Metropolia returns gradually to normal operations - the situation will be confirmed in early August

More information on the impact of coronavirus on Metropolia's operations.

Metropolia returns towards normal operations at the beginning of the autumn semester 2020. According to current information, contact teaching will continue from the beginning of autumn in those implementations and parts of the implementations where it is appropriate. Metropolia monitors the development around the coronavirus and follows instructions from authorities. It is possible that we will have to change the autumn action plan in accordance with the new official guidelines. We will confirm the current situation for the autumn semester in early August.

If you are a student or a member of staff, you will find information in Oma intranet.

Campuses are opening gradually

Metropolia has four campuses in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.

Summer 2020 opening hours:

  • 22.-30.6.2020: The campuses are open on Mon-Fri at 8:00 - 16:00
  • 1.-31.7.2020: The campuses are closed, except Myllypuro is open on Mon-Fri at 8:00 - 16:00
  • 1.8.2020 onwards: The campuses are open on Mon-Fri at 7:30 - 21:00

Available online services

Library pick-up service launched

The library material pick-up service will be launched from May 14 onwards. It is possible to pick up or return material from lobby services. Read more library services on LibGuides site.

To a Summer School participant

Courses organized in June are transferred to on-line courses. We are constantly monitoring the situation and we will make the decision on how to organize the courses in August. Follow the updates on ICT Summer School and Master's Summer School in Business.

To an applicant

Joint Application I

In order to comply with the Finnish government recommendations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Metropolia’s entrance examinations for degree programmes conducted in English were not be arranged as planned. 

Joint Application II

Entrance examinations for degree programmes conducted in Finnish will not be arranged as planned. In case of updates, applicants will be notified with updates by email and on Metropolia's website. 

Follow the instructions (in Finnish).

Contact information

Contact information for Admission Services

To a customer

Metropolia´s customer services, such as the Well-being and Health Village learning environments are on hold from 18th March until the Spring semester. Those who have booked an appointment are contacted personally.

Concerts and events, except webinars, have been canceled or postponed.

Professional Development Studies, Continuing Higher Education and open UAS courses will be converted into online implementations where possible. Registrees are contacted personally.

To a student

Teaching

According to current knowledge, contact teaching will continue from the beginning of autumn in those implementations and parts of the implementations where it is appropriate.

The quality of learning is the primary goal of our educational activities. The progress of studies is made possible by implementing the teaching in accordance with the curricula, in a way suitable for each learning situation, as contact teaching, virtual learning or a combination of these. The experiences of this spring have provided both insights into the possibilities of distance learning as well as deepened the understanding of the advantages of contact teaching and the disadvantages caused by its absence.

Internships

Internships will be continued if the internship provider considers it possible and if the internship post is judged together with the internship provider to be safe for the student.

International student and internship exchanges in the academic year 2020-21

International exchanges for the academic year 2020-21 are being prepared in Metropolia's International Relations in the normal way, but at the same time, students and partner universities are reminded of the uncertainty of the situation, due to COVID-19. This applies to both inbound and outbound exchanges. In addition to the decisions of Metropolia and the partner universities, the implementation of the exchanges is affected by travel restrictions and the decisions of the authorities in the country of origin and the country of destination.

Metropolia follows the recommendations of the authorities regarding travel. The situation is monitored, and both exchange students and partner universities are contacted and informed about the development of the situation.

Please see the contact information of International Relations

Graduation

Metropolia seeks to ensure that, despite the exceptional arrangements, studies will progress according to a normal schedule as well as possible and that students can graduate in the spring semester of 2020. 

Spring graduations virtually

The spring graduations will be held virtually on May 29 and June 18. Producer Pirjo Aittomäki prepares the ceremonies. More information on virtual graduation celebration

To a staff member

As a rule, remote work continues. 

Staff will be informed of the situation on the OMA-intranet.