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Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Address: Ratapihantie 13, 00520 Helsinki, Finland

Description Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

  • Founded: 2007
  • Location: Helsinki, Porvoo, Vierumäki (Finland)
  • Number of students: about 10,500
  • Language of instruction: English, Finnish.

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest state universities in Finland - in total, it has 6 branches in 3 cities: 4 campuses in Helsinki, 1 in Porvoo and 1 in Vierumäki. University programs are accredited by the Ministry of Education of Finland.

The university offers education in 40 different specialties: business, economics, hotel and restaurant business, journalism, computer science, etc. In English, eight undergraduate programs are taught in the field of restaurant and tourism business, information technology, international business administration, sports management, multilingual management.

The teaching staff of the university includes about 400 qualified specialists.

Haag Helia University cooperates with 180 universities around the world, so university students regularly participate in international exchange programs and various projects between universities in different countries. During education, university students also have work experience, so after graduation they already have work experience.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

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  • Age: 18+
  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3.5-4.5 years
  • Cost: 8800 € / year.

For all the time they study in the undergraduate program, students must earn 210-240 credits (ECTS).

Haag Helia University has a special intensive undergraduate program "International Business", which lasts only 2 years and is aimed at obtaining the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge. Thanks to the methodology of this program, graduates become qualified specialists who are able to find a way out even of the most difficult situation.


  • Age: 20+
  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Cost: 9500 € / year.

For the entire period of study at the master's program, students must earn 90 credits (ECTS). After receiving a master's degree at Haag-Helia University, graduates quickly find work in leading world companies.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students can live in a dormitory or in a rented apartment: the average cost of living is 4800 €, food costs about 4000 € per year.

On the campus in Helsinki there are 2 restaurants in which students can have a bite between classes, and a gym.

Equipment Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

University buildings have modern technical equipment, have their own library and computer room, buildings for research and group work on projects. Wireless internet is available throughout.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters and begins 2 times a year: in spring and autumn. For additional costs the student will spend 200-300 € per month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to the undergraduate program, applicants must provide a certificate of secondary education, a certificate confirming knowledge of the English language (TOEFL 83 / IELTS 6.0) and pass entrance exams. For admission to a magistracy, you will need a diploma of higher education, a resume, a motivation letter, a certificate confirming knowledge of the English language (TOEFL 92 / IELTS 6.5) and successful passing the entrance exams.

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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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