Welcome to study Restaurant Entrepreneurship

Information on this webpage will be updated during the application period

Admitted students must confirm their study place and enroll as present or absent for the academic year. If you have not completed these steps, you can find the instructions for doing so here.

You have been granted admission to Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland, to the Bachelor Degree Programme in Restaurant Entrepreneurship.

The scope of the programme is 210 ECTS credits and is 3,5 years in duration. The formal time frame of the programme is from the fall of 2019 to December 31st 2022. Please note that the info session for Recognising Previous Learning takes place on before the studies begin, more information below.

Please see the starting date of studies and other important information below.

Programme Restaurant Entrepreneurship                            

Address Vanha maantie 9 02650, Espoo                

Starting date to be updated               

Study code  MEA219SN

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Activate User Account

Remember to activate your Laurea user account before your studies begin. You can activate it five days before your studies begin. Kindly note that you will need a personal Finnish Bank user ID. If you do not have a Finnish Bank user ID you need to pick up your user information from the student affairs office. You can find the link to activate your user account here.    

Orientation days

During the orientation days you will get an overall understanding of the Laurea learning environment: the study contents, the methods used and the IT infrastructure.

You will meet your personal tutor teacher as well as the tutor students who are there to help you during your Laurea studies. In addition, you will become familiar with the campus services, for example the student restaurant, nurse and the psychologist. Laureamko, the student union, will introduce the services offered for new students.

After the orientation days your studies at Laurea will follow the normal study schedule.

Students are expected to arrive on the first day of studies and participate in the orientation days. The final deadline to begin studies will be stated later. If you arrive late, please be aware that gathering study credits for the autumn semester is not possible after a given deadline.  

Recognizing Prior Learning as Part of your Studies (RPL)

Before actually starting your studies, you should take a moment to consider if you might already have some competence that matches the learning outcomes for which your degree aims. See the objectives of your degree programme in the curriculum and compare those to your current competences.

Your earlier competences can be taken into account in the following ways :

  • Competences which are equivalent to the degree requirements can be recognized as part of the core competence studies
  • Any other higher education level competences which do not match the degree requirements, can be included in the complementary competence studies if you wish.

As you start your studies, you will have an opportunity to discuss these questions with the guidance specialists at your campus.
You are advised to apply for the recognition of compulsory studies at the beginning of your studies because it might shorten your study time. Instructions concerning the application process can be found in Laurea's intranet (Laurea LINK), which you will be able to access once you start studying. At this point, it is good to know that you will need documents and some other proof or demonstration of your competences for the process. Please also note that you are obliged to demonstrate the comparability of your earlier studies completed abroad with the Finnish education ‎system.

Before your studies begin, an info session regarding RPL will be arranged at the Leppävaara campus before the studies begin. The session is aimed at new students who already possess some competence that matches the learning outcomes of Laurea degree studies (for example, this may include studies at another university or UAS or competence gained through working life).

Study schedules

(the info below will be updated)

To view your study schedules go to the address: https://lukkarit.laurea.fi/
-> In English -> Write your study group code (MEA219SN) in to the field Group IDs -> Search -> View Schedule -> Select August in the calendar tool.

The Laurea study schedules for the new groups will be published latest by  May 2019. Please notice that changes to published schedules are possible. We advise you to check this page again in August for any possible updates to schedules and other information.

Your Student Union: Laureamko

Each University of Applied Sciences has a Student Union. The Student Union works to increase the quality of the education and Student wellbeing. The student Union of Laurea University of Applied Sciences is called Laureamko.

Laureamko brings the student's point of view to Laurea's decision making. Laureamko has plenty of actors at every campus who work for you, in particular. Furthermore, Laureamko also offers web services, the Laureamko Shop is an online shop for the Students and Laureamko chat supports you in any matters related to studies.

Laureamko arranges many different events, such as visits (for example to Fazer), parties, bowling and board game nights and many other things that supports solidarity. You will find more information on the Laureamko pages, from Facebook and Instagram.

Tuition fee

This segment is meant for only for those non-EU/EEA students who have recieved a tuition fee invoice with the notification of admission. For tuition fee paying students the yearly tuition fee for this programme is EUR 8 000. If you are liable to pay the tuition fee, you will have received a conditional offer of study place as well as an e-mail containing the instructions on how to pay the tuition fee, the tuition fee invoice and the Laurea student agreement. Kindly go through the instructions concerning the tuition fee here.


HOAS, the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region, provides student housing predominantly in the Helsinki metropolitan area. To qualify for housing, the tenant must be a full-time degree student, be entitled to financial aid and their place of study must be located in the Helsinki metropolitan area (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen). Laurea Leppävaara is located in the city of Espoo. Students can submit housing applications on the HOAS website.

Additionally, you can contact the actors responsible for each city's rental housing. It is also a good idea to look at what's available in the private rental market. More information about student accommodation and other options is available at the Study in Finland website.

Arriving to Leppävaara

Laurea Leppävaara campus is located at an easily accessible place in Espoo. The address is Vanha maantie 9, Espoo. The campus is located near the junction of Kehä I ring road and the Turku motorway. The easiest way to get to the Leppävaara campus is by local train or bus.

When arriving from the airport it is easiest to get to Leppävaara by taking trains via Helsinki. The I and P trains leave straight from the airport and you can switch trains at Pasila station, Huopalahti station or at Helsinki where you can hop on to one of the following trains, which will take you to Leppävaara: A, U, E, Y and X. The trains leave often, approximately every 10 minutes.

You must buy your ticket (regional ticket) for the transportation before boarding the train. The regional ticket can be purchased from a ticket machine at the airport or via the mobile app. The price of a regional ticket from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Leppävaara is approximately 5,50€.

The trip from the airport to Leppävaara will last about an hour in total. Once at Leppävaara, you will have a 10 minute walk from the railway station to the campus.

You can find the Helsinki region transportation schedules and information about ticket prices at https://www.hsl.fi/en