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Helsinki School of Economics (HSE)

Helsingin Kauppakorkeakoulu, Runeberginkatu 14 - 16, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
4.02 / 5 based on 264 reviews.
Description:
The Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration is the third oldest institute of higher education in Finland. The school was established by the business community in 1904, and became an institute of university standing in 1911. It remained privately operated until 1974, when financial responsibility was turned over to the state of Finland.


Programmes
Accreditations
89% of students recommend
264 reviews
Housing
4.2/5
All experiences (264)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (72)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (120)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (72)
Expenses
3.2/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
Travelling is not expensive here : 10 euros to Talinn, 30 to Stockholm, quite cheap for Russia but Visa is expensive : 100 euros for french people. Finnish people are very open minded and so lovely! Read Review
Laurent65, France

Helsinki School of Economics review by Laurent

Review by Laurent, IECS - Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Business Studies, 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: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? In fact it is not really a campus. It is a building that belongs to the association of the school (KY). In that building there are only apartments for 3 people which is very useful to find friends and to know quickly people from other countries. So I would make the same choice, and you know, when you pay 120 euros per month, you are very happy to spare to travel!!
Personal comments:
Concerning the accomodation, KY, the association of the school give you the choice between 3 appartments between 120 and 400 euros. People in appartments at 400 euros are lucky because it is so beautiful and comfortable there, but so unlucky to have boring days because they are alone and it is so difficult to get friends there. At last I am very happy concerning my choice to live in "Ida", even if I have to take the bus during 30mn to go to school and to the city.
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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: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Cafe : Moly Malone, Oopera Disco : Tiger, Highlights
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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:
Most of CEMS Courses are very good.



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:
no

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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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
Here everybody speak english and lots of people speak french or german.
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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
Bourse du conseil regional
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Food, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Food is quite expensive but eating at school is very cost saving : only 14 FIM and you can eat as food as you want!!
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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...
Non
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:
THis school offers GMAT courses, possibility to make an internship during a summer semester in the field of telecommunication.



FINAL COMMENTS

Travelling is not expensive here : 10 euros to Talinn, 30 to Stockholm, quite cheap for Russia but Visa is expensive : 100 euros for french people. Finnish people are very open minded and so lovely!
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