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Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is one of the most international universities of applied sciences in Finland. International activities at Metropolia include international degree programmes, student and teacher mobility, work placement opportunities abroad and various projects.

In addition, the teaching in foreign languages, international degree students, lecturers and exchange students create a genuinely international atmosphere at Metropolia.

Metropolia has 15 international degree programmes in which the language of instruction is English. Over 1400 international degree students, who represent more than 90 different nationalities, study at Metropolia every year. In addition to the international degree students, Metropolia welcomes around 320 exchange students every year from partner institutions of higher education from all over the world.

Active Erasmus+ institution

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) (pdf) for the years 2014-2020. The charter confirms that Metropolia can participate in Erasmus+ mobility and projects.

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Metropolia's Erasmus+ activities cover mobility cooperation with an extensive network of European institutions. In addition, Metropolia has received Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility funding with the following partner institutions outside the European higher education area:

Metropolia has also had cooperation with the following institutions in finished project cycles:  Lingnan University (Hong Kong), Zarqa University (Jordan), Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico), Unitec Institute of Technology (New Zealand) and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (Thailand).

Moreover, Metropolia coordinates and is a partner in several Erasmus+ strategic partnerships and capacity building projects.

ECTS based study system

Metropolia uses the criteria of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) as the basis for high quality curriculum design. Metropolia was also awarded the ECTS Label for the years 2013-2016 as a recognition of high quality and transparency of studies.

Partner institutions

Every year, collaboration with the international partners of Metropolia hundreds of students and dozens of teachers from Metropolia and partner institutions to attend an international exchange period.

Student Exchange

Metropolia also welcomes exchange students from our partner universities all over the world. Every year about 320 exchange students enjoy their semester or academic year at Metropolia.

Networks

Metropolia is a member in several international networks.

Teacher and staff exchanges

Teacher and staff exchanges are important forms of international co-operation. Metropolia welcomes teachers from partner universities and organisations for variety of international weeks and summer schools, which are organized annually.

Contact Information

Business

Ms Suvi Ruippo
International Coordinator (outgoing student exchange)
address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 660 8815
suvi.ruippo [at] 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)
  • Business Development
  • Supply Chain Management

Ms Kaisa Meghjee-Salminen
International Coordinator (incoming student exchange)
address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 673 8443
kaisa.meghjee-salminen [at] metropolia.fi

Culture and Creative Industries

Ms Kaisa Meghjee-Salminen
International Coordinator
address: Hämeentie 135D, 00560, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 673 8443
kaisa.meghjee-salminen [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • Conservation
  • Film and Television
  • Live Performance Technology
  • Media (3D Animation, Digital Media, Graphic Design)

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • Conservation
  • Media Production and Management

Ms Tia-Maria Sjöblom
International Coordinator
address: Hämeentie 135D, 00560 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 (0)50 597 3249
tia-maria.sjoblom [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • Cultural Management
  • Design (Industrial, Interior and Textile Design)
  • Fashion and Clothing
  • Music

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • Cultural Management
  • Design
  • Fashion and Clothing
  • Music

Health Care and Social Services

Ms Katariina Alava
International Coordinator
address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
katariina.alava [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Emergency Care
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing (tuition in English)
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Public Health Nursing
  • 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: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 522 4911
eija.tamminen [at] 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

Ms Tiina Piipponen
International Coordinator (Karamalmi campus, autumn 2020 onwards)
address: Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa, Finland
tel. +358 (0)40 772 2847
tiina.piipponen [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

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

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • 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 [at] metropolia.fi

Degree Programmes (Bachelor’s):

  • 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
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering

Degree Programmes (Master’s):

  • Construction and Real Estate Management (tuition in English)
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology

Central Office

Ms Niina Huovinen
Head of International Relations
address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 50 596 6900
niina.huovinen [at] metropolia.fi

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

Ms Anni Latva-Pukkila
Planner, International Relations
address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 50 331 4588
anni.latva-pukkila [at] metropolia.fi