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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


Programmes
Accreditations
91% of students recommend
480 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (480)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (72)
Academic
3.8/5
4 stars (228)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (174)
Expenses
2.9/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
I had a great time in Finland. Despite the nordic weather conditions it's worth to be seen. Read Review
anonymous, Austria

Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu review by Josef

Review by Josef, FH-Joanneum, Kapfenberg, Austria
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: Dormitory
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Dormitory
Why? It was cheap and there where a lot of other exchange students.
Personal comments:
There should have been a place for party. One person in a room is enough I think. Everything else was ok.
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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:
none
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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:



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?
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: At ease in most situations
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: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
Most of finish people speake english very well, therefore it's easy to cope with. A very good point is to get to know different dialects, from international students and locals as well.
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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:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
lower telephone charges lower rent for apartment a lot of journeys and trips
Travel, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
any sport equipment is much cheaper at second hand shops.
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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...
I was well informed before.
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:
It provides a good atmosphere. The relationship between teacher and students is almost amicable. A great place to study.



FINAL COMMENTS

I had a great time in Finland. Despite the nordic weather conditions it's worth to be seen.
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