Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland, Helsinki with the largest offering in the fields of Health Care and Social Services, and Technology. We are a community of 16,500 students and 930 staff members, with 1400 foreign degree students of over 100 nationalities.

Top reasons to study here

  • Metropolia has obtained an official quality label issued by FINEEC (The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre).
  • Metropolia is the most popular university of applied sciences in Finland in terms of applicants (2020).
  • We have the largest English degree programme offering in the fields of Business, Culture, Health Care and Social Services and Technology.



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.


Some of the best learning occurs through our innovation projects, placements and our blended education. As our student, you get to be part of our top-notch research, development and innovation (RDI) projects and work closely with our industry partners. Number of large-scale companies are using our knowledge and expertise when developing and testing a variety of industrial embedded solutions. You get to study in outstanding, modern learning environments by using the latest technologies, such as augmented reality. Our students also learn to perform responsibility, work with community spirit, solve challenges and thrive in international networks.


Every one of us can make a difference – Metropolia's role as a University of Applied Sciences is to enable our students to do just that. Besides skills and knowledge, we provide chances to put those and any innovative ideas to the test in real life. As we’re closely connected to working life in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, our students are surrounded by a wide variety of innovation projects as well as traineeship and employment opportunities. We encourage multidisciplinary thinking and continuous learning – which is why we support unique study paths. We want to take responsibility for our students’ well-being by providing optimal conditions for studying as well as student services.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Housing services

Many Metropolia students live in HOAS’s (Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region) apartments. A full time degree student in the capital area can apply for a room in a shared apartment, a studio apartment, a two-room apartment, a roomie apartment or a family apartment after being admitted to a school. 

The affordable rent includes water and in some apartments electricity, too. In addition, there is a free internet connection and usually a common sauna and laundry room as well. HOAS apartments are situated near campuses or within good public transportation connections in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen.

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 at Metropolia want to offer our students and staff a safe and pleasant environment to study and work in.

Arabia Campus:

  • Metropolia’s Arabia Culture Campus is a vibrant urban arena for creating ideas and stories.  

Karamalmi Campus:

  • Karamalmi campus is Metropolia’s Developer Campus for Smart Solutions. 

Myllypuro Campus:

  • Metropolia's brand-new Myllypuro Campus in Helsinki is open to life and new encounters. 

Myyrmaki Campus:

  • Metropolia’s Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa is where Industrial Technology meets International Business.

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

Good university, excellent for adult learners.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

good teaching, high-quality courses. Lots of online courses, easy to mix work-family-education -life for adult learners.

Nursing studies during COVID-19
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience at Metropolia university has been overall lovely. Altough covid-19 has made the studies different and a bit more lonely, i have good experiences with my teachers and classmates. Finding an internship has been a challange since there are limited open chances in capital area.

Software engineer 😌
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

As software engineering student the university give a good and high quality courses but for me the school was easy and I am planning to finish the degree in half of duration or less

Helsinki, Province of Southern Finland, Finland

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