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Application Process

Application Process


Applicant is currently a degree student of a higher education institution in the same field of study that the student wishes to study at Haaga-Helia UAS.

Selection criteria

Academic success and progress in studies.

Applicants should note that the decision on the acceptance of the student as a free mover student to Haaga-Helia is done on a case-by-case basis.

Application documents

  1. Online Free Mover Exchange Application (see below)
  2. Official certificate of attendance from home university
  3. Official transcript of records from home university
  4. Recommendation letter from home university
  5. Course plan for the free mover period (list of Haaga-Helia courses you wish to study)
  6. Copy of passport (only non-EU/EEA citizens)
  7. Photo

All the attachments mentioned above have to be delivered in English!

How to apply

After your home university has approved your student exchange to Haaga-Helia, please register and log into Haaga-Helia Incoming Student Exchange Portal to fill in the online Haaga-Helia Incoming Free Mover Exchange Application. (Available mid September for Spring semester and in mid March for Autumn semester at the latest)

Attach the above mentioned documents (in PDF only) to the online application. No other attachments are needed!

Application deadlines:

  • 26 April for Autumn semester
  • 26 October for Spring semester

Please do not  email/mail the application or the attachments to Haaga-Helia International Services.

  • When registering to the portal, please note that your password must include at least: 8 characters, 1 special character, 1 digit.
  • Make sure that you write your email correctly when registering, so that you will get the confirmation to complete the registering.
  • Do not use Hotmail email address for registering, because automatic emails do not always reach Hotmail addresses.
  • If you did not get the automatic confirmation email to complete the registering after you registered to the system, please check your email's trash box if it is there.
  • Please use Firefox Mozilla as your browser when filling in the application! We cannot guarantee that the application form works correctly with other browsers! 
  • If you forget you password, you can retrieve it through the system automatically.
  • Please note that the application system might be slow at times.
  • If you have other technical problems, please contact us at exch(at)

Please note that late/incomplete applications will not be considered!

Students will be informed by 15 November / 15 May if they are accepted for free mover student exchange to Haaga-Helia UAS. The students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland will receive tuition fee payment instructions and fee paying student agreement. The visa invitation and credentials for course enrolment will be sent after the payment is confirmed.


Application documents: 26 April / 26 October

- Online free mover application
- Official certificate of attendance from home university
- Official transcript of records from home university
- Recommendation letter from home university

Tuition fee documents: 20 May / 20 November

Tuition fee documents concern ONLY fee paying students (for more information see Tuition Fee)
Free Mover Agreement
- Receipt of the Tuition fee payment