Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Expertise and insight for the future

  • 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

  • 16,500 students
  • 2,540 Bachelor’s and 330 Master’s graduates in 2015
  • Staff 1,050
  • 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
  • 900 foreign degree students, nearly 90 nationalities
  • Budget in 2016 EUR 98 million
  • Operating premises in 20 locations
  • Owned by: Helsinki 42%, Espoo 27 %, Vantaa 26%, Kirkkonummi 4%, Kauniainen 1%
  • 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.


  • Inspiring learning
  • Energetic university community
  • Transformation of the world of work
  • Sustainable economy


  • 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