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Metropolia, Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, educates the professionals of tomorrow in the fields of Culture, Business, Health Care and Social Services and Technology. Welcome to join us as a student or a partner!

    Semester Dates by the Field of Study in 2020-2021

    Please note that the semester dates might vary to some extent in different degree programmes. Divisions and degree programmes decide the timing of contact weeks, practical training, projects, exams and intensive study weeks as well as other practical issues concerning the studies.

    Field of business

    Semester 1, Autumn 2020

    • 18 August, 2020 – 18 December, 2020 (orientation days: 18-21 August)
    • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

    Semester 2, Spring 2021

    • beginning of January, date to be confirmed - 21 May, 2021
    • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

    Field of technology

    Semester 1, Autumn 2020

    • 20 August - 18 December
    • Orientation for exchange students: 20-21 August
    • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

    Semester 2, Spring 2021

    • 7 January - 21 May
    • Orientation for exchange students: 7-8 January
    • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

    Field of culture and creative industries

    Semester 1, Autumn 2020

    • 19 August, 2020 - 18 December, 2020 (orientation for exchange students: 19-21 August)
    • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

    NOTE! Degree programme specific dates will be confirmed in the acceptance letters

    Semester 2, Spring 2021

    • beginning of January, date to be confirmed -  21 May 2020
       
    • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

    Field of health care and social services

    Semester 1, Autumn 2020

    • 24 August, 2020 - 18 December, 2020
    • Orientation for exchange students: 20 August - 21 August, 2020 (View programme)
    • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

    Semester 2, Spring 2021

    • Semester dates: TBC
    • Orientation for exchange students: TBC
    • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

    Public Holidays in Finland in 2019-2020

    In addition, there are some public holidays during the academic year when there is no tuition:

    • All Saints' Day 2 November
    • Independence Day 6 December
    • Christmas 24 to 26 December
    • New Year's Day 1 January
    • Epiphany 6 January
    • Easter 10 April to 13 April
    • May Day 1 May
    • Ascension Day 21 May
    • Midsummer Eve and Day 19 to 20 June

    Courses for Exchange Students

    Business

    Business

    Check first what you need to know when selecting courses.

    Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

    The following course list is available for exchange students from an institution the Business school has and exchange agreement with and who have been nominated to the Business school by their home institution.

    Curricula and course information for incoming Double Degree students for the academic year 2019-2020

    • ESC La Rochelle 
    • ESC Rennes
    • Fachhochschule Krems
    • Fachhochschule Münster
    • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes
    • Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
    • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
    • Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
      • IBAEX - Finance 
      • IBAEX - Marketing 
      • IBMAN - Finance 
      • IBMAN - Marketing 
    • University of Hertfordshire
      • 2nd year students 
      • 3rd year students 
    • University of Wolverhampton 

    Technology

    Technology

    Check first what you need to know when selecting courses.

    Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

    Bachelor's Degree Programmes conducted in English:

    Myyrmäki Campus, Vantaa

    Myyrmäki Campus, Vantaa (13.1.-15.3.) / Karamalmi Campus, Espoo (16.3.-22.5.), some courses in Myllypuro Campus, Helsinki

    • Information Technology: autumn 2019 / spring 2020
      • Majors in:
        • Major in Smart Systems (autumn and spring)
        • Major in IoT and Cloud Computing (autumn and spring) (NOTE! Very limited number of places during spring 2020)
        • Major in Mobile Solutions (only 3rd year courses during autumn semester)
      • Minors in:
        • Minor in Media Technology (only in spring)
        • Minor in Game Technology (only in spring)
        • Minor in Mobile Solutions (only in spring)
        • Minor in Health Technology (only in spring, Myyrmäki unit)

    International Semesters conducted in English:

    Myyrmäki Campus, Vantaa

    Myllypuro Campus, Helsinki

    Myyrmäki Campus, Vantaa

    Study opportunities for exchange students in Degree Programmes in Finnish

    • Automotive Engineering: Project in Metropolia Formula-team (10-30 ECTS), see more on the Metropolia Motorsport website. Students applying for a project in Metropolia Formula-team will be interviewed via Skype before acceptance.
    • Degree Programme in ICT, major in Health Technology: Innovation Project (10 ECTS, only in autumn)
    • Mechanical Engineering: Innovation Project (10 ECTS)

    Exchange Student Intake

    Please note that some degree programmes have limitations to the intake for incoming exchange students.

    To avoid the risk of time-table clashes the incoming exchange students are recommended to take courses mainly from one degree programme. Please also note that certain courses are organised only if there are enough registrations for the course.

    For International Semesters, it is only possible to choose the whole package of approximately 30 ECTS.

    ICT Summer School

    The ICT Summer School mentioned in the above section Studies for all exchange students is particularly suitable for students in technology programmes. It is held in August and is open to exchange students from partner institutions free of charge. See more on the ICT Summer School website.

    Projects

    Incoming exchange students are advised to primarily choose courses from the field of technology degree programmes where tuition is organised in English. Project opportunities are available only in a few programmes.

    If you are interested in a project, please indicate it clearly in your application. Include your CV in the application and propose a topic or a theme for the project. The international coordinators will contact you on whether the project is possible.

    Culture and Creative Industries

    Culture

    Check first what you need to know when selecting courses.

    Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

    Health care and Social Services

    Health Care and Social Services

    Check first what you need to know when selecting courses.

    International Semester Programme 2020-2021

    The degree programmes in health care and social services welcome exchange students to apply for the International Semester Programme. The International Semester Programme is offered in most degree programmes during autumn and spring semesters. The teaching language for exchange students is English.

    The International Semester programme (30 ects) includes:

    No intake during 2020-2021

    • Degree Programme in Elderly Care. Incoming Exchange Students may select courses from Social services professional studies.
    • Degree Programmes in Osteopathy

    Studies for All Exchange Students

    Language courses

    Finnish Language Courses

    Exchange students studying at Metropolia can familiarise themselves with Finnish language and culture by taking the course Finnish for Exchange Students (3-5 ECTS). The course is offered free of charge for exchange students. Several Finnish courses are organised on different campuses each semester.

    Spring semester 2020 (to be confirmed):

    • Finnish for exchange students 3 ects, Myllypuro campus
    • Finnish for exchange students 3 ects, Arabia campus
    • Finnish for exchange students 3 ects, Myyrmäki campus  

    Autumn semester 2019:

    • Finnish for exchange students 5 ECTS (primarily for Health care and social services students, but students from other fields can also participate if there are places left), Myllypuro campus (XX00CL91-3010)
    • Finnish for exchange students 3 ECTS, Arabia campus (XXXAB02-3046)
    • Finnish for exchange students 3 ECTS, Myyrmäki campus (XXXAB02-3047)
    • Finnish for exchange students 3 ECTS, Myyrmäki campus (primarily for IT and Industrial Management students, but students from other fields can also participate if there are places left) (XXXAB02-3045)
    • Finnish for Foreigners, 5 ects (primarily for Business school students, but students from other fields can also participate if there are places left)

    Other language courses

    • TANDEM Deutsch-Finnisch, Myyrmäki campus (autumn semester)
    • A selection of language courses (French, German, Spanish) are offered by the Metropolia Business School and organised at the Leiritie campus. Courses are available for exchange students if they have free places.

    Application Information

    Application periods for incoming exchange students are following:

    • Autumn Semester and Full Academic Year: 15 March - 1 May
    • Spring Semester: 15 September - 1 November

    Application guideline STEP-by-STEP


    Accommodation

    The application periods for exchange student housing at the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS) are:

    • 1 April - 5 May for students applying for the autumn semester/full academic year
    • 1 October - 5 November for students applying for the spring semester.

    NB! Due to the limited number of furnished exchange student rooms, please note that applying by the deadline does not guarantee housing at HOAS.

    Other accommodation options can be found from the private market and through temporary housing options.

    Contact Information

    Business

    Business

    Ms Suvi Ruippo
    International Coordinator (outgoing student exchange)
    address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
    tel. +358 (0)40 660 8815
    suvi.ruippo [at] metropolia.fi

    Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

    • Business and Administration, International
    • Business and Logistics (tuition in English)
    • European Business Administration (tuition in English)

    Degree Programmes (Master’s):

    • Business Informatics (tuition in English)
    • Business Development
    • Supply Chain Management

    Ms Kaisa Meghjee-Salminen
    International Coordinator (incoming student exchange)
    address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
    tel. +358 (0)40 673 8443
    kaisa.meghjee-salminen [at] metropolia.fi

    Culture and Creative Industries

    Culture and Creative Industries

    Ms Kaisa Meghjee-Salminen
    International Coordinator (incoming student exchange)
    address: Hämeentie 135D, 00560, Finland
    tel. +358 (0)40 673 8443
    kaisa.meghjee-salminen [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 135D, 00560 Helsinki, Finland
    tel. +358 (0)50 597 3249
    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

    Health Care and Social Services

    Ms Katariina Alava
    International Coordinator
    address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
    katariina.alava [at] metropolia.fi

    Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

    • Biomedical Laboratory Science
    • Emergency Care, Public Health Nursing
    • Midwifery, Nursing (tuition in English)
    • Oral Hygiene
    • Radiography and Radiotherapy

    Degree Programmes (Master’s):

    • Health Promotion
    • Clinical Expertise
    • Development and Leadership in Health Care and Social Services
    • Development and Leadership in Emergency care
    • Health Business Management (tuition in English) 

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

    Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

    • 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

    Technology

    Ms Tiina Piipponen
    International Coordinator (Karamalmi campus)
    address: Karaportti 202610 Espoo, Finland
    tel. +358 (0)40 772 2847
    tiina.piipponen [at] metropolia.fi

    Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

    • Information Technology (tuition in English)
    • Building Services Engineering
    • Construction Site Management
    • Industrial Management
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • Land Surveying Technology

    Degree Programmes (Master’s):

    • Information Technology (tuition in English)
    • Business Informatics (tuition in English)
    • Building Services Engineering

    Ms Anna-Liisa Auramo
    International Coordinator (Myyrmäki)
    address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
    tel. +358 (0)40 356 3775
    anna-liisa.auramo [at] metropolia.fi

    Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

    • Automotive Engineering
    • Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Construction Architecture
    • Construction Site Management
    • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology
    • Electronics (tuition in English), Energy and Environmental Engineering
    • Laboratory Sciences
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Sustainable Building Engineering (tuition in English)

    Degree Programmes (Master’s):

    • Construction and Real Estate Management (tuition in English)
    • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology

    Central Office

    Central Office

    Ms Niina Huovinen
    Head of International Relations
    address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
    tel. +358 50 596 6900
    niina.huovinen [at] metropolia.fi

    Ms Terhi Topi
    Erasmus Institutional Coordinator
    address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
    tel. +358 40 652 7661
    terhi.topi [at] metropolia.fi 

    Ms Anni Latva-Pukkila
    Planner
    address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
    tel. +358 50 331 4588
    anni.latva-pukkila [at] metropolia.fi