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Are you looking to better recognise your competence and to gain new insights in your career opportunities in Finland? Or do you want to learn something new?

In Metropolia SIMHE services (Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education in Finland) we help you to navigate towards your goals and succeed with your career planning in Finland.

Tailored services - recognise and develop your competence and discover your career opportunities

With us you will have access to:

  • individual guidance and counselling for your study and career path
  • help for recognising your competence
  • support for networking with local employers
  • lectures, workshops and events and
  • study opportunities.

SIMHE services are specialised in higher education and in international professionals in the Finnish labour market. We provide services to talents in all professional fields.

Our services for immigrants are a match for you who

  • live in Finland
  • are motivated to build your education and career path in Finland and
  • have completed a secondary education and wish to apply for higher education or  have already completed some studies or a degree in higher education.

Do you live outside the Helsinki region? SIMHE services are provided in altogether nine institutions around Finland. Check on the website of the Finnish National Agency for Education if you have regionally specialised services available closer to your hometown in Finland. Nonetheless, you are welcome to Metropolia SIMHE services no matter where in Finland you live.

Explore our services

Personal guidance discussion

In a one-to-one discussion with a SIMHE Career Coach you will identify the suitable study and career path for you and start mapping your competence, based on your individual needs.

Guidance Generalia lectures

The Guidance Generalia are lectures and info sessions open to all immigrants. The topics are selected to help you navigate your study options and develop your career prospects in Finland.

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.

Higher education preparatory programme for immigrants

Do you wish to study for a degree in Finnish in a university of applied sciences? Metropolia provides studies to prepare you for this. The courses are taught in Finnish.

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.

Tips for information search

A lot of information is available to support you in finding your path in Finland. We have collected some tips and links for you on where to get started with your search on professional qualifications, studies, employment, entrepreneurship and learning Finnish.

Information for experts in integration

Do you work with topics related to integration and employment of international professionals? Metropolia has developed SIMHE operations, not only guidance and recognition of competence but also several projects, publications and events, since 2016.

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:

Submitted on 18.3.2021 - 08:38