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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)
You´ll have a tutor, who (or also the Center for International Affairs/Hanken) will help you with any problems. The student union takes care of you leisure time, arranges dinners, parties and trips to Mosow, St. Petersburg, Stockholm... By payment of your student union fee you´ll have a health insurance. Read Review
edith_schneider, Austria

9 4-star reviews of Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki

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Review by Edith, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, 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: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Even if it was very expesive for me, it was relatively cheap compared with regular apartment prices in the inner city. My host university also arranged it very quickly and unbureaucraticly.
Personal comments:
I lived in Lappi, there you have tiny apartments, with TV but no internet connection, wich you have when you choose Harustie or Pasila. You can walk within few minitues to the university, the inner city or the sea. -> best location of all student accomodations!
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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, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Student union orginizes dinners, which brings the students together, the rest comes by itself. Don`t miss trying reindeer or elk. And there is of course Wappua, a mad party lasting 2 days end of April.
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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:
I did not hear of anybody, who was not more than happy with his/her courses.



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:
No, you really get high quality education, and Hanken demands high commitment in exchange.

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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: At ease in most situations
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: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
As go can´t get around of speaking English, you of course improve it, but I fear you also pick up many mistakes from other exchange students.
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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:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Finland has a higher price level, you phone your family at home and of course you take the chance to travel.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Pay your student union fee directly in the office of the union in the "Casa", the bank charges are in no relation.
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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...
You get a lot assistance + information from your host university in advance, so you will not really have any problems. And the culture is not very different...
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:
Choose it!!!



FINAL COMMENTS

You´ll have a tutor, who (or also the Center for International Affairs/Hanken) will help you with any problems. The student union takes care of you leisure time, arranges dinners, parties and trips to Mosow, St. Petersburg, Stockholm... By payment of your student union fee you´ll have a health insurance.
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