Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, educates future professionals in the fields of Business, Culture, Health Care and Social Services, and Technology. 

Top reasons to study here

  • In Metropolia, people and worlds meet to create insight, expertise and well-being.
  • Metropolia is a reliable partner and an innovator in higher education.
  • We aim for making a stronger impact for the benefit of society, by putting people first.



Want to influence how the world looks in the future? Study at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, the largest UAS in Finland. You get more than a degree - you get the skills you need for meaningful work and lifelong learning. The unique combinations of our fields of studies and the culture of experimentation create the prerequisites for creating something new. We use the latest technology, such as augmented reality, to support learning.


In addition to educational activities, the mission of our University of Applied Sciences is to promote and support the development of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and our society through research, development and innovation solutions.

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Housing services

The Helsinki Metropolitan area is a fun place to live in, but finding suitable accommodation in the capital region can be challenging.

There is a lot of competition in affordable housing, so it is important to start searching for a room many months prior to arrival. Look into different options and make sure that you have reserved accommodation before you arrive.

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.

Library services

Metropolia Library operates on four campuses and has a joint library system with Haaga-Helia and Laurea libraries. Metcat Finna and LibGuides are the main online services. 

Student Life

Campus life

We have concentrated our operations on four campuses. Metropolia’s four campuses create an open and attractive learning environment and network which boost the area and its people to develop and succeed.

Sports facilities

Sports Classes are held during the semesters on different campuses. Sports class selection includes fitness kick boxing, Latin Dance, acrobatics, afro dance, yoga & pilates, water fitness and wall climbing. There is a registration and a fee for each course.

You can build a team and take part in the Finnish Championship (SM) for students. There is also a possibility to get financial assistance from METKA for the entry fee. If travelling, new countries and experiences ‘make you tick’, then why not take part in the international SELL GAMES sports contest for students! SELL GAMES is a sports contest for students arranged by Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 

Student clubs

METKA is the student union of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. It functions as a bridge between the students and Metropolia.

Every degree student can join the student union. Once you have become a member of METKA, you get a Samok or a Lyyra student card, which provides you with a variety of discounts and benefits.

Student Reviews

Flexible and Life Changing Learning Experience
Akalanka Premarathna rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enrolled to this university through the joint application process and that was challenging as only 25 students were chosen for the program. I was supposed to go to Finland physically by August but due to delays in obtaining VISA from my native country of Sri Lanka I couldn't do that. The university was so flexible that they let me study online till January 2022 and then...

Wonderful Education
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was a great experience for me. All my lecturers were very helpful. University provide us the best environment for our studies.

International experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I feel really happy about my experience at metropolia. I have learned about different cultures and countries. is not just about the education the university can give you but also the opportunity to learn and be open to humanity. I have found all the support from my schoolmates and teachers and I can not be happier about the opportunities I have had after I started this...

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