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Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

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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.


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.


Multidisciplinary thinking and brave experimentation enable us to make a difference: We focus on multidisciplinary thinking, which looks at phenomena from different angles. Our higher education for making a difference combines the strengths of today and tomorrow’s experts in culture, business, healthcare, social sciences, and technology. To enable even faster emergence of new solutions, we move swiftly from revolutionary ideas to experimentation. Our campuses offer modern facilities for students, companies, and anyone else eager to pilot and pioneer new initiatives.

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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. 

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.

  • Arabia Campus
  • Karamalmi Campus
  • Myllypuro Campus
  • Myyrmaki Campus

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.

Kauniainen, Province of Southern Finland, Finland

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