Courses for
Exchange Students

Incoming exchange students can choose courses from the wide variety of courses taught or guided in English listed on this page.

What You Need to Know When Selecting Courses

  • The course lists are subject to change throughout the academic year.
  • You may only choose courses from the degree programmes that your programme at the home institution has an exchange agreement with.
  • It is not possible to mix courses from different fields of study or degree programmes.
  • All courses have a limited number of places available. Some might get full during the enrolment period.
  • Remember to also check the courses available for all incoming exchange students.

Course Schedules

In most cases course schedules and details are confirmed at the beginning of each semester. Once the details are confirmed, you can find the course information with dates and times in the Schedule Machine.

Note that you will need the Metropolia username to log into the Schedule Machine. Exchange students will receive the username during the orientation days, unless otherwise instructed.

See instructions on using the Schedule Machine.

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.

Schedules for Spring Semester 2018

  • Group 1. Finnish for Exchange Students, 3 ECTS (XXXAB02-3039) on Arabia campus; 17.1.-11.4. at 16.30-18.45
  • Group 2. Finnish for Exchange Students, 3 ECTS (XXXAB02-3038) on Bulevardi campus; 16.1.-10.4. at 16.30-18.45
  • Group 3. Finnish language and culture, 5 ECTS on Vanha viertotie campus; > NOTE! this course is open only for students of Health care and social services 
  • Group 4. Finnish for Exchange students, 3 ECTS on Leppävaara campus

Other language courses

  • TANDEM Deutsch-Finnisch (XX00AC19-3003) on Bulevardi campus, TBC

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

Study Tour to St. Petersburg (3 ECTS)

This 8-day/5-day study tour is organised twice a year. The tour is designed to introduce the students to Russian business and academic culture. The detailed course information and instructions for enrolment will be announced in the intranet OMA at the beginning of each semester.

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.


General information about the Business School: Fact sheet 2017-2018

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Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

The following course list is available for exchange students from an institution the Business school has and exchange agreement with and who have been nominated to the Business school by their home institution.

  • Course list for the Spring semester 2018. Please note that information in the ‘Upcoming implementations’ section in course descriptions will be updated constantly. Specific course schedules for Spring 2018 are estimated to be available by end of November 2017.
  • Course list for the autumn semester 2017. Please note that information in the ‘Upcoming implementations’ section in course descriptions will be updated constantly. Specific course schedules for autumn 2017 will be available by end of May 2017.

The curriculum and course information for the academic year 2017-2018


General information on the Field of Culture and Creative Industries: Fact Sheet 2017-2018

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Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

  • Cultural Management: Spring 2018 (pdf), exchanges possible only in the spring semester
  • Design

  • Fashion and Clothing: Autumn 2017Spring 2018 (pdf)
  • Film and Television

    • Film and Television Production, Spring 2018 (pdf), exchanges possible only in the spring semester
    • Media Production: Spring 2018 (pdf), exchanges possible only in the spring semester

  • Media

  • Conservation:  next intake in autumn 2018. course selection from third year courses mainly in painting and object conservation
  • Live Performance Technology: no intake

Health Care and Social Services

General information on Well-being (Fact Sheet 2017-2018) and Health Care and Nursing (Fact Sheet 2017-2018)

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses.

International Semester Programme 2017-2018

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.

The International Semester programme (30 ects) includes:

Degree Programme in Elderly Care co-operates with the degree programme in Social Services. Incoming Exchange Students may select courses from Social services professional studies. 

Degree Programme in Osteopathy welcomes Students From partner universities and networks for International Week organized during spring semester.


General information about the Field of Technology: Fact Sheet 2017-2018

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Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

Bachelor's Degree Programmes conducted in English:

  • Electronics, Albertinkatu unit/Helsinki: autumn 2017 / spring 2018
  • Sustainable Building Engineering, Agricolankatu unit/Helsinki: spring 2019
  • Information Technology, Leppävaara unit/Espoo: autumn 2017 / spring 2018

    • Majors in:

      • Major in Software Engineering
      • Major in Smart Systems
      • Major in IoT and Cloud Computing
      • Major in Mobile Solutions

    • Minors in:

      • Minor in Media Technology (only in spring)
      • Minor in Software Engineering (only in spring)
      • Minor in Game Applications (only in spring)
      • International Semester in Health Technology (only in spring, teaching at the Bulevardi unit)

International Semesters conducted in English:

  • International semester Global ICT Business (autumn 2017 and spring 2018) (DP in Industrial Management), Leppävaara unit/Espoo
  • International semester Supply Chain Management (autumn 2017 and spring 2018) (DP in Industrial Management), Leppävaara unit/Espoo
  • International semester in Laboratory Sciences, Onnentie unit/Helsinki
  • International semester in Construction Architecture (spring 2019), Agricolankatu unit/Helsinki
  • International semester in Virtual Product Design (autumn 2018) (DPs in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering)
  • Joint international semester by Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering (autumn and spring semesters, contents announced by 15 March)

Study opportunities for exchange students in Degree Programmes in Finnish

  • Automotive Engineering: Innovation Project (10 ECTS) or project in Metropolia Formula-team (10-30 ECTS), see more information. Students applying for a project in Metropolia Formula-team will be interviewed via Skype before acceptance.
  • Degree Programme in ICT, major in Health Technology, Bulevardi unit, Helsinki: Innovation Project (10 ECTS, only in autumn)
  • Mechanical Engineering, Kalevankatu unit/Helsinki: 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.


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.