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 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 15 August 2022.
NB if you have a right to study for a Bachelor’s degree at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and you have been absent starting from 2021 and are starting your studies in autumn 2022. The degree structure to which you were originally admitted, no longer exists and starting from next autumn your studies will begin in a new degree structure. Please note that the study offering is still available, although the degree structure has changed. If this concerns you, you will get more information by email from Study Services during week 13.
Degree students who have enrolled as present for the academic semester must pay a healthcare fee by 30 September 2022.
Please note that the information on the Orientation Days below concern Bachelor’s degree students only. For information on the orientation evenings for Master’s degree students, please click the “Welcome new Master’s students” link above.
The studies are kicked off on the Orientation Days/Evenings on week 33 and 34 and attending is compulsory. You can find the timetables below. The programme includes:
- 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 term
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 33/34 and more information will be published on these pages in June.
Introduction to Digital Learning Environments Course
Bachelor degree students starting their studies in autumn 2022 will learn about Haaga-Helia’s electronic systems on 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 practise online learning and independent work. More information about this course on the Orientation Days.
1. Open Moodle in your browser and log in with the Haaga-Helia domain and password you received by e-mail.
2. Click "Site Home" from the menu on the left.
3. In the Search courses section, type "Introduction to Digital Learning Environments".
4. When you find the right implementation, click on its name and enter "digistart" in the Enrolment key field.
5. Click "Enrol me" in the course area.
6. Complete the course on your own.
A whole day event on 6 September at Vierumäki. The event is for new students who have started or will start their studies in January 2022 or August 2022 (not for students in blended studies or master-degrees). The invitation to the event will be sent by email in August.
More information on Haaga-Helia web pages: Kickstart 2022
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. More information about electronic identification.
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 2022. 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.