Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences


Expertise and insight for the future

Helsinki 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 the Metropolia community people and worlds meet to create insight, expertise and well-being for both the world of work and life in general.

You can count on Metropolia as a reliable partner and an innovator in higher education. Through cooperation we discover new ideas and solutions to build a better future.

Metropolia in brief

  • 16,000 students
  • 2,000 Bachelor’s and 150 Master’s graduates in 2010
  • Staff 1,200
  • 68 degree programmes - 15 of them in English
  • 900 foreign degree students, nearly 90 nationalities
  • Budget in 2011 EUR 115 million
  • Operating premises in 20 locations
  • Owned by: Helsinki 42%, Espoo 27 %, Vantaa 26%, Kirkkonummi 4%, Kauniainen 1%
  • R&D&I total volume in 2010 about EUR 9.5 million

International Metropolia

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is one of the most international universities of applied sciences in Finland. The 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, foreign lecturers and exchange students create a genuinely international atmosphere at Metropolia.

Metropolia has 14 international degree programmes in which the language of instruction is English. 800 international degree students, who represent more than 90 different nationalities, study at Metropolia every year. In addition to the international degree students, there are over 500 exchange students from partner institutions of higher education from all over the world every year.