Orientation and Academic calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters: autumn semester and spring semester. Both semesters have two periods: 1 and 2 in the autumn, 3 and 4 in the spring.

Your exchange period starts with an orientation where you will get all the information regarding your studies, practical issues as well as daily life in Finland. Most of all, you will get to meet other exchange students! Attending the orientation is compulsory, so make sure to plan your arrival accordingly. A more detailed orientation program will be sent to you later.

Orientation and semester dates according to study programme for exchange and double degree students

International Business Logistics exchange students
European Business Administration double degree students

Autumn Semester / Full academic year: 20 August - 14 December 2018 / 17 May 2019
Orientation: 21-24 August 2018 (Myyrmäki campus, Vantaa) > see programme

Business Informatics -Master’s
Autumn semester: 13 August - 14 December, 2018
Orientation: 16 August at 10 am (Myyrmäki campus, Vantaa) 

Campus location

The Metropolia Business School is situated in Myyrmäki, in the city of Vantaa, about a 20-minute train ride from the Helsinki city center. It is easily reached by public transportation

Metropolia account

Your personal Metropolia login information (= username and password) will be uploaded into Mobility-Online in June. Once you have activated your Metropolia student account, you will be able to access Metropolia’s intranet and course registration system OMA.


The Learning Agreement you submitted with your exchange application is under review at the moment. The signed Learning Agreement will be uploaded to the Mobility-Online before the orientation days.

Information about courses for incoming Business exchange students as well as the program and course structure for Double Degree students are available on course section. Keep in mind that you can only choose course from ‘Business’ and the section Studies for all exchange students, not the other fields of study.

Course enrolments are done online in Metropolia’s intranet OMA. You will receive information about course enrolment by e-mail in June. However, please bear in mind, that all your course registrations are confirmed by the Business School in the beginning of semester.

See you at the orientation!

Kaisa Meghjee-Salminen
International coordinator, responsible for incoming exchange students in Culture and Creative industries and Business School