Universities of applied sciences
Studies at universities of applied sciences are a working-life oriented alternative to traditional university studies. The extensive connections of universities of applied sciences to the business and working life provide graduates with good employment opportunities. The prerequisite for admission is completed general upper secondary or vocational upper secondary education.
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is jointly owned by the cities of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Metropolia educates professionals for culture and creative industries; business; health care and nursing; and technological fields.