International Relations

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is one of the most international universities of applied sciences in Finland. International activities at Metropolia include international degree programmes, student and teacher mobility, work placement opportunities abroad and various projects.

In addition, the teaching in foreign languages, international degree students, lecturers and exchange students create a genuinely international atmosphere at Metropolia.

Metropolia has 15 international degree programmes in which the language of instruction is English. 900 international degree students, who represent more than 90 different nationalities, study at Metropolia every year. In addition to the international degree students, Metropolia welcomes over 400 exchange students from partner institutions of higher education from all over the world every year.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) for the years 2014-2020. The charter confirms that Metropolia can participate in Erasmus+ mobility and projects.

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ECTS Label

Metropolia has also been awarded the ECTS Label for the years 2013-2016. The ECTS Label is a quality label which certifies that the institution’s international activities, curricula and Study Guide are consistent with the quality requirements of the ECTS system.

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  • Partner institutions

    Every year, collaboration with the international partners of Metropolia hundreds of students and dozens of teachers from Metropolia and partner institutions to attend an international exchange period.

    Explore the partner lists

  • Networks

    Metropolia is a member in several international networks.

    See the networks

  • Student Exchange

    Metropolia also welcomes exchange students from our partner universities all over the world. Every year about 400 exchange students enjoy their semester or academic year at Metropolia.

    See information on available courses

  • Teacher and staff exchance

    Teacher and staff exchanges are important forms of international co-operation. Metropolia welcomes teachers from partner universities and organisations for variety of international weeks and summer schools, which are organized annually.

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Contact Information

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

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

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

Ms Laura Karilainen, International Coordinator
address: Tukholmankatu 10, 00290 Helsinki, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 653 3345
e-mail: laura.karilainen(at)metropolia.fi

  • Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s): Biomedical Laboratory Science, Emergency Care, Nursing (Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Midwifery), Nursing (tuition in English), Oral Hygiene, Radiography and Radiotherapy
  • Degree Programmes (Master’s): Clinical Expertise, Development and Leadership in Health Care and Social Services, Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (tuition in English), Health Business Management (tuition in English)

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Ms Eija Tamminen, International Coordinator
address: Vanha viertotie 23, 00350 Helsinki, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 522 4911
e-mail: eija.tamminen(at)metropolia.fi

  • Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s): Dental Technology, Elderly Care, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Social Services (tuition in English), Social Services
  • Degree Programmes (Master’s): Rehabilitation, Social Services

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)