Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences


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.

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
  • 2,370 Bachelor’s and 290 Master’s graduates in 2014
  • Staff 1,080
  • 67 degree programmes - 15 of them in English
  • Most popular UAS in Finland in terms of applicants, second-most
    popular in terms of attractiveness: 6.3 first-choice applicants per
    study place in 2014
  • 900 foreign degree students, nearly 90 nationalities
  • Budget in 2015 EUR 103 million
  • Operating premises in 20 locations
  • Owned by: Helsinki 42%, Espoo 27 %, Vantaa 26%, Kirkkonummi 4%, Kauniainen 1%
  • R&D&I total volume in 2013 was about EUR 15.5 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