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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)
It is possible to travel by hitch-hiking! I conducted a journey from Helsinki to Lappland (Levi) in 2 days. Read Review
mhadys, Poland

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

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Review by mhadys, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Management Information Systems, 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? Because this way of living is the best combination between learning needs and partying.
Personal comments:
A lot of exchange students are situated very close together, that is why we spend time together. Although the place is not in the city center, there is very nice neighborhood of forest and beach.
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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:
CAPS contests at HANKEN!!! Molly Malone's PUB
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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:



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:
The level of English was very good when speaking both about vocabulary and pronunciation.
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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, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Lunches at the university are relatively cheap for students.
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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...
Unnecessarily my attitude to Finland and Finnish people was ambivalent. Tkis is really a nice country to study and live.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
Very positive. This school is not big, but very nice. Students, whoa are Swedish speaking Finns are slightly different than their peers - they are more outgoing, opened for others. Level of instrucions was really very good.



FINAL COMMENTS

It is possible to travel by hitch-hiking! I conducted a journey from Helsinki to Lappland (Levi) in 2 days.
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