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Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Check whether Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences is right for you as an international student.

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Helsinki, Finland
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Study abroad at Haaga Helia University

Haaga-Helia is a business-focused university of applied sciences in Finland. The University’s education, research and development, prepares students for their future careers. Haaga-Helia focuses on co-operation, entrepreneurship, innovation and internationality.

They offer students eight bachelor's programs and three master's programs taught in English. The University consists of five campuses, 650 faculty and specialists, 1,100 international degree students, and it has 200 partner universities around the world.

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences campuses are located in Helsinki, Porvoo, and Vierumäki. Three of the campuses are in the Finnish capital Helsinki: Haaga, Malmi and Pasila. The Pasila campus is the largest campus, located next to the Pasila Railway Station.

Haaga-Helia runs programs in international business, hospitality management, information technology, tourism, aviation business, sports management, service solutions and languages. Pasila campus also offers master's degree programs in aviation and tourism business, business technologies (ICT) and leading business transformation.

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Why study at Haaga-Helia University?

  • High employability

    94% of Haaga-Helia students have been employed within a year of their graduation

  • Transformative teaching

    The University’s Peda Center researches teaching and knowledge at Haaga-Helia

Life as an international student

Haaga-Helia is the most international university of applied sciences in Finland. More than 1,100 international students attend the University, and Haaga-Helia also has a network of over 200 partner universities abroad. As a student you have the opportunity to study abroad and become involved in international projects.

Haaga-Helia offers international students services in English, including arrival service, an extensive orientation program, accommodation options, Finnish language and cultural studies, counseling and career support services. During free time you have plenty of trips, activities and events to choose from both on and off-campus.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 2
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences programs

Fees and funding

The tuition fee is

  • EUR 8,500.00 per academic year for Bachelor of Business Administration programmes, and
  • EUR 9,500.00 per academic year for Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Sports Studies programmes as well as all the Master's degree programmes taught in English.

UG Scholarships: Early Bird Scholarship (Spring 2020 Application Period): First year – 25% tuition fee. For applicants who accepts their study place within 14 days and pays the tuition fee of the first semester within 30 days of receiving the acceptance letter. Academic merit-based scholarships for 2nd, 3rd and last half of the bachelor's 4th year, students have access to study progress-based scholarships of up to 20% - 30% of the yearly tuition fee.


Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Ratapihantie 13, 00520 Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki is a safe modern European cultural city where a cosmopolitan lifestyle exists in perfect harmony with nature. Helsinki is surrounded by the sea and its own exotic archipelago.

Residence Permit requirements for Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Many international students will require a Residence Permit to study in Finland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey.

Finland student visa requirements