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Application Period

The application period for studies starting in the autumn term 2021 will begin on 1 May 2021 at 8 am (local time in Finland).

The application end time depends on the degree programme you are applying for and can be found under "Degree Programme -Specific Selection Criteria".

The application period for studies starting in the spring term 2022 will begin on 1 November 2021 at 8 am (local time in Finland).

Degree Programmes

Degree programmes and study places available studies starting in the autumn term 2021 have been published at Studyinfo.fi

Degree programmes and study places available studies starting in the spring term 2022 have been published at the new Studyinfo.fi.

General Admission Criteria and Application Instructions

The following selection criteria apply to studies starting in the academic year 2021-2022.

Who can apply?

The applicant must be able to prove, at the time when the application is submitted, that he/she meets all the eligibility and student selection requirements of the degree programme in question.

Eligibility requirements are different when applying for a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree. Only eligible applicants can be admitted.

  • Bachelor's degrees
    In order to be eligible to apply for a Bachelor's degree programme, the applicant must have completed the required number of credits of the corresponding level (Bachelor Degree) at a Finnish higher education institution (*).
     
  • Master's degrees
    In order to be eligible to apply for a Master's degree programme, the applicant must have completed:
    • the required number of credits of the corresponding level (Master's Degree) at a Finnish higher education institution (*), and
    • the basic education required by the the Master's degree programme in question, and
    • the work experience required by the the Master's degree programme in question.

*) The number of credits required for eligibility vary depending on the degree programme in question and can be found in section "Degree Program-Specific Admission Criteria" below. All studies completed in Finnish higher education institutions are taken into account regardless of whether they have been completed in Metropolia or some other Finnish higher education institution, as open studies or in education leading to a degree, or whether the right to study is valid or has expired.

Please note! One of the student selection requirements is that the credits required for eligibility must be accreditable (i.e. Recognition of Prior Learning) to the degree programme in question, in accordance with Metropolia's curriculum for the degree programme in question. The recognition of prior learning cannot be assessed before the application is submitted, but the applicant can assess the equivalence of his/her studies by comparing them with the curriculum of the programme. Read more about student selection requirements in the sections "What are the student selection requirements?" and "Degree-programme specific admission criteria" below.

How can I apply?

The application is made by using the electronic application form at Studyinfo.fi. An applicant can submit only one application and apply to only degree programme per application period. In general, it is no longer possible to change the degree programme or the orientation / major subject chosen in the application after the application has been submitted. However, in some cases, the information may be changed at the request of the applicant, if the application has not yet been forwarded to the degree programme for the student selection decision.

The application must be submitted during the application period, but only after the applicant meets the eligibility and student selection requirement and is able to prove it with official documents. However, applicants are recommended to apply as soon as possible after the eligibility and student selection requirements have been met, as study places are filled in the order in which applications are received and because starting studies is more difficult in the middle of the academic term (the applicant must have a realistic opportunity to complete a reasonable number of credits during the first academic term in order to get admitted).

Application periods

  • Application period for studies starting in the autumn term 2021: the application period begins on 1 May 2021 at 8:00 am (local time in Finland) and ends as determined in the section "Degree programme -specific selection criteria".

  • Application period for studies starting in the spring term 2022: the application period begins on 1 November 2021 at 8:00 am (local time in Finland) and ends as determined in the section "Degree programme -specific selection criteria".

Application attachments

The application can be submitted only after the applicant meets the eligibility and student selection criteria and is able to prove it with official documents. However, documents are not required in case the required information appears in Metropolia's study register or in the Finnish national database of educational data (Koski). If your educational data show in the national database it is enough for you to send viewing rights to your educational information at the national database. This can be done by logging in to the My Studyinfo -service (My completed studies). The right to view educational data is granted as follows (the service is only available in Finnish/Swedish):

  1. select "jaa suoritustietojasi"
  2. select the degree(s) for which you want to give the viewing rights, 
  3. check the validity of the link (the link must be valid for at least 6 months after sending the application), and
  4. attach the link(s) to you application at Studyinfo.fi.

The information that show in the Metropolia's study register does not need to be verified by the applicant in any way.

The following documents must be attached to the application at Studyinfo.fi by the time the application is submitted (or no later than 7 days after the application is sent by 3 pm local time in Finland):

  • Applicants for a Bachelor's degree:
    • official ID (passport, official ID card or Finnish driver's licence), and
    • documents exempting from the tuition fee if necessary (applies only when applying for degree programmes conducted in English and only if the applicant is not an EU/EEA citizen), and
    • official translations of all documents that are not in Finnish, Swedish or English (the translation in one of these languages must be made by an authorized translator and include translator's signature or a stamp), and
    • other documents that may be required by the degree programme, such as CV, pre-assignment or additional degree etc. (see degree program-specific admission criteria below).
       
  • Applicants for a Master's degree:
    • official ID (passport, official ID card or Finnish driver's licence), and
    • degrees certificates and supplements required in order to be eligible to apply for a Master's degree, or a link to the national database of education data, and
    • employment certificates issued by the employer concerning the work experience required in order to be eligible to apply for a Master's degree (employment contracts are not taken into account) of the work experience required for a master's degree, containing at least the information listed below, and
      • the exact date of commencement and termination of the employment relationship (if the employment relationship continues, the employer must request a temporary employment certificate)
      • employer contact information
      • work tasks
      • working hours in the case of part-time work
    • an extract from the business register for entrepreneurs, as well as a certificate proving that the applicant is or has been YEL or MYEL-insured. (YEL = Entrepreneur's pension insurance, MYEL = occupational pension insurance for farmers, foresters, fishermen and reindeer herders and their family members, foreign entrepreneurship is proved by corresponding official documents), and
    • documents exempting from the tuition fee if necessary (applies only when applying for degree programmes conducted in English and only if the applicant is not an EU/EEA citizen), and
    • official translations of all documents that are not in Finnish, Swedish or English (the translation in one of these languages must be made by an authorized translator and include translator's signature or a stamp), and
    • other documents that may be required by the degree programme, such as CV, pre-assignment or additional degree etc. (see degree program-specific admission criteria below).

If the required documents and information is not provided by the deadline, the application will be rejected as incomplete.

What does student selection require?

Student selection requires that:

  • the applicant has been found eligible to apply, and
  • the credits required for eligibility (excluding the undergraduate degree required e.g. for Master's degree) are accreditable (i.e. recognition of prior learning *) to the degree programme in question, in accordance with the curriculum of the degree programme in question, and
  • a personal study plan can be prepared in accordance with the curriculum of the degree programme in question so that the graduation is possible at a normal pace of study (30 credits per academic term / 60 credits per academic year) within the standard study time (e.g. 240 credits = 4 years, 210 credits on 3,5 years etc.), and
  • there is study place available in the group in which the student could be placed on the basis of his / her previous studies, and
  • the application has a realistic opportunity to complete a reasonable number of studies appropriate to the curriculum of the degree programme in question during the first academic term; and
  • the applicant has sufficient language skills according to the language of instruction (as evidence of sufficient language skills, the studies used as a basis for student selection are mainly in the language of instruction of the degree programme applied for or, in the case of Finnish language degree programs, the applicant's mother tongue); and
  • the applicant meets all the other student selection requirements mentioned in the degree programme -specific admission criteria (described below on section "degree-programme specific admission criteria").

*) The recognition of prior learning cannot be assessed before the application is submitted, but the applicant can assess the equivalence of his/her studies by comparing them with the curriculum of the programme.

In addition:

  • those applying to study within Health Care and Social Services must have sufficient health and functional capacity to be capable of completing practical assignments and work placement periods as part of the studies; and
  • those applying to the degree programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science must have adequate vision to work on a microscope and normal colour vision.

The admission will be cancelled if the above mentioned health requirements are not met. See the Metropolia website for more information on health requirements.

How are student selections made?

In this application process, Metropolia uses flexible admission, which means that all applicants who meet the eligibility and student selection requirements will be accepted in the order in which the applications are received. The student selections will continue until the application period ends or until the study places have been filled. In flexible admission the student selection decision can be made as the application arrives, however, considering the time taken to process the application (more information about the timetable can be found in the next section "When will I get the student selection decision?").

Student selection requires that all of the following requirements are met:

  • the general eligibility requirements in the section "Am I eligible to apply?", and
  • the general student selection requirements in the section “What Student Selection Requires”, and
  • the degree programme -specific requirements in the section “Degree Programme -Specific Admission Criteria”.

Student selection decisions are made on the basis of verifiable information provided in the application. Information or attachments submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Metropolia may cancel the student selection if the applicant has provided incorrect information in his/her application.

If there are several applicants, who have applied at exactly the same time, competing for the same study place, the applicants may, if necessary, be ranked on the basis of their verifiable academic performance (credits and grades).

An applicant can apply to the same degree programme through several different separate application procedures at the same time. In order to avoid a situation where an applicant is offered more than one study place in the same degree programme and academic term, other applications from the same applicant concerning the same degree programme and academic term may be rejected on the basis a study place already offered for the applicant, degree programme and academic term in question. In these cases, the decision will always be made on the basis of what is the best option for the applicant.

When will I get the student selection decision?

In flexible admission the student selection decision can be made as soon as the application arrives, however considering the time needed for processing the application. Flexible admission aims to ensure that the applicant receives the student selection decision as quickly as possible but, the time taken to process an application depends on several different factors, such as:

  • is the application complete or is there some information or attachments missing,
  • application timing (during the holiday seasons, which are usually from mid-June to mid-August, and on the last and first week of the year, the time taken to process an application may be extended or the student selections may not be made at all),
  • the volume of applications (the time taken to process an application may be extended, for example, by the momentary increase in the number of applications received), and
  • the student selection requirements of the degree programme in question (the application processing time may be extended if the student selection requires, for example, the assessment of a pre-assignment or an entrance examination).

Despite the fact that flexible admission aims at quick decision-making, it can take up to more than two months to get a student selection decision, but the processing time can also be considerably shorter depending on the above mentioned factors.  

The student selection decision will be sent by Metropolia's Student and Admission Services to the e-mail address provided on the application form. The applicant should follow his/her e-mail frequently, because if a study place is offered, it must be accepted and confirmed no later than 7 days after the publication of the student selection decision by 3 pm (local time in Finland). For more information in section "How to confirm my study place?".

If you think the student selection has not been made according to the admission criteria, you can request a correction in writing within 14 days of the publication of the student selection decision. First read the admission criteria for the degree programme in question and then, if necessary, present a written appeal to the Legal Protection Board of Metropolia within fourteen (14) days as of the publication date of the admissions result. Student and Admission Services of Metropolia (admissions [at] metropolia.fi) gives advice on admission decisions and appealing procedure. Read more about the appeal procedure on Metropolia's web site.

How to confirm my study place?

Instructions for confirming the study place are sent to accepted applicants via e-mail as an appendix to the student selection decision. Confirmation of the study place requires the following measures by the deadline for accepting the study place:

  1. Accept your chosen study place
  2. Register for the academic year as present or absent in connection with the acceptance of study place at Studyinfo. NB! If you register as absent you must also deliver a document proving that you have the legal grounds for absence.
  3. Pay the tuition fee or deliver a document exempting from it if applicable (concerns only those who are not citizens of EU/EEA countries and who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes)
  4. Submit the health report if required (concerns only those who have informed e.g. a health issue on their application, more information below in section Health requirements)
  5. Submit the Student Agreement if applicable (concerns only those who are not citizens of EU/EEA countries and who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes)

More information below.

Accepting a study place

You will be sent an automatic email when you have a study place to be accepted at Studyinfo. Acceptance of a study place can be made via the link in the email notification. You must accept the place of study by the given deadline or you will lose it. The deadlines for accepting the study places are:

  • Studies starting in the autumn term 2021: applicants admitted by 9 July 2021 must accept their study places no later than 16 July 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland) and applicants admitted after 9 July 2021 must confirm their study places no later than 7 days after the announcement of the student selection by 3 pm (local time in Finland).
  • Studies starting in the spring term 2022: applicants admitted by 26 November 2021 must accept their study places no later than 3 December 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland) and applicants admitted after 26 November 2021 must confirm their study places no later than 7 days after the announcement of the student selection by 3 pm (local time in Finland). 

The acceptance of study place is binding and it cannot be changed later. Binding acceptance of study place prevents the admission of other study places leading to a Finnish higher education degree during the academic term in question (see the one study place per term provision at Studyinfo.fi). Binding acceptance also means that the applicant will no longer be a first-timer in the future as described at Studyinfo.fi (Section 28 b of the University of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014).

Registration for the academic year

Registration for the academic year is obligatory for all degree students at Metropolia. Registration for the first academic year takes place at Studyinfo in connection with the acceptance of a study place by the deadline for accepting the study place. 

Please note! A first-year student may register as absent only for statutory reasons (Section 29 of the University of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014). If a student registers for absence, he or she must submit a certificate of the reason for absence by the deadline for accepting the study place (see the further instructions concerning being absent on the first academic year on Metropolia's website).

If a student who has accepted a study place does not register for the first academic year by the deadline, he or she will be automatically registered as present for the first academic year.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee concern students who are not citizens of EU/EEA countries and who study in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes. If you are required to pay the tuition fee, an invoice will be sent via email shortly after the admission notification. The tuition fee is charged for the entire academic term, regardless of the starting date of the studies. The person obliged to pay the tuition fee should therefore apply at the beginning of the application period, so that if he/she is accepted, he/she would be able to start the studies at the beginning of the academic term.

Instead of paying the tuition fee, a student can provide a document exempting from the tuition fee (the document exempting from the tuition fee must be valid on the first day of the academic term when the student begins his/her studies). The tuition fee must be paid by the deadline for accepting the study place except if the due date of the invoice is later.  

Read more information on the tuition fees and scholarships on Metropolia's web site.

Health requirements

Those applying to study in the field of health care and social services must have sufficient health and functional capacity to be capable of completing practical assignments and work placement periods as part of the studies. If the applicant has informed a health issue or equivalent in his/her application, the student selection is conditional until applicants health and functional capacity has been evaluated. For this purpose, applicant will be asked to submit a specific health report if he/she is offered a study place.

Furthermore, those admitted to the degree programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science must have adequate vision to work on a microscope and normal colour vision. Those admitted to the programme are required to submit a certificate provided by an ophthalmologist, optician or optometrist at the beginning of their studies. The student selection is conditional until applicants' eye sight has been checked.

Read more about the health requirements on Metropolia's web site.

Student agreement

Those who are not citizens of EU/EEA countries and who haven been admitted in one of Metropolia's English-taught Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes,  must sign Metropolia's Student Agreement (pdf) and send it to admissions [at] metropolia.fi by the deadline for accepting the study place. The Student Agreement concerns Metropolia University of Applied Sciences tuition fees and scholarships and specifies the rights and obligations of all parties, and the terms under which the student may receive a scholarship for his/her studies at the programme.

Where can I get information about starting my studies?

Instructions related to the beginning of studies will be sent to new students via e-mail as an appendix to the student selection decision. In addition, Metropolia's website contains general information on, for example, housing, study support and other matters related to studying. 

Study time

Depending on when the application is sent, the study right will be given for the autumn semester (1 August - 31 December) or for the spring semester (1 January - 31 July).

The starting date of the study right is always the first day of the academic term (1 August in autumn term or 1 January in spring term) to which the applicant has been admitted to unless the student accepts the study place after that, in which case the starting date of the study right is the day on which the student accepted the study place.

The length of the normative study time is determined by the scope of the degree (240 cr = 4 years, 210 cr = 3.5 years, etc.).

Study certificates, student discounts, etc.

Study certificates, student discounts, student IDs, etc. are available from the starting date of the study right, provided that all the formalities required to confirm the place of study have been completed and the data has been transferred to Metropolia's student administration system. The fastest and easiest way to get student benefits is by downloading the Tuudo mobile application to your phone. Tuudo mobile app includes, among other things, a digital student card which you can use in order to get, for example, a student-priced lunch, and discounts in public transportation (read more about VR's (train), Matkahuolto's (bus) and HSL's (bus) services).

Payment of the health care fee

A student completing a higher education degree in a university of applied sciences will be entitled to the services of the Finnish Student Health Service Foundation (YTHS) and therefore, is required to pay a health care fee to the Finnish Social Insurance Institution Kela. Students will not be sent invoices, but the health care fee must be paid on student's own initiative. This is how you pay the health care fee. Read more about the health care services and fees on the web site of the Finnish Student Health Service Foundation (YTHS).

Degree Programme Specific Admission Criteria

The following selection criteria apply to studies starting in the autumn term of 2021 and in the spring term of 2022.

Bachelor of Business Administration in European Business Administration

Application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the applicant must have completed, at the time of application, at least 30 credits of the corresponding level (Bachelor’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution. Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that:

  • the studies required for eligibility are completed less than 10 years ago (calculated from the date of receipt of the application), and
  • the grade point average of accreditable (i.e. accreditation of prior learning) studies of the corresponding level studies required for eligibility is 3,0 if the number of accreditable credit is less than 180, and
  • the applicant has uploaded the pre-assignment to his/her application at Studyinfo.fi no later than 7 days after sending the application by 3 pm (local time in Finland), and
  • the applicant passes the entrance examination (evaluation pass or fail).

All applicants who meet the eligibility and student selection requirements, with an approved evaluation of the pre-assignment, will be to the entrance examination.

Pre-assignment

The pre-assignment consists of two parts. Please attach in your application:

  1. A table e.g. in word / pdf document where you have clearly marked name, scope and description of the each course proposed to be accredited (i.e. accreditation of prior learning), and for each course proposed to be accredited, indicate which course in Metropolia European Business Administration curriculum would be replaced with the course in question. You can check the curricula here: https://opinto-opas.metropolia.fi/en/88094/en .
     
  2. Motivation letter (length max 1 A4). Explain in your motivation letter your reasons for applying to Metropolia UAS and why you should get a study place in European Business Administration degree programme. Also share your plans and schedule how you aim to complete your studies in Metropolia UAS.

Please note! The student's proposal is not binding on the degree programme.

The pre-assignment is evaluated as pass/fail.

The pre-assignment must be submitted during the application period as an attachment to the electronic application form at studyinfo.fi. The preliminary task is submitted as a single attachment.

Entrance exam

Entrance exam will be carried out as an interview.

Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Logicstics

Application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the applicant must have completed, at the time of application, at least 30 credits of the corresponding level (Bachelor’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution. Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that:

  • the studies required for eligibility are completed less than 10 years ago (calculated from the date of receipt of the application), and
  • the grade point average of accreditable (i.e. accreditation of prior learning) studies of the corresponding level studies required for eligibility is 3,0 if the number of accreditable credit is less than 180, and
  • the applicant has uploaded the pre-assignment to his/her application at Studyinfo.fi no later than 7 days after sending the application by 3 pm (local time in Finland), and
  • the applicant passes the entrance examination (evaluation pass or fail).

All applicants who meet the eligibility and student selection requirements, with an approved evaluation of the pre-assignment, will be to the entrance examination.

Pre-assignment 

The pre-assignment consists of two parts. Please attach in your application:

  1. A table e.g. in word / pdf document where you have clearly marked name, scope and description of the each course proposed to be accredited (i.e. accreditation of prior learning), and for each course proposed to be accredited, indicate which course in Metropolia International Business and Logistics curriculum would be replaced with the course in question. You can check the curricula here: https://opinto-opas.metropolia.fi/en/88094/en .
  2. Motivation letter (length max 1 A4). Explain in your motivation letter your reasons for applying to Metropolia UAS and why you should get a study place in International Business and Logistics degree programme. Also share your plans and schedule how you aim to complete your studies in Metropolia UAS.

Please note! The student's proposal is not binding on the degree programme.

The pre-assignment is evaluated as pass/fail.

The pre-assignment must be submitted during the application period as an attachment to the electronic application form at studyinfo.fi. The preliminary task is submitted as a single attachment.

Entrance exam

Entrance exam will be carried out as an interview.

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics

Application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the applicant must have completed, at the time of application, at least 60 credits of the corresponding level (Bachelor’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution. Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that the studies required for eligibility must compensate at least 60 credits of the first year studies of the degree programme where the applicant is applying, in accordance with Metropolia's curriculum

Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology

Application period

Studies starting in the autumn term of 2021: 1 May - 31 October 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

Studies starting in the spring term of 2022: not included in the application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the applicant must have completed, at the time of application, at least 180 credits of the corresponding level (Bachelor’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution. Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that the studies required for eligibility have been completed in English.

Bachelor of Social Services in Social Services

Application period

Studies starting in the autumn term of 2021: 1 - 31 May 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

Studies starting in the spring term of 2022: not included in the application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the applicant must have completed, at the time of application, at least 70 credits of the corresponding level (Bachelor’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution. Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that:

  • the studies required for eligibility are completed less than 10 years ago (calculated from the date of receipt of the application), and
  • the applicant’s English language proficiency is at level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (if the language proficiency cannot be verified on the basis of the information provided in the application, the language proficiency will be assessed in an entrance examination), and
  • the applicant’s Finnish language proficiency is at level B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (if the language proficiency cannot be verified on the basis of the information provided in the application, the language proficiency will be assessed in the entrance examination), and
  • the applicant passes the entrance examination if necessary (evaluation pass or fail).

Entrance examination

The entrance examination (= interview) is organised and must be passed if:

  • the applicant's language proficiency cannot be assessed on the basis of the information provided on the application, which is why an entrance examination is required in order to assess the applicant’s language proficiency , or
     
  • additional information on the applicant's previous studies is needed in order to assess their accreditation in relation to Metropolia’s curriculum for the degree programme in question, or
  • several applicants have submitted their applications at exactly the same time and are competing for the same place of study, which is why an entrance examination is required in order to place the applicants in a ranking order.

Master of Business Administration in Business Informatics

Application period

Studies starting in the autumn term of 2021: 1 May - 15 August 2021 at 3 pm 10 June 2021 at 11:30 am (local time in Finland)

NB! The study palaces of the have been filled, as a result of which the application was closed on June 10, 2021 at 11:30 am.

Studies starting in the spring term of 2022: not included in the application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the following three requirements must be met at the time of application:

  • Eligibility requirement 1/3: applicants must have completed at least 15 credits of the corresponding level (Master’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution.
     
  • Eligibility requirement 2/3: applicants must have completed one of the following basic trainings:
    • Finnish Bachelor of Business Administration degree (tradenomi AMK).
    • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.
    • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.
    • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 210 credit points (ECTS) (Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.)
    • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree.
    • Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the relevant field (= opisto-/ ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) with a minimum scope of 140 credits (= 210 credit points ECTS) / 3,5 years

      * ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

      * The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

      * The required qualification (including any supplementary higher education studies) must be completed so that an official certificate (the final diploma/certificate or an interim certificate on graduation issued by the educational institution + other required certificates) can be submitted by the deadline for confirming the study place.
       
  • Eligibility requirement 3/3: the applicant must have at least two years (24 months) of appropriate work experience, taking into account the following:
    • The work experience must be:
      • in a relevant field (as a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the basic required for eligibility by the degree programme in question), and
      • obtained after the date of award of the basic education required for eligibility by the Master's degree programme in question or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification.
    • Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.
    • When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.
    • Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
    • Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he/she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
    • Instead of work experience, artistic activities of equivalent duration, verifiable by evidence such as a portfolio, may be required in the fields of Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music (Act 932/2014).

Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that:

  • the applicant has uploaded his/her CV to his/her application at Studyinfo.fi no later than 7 days after sending the application by 3 pm (local time in Finland), and
  • the studies of the corresponding level required for eligibility (eligibility requirement 1/3) are closely related to the field/subject in question (Business Informatics), and
  • the grade point average of accreditable (i.e. accreditation of prior learning) studies of the corresponding level studies required for eligibility (eligibility requirement 1/3) is 3,0 and
  • the applicant’s English language proficiency is at level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (if the language proficiency cannot be verified on the basis of the information provided in the application, the language proficiency will be assessed in an entrance examination), and
  • the applicant passes the entrance examination (evaluation pass or fail).

Entrance examination

All applicants who meet the eligibility and student selection requirements will be invited to take the entrance examination.

Master of Business Administration in Health Business Management

Application period

Studies starting in the autumn term of 2021: 1 May - 31 October 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

Studies starting in the spring term of 2022: not included in the application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the following three requirements must be met at the time of application:

  • Eligibility requirement 1/3: applicants must have completed at least 20 credits of the corresponding level (Master’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution.
     
  • Eligibility requirement 2/3: applicants must have completed one of the following basic trainings:
    • Finnish Bachelor of Business Administration degree (tradenomi AMK).
    • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.
    • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.
    • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 210 credit points (ECTS) (Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.)
    • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree.
    • Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the relevant field (= opisto-/ ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) with a minimum scope of 140 credits (= 210 credit points ECTS) / 3,5 years

      * ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

      * The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

      * The required qualification (including any supplementary higher education studies) must be completed so that an official certificate (the final diploma/certificate or an interim certificate on graduation issued by the educational institution + other required certificates) can be submitted by the deadline for confirming the study place.
       
  • Eligibility requirement 3/3: the applicant must have at least two years (24 months) of appropriate work experience, taking into account the following:
    • The work experience must be:
      • in a relevant field (as a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the basic required for eligibility by the degree programme in question), and
      • obtained after the date of award of the basic education required for eligibility by the Master's degree programme in question or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification.
    • Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.
    • When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.
    • Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
    • Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he/she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
    • Instead of work experience, artistic activities of equivalent duration, verifiable by evidence such as a portfolio, may be required in the fields of Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music (Act 932/2014).

Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that:

  • the applicant has uploaded the pre-assignment to his/her application at Studyinfo.fi no later than 7 days after sending the application by 3 pm (local time in Finland), and
  • the applicant passes the pre-assignment (evaluation pass or fail).

Pre-assignment

Depending on the phase of your Thesis proposal, the pre-assignment may be completed via the following means:

Option 1: draft a proposal relating to your intended Master Thesis topic. Please, include the following sections:

  • title/topic
  • arguments for choosing the topic - use two references, at minimum
  • purpose, aims and specific objectives / research questions of the paper
  • for the systematic data search, describe the data bases, search words, and inclusion /exclusion criteria that you intend to use
  • intended methods (description of the population, methods for data collection and data analysis) - refer to appropriate research literature
  • ethical concerns, including data privacy - refer to appropriate literature
  • trustworthiness / reliability and validity - refer to appropriate research literature
  • scheduling and required resources

Option 2: should you already have a research proposal that has been approved by an institute of higher education, you may use that as the pre-assignment.

Master of Business Administration in Procurement

Application period

Studies starting in the autumn term of 2021: 1 May - 15 August 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

Studies starting in the spring term of 2022: not included in the application period

Eligibility requirements

As mentioned in general admission criteria.

In order to be eligible to apply, the following three requirements must be met at the time of application:

  • Eligibility requirement 1/3: applicants must have completed at least 15 credits of the corresponding level (Master’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution.
     
  • Eligibility requirement 2/3: applicants must have completed one of the following basic trainings:
    • Finnish Bachelor of Business Administration degree (tradenomi AMK).
    • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.
    • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field.
    • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 210 credit points (ECTS) (Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.)
    • Finnish higher education degree of less than with a scope 210 credit points (ECTS), (containing/combined with 40 credit points (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field) supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree.
    • Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the relevant field (= opisto-/ ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) with a minimum scope of 140 credits (= 210 credit points ECTS) / 3,5 years

      * ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

      * The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

      * The required qualification (including any supplementary higher education studies) must be completed so that an official certificate (the final diploma/certificate or an interim certificate on graduation issued by the educational institution + other required certificates) can be submitted by the deadline for confirming the study place.
       
  • Eligibility requirement 3/3: the applicant must have at least two years (24 months) of appropriate work experience, taking into account the following:
    • The work experience must be:
      • in a relevant field (as a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the basic required for eligibility by the degree programme in question), and
      • obtained after the date of award of the basic education required for eligibility by the Master's degree programme in question or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification.
    • Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.
    • When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.
    • Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
    • Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he/she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
    • Instead of work experience, artistic activities of equivalent duration, verifiable by evidence such as a portfolio, may be required in the fields of Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music (Act 932/2014).

Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that:

  • the studies of the corresponding level required for eligibility (eligibility requirement 1/3) are closely related to the field/subject in question (Procurement), and
  • the grade point average accreditable (i.e. accreditation of prior learning) studies of the corresponding level studies required for eligibility (eligibility requirement 1/3) is at least 3,0.

Master of Engineering in Business Informatics

Application period

Studies starting in the autumn term of 2021: 1 May - 15 August 2021 at 3 pm 10 June 2021 at 11:30 am (local time in Finland)

NB! The study palaces of the have been filled, as a result of which the application was closed on June 10, 2021 at 11:30 am.

Studies starting in the spring term of 2022: not included in the application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the following three requirements must be met at the time of application:

  • Eligibility requirement 1/3: applicants must have completed at least 15 credits of the corresponding level (Master’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution.
     
  • Eligibility requirement 2/3: applicants must have completed one of the following basic trainings:
    • Finnish Bachelor of Engineering degree (insinööri AMK).
    • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 240 credit points (ECTS).
    • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above-mentioned Finnish higher education degrees in terms of level, extent and content.
    • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 240 credit points (ECTS) Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.
    • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree in the field of technology.
    • Former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the field of technology (= opisto-/ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) with a minimum scope of 160 credits (= 240 credit points ECTS) / 4 years

      * ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

      * The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

      * The required qualification (including any supplementary higher education studies) must be completed so that an official certificate (the final diploma/certificate or an interim certificate on graduation issued by the educational institution + other required certificates) can be submitted by the deadline for confirming the study place.
       
  • Eligibility requirement 3/3: the applicant must have at least two years (24 months) of appropriate work experience, taking into account the following:
    • The work experience must be:
      • in a relevant field (as a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the basic required for eligibility by the degree programme in question), and
      • obtained after the date of award of the basic education required for eligibility by the Master's degree programme in question or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification.
    • Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.
    • When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.
    • Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
    • Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he/she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
    • Instead of work experience, artistic activities of equivalent duration, verifiable by evidence such as a portfolio, may be required in the fields of Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music (Act 932/2014).

Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that:

  • the applicant has uploaded his/her CV to his/her application at Studyinfo.fi no later than 7 days after sending the application by 3 pm (local time in Finland), and
  • the studies of the corresponding level required for eligibility (eligibility requirement 1/3) are closely related to the field/subject in question (Business Informatics), and
  • the grade point average of accreditable (i.e. accreditation of prior learning) studies of the corresponding level studies required for eligibility (eligibility requirement 1/3) is 3,0 and
  • the applicant’s English language proficiency is at level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (if the language proficiency cannot be verified on the basis of the information provided in the application, the language proficiency will be assessed in an entrance examination), and
  • the applicant passes the entrance examination (evaluation pass or fail).

Entrance examination

All applicants who meet the eligibility and student selection requirements will be invited to take the entrance examination.

Master of Engineering in Health Business Management

Application period

Studies starting in the autumn term of 2021: 1 May - 31 October 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

Studies starting in the spring term of 2022: not included in the application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the following three requirements must be met at the time of application:

  • Eligibility requirement 1/3: applicants must have completed at least 20 credits of the corresponding level (Master’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution.
     
  • Eligibility requirement 2/3: applicants must have completed one of the following basic trainings:
    • Finnish Bachelor of Engineering degree (insinööri AMK).
    • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 240 credit points (ECTS).
    • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above-mentioned Finnish higher education degrees in terms of level, extent and content.
    • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 240 credit points (ECTS) Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.
    • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree in the field of technology.
    • Former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the field of technology (= opisto-/ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) with a minimum scope of 160 credits (= 240 credit points ECTS) / 4 years

      * ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

      * The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

      * The required qualification (including any supplementary higher education studies) must be completed so that an official certificate (the final diploma/certificate or an interim certificate on graduation issued by the educational institution + other required certificates) can be submitted by the deadline for confirming the study place.
       
  • Eligibility requirement 3/3: the applicant must have at least two years (24 months) of appropriate work experience, taking into account the following:
    • The work experience must be:
      • in a relevant field (as a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the basic required for eligibility by the degree programme in question), and
      • obtained after the date of award of the basic education required for eligibility by the Master's degree programme in question or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification.
    • Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.
    • When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.
    • Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
    • Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he/she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
    • Instead of work experience, artistic activities of equivalent duration, verifiable by evidence such as a portfolio, may be required in the fields of Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music (Act 932/2014).

Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that:

  • the applicant has uploaded the pre-assignment to his/her application at Studyinfo.fi no later than 7 days after sending the application by 3 pm (local time in Finland), and
  • the applicant passes the pre-assignment (evaluation pass or fail).

Pre-assignment

Depending on the phase of your Thesis proposal, the pre-assignment may be completed via the following means:

Option 1: draft a proposal relating to your intended Master Thesis topic. Please, include the following sections:

  • title/topic
  • arguments for choosing the topic - use two references, at minimum
  • purpose, aims and specific objectives / research questions of the paper
  • for the systematic data search, describe the data bases, search words, and inclusion /exclusion criteria that you intend to use
  • intended methods (description of the population, methods for data collection and data analysis) - refer to appropriate research literature
  • ethical concerns, including data privacy - refer to appropriate literature
  • trustworthiness / reliability and validity - refer to appropriate research literature
  • scheduling and required resources

Option 2: should you already have a research proposal that has been approved by an institute of higher education, you may use that as the pre-assignment.

Master of Engineering in Information Technology

Application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the following three requirements must be met at the time of application:

  • Eligibility requirement 1/3: applicants must have completed at least 15 credits of the corresponding level (Master’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution.
     
  • Eligibility requirement 2/3: applicants must have completed one of the following basic trainings:
    • Finnish Bachelor of Engineering degree (insinööri AMK).
    • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 240 credit points (ECTS).
    • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above-mentioned Finnish higher education degrees in terms of level, extent and content.
    • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 240 credit points (ECTS) Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.
    • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree in the field of technology.
    • Former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the field of technology (= opisto-/ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) with a minimum scope of 160 credits (= 240 credit points ECTS) / 4 years

      * ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

      * The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

      * The required qualification (including any supplementary higher education studies) must be completed so that an official certificate (the final diploma/certificate or an interim certificate on graduation issued by the educational institution + other required certificates) can be submitted by the deadline for confirming the study place.
       
  • Eligibility requirement 3/3: the applicant must have at least two years (24 months) of appropriate work experience, taking into account the following:
    • The work experience must be:
      • in a relevant field (as a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the basic required for eligibility by the degree programme in question), and
      • obtained after the date of award of the basic education required for eligibility by the Master's degree programme in question or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification.
    • Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.
    • When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.
    • Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
    • Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he/she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
    • Instead of work experience, artistic activities of equivalent duration, verifiable by evidence such as a portfolio, may be required in the fields of Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music (Act 932/2014).

Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

As mentioned in general admission criteria.

 

Master of Engineering in Industrial Management

Application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the following three requirements must be met at the time of application:

  • Eligibility requirement 1/3: applicants must have completed at least 15 credits of the corresponding level (Master’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution.
     
  • Eligibility requirement 2/3: applicants must have completed one of the following basic trainings:
    • Finnish Bachelor of Engineering degree (insinööri AMK).
    • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with a minimum scope of 240 credit points (ECTS).
    • Appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above-mentioned Finnish higher education degrees in terms of level, extent and content.
    • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by suitable ones university studies to the extent of 240 credit points (ECTS) Studies that can be accredited to the degree programme in question, are not considered as supplementary studies.
    • Finnish higher education degree in the field of technology of less than with a scope 240 credit points (ECTS), supplemented by former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree in the field of technology.
    • Former Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degrees in the field of technology (= opisto-/ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) with a minimum scope of 160 credits (= 240 credit points ECTS) / 4 years

      * ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

      * The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

      * The required qualification (including any supplementary higher education studies) must be completed so that an official certificate (the final diploma/certificate or an interim certificate on graduation issued by the educational institution + other required certificates) can be submitted by the deadline for confirming the study place.
       
  • Eligibility requirement 3/3: the applicant must have at least two years (24 months) of appropriate work experience, taking into account the following:
    • The work experience must be:
      • in a relevant field (as a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the basic required for eligibility by the degree programme in question), and
      • obtained after the date of award of the basic education required for eligibility by the Master's degree programme in question or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification.
    • Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.
    • When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.
    • Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
    • Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he/she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
    • Instead of work experience, artistic activities of equivalent duration, verifiable by evidence such as a portfolio, may be required in the fields of Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music (Act 932/2014).

Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that:

  • the applicant has uploaded the pre-assignment to his/her application at Studyinfo.fi no later than 7 days after sending the application by 3 pm (local time in Finland), and
  • the applicant passes the pre-assignment (evaluation on a scale of 0-100 points, the lowest accepted score 20)

Pre-assignment

The pre-assignment consists of two parts (part A and part B) and each part have to be passed. They are both graded. The assignments must to be written in English and you should preferably submit a single document consisting of parts A and B. Use either MS Word (doc, docx) or pdf format in your assignment, no images (scanned or produced in other ways).

A. The students selected to the degree programme need to have both academic knowledge and work experience in the field of engineering.  Moreover, studies in the Master’s programme require that the student is capable of participating in the contact classes, working independently and also as a member in a group. In the autumn there will be two contact sessions per week: on Fridays (starting 9.00) and Saturdays (in autumn 2019 seven Saturdays). Therefore, high motivation and support from the employer are essential for the applicant.

Write, then about yourself including:

  • both your educational and professional background
  • why you want to study on the Industrial Management programme
  • your motivation and capability to take part in the programme

The length of part A should be roughly one A4. Please remember to add your name and a headline “Preliminary Assignment A” at the beginning of the text.

B. The Master’s thesis is an important part of the study programme. The topic should be relevant to your organization (or target group). Write an essay on a problem you consider a good potential preliminary topic for your Master’s thesis. In the essay you should:

  • identify the problem (and its relevance to the case organization)
  • describe the consequences of the identified problem to the case organization
  • tell what steps (in your opinion) have to be taken in order to solve the problem

The length of part B should be roughly max two A4s. Please remember to add your name and a headline “Preliminary Assignment B” at the beginning of the essay.

Be aware of ethics in preparing your pre-assignment. Do not use others’ ideas in your work as submitted pre-assignments may be subject to plagiarism control.

Note that if you are selected to the program, you may change your Master’s thesis topic, the topic introduced here is by no means binding.

 

Master of Social Services and/or Health Care in Health Business Management

Application period

Studies starting in the autumn term of 2021: 1 May - 31 October 2021 at 3 pm (local time in Finland)

Studies starting in the spring term of 2022: not included in the application period

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, the following three requirements must be met at the time of application:

  • Eligibility requirement 1/3: applicants must have completed at least 20 credits of the corresponding level (Master’s Degree) studies at a Finnish higher education institution.
     
  • Eligibility requirement 2/3: applicants must have completed one of the following basic trainings:
    • One of the following Finnish higher education degrees:
      • apuvälineteknikko (AMK)
      • bioanalyytikko (AMK)
      • ensihoitaja (AMK)
      • fysioterapeutti (AMK)
      • geronomi (AMK)
      • jalkaterapeutti (AMK)
      • kätilö (AMK)
      • optometristi (AMK)
      • osteopaatti (AMK)
      • röntgenhoitaja (AMK)
      • sairaanhoitaja (AMK)
      • sosionomi (AMK)
      • suuhygienisti (AMK)
      • terveydenhoitaja (AMK)
      • toimintaterapeutti (AMK)
    • Appropriate foreign higher education degree in the field of health care and/or social services equivalent to a Finnish higher education degrees with a minimum scope of 210 credit points (ECTS).
    • Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level degree (= "opistoasteen tutkinto" or "ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto") with a minimum scope of 140 credits (=210 credit points ECTS) / 3,5 years (including combinations such as 2,5-years degree + 1-year degree = 3,5-years degree) in the field of health care and/or social services.
    • Some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree supplemented by the following Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree (= "opistoasteen tutkinto" or "ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto") :
      • fysioterapeutti
      • hammashuoltaja
      • kätilö
      • laboratoriohoitaja
      • optikko
      • röntgenhoitaja
      • sairaanhoitaja
      • terveydenhoitaja
      • toimintaterapeutti

        * ECTS refers to the European credit transfer and accumulation system.

        * The scope of the Finnish post-secondary higher vocational degree refers to general upper secondary school based degrees, including an internship period. The scope of the primary school-based degrees must be larger.

        * The required qualification (including any supplementary higher education studies) must be completed so that an official certificate (the final diploma/certificate or an interim certificate on graduation issued by the educational institution + other required certificates) can be submitted by the deadline for confirming the study place.
         
  • Eligibility requirement 3/3: the applicant must have at least two years (24 months) of appropriate work experience, taking into account the following:
    • The work experience must be:
      • in a relevant field (as a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the basic required for eligibility by the degree programme in question), and
      • obtained after the date of award of the basic education required for eligibility by the Master's degree programme in question or any Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification.
    • Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.
    • When converting part-time work (less than 35 hours/week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work.
    • Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
    • Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he/she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
    • Instead of work experience, artistic activities of equivalent duration, verifiable by evidence such as a portfolio, may be required in the fields of Crafts and Design, Media and Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, and Music (Act 932/2014).

Otherwise, the eligibility requirements are as mentioned in the general admission criteria.

Student selection requirements

In addition to the general admission criteria, student selection requires that:

  • the applicant has uploaded the pre-assignment to his/her application at Studyinfo.fi no later than 7 days after sending the application by 3 pm (local time in Finland), and
  • the applicant passes the pre-assignment (evaluation pass or fail).

Pre-assignment

Depending on the phase of your Thesis proposal, the pre-assignment may be completed via the following means:

Option 1: draft a proposal relating to your intended Master Thesis topic. Please, include the following sections:

  • title/topic
  • arguments for choosing the topic - use two references, at minimum
  • purpose, aims and specific objectives / research questions of the paper
  • for the systematic data search, describe the data bases, search words, and inclusion /exclusion criteria that you intend to use
  • intended methods (description of the population, methods for data collection and data analysis) - refer to appropriate research literature
  • ethical concerns, including data privacy - refer to appropriate literature
  • trustworthiness / reliability and validity - refer to appropriate research literature
  • scheduling and required resources

Option 2: should you already have a research proposal that has been approved by an institute of higher education, you may use that as the pre-assignment.

More information

More information on the application process

For more information on the application process please contact Metropolia's Student and Admission Services.

More information concerning the entrance examination and studies

In questions regarding the content of the entrance examination or studies, please contact the representative of the degree programme in question. Degree programme representatives and their contact details can be found on Metropolia's web site in connection with the degree programme descriptions: