Services to highly educated immigrants

Are you looking to gain new insights in your career opportunities in Finland? Do you need advise in identyfing your competence? Or, would you like to study something new?

Metropolia's services help highly educated immigrants and those aiming at higher education to succeed with their career planning in Finland.

Metropolia is a part of national SIMHE - Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education in Finland - network. Read more about our SIMHE activities.

Career guidance and counselling

Career Guidance for immigrants

A one-to-one discussion with a Career Coach helps you to map your competences and identify suitable study and career paths in Finland.

Guidance Generalia webinars

Guidance Generalia webinars are open to all immigrants interested in the topic. The topics are selected to help you navigate your study options and develop your career prospects in Finland.

Various Variables blog

Various Variables blog introduces information, tips and insights that help international talents with a higher education background to integrate and find their study and career paths in Finland.

Studies and other services for immigrants

Study opportunities and developing competence

Are you interested to study Finnish or to develop your field-specific competence? Metropolia offers you a wide range of options from individual courses to tailored programmes and full degrees.

For Ukrainians

Would you like to have guidance on study and career possibilities in Finland? Would you like to continue you studies or study something new? We will help you. Explore our services!

Information on skills recognition and finding work in Finland

Information on finding work in Finland

On this page you will find plenty of information about finding work in Finland. Such as Finnish working culture, the importance of language skills, networking and entrepreneurship.

Recognition of competence

How can you get started with recognising your key competences? Metropolia also provides recognition of competence by a professional in selected fields of study and for limited target groups.

Customer experiences of Metropolia's SIMHE services

Ali tells us about his integration to Finland. Ali has used SIMHE-Metropolia’s guidance and counselling services to find possible educational paths for him.
SIMHE app project hired international student Arsalan Shakil as their mobile development intern. In the video we hear more about the experience from the point of view of Arsalan.

Information on Metropolia's SIMHE activities

SIMHE stands for Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education. The aim of SIMHE is to facilitate the recognition and validation of prior learning of immigrants with higher education and foreign backgrounds, as well as their access to higher education, the completion of their degree and their employment in the Finnish labour market. The activities are supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Metropolia started SIMHE activities in 2016 together with the University of Jyväskylä. Currently, the national SIMHE network includes ten higher education institutions from different parts of Finland.

Read more about Metropolia's SIMHE activities

SIMHE activities are developed in cooperation with the Talent Boost network. Find out more about the Talent Boost programme on the website of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Read more about Metropolia's Talent Boost programme

Contact details

Contact us by email simhe [at] (simhe[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Personal data processing and customer register in SIMHE services

We collect personal data of customers for the purpose of SIMHE customer service and statistics. For more information, see the privacy notices: