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Helsinki School of Economics (HSE)

264 reviews
4.02 / 5 based on 264 reviews
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Marko
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
3.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Courses available in Finnish and English.
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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
none
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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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Marko
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
All necessary information was available to me.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
2
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Thumbs up, strongly recommended.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Have an open mind and have fun!
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Marko
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Salary from work
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Telephone: in Denmark, I used prepaid cards for my mobile phone and in Finland I had a subscription from an operator. Travel: my apartment in Helsinki was within a walking distance from both the school and the city centre.
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Overall, Nightlife, Housing, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Travel:
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
No need to buy your own books, just borrow from the school library or photocopy the essential parts. Teachers also give paper handouts and some material is available online.
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Marko
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
5.0/5
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Most people in Helsinki speak fluent English and also other languages such as Swedish, German or French.
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Marko
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Studio apartment in student housing
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Same place!
Why?
New building and furniture, great central location close to school and the Helsinki city centre. Each room has free broadband Internet connection, there is a launderette on every floor and 3 saunas on the top floor (some with a terrace).
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Choice of central studio apartments for €464 per month and flat shares (Ida/Puistola/Pasila) out of the city centre for €150/€215/€250. If you don't want to pay for the studio apartment, I would choose the flat share Ida.
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Marko
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Helsinki School of Economics
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Clubbing: Barfly, Teatteri, Kaivohuone, Botta, Hesperia, Helsinki Club, Tiger, Highlight Café, Kerma, Mother, Helmi, Mocambo, Kaarle XII, etc. Bar-crawling: St. Urho's Pub, Molly Malone's, Zetor, Simone, Santa Fé, Hullu Kukko, Kappelin Kellari, Storyville, On the Rocks, Saunabaari, Limón, Sling In, etc. Best ethnic restaurants: Kabuki (Japanese) and Namaskaar (Indian).
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