Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Laurea University of Applied Sciences believes in interaction and encounters between people; the ability to meet another person is our most valuable capital. Service management is based on understanding people, marketing and sales on understanding customers, nursing and social work on understanding clients, and safety on understanding people and users.

Top reasons to study here

  • Laurea focuses on service business, expertise in nursing as well as security, safety and social responsibility.
  • Laurea has a strong regional development role with the promise "together we are stronger".
  • The pedagogical model Learning by Developing is based on authentic encounters with the world of work.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea UAS, formerly Vantaa University of Applied Sciences and Espoo-Vantaa University of Applied Sciences) began operating in Vantaa in 1991 as one of the first universities of applied sciences to be granted an experimental licence in Finland. 


Laurea has six different Bachelor's Programmes and three Master's programmes. Find out which one of them suits you best and apply!


Laurea's fields of expertise in RDI activities are sustainable and versatile social and health care, coherent security, service business and circular economy, entrepreneurship as well as pedagogy Co-creation. 

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Student services

The Student Affairs Offices serve the students on all Laurea campuses. They provide advice on issues related to study rights, registration procedures, smooth progress of the studies in general and graduation. 

Housing services

  • A HOAS home will create a good background for your studies and life in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Every year, HOAS provides a safe housing alternative to thousands of students.
  • For exchange students, HOAS provides furnished flats. This service is tailor-made to ensure that there are furnished apartments available for exchange students who stay in the region for one term or for one full academic year. In the Helsinki region, the rental level is high and it is difficult to find affordable furnished flats for this kind of short term needs. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Hyvinkää
At the multidisciplinary campus in Hyvinkää you can study among nearly 1000 students to be a Bachelor of Health Care, a Bachelor of Social Services, or a Bachelor of Business Administration.
  • Leppävaara
In the learning environments of the Leppävaara campus, development projects are implemented together with the students, personnel, enterprises and other collaborative partners.
  • Lohja 
On Laurea's Lohja campus, students are active partners for companies, organisations and public bodies during their studies. The studies are oriented toward the working life.
  • Otaniemi
  • Porvoo
  • Tikkurila

Student Reviews

Laurea UAS
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

A diverse oriented school that offers a lot of opportunities to develop professionally with flexible options to study at your own time.

Laurea - good UAS
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have liked studying in Laurea, its very multicultural and nice.

University that offers something for everyone
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

My study experience in Laurea has been satisfying. There are lots of different opportunities and ways to study. Also I adore that there are so many possibilities to go abroad. I really like the lecturers and their way of teaching, as well as the student culture is great. Maybe the school should concentrate on improving the grading. In some courses it does not need that...

Helsinki, Province of Southern Finland, Finland

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