Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 11
    Available Programs
  • 17000
  • 11000
    Average Cost


The university is systematically developing phenomenon-based innovation hubs that enable Metropolia to integrate its competence into national and international innovation ecosystems. These hubs generate solutions, services and experiments for businesses and residents in the areas of our campuses. There are now currently four innovation hubs in operation: Smarter Mobility, Clean and Sustainable Solutions, Customer-oriented Welfare and Health Care Services ( OR Future Welfare and Health Care Services), and Data-driven Construction. The Smarter Mobility innovation hub received the majority of external research and development funding and plenty of media visibility and international interest. External research and development funding grew to EUR 4.9 million, exceeding our target.

Metropolia also successfully grew its business income to EUR 5.2 million. However, this still fell short of our growth target due to the extremely competitive further education market. Foreign trade is expected to grow once the sales work of EduExcellence, the joint education export company of Metropolia, Haaga-Helia and Laurea, reaches its full potential.

The university's staff has played a key role in creating new initiatives and fostering growth. They experience their work with students as meaningful. According to a wellbeing at work survey, job satisfaction at Metropolia is at a good level, and supervisors received high marks from the staff.

Metropolia is concentrating its operations at four campuses in Arabia and Myllypuro in Helsinki, Leppävaara in Espoo and Myyrmäki in Vantaa during 2017–2019. The new campuses will offer plenty of benefits to the residents of these areas as well as businesses operating there. The university is now also actively revising our operating culture, which aims at shared views and commitment to joint ways of working on the new and renewed campuses.

Entry requirements

To succeed in studies in the degree programme, the student must have an excellent command of the English language. The applicant’s language proficiency is assessed in the entrance examination. 

1) the SAT test and an aptitude interview OR

2) the entrance exam (including interview).
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Scholarship & funding

Metropolia UAS grants scholarships based on Finnish language skills. A scholarship can be awarded based on a Finnish language level test completed during the academic year. The scholarship is 3000 euros. The student can only receive one scholarship per academic year. Level tests can be performed in advance, i.e. if a student has completed more than one level test in the previous year, they will be taken into account when granting scholarships for the following academic years.

The grant scheme applies to both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.    


Student life

Metropolia and the Helsinki metropolitan area offer a wide range of services and leisure activities for students.