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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
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
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Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu review by Thomas

Review by Thomas, Université de Caen, Caen, 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:
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? More space!
Personal comments:
The housing enables exchange students to get to know each other, which is the best point to remember
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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 interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Good places: Never grow old,Buenoz, Otto K
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ACADEMIC       5.0 / 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:
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:
I improved my english abroad, which I couldn't improve in my home country
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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:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Food, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
none
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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...
Living standard is finland is far too much expensive
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



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:
Get to know people,you won't be disappointed



FINAL COMMENTS

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