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Studying at Haaga-Helia

Studying at Haaga-Helia

Course enrolment

Exchange students have to enroll for courses before their arrival to Finland. Accepted students will receive instructions by email before the course enrollment starts.

How to enroll

How to manage your course enrollments

Course descriptions

You can search for course descriptions by using the main search tool of our website (on top right of the site). Search courses with the name of the course or with course code.

Credit system and grading scale

The credit system used at Haaga-Helia is ECTS. ECTS credits are a value allocated to course units, describing the student workload required to complete them. Student workload in ECTS consists of the time required to complete all planned learning activities such as attending lectures, seminars, independent and private study, preparation of projects, examinations and other evaluation activities. They reflect the quantity of work each module requires in relation to the total quantity of work required for successfully completing a full year of academic study at the institution. 60 ECTS credits represent 1,600 hours of studies, which is the equivalent of one academic year of studies. One ECTS credit therefore represents approximately 27 hours of studies. Please find more information about the ECTS here.

For information on how many of your home university's credits ECTS equals, please contact your home university's International Office.

Haaga-Helia grading scale is 1-5. The highest grade is 5.

Learning Agreement

Learning agreement is a contract between the student, the student's home institution and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. It ensures that the studies at Haaga-Helia will be recognised at the student's home institution. It is the student's responsibility to make sure that this document is completed and signed by both the sending and the receiving institution. You can use your home institution's learning agreement or Haaga-Helia's form available below.

NEW for Erasmus+ students from Autumn 2020 onwards: we at Haaga-Helia UAS uses the Online Learning Agreements (OLA) to receive and sign Learning Agreements from Erasmus students. Please consult your home university for more information; access to OLA and sending us a signed LA. 

Please fill in the learning agreement ONLY after you have registered for the courses in the MyNet system. If you enrolled for courses which were full, please do not list them on your learning agreement. If possible, get the learning agreement signed and stamped by your home institution's representative before your studies at Haaga-Helia start. Bring the learning agreement with you to the orientation programme to sign. If it is not possible to get a signature from your home institution before arrival, you can return the learning agreement to Haaga-Helia later. 


Students should study the same subject area at Haaga-Helia as they study at their home institution, and have at least the basic studies (one year) of the subject area which they will be studying at Haaga-Helia. For example, if you study in a business programme at your home institution, you are not normally allowed to take courses from the tourism programmes at Haaga-Helia.

Students who do not study business, IT, tourism, hospitality or sports at their home institution will have a very limited selection of courses available at Haaga-Helia.

Exchange students are expected to have a good command of spoken and written English in order to be able to follow the lectures and complete the course assignments, oral presentations and exams. For more information on language requirements see How to apply. 

Study Methods

How to succeed in your studies at Haaga-Helia

Transcript of Records (list of grades)

Haaga-Helia does not send official transcripts of records for exchange students. Students can download an electronically signed transcript of records from MyNet (My Studies -> Certificates for Studies) themselves. In case a stamped and signed version of the transcript is needed this can to be asked for seperetaly from exch(a)