HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Science

HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Science

Tel :+358 40 488 7585

Website :www.haaga-helia.fi

Through education, research and development, HAAGA-HELIA prepares professionals for business.

We offer our students a versatile choice of studies, great opportunities for specialisation, high-quality education in Finnish, Swedish and English, and wide business networks even during the studies.

HAAGA-HELIA has over 10,000 students and 600 employees. Our fields of education are business, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, information technology, journalism, management assistant training, sports management and vocational teacher education. Our expertise at HAAGA-HELIA focuses on business and services, communication and information management, information and communication technologies, and wellness combining health and sports. Teacher education is an important part of our activity. The starting point for our activity lies in the needs of businesses, whose demands we meet with our work-related higher education. We provide our students with the knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and development in the workplace.

HAAGA-HELIA is the place to earn Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, to complete MBA programmes and specialisation studies, and to participate in research and development. HAAGA-HELIA is an international university of applied sciences. We have more than 180 partner universities and a variety of opportunities to internationalise. Our international degree programmes have foreign students from more than 80 countries. Cultural sensitivity and diversity are part of our everyday life.

The Finnish education system is a model for the rest of the world. Finland has been ranked the highest performing country the three consecutive OECD PISA surveys (Programme for International Student Assessment). Also, Finland was in 2009 ranked first in the Legatum Prosperity rating, which is based on overall economic performance and quality of life.

Our international students appraise HAAGA-HELIA’s excellent lecturer-student relationships, the combination of theory and practice and its valuable recruitment channels into a given industry. They also value equality between people in Finland and find that atmosphere in Helsinki suits young people very well.

We welcome you to join our knowledgeable and developing network.


Student Association

Student Union HELGA represents all students studying at HAAGA-HELIA. Each Degree Programme or campus has its own student association, and there is also a student association for international degree students, the IDS.

HAAGA-HELIA organizes versatile sport opportunities (gym and sports hall) for its students.

You can have lunch at a student price in all of HAAGA-HELIA’s student restaurants.

Tutoring support

In addition to peer tutoring in all phases of your studies, each degree programme has its own tutor and academic advisor. Special ESN-HELGA tutors are assigned to support the international students in their studies and help them deal with the practicality concerning studies and everyday life. Organizing leisure time activities is also a very important part of the tutoring.

Extensive and versatile e-learning services

Your studies are supported by student’s extranet, where you can find virtual tools for networking, discussions, real time meetings, e-teaching and e-learning. Via internet it is also easy to enroll for the courses and to check grades and study attainments.

Library services

Our printed and electronic collections contain a broad selection of materials. In library there is reading room, silent reading room, computer classroom and teamwork rooms.

Computer facilities

All computer classrooms are provided with Laser printers and working premises with writable CD-drives. Scanners and colour printers can be found in some classrooms. We can also offer you a language lab for your language studies.


Tuition fees

Bachelor of International Business; tuition fee €9,000 /academic year, tuition fees for the whole degree programme in total €18,000.

Living expenses

The average living expenses range from €600-700 / month depending on one’s lifestyle. Of the above-mentioned sum, you should reserve €250-350 / month for accommodation.


Specific information and requirements will be provided by HAAGA-HELIA appointed representatives or through contacting HAAGA-HELIA directly.

Case Study

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