fi