Information for new degree students
Welcome to start your studies at Haaga-Helia!
On these pages, we have collected all of the important material that you will need when starting your studies at Haaga-Helia. Read more information about accepting your study place and enrolling for the academic year, check the programme for the compulsory orientation days (evenings for Master's degree students) and find other useful information.
You will receive an email with a link to the admission results letter when all the results of joint application have been published. If you have access to the My Studyinfo service (Finnish social security number and online banking codes with e-identification enabled, mobile certificate or an electronic ID-card needed), you can also access your results letter there. If you need a separate acceptance letter, please contact Study Services. Contact information can be found below.
Please note that after you receive your study offer, you will be invited to offer-holder information webinars and Haaga-Helia’s Howspace platform. We will also invite new degree students to use the Goin´ to Haaga-Helia app, which allows you to connect with other new students and your classmates before the start of your studies.
Your right to study as degree student at Haaga-Helia will start on 9 January 2023.
Degree students who have enrolled as present for the academic semester must pay a healthcare fee by 31 January 2023.
Orientation for Bachelor's degree students
The information on the Orientation Days below concerns Bachelor’s degree students only. For information on the orientation evenings for Master’s degree students, please visit "Welcome new Master’s students" website.
The studies are kicked off on the Orientation Days/Evenings in week 2 and attending is compulsory. You can find the timetables below.
- orientation to studies at Haaga-Helia UAS
- meeting other students from your study group
- hearing the best practices from tutors/alumnis
- getting to know your own Guidance Counsellor
- getting familiar with the digital tools needed during studies
- registration for the courses of the first semester
In case you cannot participate in the Orientation Days/Evenings, please contact the Study Services of your own campus. Contact information at the bottom of this page.
The Orientation Days/Evenings will be arranged during week 2 and more information will be published later on these pages.
Introduction to Digital Learning Environments course
Bachelor degree students starting their studies in spring 2023 will learn about Haaga-Helia’s electronic systems in the Introduction to Digital Learning course. This online course will be your first online learning experience, and it needs to be completed already during the first Orientation Week. It is recommendable that you take part in this course if you are not familiar with Haaga-Helia’s electronic systems. In this course, you will learn about Haaga-Helia's electronic systems, which will help you to cope with future courses. At the same time, you will practice online learning and independent work. More information about this course during the Orientation Days.
- Open Moodle in your browser and log in with the Haaga-Helia domain and password you received by e-mail.
- Click "Site Home" from the menu on the left.
- In the Search courses section, type "Introduction to Digital Learning Environments".
- When you find the right implementation, click on its name and enter "digistart" in the Enrolment key field.
- Click "Enrol me" in the course area.
- Complete the course on your own.
To begin their studies at Haaga-Helia, students must identify themselves. You will receive instructions for the identification via email. Please make sure to keep up with the given schedule. If you have not received the email, please check your junk mail. You will receive your Haaga-Helia username and password after you have identified yourself. More information about electronic identification.
To join the spring semester 2023 on-campus studies, it would be desirable to be present on January 16th, 2023 when contact lessons begin. It is required to be present at Haaga-Helia Campus on January 30th, 2023 at the latest. After this, the next possibility to join contact lessons is in summer/autumn 2023. If you are still waiting for the decision on your student residence permit application when the spring semester 2023 starts, you will continue your studies online. Online studies, which are virtual courses, will start during the fourth week of January. You will receive further information about our comprehensive online courses in January 2023 via email.
- If you don’t receive a residence permit to be able to start your degree studies at Haaga-Helia Campus by January 30th, 2023, you can choose to resign from your studies and apply for a tuition fee refund. By doing this, you will lose your study right and we will inform Finnish Immigration Services about your decision. According to Finnish law, a sum of EUR 1,500 will be deducted from your spring semester 2023 tuition fee when processing the refund if you have done degree studies during spring 2023 semester. Please note that you are responsible for any additional service fees charged by the bank.
- In case you receive a negative decision on your residence permit application and can’t join your degree studies at Haaga-Helia Campus, you can choose either to appeal for the Immigration Services decision or apply for a tuition fee refund. If you decide to apply for a tuition fee refund, you will lose your study right. According to Finnish law, a sum of EUR 1,500 will be deducted from your spring semester 2023 tuition fee when processing the refund if you have done degree studies during the spring 2023 semester. Please note that you are responsible for any additional service fees charged by the bank.
Support for students
As a student of Haaga-Helia, you will be supported throughout your studies and you get to enjoy several student benefits. Your student card will give you access to various student discounts: lunch, sports and public transportation among others.
As a degree student, you will be entitled to use Finnish Student Health Services. Note that the healthcare fee must be paid to Kela (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland) by 31 January 2023. Exchange students and open university students are not entitled to use FSHS services and thus, are not liable to pay the fee.
Haaga-Helia's Student Union Helga is a community and a safety net for students: Helga is your very own voice, an advocate of interests, and a service provider. Helga develops the student culture in Haaga-Helia and takes care that every student is welcomed into the community. Coveralls, tutors, and events are the most visible part of operations – in the background, Helga works continuously around subjects that concern higher education and municipal politics as well as security in students’ personal finances and other social questions in order to guarantee you the best study experience.