Metropolia University of Applied Sciences – Helsinki, Finland

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is Finland’s largest university of applied sciences educating future professionals in fields such as Business, Culture and Technology. There are approximately 16,000 students enrolled on courses, with the institution’s mission being to create insight, expertise and well-being.

A globally minded institution, Metropolia University educates their students and prepare them for an international world and a global job sector. Each year, Metropolia welcomes about 320 exchange students from partner universities all over the world, supporting them in having an impactful experience while studying for an academic year in Helsinki!

Programmes of study

DMU’s exchange agreement with Metropolia University of Applied Sciences allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad:

  • Arts, Design & Humanities – Textile Design, Fashion Textile Design, Fashion Design, Product Design, and Interior Design
  • Business & Law – all Business programmes

Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – the nearest major airport to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is Helsinki Airport. It is recommended to take a taxi or public transportation to your accommodation.
  • Accommodation – Metropolia University of Applied Sciences assists exchange students in finding accommodation in Helsinki. For more information check out Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Accommodation .

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that meet Finnish immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of their time in Europe to cover personal possessions and healthcare. UK and EU nationals can apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is time-limited to the length of the exchange period.


Living costs in Finland tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Finland: