Study opportunities and competence development for immigrants

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences offers a possibility to study something new and inspiring, enhance your professional know-how in working life and apply to a degree program.

Develop your competence and study at Metropolia!

Finnish language courses

Learn Finnish! Enrol on Finnish language courses or practise your Finnish and meet new people at a Finnish conversation group.

Additional studies for Nurses

The program is aimed at those who have completed a degree abroad and will apply to Valvira for the right to work as a licensed nurse in Finland.

Additional studies for Midwifes

Training is aimed at people who have completed a degree abroad and applied to Valvira for the right to work as a licensed midwife in Finland.

Additional studies for Physiotherapists

Training is aimed at people who have completed a degree abroad and applied to Valvira for the right to work as a licensed Physiotherapist in Finland.

Additional studies for Radiographer

Training is aimed at people who have completed a degree abroad and applied to Valvira for the right to work as a licensed Radiographer in Finland.

Additional studies for Biomedical laboratory scientists

Training is aimed at people who have completed a Bachelor's degree abroad in Biomedical Laboratory Science and who have applied to Valvira for the right to work as a licensed A Biomedical Laboratory Scientist in Finland.

For Ukrainian refugees

Metropolia offers courses, study modules and path studies of the Open UAS free of charge for people fleeing from Ukraine.

Career Boost Programme in Business Accounting

Supplementary studies for highly educated immigrants who wish to update and develop their Finnish language skills and knowledge of financial management and accounting in Finland.

Higher education preparatory programme for immigrants

Do you wish to study for a degree in Finnish in a university of applied sciences? Metropolia provides studies to prepare you for this. The courses are taught in Finnish.

Degree studies in Metropolia

Metropolia offers degree studies in the fields of Business, Culture, Health Care and Social Services, and Technology. You can study for a bachelor or a master degree in a university of applied sciences. Degrees are available in Finnish and in English.

Supplement your competence and study in open UAS

Metropolia Open UAS offers a wide variety of courses. Open UAS path studies can also open an opportunity to apply for degree studies in Metropolia.

Open UAS NonStop studies

Study flexibly according to your own schedule in the Open UAS online studies of Information and Communication Technology.

Diplomas of Higher Education and study modules

Deepen or update your skills to meet the needs of working life!

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Services to immigrants

What kind of services and what opportunities do international professionals and future talents have with us? We help you find your study and career path in Finland.

Career Guidance for immigrants

A one-to-one discussion with a Career Coach helps you to map your competences and identify suitable study and career paths in Finland.

Guidance Generalia lectures

The Guidance Generalia are lectures and info sessions open to all immigrants. The topics are selected to help you navigate your study options and develop your career prospects in Finland.

Recognition of competence

How can you get started with recognising your key competences? Metropolia also provides recognition of competence by a professional in selected fields of study and for limited target groups.

Tips for information search

Useful tips and links for immigrants on career planning in Finland e.g. professional qualifications, studies, employment, entrepreneurship and learning Finnish.