ICT Summer School

The international ICT Summer School is held every year in August. The first Summer School was held in 2009 in its current form and it has come more and more popular since then. This Summer School gives you an excellent opportunity to enhance your knowledge on the topics, and at the same time meet new people, expand your network internationally and visit Finland.

ICT Summer School is open for everyone. If you are not a degree student in Metropolia or international partner university student, you can register for the courses through Metropolia Open UAS. Check the Open UAS registration instructions below.

Come study with us!

Welcome to ICT Summer School 2024!

ICT Summer School 2024 will be organized on 5 August - 23 August 2024.

Why participate ICT Summer School?

  • Intensive Courses: Courses will provide you with knowledge and hands-on experience in a short period of time.
  • Esteemed Teachers: Summer school teachers are our partner university professors or industry experts who are teaching their favorite subjects in summer school, bringing their expertise and enthusiasm to the classroom to inspire you.
  • International Environment: ICT Summer School brings together participants and teachers from all around the world, creating a diverse and multicultural learning environment. You will have the opportunity to network with fellow participants, learn from their experiences, and make new friends. Participants are students from different degree programmes, exchange students and Open UAS students.
  • Wide Range of Subjects: Although most courses are engineering related, some courses go beyond engineering or IT topics and cover multidisciplinary areas such as business, communication, and time management, so that students from different fields of study can all participate.
  • Hands-on Learning: Courses emphasize hands-on learning through practical assignments, case studies, and group projects.

ICT Summer School Programme

The programme 2024 will be published in April 2024.

Programme 2024 will consist of several intensive bachelor level courses (2 - 5 ECTS credits) taught by our international partner university teachers or industry experts. You can participate in one or more courses. Intensive courses last from one to two weeks and the lessons are either in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening. All courses are taught in English. Courses will be held either at Metropolia campus or online.

You can find the previous programme (2023) from the table below so you will get an idea what kind of courses the ICT Summer School offers. But please note that the programme 2024 won't be the same and it will be published in April 2024.

Programme 2023 (for reference purpose only)

Studying in ICT Summer School

In addition to course lessons, you will have assignments, exercises or project to work on in your own time. Please make sure you have time in your own schedule for these activities as well.

Learning environment for summer school courses will be the course workspace in Metropolia OMA portal, unless otherwise announced. Please follow the course workspace in OMA and your Metropolia email when the start of the course is approaching. Partner university students and Open UAS students will receive Metropolia user id and instructions to activate it after they have been registered for the course. With the user id, you can log in to OMA portal.

Classroom photo of ICT Summer School

If a course requires for you to prepare beforehand (for example download some software), you will find information about it in the course description and in the course workspace in OMA.

Courses that are held on campus

Courses that are marked on campus will be held at Metropolia Myyrmäki campus of which you can find more information below.

Please bring a laptop with you. Many of the courses require for you to use your own laptop. You also need it for assignments and exercises.

Courses that are held online

Courses that are marked online are held 100 % online. To study online, you will need a computer/laptop, working internet connection, microphone and web camera.

Lessons are held online during the time indicated in the schedule and please note that the time is in Finnish time (EEST). You will find the link to online lessons from the course workspace in OMA.

Myyrmäki Campus Myyrmäki campus

On-campus courses will be held at Metropolia Myyrmäki campus in the city of Vantaa.

Myyrmäki campus is located at the most populous district in Vantaa, near railway and bus station and shopping center Myyrmanni. The campus is easily accessible by the public transport.

Public transport

The area is served by Myyrmäki railway station and the Ring Rail Line network. I and P trains serve all stations along the line. I trains run counter clockwise (Helsinki-Tikkurila-Airport-Myyrmäki-Helsinki) and P trains clockwise (Helsinki-Myyrmäki-Airport-Tikkurila-Helsinki). The trains run every ten minutes Monday to Friday and Saturdays.

To find out the train and bus connections and the timetables please use the HSL Journey planner. The campus address is Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa.

Registration for the courses

Registration for the ICT Summer School 2024 courses starts in May 2024. The exact registration dates will be informed at later date. Registration method depends on your background.

More information

ICT Summer School is organized by the Information Technology Degree Programme.

General questions

General questions related to ICT Summer School, please contact:

Mira Myllärinen
Programme coordinator
mira.myllarinen [at] metropolia.fi (mira[dot]myllarinen[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Questions related to registration for the course(s), please check the contact person from the registration instructions above.

Interested in teaching in ICT Summer School?

We are constantly looking for new teachers with their favourite topics to join our team of ICT Summer School teachers.

If you are interested to hear more about opportunities, do not hesitate to contact:

Dr. Antti Piironen
Principal Lecturer, Head of ICT Summer School
antti.piironen [at] metropolia.fi (antti[dot]piironen[at]metropolia[dot]fi)