Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

About Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes conducted in English. Application period for studies is once in a year. Master's degree studies are aimed at especially for those who have Bachelor’s degree. Studies can be carried out along with regular work. The duration of the studies is usually two years.

A bold reformer of expertise and an active builder of the future

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, educates the professionals of tomorrow in the fields of Culture, Business, Health Care and Social Services, and Technology. In our community people and worlds meet to create insight, expertise and well-being for both the world of work and life in general. Our operations are guided by our values: expertise, high quality, community spirit and transparency.

Practicality, internationality and innovativeness are keywords at Metropolia. In Metropolia you study for work life and after graduation you are in an excellent position in the job market. Metropolia invests in high quality teaching. Here you can experience the real spirit of doing things.

Metropolia and its teachers have the best company and work life networks. Through these networks you have access to trainee posts and projects, which enhance your professional skills. As Metropolia has a vast partner school network around the world, it is possible to complete part of your studies or do your training period abroad.

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Scholarships at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

On 15 December 2015 the Finnish Parliament has decided to impose tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that. Metropolia UAS offers scholarship system for non-EU/EEA students.

Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year, if they have applied for the scholarship. 

During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued:

In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons.

Our partner universities’ students, with non-EU/EEA citizenship, who study in international double degree programs, or through bilateral agreements at Metropolia, will be granted a full 100% scholarship. However, the 100% scholarship policy does not apply to those applicants of international double degree programmes applying through the Finnish joint application system ( They are subject to payment of the yearly tuition fees, and the normal scholarship practice will be applied in their case.

Accommodation Information for Students

The majority of Metropolia's students are able to secure their accommodation with the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS). HOAS is an independent organisation which provides housing for students in the capital region. 

Metropolia does not have housing services to offer. Thus it is the student's responsibility to find an accommodation for the period of their studies.

Finding suitable accommodation in the Helsinki area can be challenging. It is therefore vital to start the preparations as early as possible.

Please see more information on the accommodation possibilities for degree students and for exchange students.

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