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29.06.2017 12:41

Joint application: student selection results

Joint application student selection results have been published on 29 June  2017 at My Studyinfo-service.

You will be sent an e-mail in case of admission, provided that you have informed your e-mail address on your application.

Material for new students can be found on Metropolia’s Study Guide.

 

 

 

17.01.2017 14:57

Finland among the 25 most socially liberal countries - One more reason to choose Metropolia!

Expat website Movehub has created a comprehensive report on the most socially liberal places in the world. Finland ranks the second among the 25 most tolerant, progressive, and environmentally friendly countries in the world.

Movehub has compared three different studies from 2016 to determine the most liberal nations — the Social Progress Index, the Environmental Performance Index and the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Gender Gap report. Read more in detail here.

This gives you one more good reason to choose Metropolia and study in Finland! Application for our English Bachelor Degree Programmes is currently ongoing

Read more about studying in Finland and the quirky Finns here

Joint application Autumn 2017: no intake to studies starting in January 2018

Please note that all the information on this website concerns education conducted in English only. Information on education conducted in Finnish can be found by changing the language of the website to Finnish.

Joint Application, spring 2017

Application Process

Joint application periods, spring 2017:

  • Metropolia's Bachelor's Degree Programmes: 10 - 25 January 2017 at 3 pm (+2 hrs GMT)
  • Metropolia's Master's Degree Programmes: 15 March - 5 April 2017 at 3 pm (+2 hrs GMT)

Please note, that you cannot change the study programmes or the order of preference after the application period has ended. 

Application Process

  1. Check who can apply to a university of applied sciences (general eligibility requirements):
  2. Choose your degree programmes
    Go to Studyinfo.fi and choose 1-6 higher education degree programmes to which you want to apply. Metropolia's degree programmes can be found by using search word "Metropolia-spring2017".

  3. Check the admission requirements
    Check the admission criteria and application instructions of your chosen degree programmes at Studyinfo.fi. Metropolia's degree programmes can be found by using search word "Metropolia-spring2017".

  4. Submit your application
    Fill in the online application at Studyinfo.fi during the application period. Please note that you can submit only one joint application per term (spring term / autumn term). Here you can read more about How to fill in the application form.

  5. Confirm the arrival of your application
    Make sure that you receive the e-mail confirmation the joint application system sends you automatically within 24 hours from submitting the application. If you do not receive the e-mail confirmation please contact the admission services of your highest preference option.

  6. Deliver the required documents
    Application attachments required by Metropolia should be delivered electronically at applicationattachments.metropolia.fi by the deadline. You will be contacted via e-mail if something is missing. More information can be found below in part "Required Documents".

  7. Check your e-mail frequently
    Keep your contact information up-to-date and check your e-mail frequently in case the Admission Services needs to contact you. 

  8. Visit My Studyinfo -service
    You can follow the progression of the application process at My Studyinfo -service.

  9. Get ready for the entrance examination
    If the degree programme has an entrance examination you will receive an invitation to the entrance examination via e-mail approximately one week prior to the entrance examination. More information can be found below in part "Entrance Examinations".

  10. Wait for your admission results
    Results of the joint application will published by 30 June 2017 at the latest. More information can be found below in part "Student Selections".

  11. Confirm the study place if one is offered to you
    In general, the study place must be confirmed within 14 days of the results of the selections being made public. More information can be found below in part "Confirming the Study Place".

  12. Get ready for the beginning of your studies
    Check out Metropolia's Study Guide and material for new students.

Please note! On 15 December 2015 the Finnish Parliament has decided to impose tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that. For more information, please visit: Tuition fees and scholarships.

What is Joint Application?

Application to Metropolia’s degree programmes takes place online through a system of joint application. The joint application is a national procedure that Finnish higher education institutions use when selecting new degree students.

Joint application means that you can apply with one application up to 6 higher education degree programmes by filling the same application from but you can submit only one joint application per application term (spring / autumn). 

The joint application is submitted online at Studyinfo.fi where you can also find information on different qualifications, learn about studies in educational institutions in Finland and find different study options. Tuition fee will be charged from studies starting in 2017 or later. Universities of applied sciences and universities will start charging a tuition fee from Bachelor’s or Master’s level students studying in languages other than Finnish or Swedish. EU/EEA area and Swiss citizens are not subject to the charge. For more information please visit Studyinfo.fi.

Please note that it is absolutely unnecessary and not recommended to use fee-charging educational consultants for making an application. Read more about using the educational consultants

If you are accepted, you will be offered a study place highest on your order of preference list and to which you have enough points to be accepted. You will be offered just one study place even if you have enough points to be accepted to other study options too. It is not possible to change the preference option order after the application period has ended.

Registration

Please note that a first-year student may register as absent for the academic year for the following reasons only:

  • service under the Finnish Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995);
  • maternity, paternity or parental leave;
  • the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury.

Read more about the registration

Degree Programmes

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Application period I: 10 - 25 January 2017 at 3 pm (+2 hrs GMT)

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Health Care 

Bachelor of Social Services


Master's Degree Programmes

Application period II: 15 March - 5 April 2017 at 3 pm (+2 hrs GMT)

Master of Business Administration

Master of Engineering

Master of Social Services and/or Health Care

 

Please note! Metropolia’s Master of Engineering double-degree programme in Construction and Real Estate Management has its own separate application period and admission procedure carried out by the partner university.

Pre-assignments

The following degree programmes are using pre-assignments:

Bachelor of Business Administration; EBA and IBL: The pre-assignments must be delivered online by 25 January 2017 at 3 pm (+2 hrs GMT).

Master of Engineering, Information Technology: The pre-assignment must be delivered to the entrance examination.

Entrance Examinations

Metropolia's entrance examination dates 2017 (pdf). Degree programme specific entrance examination instructions can be found at Studyinfo.fi.

Entrance examination invitations

Entrance examination invitations will be sent via e-mail approximately one week prior to the entrance examination at the latest. All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination. Exception: Bachelor's degree programmes in Business Administration; All eligible applicants who have carried out and submitted the preliminary assignment on an acceptable level (Pass/Fail) by the deadline, will be invited to the entrance examination. 

Entrance examination material

Some of the degree programmes have material that applicant can read in order to prepare for the entrance examination. The entrance examination material will be available at Studyinfo.fi.

Entrance examination cooperation

Finnips entrance examination co-operation, UAS Bachelor's Degree programmes, spring 2017 (pdf)

Some degree programmes have their own entrance examination whereas some of them co-operate by using the same entrance examination. Therefore you may receive several entrance examination invitations depending on your application options. 

In case the degree programmes to which you have applied are co-operating in the entrance examinations, you will be invited only to the entrance examination of your highest option in the same co-operating programme. The results of the entrance examination will be used by all the co-operating degree programmes you have applied to.

You must attend to all entrance examinations you are invited to if you want to get a change to get admitted to all of your application options. All parts of the entrance examination must be completed in an acceptable level in order to be admitted. In other words, if you fail in one part of the examination you cannot get admitted regardless of how well you did in the other parts of the examination.

Entrance examinations abroad

Entrance examination can be arranged abroad only when applying to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics, full-time studies
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology, full-time studies

Other entrance examinations will be arranged in Finland only.

When applying for Bachelor 's degree programmes in Engineering, the entrance examination can be taken either in Finland or outside Finland in one of the countries where FINNIPS organises them (FINNIPS network). In spring 2017 the network will arrange entrance examinations in twelve countries outside Finland (Please note that changes may occur). 

Special arrangements in entrance examinations

A person invited to sit an entrance examination may submit a separate application to request the right to special arrangements for taking the examination.

Required Documents

In joint application the required documents must be delivered to the Admission Services of the highest polytechnic/UAS application option. Documents required by Metropolia should be submitted online via http://applicationattachments.metropolia.fi. A photo taken with a mobile phone or camera is acceptable. 

Required Document Deadline for Bachelor's Degree applications Deadline for Master's Degree applications
Foreign qualifications (does not apply to EU/EEA citizens graduating in spring 2017) 8 February 2017 at 3 pm 20 April 2017 at 3 pm
Official translations of the certificates, which are not written in Finnish, English or Swedish. 8 February 2017 at 3 pm 20 April 2017 at 3 pm
European Baccalaureate Diplomas (does not apply to applicants graduating in spring 2017) 8 February 2017 at 3 pm not required
International Baccalaureate Diplomas (does not apply to applicants graduating in spring 2017) * 8 February 2017 at 3 pm not required
Reiferprüfung Diplomas (does not apply to applicants graduating in spring 2017) 8 February 2017 at 3 pm not required
Finnish Matriculation Examinations (“ylioppilastutkinto”) completed before 1990 8 February 2017 at 3 pm not required

* Please note that International Baccalaureate Certificate does not give the eligibility for higher education.

If you do not have any of the above mentioned qualifications you must deliver your certificate copies only in case of admission. The study place is conditional until the polytechnic/ UAS has checked your school and other relevant certificates. Metropolia may withdraw the admission, if you have given false information or do not deliver all the required documents by the deadline.

Please note the following:

  • Documents required by Metropolia should be submitted online at http://applicationattachments.metropolia.fi (open during the application period only). A photo taken with a mobile phone or camera is acceptable.

  • Only final certificates awarded by national and regional bodies granting educational certificates will be accepted; temporary ones (e.g. transcripts, statements of results, scratch cards or provisional/temporary certificates etc.) will be disregarded.

  • It is not possible to apply to Bachelor’s degree programmes by using a higher education degree but the eligibility is given by a lower qualification such as general or vocational upper secondary qualification.

  • If you are a refugee or in a refugee-like situation in Finland and you cannot prove your qualification through documentary evidence, you can deliver a decision made by a competent authority concerning your refugee status instead.

  • Document that arrive after the deadline will not be considered. Possible delays or problems in getting the required certificates in time do not take away your responsibility of delivering all the required documents so that they are received by the  by the deadline.

  • Certificate copies will not be returned to applicants.

Student Selections

You may have applied to up to six different programmes, but you can accept only one study place. It is not possible to change the preference option order after the application period has ended. Please, read here more: Results of joint application to higher education

Results of the joint application will published by 30 June 2017 at the latest. By this day all applicants will be sent an e-mail notifying the admission result. You can also check your results at My Studyinfo -service. You can get access to the My Studyinfo -service by registering with Finnish internet banking codes, a Finnish electronic ID-card or mobile certificate. Applicants who have none of these cannot access this service.

The applicants who do not have a Finnish social security number (ID) will be sent an e-mail too notifying the admission result.

You may receive a different result for different programmes: accepted, on reserve list, failed or cancelled. Accept a study place and register for studies according to the below instructions. The reserve list status will be valid until 14 August 2017 at 3 pm (+2 hrs GMT), after which no applicants placed on reserve list can be granted admission.

Please note that the study place is conditional until the polytechnic/ UAS has checked your school and other relevant certificates. Metropolia may withdraw the admission, if you have given false information or do not deliver all the required documents by the deadline.

For more detailed information please find the instructions by searching the degree programme at Studyinfo.fi.

Confirming the Study Place

If you have a Finnish ID number and online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic identity card you can confirm a study place and enroll for the academic year by logging in at the My Studyinfo -service. Instructions you find here: Confirming a study place electronically. If you cannot access the My Studyinfo -service please contact the Admission Services in order to get a form for confirming the study place.

How to Confirm a Study Place?

  1. Confirm the study place by the given deadline.
    Applicants admitted by 30 June 2017 must confirm their study places by 14 July 2017 at 3 pm (+2 hrs GMT) and applicants admitted after 30 June 2017 must confirm their study places within 14 days of the results of the selections being made public.

  2. Enroll as absent or present for the academic year
    Students are obligated enroll every academic year as present for absent. Failure to observe this obligation will result in losing the right to study. New student’s enrollment can be made only after the study place has been accepted bindingly. If you accept a study place conditionally, so that you remain on reserve list for your higher options, you must wait until you get admitted from the reserve list or until the student selections end on 14 August 2017 at 3 pm (+2 hrs GMT) before you can enroll. It is not possible to start the studies before the enrollment.

  3. Deliver all the required documents by the given deadline.
    The study place is conditional until the polytechnic/ UAS has checked your school and other relevant certificates. If you have not delivered your certificates during the application period, you must deliver them by 14 July 2017 or within 14 days of the results of the selections being made public. Metropolia may withdraw the admission, if you have given false information or do not deliver all the required documents by the deadline.

For more information please visit Studyinfo.fi.

Starting the Studies

All information on when, where and how to start the studies is available in Metropolia’s Study Guide. 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.

Please note, finding suitable accommodation in Helsinki area can be challenging. Therefore, apply accommodation right away after receiving the acceptance letter. You can either apply accommodation from HOAS (link) or from the private market.

It is imperative that you attend the orientation days at the beginning of the studies. Starting your studies late can seriously affect the progress of your studies. If you are not able to do so please contact the degree programme. Contact details are available available in Metropolia’s Study Guide.

FAQ

Are there any tuition fees?

Yes. On 15 December 2015 the Finnish Parliament has decided to impose tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that. Metropolia UAS has decided that the level of annual tuition fees vary from 10 000-12 000 euros for Bachelor level studies and 11 000-13 000 euros for Master level studies per academic year. For more information please visit Tuition fees and scholarships.

When will I get my entrance examination invitation?
Entrance examination invitations will be sent via e-mail one week prior to the entrance examination at the latest. All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination. Exception: Bachelor's degree programmes in Business Administration; All eligible applicants who have carried out and submitted the preliminary assignment on an acceptable level (Pass/Fail) by the deadline, will be invited to the entrance examination.

What are the entrance exams like?
Entrance examinations vary depending on the degree programme. Please find the degree programme specific instructions by searching the degree programme at Studyinfo.fi.

When the entrance examinations will take place?
Entrance examinations vary depending on the degree programme. Please find the degree programme specific instructions by searching the degree programme at Studyinfo.fi.

Where the entrance examinations will take place?
Entrance examination places vary depending on the degree programme. Please find the degree programme specific instructions by searching the degree programme at Studyinfo.fi.

Can I take the entrance examination abroad?
In general, entrance examination will be held in Finland only. Only few degree programmes offer the possibility to take the entrance examination abroad. Please find the degree programme specific instructions by searching the degree programme at Studyinfo.fi

Can I get an exemption from the entrance examination?
You must attend to all entrance examinations you are invited to if you want to get a change to get admitted to all of your application options.

Can I change the preference option order on my application?
The order of preference you have given you your application is binding and you cannot change it after the application period has ended.

When will I get my results?
Results of the joint application will published at My Studyinfo by 30 June 2017. If you receive a study place in higher education, you will be notified by email provided that you have included your email address in your application. On the same day all those applicants who do not have a Finnish personal identity code will be sent a letter notifying the admission result of all the programmes you applied for (please note that the postal delivery will take a while).

What does it mean that I can only get one study place?
You will be offered a study place highest on your order of preference list and to which you have enough points to be accepted, even though you would have enough points to be accepted to other study options too. For example, if you get admitted to your 2nd option, all your lower options are automatically cancelled and you can either accept your 2nd option study place bindingly so that also your 1st option is cancelled or conditionally so that you remain on waiting list for your 1st option.

Can I postpone the beginning of my studies?
According to the Universities Act/Polytechnics Act, a first-year student may register as absent for special reasons only

I cannot attend the orientation days / start my studies in time, what should I do?
It is imperative that you attend the orientation days at the beginning of the studies. Starting your studies late can seriously affect the progress of your studies. If you are not able to do so please contact the degree programme. Contact details are available available in Metropolia’s Study Guide.

How can I get a Visa and/or residence permit?
Please follow the guidelines on how to apply for a residence permit/visa on the pages of the Finnish Immigration Services.

My Visa / residence permit application was rejected, what can I do?
Unfortunately Metropolia has no influence over the immigration decisions.