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Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu

Oulu University of Applied Sciences, International Relations Office, Albertinkuja 20, 90100 Oulu, Finland
3.83 / 5 based on 480 reviews.
Description:
Versatile studies today, interesting career tomorrow! Oulu University of Applied Sciences (formerly known as Oulu Polytechnic), one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland with approximately 9,000 students, operates in one of the fastest growing areas of the country - the Oulu region. Oulu University of Applied Sciences in brief Students: 9,000 Staff: 800 Education leading to a degree: Bachelor and Master Programmes Other education: Professional Specialisation Studies, Open University Studies, Short-term Supplementary Training, Vocational Teacher Education Research and Development: Versatile projects to meet the needs of education, industry and busines... Read more


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91% of students recommend
480 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
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Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu review by Elena

Review by Elena, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, 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? The best memories of my Finnish experience are bound to the ersmus students I met on campus
Personal comments:
the accomodation is not clean and spacious, but for a short period (3 monthes)it can be sufficient
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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
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
none
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ACADEMIC       2.5 / 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:
It's difficult to find courses (or practical training) that can be useful in Italy. It's a good idea to speak with teachers and tutors and to expain our needs



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:
The possibility to do practical trainig in Oulu (not haukipudas, rovaniemi etc..)

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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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
Before the erasmus experience my english was very very bad.Now is better.My sentences are full of mistakes, but people understand what I want to say. Finnish leanguage is too difficult. I learned only some basic phrases
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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:
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Housing: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
no
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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:
don't spent a lot of time to study, but meet people, live and dream!!!



FINAL COMMENTS

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