Practical information for incoming exchange students in the Study Guide, for example:
Check if your institution has a mobility agreement with Metropolia in your field of study:
If there is no student exchange agreement between Metropolia and your home institution, you cannot apply as an exchange student to Metropolia. However, you can apply as an open university student (non-exchange/non-graduate student). More information at the Open Studies website. If you are interested in completing a full degree at Metropolia, see How to Apply.
In order to successfully complete studies at Metropolia, level B2 in English on the CEF scale is highly recommended for all applicants. In addition, see information and requirements for each field of study in the fact sheets:
Have your student exchange period approved by your home institution. Before you can fill in the application for student exchange at Metropolia, your home institution needs to nominate you for exchange.
Apply during the application periods for the incoming exchange students:
Fill in the electronic application form in the Mobility-Online system within the application period. Note that the application process includes several steps. The link will be active during the application periods:
The required documents for the application:
Depending on your field of study, you may also be requested to upload a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and/or other special documents:
All applicants in the field of Culture need to upload a Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Mobility-Online system's step "Transcript of Records uploaded + additional attachments, if necessary”.
These additional documents should be sent to the International Coordinator of the field in question BY REGULAR MAIL:
International Coordinator / Degree Programmes in Conservation, Design, Fashion and Clothing and Media
P.O. Box 4072
International Coordinator / Degree Programmes in Classical Music, Cultural Management, Film and Television, Performing Arts and Pop/Jazz Music
P.O. Box 4040
Students interested in doing a project in the field of Technology during the student exchange period should indicate this clearly in the motivation letter. Please note that projects are subject to availability. Exchange students who wish to do a Final Year Project (Bachelor's Thesis) are highly recommended to apply for student exchange for the full academic year.
Students will receive an automatic confirmation after sending the online application form successfully. Please remember to enclose the required attachments to the application in the Mobility-online system, and
Send a separate housing application. Information on housing options is available in the Study Guide.
Within a month after the application period has ended all students will receive information whether they have been accepted as exchange students or not. Accepted students will receive an information package and an invitation / acceptance letter.
All exchange students are expected arrive before the orientation (see Academic Calendar). After arrival, you might have to modify your Learning Agreement for a variety of reasons: timetable clashes, unsuitability of chosen courses (in level or content), etc. Changes to the Learning Agreement can then be made using the second page of the Learning Agreement (pdf).
Questions? Contact the international coordinator of your field of study.