Towards a more sustainable Finland with SIMHE and Talent Boost operations
Finland needs more high-skilled workforce. International professionals are a tremendous pool of talent for Finland. Our mission is to help these talents find employment in their own field in our country.
Metropolia provides SIMHE services (Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education in Finland) for highly educated immigrants to recognise their competences and to guide them to suitable study and career paths. We also develop guidance and support for Metropolia international degree students to find employment in Finland. The operations are funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Metropolia started SIMHE services together with the University of Jyväskylä in 2016. Nowadays there are higher education institutions responsible for SIMHE services around Finland. Learn more about SIMHE services in higher education institutions on the EDUFI website.
Statistics on SIMHE guidance
We collect statistics on our customers to develop and target our services better.
The statistics are updated quarterly: Q1=January–March, Q2=April–June, Q3=July–September, Q4=October–December.
Personal guidance consists of a 1-hour-appointment, preparation based on the information provided by the customer in advance, and an email summary sent afterwards, including the key points discussed at the appointment and useful links for the customer.
Recognition of Competence includes at least one individual discussion with a Metropolia expert, based on which a document describing the customer's competence is drafted. Typically the service also includes group guidance sessions. As in the past years the service has been integrated in different projects and other service concepts, the number of group guidance sessions might vary slightly.
In addition, we provide digital services:
- SIMHE-Metropolia FB page and Customer Newsletter with tips on opportunities targeting immigrants with a higher education background. You can explore our previous newsletters also on our website.
- Regularly published blog with useful insights to customers in our Various Variables blog.
|Type of guidance||2022||2021||2020||2019||2018||2017||Q2-Q4/2016|
|Other group guidance||2835, 6||4661, 5||6021, 2||73||258||-||-|
|Recognition of competence||1765||1563||104||324||19||96||70|
1 = Also within the project SIMHE Continuation
2 = Also within the project SIMHE path
3 = For some of the Spouse Program's Career Track participants and for the participants in the Career Boost programmes in the project Developing Competence Center Functions in the Helsinki Region
4 = Within the SIMHE path project
5 = Also within the project Developing Competence Center Functions in the Helsinki Region
Metropolia SIMHE services
Metropolia SIMHE services provide guidance and counselling, recognition of competence and opportunities to develop competence for immigrants with a higher education background - either eligible to apply for higher education or with some studies or a full degree completed in higher education.
Discover our services for international professionals and future talents
Guidance and counselling services only for people residing in Finland.
Contact for guidance and counselling customers: simhe [at] metropolia.fi (simhe[at]metropolia[dot]fi)