Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, 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.
In the Metropolia community people and worlds meet to create insight, expertise and well-being for both the world of work and life in general.
You can count on Metropolia as a reliable partner and an innovator in higher education. Through cooperation we discover new ideas and solutions to build a better future.
Metropolia in brief
2,540 Bachelor’s and 330 Master’s graduates in 2015
67 degree programmes - 15 of them in English
Most popular UAS in Finland in terms of applicants, third-most popular in terms of attractiveness: 4.7 first-choice applicants per study place in 2015
R&D&I total volume in 2015 was about EUR 9.4 million
Vibrant Metropolitan area. Metropolia will be Finland's best ranked university of applied sciences.
Energetic university community
Transformation of the world of work
Facilitator of networking between higher education institution experts and the labour market in the metropolitan area
Activator of social dialogue
High quality – our target
Expertise – our passion
Transparency – our operating policy
Community spirit – our source of strength
Finnish higher education offers two alternative paths: the traditional research universities and the newer universities of applied sciences. The universities of applied sciences focus on innovation and finding new ways of applying existing research results, in joint projects and close cooperation with relevant industries.
Metropolia complies with the requirements of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which facilitates the measurement and transfer of learning experiences between institutions. Read more >>