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EDUCATION => Admission and Study Abroad => Topic started by: horizon_skb on Jan 03, 2012, 08:31 PM

Title: Application 2012 in Metropolia UAS, Finland
Post by: horizon_skb on Jan 03, 2012, 08:31 PM
How to Apply to Metropolia UAS, Finland in 2012

Please note that all the information on this website concerns education conducted in English only. Information on education conducted in Finnish can be found by changing the language of the website to Finnish.

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences offers variety of Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Specialisation Studies programmes in different fields of study. Please check Metropolia's education offering (link).

There are no tuition fees in the degree studies since higher education degrees are funded by the state through the Ministry of Education. In the Specialisation Studies the tuition fee is 250 € per academic year.

Application
Applying to Metropolia’s programmes conducted in English is possible only once in a year. Application periods are always in spring when the studies start in autumn. The only exception is the transfer application process where applying is possible two times in a year (in spring and in autumn).

Application instructions 2012:

Bachelor's degree daytime studies (link)
Bachelor's degree evening studies (link)
Master's Degree (link)
Specialisation Studies (link)
Transfer application (link)
 
The use of fee-charging educational agencies
The Finnish National Board of Education, the Finnish polytechnics/UASs and the Finnish embassies are co-operating in informing foreign applicants that it is absolutely unnecessary and not recommended to use fee-charging educational consultants for making an application.

Charging a fee for helping someone to fill in the application to Bachelor degree programmes conducted in English at Finnish polytechnics/UASs is against the very principles of the joint application. If an applicant wants help e.g. in filling the application or something else relating to the application process, the applicant is recommended to contact the polytechnic/UAS, the Finnish National Board of Education and/or the local Finnish Embassy. These are the only reliable sources of information. No local agency has been accredited as an official representative of the Finnish polytechnics and therefore this kind of agency cannot give the applicant reliable advice.

Furthermore, an applicant should always fill in the application him/herself and use his/her own contact details; this ensures that the applicant receives all important information directly from the polytechnic/UAS.

The arrangements for the entrance examinations are in all cases arranged by the polytechnics in co-operation with reliable partners such as the Finnish Embassy, and the fee charged of the applicants at this point is due to the cost generated by the use of the Embassy's premises and personnel. No other fee is charged of the applicants during the application.