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University of Helsinki

Helsingin Yliopisto, Yliopistonkatu 4 - P.O. Box 33, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
4.05 / 5 based on 198 reviews.
Description:
The University of Helsinki (Helsingin yliopisto) is the oldest and largest university in Finland. It was founded in 1640 as the "Academy of Turku"; Turku being the former capital of Finland, which was then part of the Swedish realm. After Finland was annexed to the Russian Empire in 1809, the capital was moved to Helsinki. In 1827 the University was transferred to Helsinki, where it opened the following year under the name of the Imperial Alexander University, after the Russian Czar Alexander the Second. It was the only university in Finland until 1919.

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Programmes
Accreditations
88% of students recommend
198 reviews
Housing
4.1/5
All experiences (198)
Student life
4.5/5
5 stars (84)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (72)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (36)
Expenses
3.1/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
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198 reviews of University of Helsinki

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HOUSING    
by Alexis, Bath Spa University College, Bath, United Kingdom
Agriculture, Erasmus
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? The housing provided was out the suburbs but the main student in city was not as good quality.
Personal comments:
The mixture of students in the housing was great however as the housing was shared with the old person housing building the univeristy was slowly buying conflicts arose occasional.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by matteo, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Social Sciences, Erasmus
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:
Cool places. Finn students can better suggest You, I actually have some problems in spelling Finnish names....
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ACADEMIC    
by letizia, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Translation/ Interpretation, Erasmus
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:
Anything to do with languages



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:
I am only doing a summer course now, to start with but everybody is great

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by Roberto, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Law, European Community/EU, CIMO Scholarship thorugh Italian the Minister of Foreign Aff
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
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:
It was good,I spkke good english and they spoke a great english so I improved mine. Finnish is quite hard anyway.
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EXPENSES    
by selçuk, İstanbul Bılgı University, Istanbul, Turkey
Communication and Information Sciences, Erasmus
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 worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Because the gap in exchange value of currency between my country and host country was too different in my disadvantage.
Telephone, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
No
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OVERALL    
by Ruth, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, Erasmus
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...
It's not as cold as it seems. Bus 615, 615T and 615N takes you from the airport to the centre of Helsinki.
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:
Excellent teachers and courses.



FINAL COMMENTS

Nice and very safe city.
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