Basic information

Name of institution

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu (FIN)

Erasmus code

SF HELSINK41

Erasmus University Charter Number

242663-EPP-1-2014-1-FI-EPPKA3-ECHE

PIC

997340033

President

Ms Riitta Konkola

Metropolia, 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. Welcome to join us as a student or a partner!

Academic Calendar

Field of business

Semester 1, Autumn 2017

  • 28 August, 2017 – 15 December, 2017
  • Orientation for exchange students: 21 August - 25 August, 2017 > see Orientation Programme

Semester 2, Spring 2018

  • 15 January, 2018 - 18 May, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 8 January - 12 January, 2018 > See Orientation Programme

Field of culture and creative industries

Semester 1, Autumn 2017

  • 28 August, 2017 - 20 December, 2017
  • Orientation for exchange students: 23 August - 25 August, 2017 > see Orientation Programme

Semester 2, Spring 2018

  • 8 January, 2018 - 25 May, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 4 January - 5 January, 2018 > See Orientation Programme

Field of health care and social services

Semester 1, Autumn 2017

  • 28 August, 2017 - 22 December, 2017
  • Orientation for exchange students: 23 August - 25 August, 2017 > see Orientation Programme

Semester 2, Spring 2018

  • 4 January, 2018 - 25 May, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 24 January - 26 January 2018 > See Orientation Programme

Field of technology

Semester 1, Autumn 2017

  • 17 August, 2017 - 15 December, 2017
  • Orientation for exchange students: 17 August - 18 August, 2017 > see Orientation Programme

Semester 2, Spring 2018

  • 11 January, 2018 - 25 May, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 11 January - 12 January, 2018 > Orientation Programme

Courses for Exchange Students

Business

Business

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

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses.

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

Technology

Technology

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

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses.

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.

Projects

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.

Culture and Creative Industries

Culture

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

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses.

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

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.

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.


Application Information

Application periods for incoming exchange students are following:

  • Autumn Semester and Full Academic Year: 15 March - 1 May
  • Spring Semester: 15 September - 1 November

Application guideline STEP-by-STEP


Accommodation

The application periods for exchange student housing at the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS) are:

  • 1 April - 5 May for students applying for the autumn semester/full academic year
  • 1 October - 5 November for students applying for the spring semester.

NB! Due to the limited number of furnished exchange student rooms, please note that applying by the deadline does not guarantee housing at HOAS.

Other accommodation options are Private Market and Temporary Housing Options.



Contact Information

Central Office

Central Office

Ms Elina Värtö, Head of International Relations
address: Bulevardi 31, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
tel +358 40 480 6914
e-mail: elina.varto(at)metropolia.fi

Ms Marika Antikainen, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator
address: Bulevardi 31, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 681 1244
e-mail: marika.antikainen(at)metropolia.fi

Ms Jenni Leinonen, Planner
address: Bulevardi 31, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
tel +358 (0)50 331 4588
e-mail: jenni.leinonen(at)metropolia.fi

Business

Business

Ms Terhi Topi, International Coordinator
address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 652 7661
e-mail: terhi.topi(at)metropolia.fi

  • Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s): Business and Administration, International Business and Logistics (tuition in English), European Management (tuition in English), European Business Administration (tuition in English)
  • Degree Programmes (Master’s): Business Informatics (tuition in English), Entrepreneurship and Business Competence

Culture and Creative Industries

Culture and Creative Industries

Ms Kaisa Meghjee, International Coordinator (incoming student exchange)
address: Hämeentie 135, 00560, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 673 8443
e-mail: kaisa.meghjee(at)metropolia.fi

  • Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s): Film and Television, Live Performance Technology, Media (3D Animation, Digital Media, Graphic Design)
  • Degree Programmes (Master’s): Media Production and Management

Ms Tia-Maria Sjöblom, International Coordinator (outgoing student exchange)
address: Hämeentie 153 B, 00560 Helsinki, Finland
tel +358 (0)50 597 3249
e-mail: tia-maria.sjoblom(at)metropolia.fi

  • Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s): Conservation, Cultural Management, Design (Industrial, Interior and Textile Design), Fashion and Clothing, Music
  • Degree Programmes (Master’s): Conservation, Cultural Management, Fashion and Clothing, Music

Health Care and Social Services

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.

Technology

Technology

Ms Tiina Piipponen, International Coordinator (Leppävaara campus)
address: Vanha maantie 6, 02650 Espoo, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 772 2847
e-mail: tiina.piipponen(at)metropolia.fi

  • Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s), in Espoo: Information Technology (tuition in English), Building Services Engineering, Construction Site Management, Industrial Management, Information and Communication Technology (Espoo), Land Surveying Technology
  • Degree Programmes (Master’s), in Espoo: Information Technology (tuition in English); Business Informatics (tuition in English); Building Services Engineering

Ms Anna-Liisa Auramo, International Coordinator (Helsinki campus)
address: Bulevardi 31, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 356 3775
e-mail: anna-liisa.auramo(at)metropolia.fi

  • Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s), in Helsinki: Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering, Sustainable Building Engineering (tuition in English), Construction Architecture, Electronics (tuition in English), Construction Site Management, Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology (Helsinki), Information and Communication Technology (Helsinki), Mechanical Engineering
  • Degree Programmes (Master’s), in Helsinki: Construction and Real Estate Management (tuition in English), Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology (Helsinki)

Ms Irina Tikka, International Coordinator (Myyrmäki campus & Onnentie, Helsinki)
address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 705 7272
e-mail: irina.tikka(at)metropolia.fi

  • Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s), in Vantaa: Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology (Vantaa), Environmental Engineering (tuition in English), Energy and Environmental Engineering, Laboratory Sciences
  • Degree Programmes (Master’s), in Vantaa: Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology (Vantaa)