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Study Abroad destinations

Helsinki Metropolia University


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Founded in 2008, Metropolia is Finland’s largest university of applied sciences.

It educates students on culture, business, health care and social services, and technology.

Metropolia prides itself on its international atmosphere, and the mix of international students that come and study. There are around 1400 international students who represent 90 different nationalities.

Finland itself is a clean and efficient country, with stunning architecture, history and one of the oldest zoos in the world!

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Media Production BA 2nd year, Semester 2 
Media Production: Film and Television BA  2nd year, Semester 2 
Media Production: Journalism BA 2nd year, Semester 2 
Games Design BA 2nd year, Semester 2
Animation BA 2nd year, Semester 2

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You need to gain the following credits from your modules: 

  • 27 to 30 ECTS (European) credits per semester
  • 54 to 60 ECTS per year.

Find out more in the module catalogue for Helsinki Metropolia University. 


Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: 19 August to 18 December
  • Semester 2: Early January to 21 May

More detailed term dates are on the Helsinki Metropolia University website.


Accommodation abroad

Metropolia does not have housing services to offer. It is your responsibility to find an accommodation for the period of your studies. 

There is more detailed information on how to find housing on the Metropolia accommodation pages.

Accommodation in York

If you study abroad for 1 semester, you are guaranteed university accommodation for the semester you are in York.

Funding and visas


Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.

Additional costs

This information is about additional costs of studying at this host university. Please be aware that prices are subject to change, and the list may not be exhaustive.

We recommend looking at the host website, as well as entry requirements for the country, to get a full understanding of the costs involved.

The housing company (HOAS) required a 500 Euro deposit. Proof of this must be shown to them in order to confirm the tenancy.


More information coming soon. 

Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after you intend to return.

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