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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.


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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)
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markodk, Finland

Helsinki School of Economics review by Marko

Review by Marko, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
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: Studio apartment in student housing
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Same place!
Why? New building and furniture, great central location close to school and the Helsinki city centre. Each room has free broadband Internet connection, there is a launderette on every floor and 3 saunas on the top floor (some with a terrace).
Personal comments:
Choice of central studio apartments for €464 per month and flat shares (Ida/Puistola/Pasila) out of the city centre for €150/€215/€250. If you don't want to pay for the studio apartment, I would choose the flat share Ida.
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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
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Clubbing: Barfly, Teatteri, Kaivohuone, Botta, Hesperia, Helsinki Club, Tiger, Highlight Café, Kerma, Mother, Helmi, Mocambo, Kaarle XII, etc. Bar-crawling: St. Urho's Pub, Molly Malone's, Zetor, Simone, Santa Fé, Hullu Kukko, Kappelin Kellari, Storyville, On the Rocks, Saunabaari, Limón, Sling In, etc. Best ethnic restaurants: Kabuki (Japanese) and Namaskaar (Indian).
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ACADEMIC       3.5 / 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:
Courses available in Finnish and 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:
none

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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?
No, it wasn't.
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
Most people in Helsinki speak fluent English and also other languages such as Swedish, German or French.
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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:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Salary from work
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Telephone: in Denmark, I used prepaid cards for my mobile phone and in Finland I had a subscription from an operator. Travel: my apartment in Helsinki was within a walking distance from both the school and the city centre.
Food, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
No need to buy your own books, just borrow from the school library or photocopy the essential parts. Teachers also give paper handouts and some material is available online.
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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...
All necessary information was available to me.
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:
Thumbs up, strongly recommended.



FINAL COMMENTS

Have an open mind and have fun!
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