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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)
I had a great year here, so great, that I finaly decided to stay here :-) Read Review
mfluch, Germany

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HOUSING    
by mfluch, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitšt Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Mathematics, 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: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Cheap, good connection to the ciyt via the public transportation system, 24h Internet connection (more and more HOAS apartments are getting one)...
Personal comments:
The accomodation is best aranged by HOAS (http://www.hoas.fi).
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Ruth, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, 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 equally interact with the local and student community
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Check out Tavastia, Loose bar and Corner bar if you want to see the real Finnish rock places!
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ACADEMIC    
by shankaranand, NTR universith of health sciences, hyderabad, India
Public Health, University Agreement
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:
they are satisfactory



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

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by stefano, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Computer Science/IT, Erasmus
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
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 am very sotisfied about the english level that I got, even if the local language was finnish. Now I am able to spech about everything with everyone.
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EXPENSES    
by ainhoa, Universidad del PaŪs Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural 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:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
The country that I was going to was quite expensive comparing with the country that I live in.
Food, Travel, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by mfluch, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitšt Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Mathematics, 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...
No - I lived 6 years in my childhood in Finland, so I was familiar with the situation here...
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:
It's a realy good university, openminded to foreign students.



FINAL COMMENTS

I had a great year here, so great, that I finaly decided to stay here :-)
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