International Relations

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 1300 international degree students, who represent more than 90 different nationalities, study at Metropolia every year. In addition to the international degree students, Metropolia welcomes over 325 exchange students every year from partner institutions of higher education from all over the world.

Active Erasmus+ institution

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 (pdf).

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.

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  • 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.

    Explore the partner lists

  • Networks

    Metropolia is a member in several international networks.

    See the networks

  • Student Exchange

    Metropolia also welcomes exchange students from our partner universities all over the world. Every year about 400 exchange students enjoy their semester or academic year at Metropolia.

    See information on available courses

  • 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.

    Read more about visitors in Metropolia

Contact Information

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

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

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

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

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