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Helsinki School of Economics (HSE)

264 reviews
4.02 / 5 based on 264 reviews
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Ina Reksten
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
1.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Level of english courses are very low, nice if you dont want a challenging semester, but also boring. I also miss more courses in my area which is economics. The finance courses are pretty good, but are more work. Also the different levels are not consistent at all, many intermediate courses are much harder then the advanced courses.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
Levels are really confusing, they should be more critical before they call a course for advanced.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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Ina Reksten
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
3.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No, you find out the important things when you arrive.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
If you want to study finance, itis a good university. If not, dont expect much.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
1
Final comments
Try to travel a lot to Russia, Baltic states, Stockholm etc.
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Ina Reksten
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
More social life here, i dont have a tv, and i dont want to sit home alone...
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Housing, Telephone, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Internet bank is not common here. Going out is expensive, pre-parties are recommended
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Ina Reksten
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
3.5/5
Languages
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 the local language
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 the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The Finnish language is very difficult, and i did not expect to learn it
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Ina Reksten
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Best option, you also have roommates, which is very nice!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Accomodation is ok, cleaning and laundry facilities are not good. Do not choose the single appartments near school, they are overpriced and gloomy.
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Ina Reksten
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
3.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Tiger is a nice nightclub, so is the Helsinki club.
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