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Helsingin Liiketalouden Ammattikorkeakoulu

Helsinki Business Polytechnic, Rautatielšisenkatu 5, 00520 Helsinki, Finland
3.99 / 5 based on 36 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
86% of students recommend
36 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (36)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (12)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (6)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (18)
Expenses
3.1/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
Finland is an expensive country. Read Review
sjaakie, Belgium

Helsingin Liiketalouden Ammattikorkeakoulu review by sjaakie

Review by sjaakie, Mercator, Hogeschool Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, Ghent, Belgium
Language, Erasmus
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: home
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: student home
Why? A lot of social contact with other students. All foreign students lived in one home.
Personal comments:
The accommodation was very good arranged and I never had any problems with the letter.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Botta, a very nice place to go out in Helsinki. Esplanadi, a very cosy coffee shop near the harbour in Helsinki, with very good korvapusti, a Finish cake with cinnamon taste.
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ACADEMIC       4.5 / 5
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
They have very good oral courses for English.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
A little more emphasis on real study and not only on the social skills of the student.

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
The average Finn speaks English very well. I study French, English, German and Spanish. In Finland I talked these four languages. With Finns I talked most of the time Englisch, with some students French. My mothertongue is Dutch
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Finland is one of the most expensive countries within the EU.
Food, Travel, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
A beer in Helsinki costs 180 BEF or 9DM
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
no
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
A very dynamic university, where everything is well arranged.



FINAL COMMENTS

Finland is an expensive country.
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