Orientation and Academic Calendar

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 Dates

10 - 11 January, 2019

Click here to see the orientation programme.

Please check other relevant dates from our Academic Calendar.

Campus Locations

The degree programmes are situated on different campuses in the Helsinki Metropolitan area, and can be easily reached by public transportation.

  • Leppävaara campus, Espoo: Information Technology, Global ICT Business, Supply Chain Management
  • Myyrmäki campus, Vantaa: Electronics, Laboratory Sciences, Sustainable Society and Circular Economy, Virtual Product Design, Joint Semester in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering and Degree programme in Energy and Environmental Technology
  • Myllypuro campus, Helsinki: Construction Architecture, Sustainable Building Engineering

Metropolia Account

We will upload your personal Metropolia login information (= username and password) into Mobility-Online in early December. Please activate the username by the deadline mentioned in the username document. After you have activated your Metropolia account, you will be able to access Metropolia’s intranet and the course registration system OMA.


Information about courses offered during spring semester 2019 for exchange students in the field of technology can be found on our website for incoming exchange students. Keep in mind you cannot choose courses from other fields of study! See also section Studies for all exchange students to find about, for example, Finnish for Exchange Students courses and the Study Tour to St. Petersburg.

The Learning Agreement you submitted with your exchange application is now being reviewed. The signed Learning Agreement will be uploaded into Mobility-Online when ready.

Intranet and Course Registrations in the OMA System

After you have received and activated your Metropolia username and password, please visit orientation.metropolia.fi to find instructions how to:

  1. find and subscribe to the workspace of your degree programme at Metropolia: IT & Media Engineering, DP in Electronics, etc. Please also join the Metropolia Incoming Exchange Students workspace.
  2. find instructions on how to use Metropolia’s Schedule Machine. Most of the course schedules will be available by the end of November in Metropolia’s Schedule Machine where you can search for specific courses by their name or course code.
  3. find course enrollment instructions. If possible, please enroll before the semester starts using the OMA course registration system. Please check course descriptions and the language of instruction before enrolling. However, if you find it difficult, you can also enroll with the help of our student tutors during the orientation days. The course enrollment periods are:
    • Information Technology: 1 - 31 December
    • Biotechnology, Laboratory Sciences, Environmental Engineering: Enrollment during the orientation. Chosen applicants are guaranteed places on the courses.
    • Electronics: Enrollment during the orientation. Chosen applicants are guaranteed places on the courses.
    • Global ICT Business and Supply Chain Management (“Industrial Processes”) International Semesters (DP in Industrial Management): Enrollment during the orientation. Chosen applicants are guaranteed places on the courses.
    • Sustainable Building Engineering and Construction Architecture: Enrollment during the orientation. Chosen applicants are guaranteed places on the courses.

Please note! If you wish to take Finnish for Exchange Students, we recommend enrolling to this course by 31 December even if you can otherwise do the enrollments at the orientation.

See you at the orientation!

Anna-Liisa & Tiina
International Coordinators

Anna-Liisa Auramo, anna-liisa.auramo@metropolia.fi
Home campus: Myyrmäki (Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa) 
Degree Programmes:

  • 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, Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory Sciences

Tiina Piipponen, tiina.piipponen@metropolia.fi
Home campus: Leppävaara (Vanha maantie 6, 02650 Espoo)
Degree Programmes:

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