Starting your studies
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 in Haaga-Helia. Read more information about accepting your study place and enrolling for the academic year, check the programme for the compulsory orientation days and find other useful information.
NB! Degree students who have enrolled as present for the academic year must pay a healthcare fee by 30 September 2021.
The studies are kicked off on the Orientation Days. The Orientation Days are on week 33 or 34. Please check the programme of your degree programme from below. The programme includes orientation to studies at Haaga-Helia UAS, the contents of the degree programme, registration for the courses of the first term, a tour of the school premises and activities arranged by the Students’ Union. Attending the Orientation Days is compulsory.
In case you cannot participate in the Orientation Days, please contact the Study Services of your own campus. Contact information at the bottom of this page.
During the orientation days you will:
- Get know to Haaga-Helia
- Meet other students form your study group
- Hear the best practices from tutors
- Get familiar with the digital tools needed during studies
- Enroll for the courses
To begin the 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.
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 30 September 2021. 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 student’s personal finances and other social questions in order to guarantee you the best study experience.