Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Laurea University of Applied Sciences is located on six campuses in the Helsinki Metropolitan area. In total, there are almost 8000 students studying on our campuses. We offer 20 Bachelor’s Degree Programmes – 13 in Finnish and 7 in English – and 16 Master’s Degree Programmes – 13 in Finnish and 3 in English. 

Top reasons to study here

  • We focus on service business, expertise in nursing as well as security, safety and social responsibility.
  • We have a strong regional development role with the promise "together we are stronger".
  • Our pedagogical model Learning by Developing is based on authentic encounters with the world of work.



Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea UAS, formerly Vantaa University of Applied Sciences and Espoo-Vantaa University of Applied Sciences) began operating in Vantaa in 1991 as one of the first universities of applied sciences to be granted an experimental licence in Finland. 


We have six different Bachelor's Programmes and three Master's programmes. Find out which one of them suits you best and apply!


Laurea's fields of expertise in RDI activities are sustainable and versatile social and health care, coherent security, service business and circular economy, entrepreneurship as well as pedagogy Co-creation. 


Student services

The Student Affairs Offices serve the students on all Laurea campuses. They provide advice on issues related to study rights, registration procedures, smooth progress of the studies in general and graduation. 

Housing services

  • A HOAS home will create a good background for your studies and life in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Every year, HOAS provides a safe housing alternative to thousands of students.
  • For exchange students, HOAS provides furnished flats. This service is tailor-made to ensure that there are furnished apartments available for exchange students who stay in the region for one term or for one full academic year. In the Helsinki region, the rental level is high and it is difficult to find affordable furnished flats for this kind of short term needs. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Hyvinkää
At the multidisciplinary campus in Hyvinkää you can study among nearly 1000 students to be a Bachelor of Health Care, a Bachelor of Social Services, or a Bachelor of Business Administration.
  • Leppävaara
In the learning environments of the Leppävaara campus, development projects are implemented together with the students, personnel, enterprises and other collaborative partners.
  • Lohja 
On Laurea's Lohja campus, students are active partners for companies, organisations and public bodies during their studies. The studies are oriented toward the working life.
  • Otaniemi
  • Porvoo
  • Tikkurila

Helsinki, Province of Southern Finland, Finland

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