Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Helsinki, Finland
Through education, research and development, Haaga-Helia prepares professionals for business and services. We offer our students a versatile choice of studies, great opportunities for specialisation, high-quality education in Finnish and English, and wide business networks even during the studies.
  • 5 Masters
  • 10500 Students
  • Private Institution Type


Our approximately 10 500 students and almost 700 employees base their activities on highly advanced national and international expertise.

Haaga-Helia is part of the Finnish public educational system. It is privately run but steered and co-funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Our fields of education are business, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, information technology, journalism, management assistant training, sports management and vocational teacher education.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences!


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The Library of Haaga-Helia is a modern and versatile library serving the university of applied sciences. Our services are specifically designed for our students and staff, but the library is open for anyone looking for information. Items are available for loan to library cardholders.Our services include
  • loans services
  • information service
  • information retrieval skills training
  • interlibrary services
  • work spaces and equipment

Student Life

Student meals

Students in institutes of higher education are entitled to meal subsidies in restaurants that subscribe to the benefit. The subsidies are paid to the restaurant operator, and amount to 1.67 euros per meal. The operator deducts this amount from the price you pay.

You will be charged the subsidy price if you show your student card or Kela's meal subsidy card to the cashier. Students who do not have a student card need to apply for a separate lunch discount card from their school. Lunch discount cards and student cards offer a discount also in student restaurants in schools other than HAAGA-HELIA.

Student wellbeing

HAAGA-HELIA actively supports student health and wellbeing.

HAAGA-HELIA campuses are staffed with a doctors office, student psychologist, psychiatric nurse and priest. There are some differences between the health care services provided by the different campuses. Not all campuses have a doctor's reception, for example. As a rule, students should use the health care services of their own campus.

Accident insurance

HAAGA-HELIA does not take accident insurance for students. With regard to work placement, it is the students employer who takes statutory employer's insurance for the student if the student receives a salary. On the other hand, if the student is engaging in compulsory work placement that does not involve a salary, it is HAAGA-HELIA who takes statutory insurance for the student for the duration of the work placement.

Insurance taken by HAAGA-HELIA on behalf of the student never covers ordinary classes or the students free-time. Only in exceptional cases does the insurance cover curricula-based classes involving practical training, e.g. the sports classes of students in sports & leisure degree programmes or the vocational classes of students in hotel & restaurant programmes. In such exceptional cases, students are covered by statutory accident insurance provided by If P&C Insurance Company. The insurance does not cover students who participate in such training but are enrolled in degree programmes in other fields.

It is recommended that students take their own insurance, for example insurance covering sporting activities, for accidents not covered by insurance taken by HAAGA-HELIA. It is especially recommended that students take their own insurance for the duration of any travel abroad.


To study at a higher education institution implies for spontaneous acquisition of information. HAAGA-HELIA informs via web pages, email, Degree Programme related bulletins, info-TV and bulletin boards.

The best way to stay informed is the keep your contact information up-to-date. If your e-mail address changes or if you are moving to a new address, always inform HAAGA-HELIA of this. Read your e-mail regularly there might be important messages relating to your studies.

Remember also to participate in the student info sessions organised each semester.

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