Basic information

Name of institution

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu (FIN)

Erasmus code

SF HELSINK41

Erasmus University Charter Number

242663-EPP-1-2014-1-FI-EPPKA3-ECHE

PIC

997340033

President

Ms Riitta Konkola

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!

Academic Calendar

Field of business

Semester 1, Autumn 2019

  • 19 August, 2019 – 13 December, 2019

Semester 2, Spring 2020

  • 13 January - 15 May, 2020 (orientation days 7-10 January, to be confirmed)

Field of culture and creative industries

Semester 1, Autumn 2019

  • 19 August, 2019 - 20 December, 2019

Semester 2, Spring 2020

  • 13 January -  22 May 2020 (orientation days 7 - 10 January, to be confirmed)

Field of health care and social services

Semester 1, Autumn 2019

  • 26 August, 2019 - 20 December, 2019
  • Orientation for exchange students: 22 August - 23 August, 2019 (Orientation programme)

Semester 2, Spring 2020

  • Semester dates: 27 January - 22 May 2020
  • Orientation for exchange students: 23 - 24 January 2020

Field of technology

Semester 1, Autumn 2019

  • 22 August - 20 December
  • Orientation for exchange students: 22-23 August

Semester 2, Spring 2020

  • 9 January - 22 May
  • Orientation for exchange students: 9-10 January

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

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 unit, Vantaa

Helsinki Karaportti Nokia Campus, Espoo (provided that campus is ready in January, otherwise Myyrmäki unit, Vantaa), some courses in Myllypuro unit, Helsinki

  • Information Technology: autumn 2019 / spring 2019
    • 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:

Helsinki Karaportti Nokia Campus, Espoo (provided that campus is ready in January, otherwise Myyrmäki unit, Vantaa), some courses in Myllypuro unit, Helsinki

Myllypuro unit, Helsinki

Myyrmäki unit, 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 2019-2020

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 2019-2020

  • Degree programme in Prosthetics and Orthotics  due to moving to a new campus in Myllypuro.
  • Degree Programme in Elderly Care. Incoming Exchange Students may select courses from Social services professional studies.
  • Degree Programmes in Osteopathy welcomes students from partner universities and networks for International Week organized during spring semester.
  • Radiography and Radiotherapy welcomes students from partner universities for International Week organized during spring semester.

 

 

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.

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
  • 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 are Private Market and Temporary Housing Options.



Contact Information

Business

Business

Ms Terhi Topi
International Coordinator (outgoing student exchange)
address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 652 7661
terhi.topi@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), Entrepreneurship and Business Competence

Ms Kaisa Meghjee-Salminen
International Coordinator (incoming student exchange)
address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 673 8443
kaisa.meghjee-salminen@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@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@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
tel +358 (0)40 653 3345
katariina.alava@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@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 (Leppävaara campus)
address: Vanha maantie 6, 02650 Espoo, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 772 2847
tiina.piipponen@metropolia.fi

  • Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s), in Espoo: Information Technology (tuition in English), Building Services Engineering, Construction Site Management, Industrial Management, Information and Communication Technology (Espoo and Helsinki), Land Surveying Technology
  • Degree Programmes (Master’s), in Espoo: 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@metropolia.fi

  • Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s), in Helsinki: Automotive Engineering (Helsinki), Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering (Vantaa), Civil Engineering (Helsinki), Construction Architecture (Helsinki), Construction Site Management (Helsinki), Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology (Helsinki and Vantaa), Electronics (tuition in English, Helsinki), Energy and Environmental Engineering (Vantaa), Environmental Engineering (tuition in English, Vantaa),Laboratory Sciences (Vantaa), Mechanical Engineering (Helsinki), Sustainable Building Engineering (tuition in English, Helsinki)
  • Degree Programmes (Master’s): Construction and Real Estate Management (tuition in English, Helsinki), Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology (Helsinki and Vantaa)

 

 

Central Office

Central Office

Ms Elina Värtö
Head of International Relations
address: Hämeentie 135 D 00560 Helsinki, Finland
tel +358 40 480 6914
elina.varto@metropolia.fi

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

Ms Jenni Leppänen
Planner
address: Ruoholahdentori 6, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
tel +358 50 331 4588
jenni.leppanen@metropolia.fi