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Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki (SHH)

Svenska Handelshögskolan, Helsinki, Arkadiagatan 22 - P.O. Box 479, 00101 Helsinki, Finland
3.85 / 5 based on 138 reviews.
Description:
Swedish is one of the two official languages of Finland since Finland was part of Sweden for more than six centuries until 1809. As early as 1909 the Swedish-speaking business community founded their own college of business. In the 1920's it became an institution of university standing, the present Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration.

The Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration is situated in Helsinki. In order to meet the need for university-level education in Swedish in the fields of economics and business administration in Swedish-speaking Ostrobothnia on the west-coast of Finland, a branch campus was set up in 1980 in the city of Vaasa. Read more



Programmes
Accreditations
80% of students recommend
138 reviews
Housing
4.0/5
All experiences (138)
Student life
4.0/5
5 stars (30)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (54)
Languages
4.0/5
3 stars (54)
Expenses
3.0/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
MAKE YOUR MOST OF THE TRIP. IT´S A GREAT EXPERIENCE IF YOU OPEN YOUR MIND. BUT IT ALL DEPENDS OF YOU. YOU ALSO HAVE TO MAKE SOME EFFORTS AND SACRIFICES: NOT EVERYTHING IS DONE FOR YOU. YOU HAVE TO MOVE!!! Read Review
finlandia, Spain

9 3-star reviews of Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki

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Review by cristina, ICADE, Madrid, Spain
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: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? independency. on the other hand, lots of students were in the same area, so i was never alone.
Personal comments:
thay organize it through an organisation called HOAS. i think that if i had any problems my university was not fully responsible, but this organisation
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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: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
the nightlife in helsinki is very expensive and they make u queu everywhere. we made our own pre-parties before going somewhere. our favourite places afterwards were pravda, sauna bar or molly mallones. our student union also organized great parties.
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ACADEMIC    
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:
be careful with those your university accepts before choosing them and the number of credits you get



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 local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
MY UNIVERSITY WAS SWEDISH, WHICH IS A MINORITY IN THE COUNTRY. I REGRET NOT HAVING TAKEN SWEDISH COURSES NOW. FINNISH IS TOO DIFFICULT!
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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:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
FINLAND IS A VERY EXPENSIVE COUNTRY. AND CONCERNING TO TRAVELLING... I DID MORE THINGS THAN I NORMALLY WILL DO IN MY COUNTRY
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
YOU LEARN SOME BY YOURSELF AFTER A FEW MONTHS!
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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...
PRICES, I HAD NOTHING IN MY APPARTMENT: NO CUTTLERY, NO HOUSEHOLDS, NOT EVEN A BRUM OR SOMETHING TO COVER MY BED!
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:
THE TEACHERS ARE VERY GOOD AND THE CLASSES AND THE TEACHING SYSTEM VERY INTERESTING (LOVED THE GUEST LECTURES!!!)



FINAL COMMENTS

MAKE YOUR MOST OF THE TRIP. IT´S A GREAT EXPERIENCE IF YOU OPEN YOUR MIND. BUT IT ALL DEPENDS OF YOU. YOU ALSO HAVE TO MAKE SOME EFFORTS AND SACRIFICES: NOT EVERYTHING IS DONE FOR YOU. YOU HAVE TO MOVE!!!
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