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 2018

  • 20 August, 2018 – 14 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 20 August - 24 August, 2018 > see Orientation Programme

Semester 2, Spring 2019

  • 7 January, 2019 - 17 May, 2019 TBC
  • Orientation for exchange students: 7 January - 11 January, 2019 > See Orientation Programme

Field of culture and creative industries

Semester 1, Autumn 2018

  • 22 August, 2018 - 21 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 22 August - 24 August, 2018 > see Orientation Programme

Semester 2, Spring 2019

Dates will be confirmed during spring 2018

Field of health care and social services

Semester 1, Autumn 2018

  • 22 August, 2017 - 21 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 20 August - 21 August, 2018 > see Orientation Programme

Semester 2, Spring 2019

Dates will be confirmed during spring 2018

Field of technology

Semester 1, Autumn 2018

Information Technology

  • 16 August, 2018 - 14 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 16 -17 August > see Orientation Programme

Industrial Management, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • 24 August, 2018 - 14 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 24 August > see Orientation Programme

Electronics, Laboratory Sciences, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering and Degree programme in Energy and Environmental Technology

  • 7 September, 2018 - 14 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 7 September > see Orientation Programme

Semester 2, Spring 2019

  • end date: 24 May, 2019, starting date will be confirmed later
  • Orientation for exchange students: dates will be confirmed later

Courses for Exchange Students

Business

Business

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.

Curricula and course information for incoming Double Degree students for the academic year 2018-2019

Technology

Technology

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 2018 / spring 2018
  • Sustainable Building Engineering, Agricolankatu unit/Helsinki: spring 2019
  • Information Technology, Leppävaara unit/Espoo: autumn 2018 / spring 2018
    • Majors in:
      • Major in Software Engineering (autumn and spring)
      • Major in Smart Systems (autumn and spring)
      • Major in IoT and Cloud Computing (autumn and spring)
      • Major in Mobile Solutions (only 3rd year courses during autumn semester)
    • Minors in:
      • Minor in Media Technology (only in spring)
      • Minor in Software Engineering (only in spring)
      • Minor in Game Applications (only in spring)
      • Minor in Mobile Solutions (only in spring)
      • International Semester in Health Technology (only in spring, teaching at the Bulevardi unit)

International Semesters conducted in English:

Study opportunities for exchange students in Degree Programmes in Finnish

  • Automotive Engineering: 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: Innovation Project (10 ECTS, only in autumn)
  • Mechanical Engineering: 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

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses.

Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

Health Care and Social Services

Health Care and Social Services

Check first what you need to know when selecting courses.

International Semester Programme 2018-2019

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.

Biomedical Laboratory Science, Emergency Care, Midwifery, Nursing, Oral Hygiene, Public Health Nursing, Radiography and Radiotherapy course offering coming soon

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.

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 (to be confirmed for academic year 2018-2019). 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.



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