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Manazir
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Post by Manazir » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:17 pm

Hei guys, Mina olen Manazir, Bangladeshista : P (I introduced myself in here : viewtopic.php?f=6&t=45270 )

I currently live in Oman (a boring country in the MiddleEast), and plan to finish school this year and go for a bachelors degree in either architecture or civil engineering at either Aalto Yliopisto Teknillinen Korkeakoulu or at Tampereen Teknillinen yliopisto :) ...... and I've been informed that I have to learn finnish language, for which I am doing that at the moment! I am using online resources to learn the language and my friend in Finland motivated me to learn it too :D .... I find it very easy and good thing is, i can catch it pretty quickly but sometime, i need to practice to keep it up.

I would like to know one thing though, for the Finnish language test, Do I need to come to Finland (cuz i dnt think here they dont have such facilities :/) ?? ..... and is it advicable, that before starting my course in finland, i come here for sometime and get used to the life and language?? because even after many practices and stuff, u have to get used to it, right?

To be honest, I am confident that I can catch the language pretty quickly just like I do when I learn it using online resources :)

any more advice for me? then please do tell me :)

Kiitos



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MORGAN958
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Post by MORGAN958 » Wed May 12, 2010 10:29 pm

Can someone tell me what the average GPA is for students accepted in to University of Helsinki, or any major University in Finland? Not based on international or exchange students but all students. I know the process and the entrance exam, BUT how does it translate to the GPA of accepted students in practice? Anyone know?


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Post by EP » Thu May 27, 2010 10:25 am

To get a student residence permit you have to show that you have 6000 euros for a year. But that is not enough for "living life", that barely covers your food and a room somewhere.


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Post by Akib hossain » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:49 pm

Rapse,i am from Bangladesh.We have 3 noble winners.I must admit they spent their childhood thru much hardship.So what?We come to Finland in search of a better education than thats in our country.I dont want to spend my entire life in your country.After completing my bachelor&masters from Finland,for pursuin Ph.D i will obviously go for top notch univs in USA.


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Post by Eskinder » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:05 am

Dear sir/madam
Greetings from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;

First, let me briefly introduce you myself: my name is Eskinder from Ethiopia, I have obtained my BA Degree in Folklore/cultural studies/ from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in year 2010 Also,I stood out amongst the top three students in my class. After finishing my BA degree in folklore i want to learn my masters degree in folklore or some other social science disciplines like African Studies.However then, the main purpose of this note is to inquire if you could provide me further suggestion, advice or feedback about free MA scholarship or funding opportunity. If there is any possibility I am passionately interpreted to apply.Thank you for your cooperation.


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Post by lizzie » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:17 am

If you're not just looking in Finland, here is a list of programs for african studies: http://www.africa.upenn.edu/About_African/ww_afstd.html


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Post by bjga » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:43 am

Moi Hank and others,

My name is Ben, and I am hoping somebody may be able to help me in regard to securing a business internship in Finland in 2011. I am studying a bachelor of commerce degree in Geelong, Australia, and a business internship would really enhance my degree.

I am seeking an internship with a duration of 100 hours, so it is relatively short, at a Finnish organisation. The only problem is, I have no idea about how or where to apply for such an internship. In Australia, we are instructed to find our own host workplace overseas for the internship, but I have no Finnish connections and Nokia is the only Finnish organisation, I know of.

Could somebody please help me? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. If you have any advice, at all, please contact me directly, by emailing: [email protected]


Kind regards and with many thanks,
- Ben


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Post by ebix » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:57 pm

Dear Members;

Anyone here have some info about Tampere university of Technology ( TUT)???? If yes, please let me know.I do appreciate in advanced.


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Post by si22 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:00 pm

Is it possible to find the statistics on applicants/number of offers made for the international masters degrees at Oulu University? I found the information for Helsinki University, and would like to see Oulu for a comparison. I am currently studying Geography at the University of Edinburgh and was wondering how difficult the entry standards were.

thanks


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Post by museoflight » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:09 am

Shockingly enough, even with the money I'd have to part with to support myself through a university study in Finland, it's still cheaper than studying in the United States, and for a generally better standard of education - the average cost for an out-of-state tuition (which I'd probably have to pay, considering my field) is about 12k, the in-state average being about 8k (comparable to what the Finnish government would ask me to show to support myself per year).

College in the US sucks for a lot of reasons, and the cost is the biggest one.
"Cause it costs to be alive, my friend; in this life that someone merely gave to you." - Kamelot, "The Human Stain"


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Post by phanindra21 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:09 pm

Hi People, i am Phanindra from INDIA.Interested to persue Ms in FINLAND

Could you please try to provide me the following details

JOB PROSPECTS:
1) Availability of Part Time Jobs in Campus and off campus for Indians during Masters Education
2) Whether Finnish Language is Compulsory to survive and for part time jobs in Finland

SAFETY:
1) Racialism towards the Indians, if not how safe it is and best places.
2) Availability Indian Food,Climatic conditions and survival

EDUCATION:

Following are the queries which i need answers from you, please try to do this favour, depending on your reply my future plan is to be planed.

1) Whether Masters in Finland Education is( valuable/worth) in World wide and also in India.
2) Which courses in MS. Will be better for B-TECH (ECE)-Electronics and Communication Background
3) What are the best University's

ACCOMMODATION:
1) Cost of Leaving, Whether the University is giving any help to students in providing Accommodation
2) Payment for Part time jobs on basis of hours in a weak.

OPPORTUNITIES:
1) Is their any opportunities for jobs after Masters in Finland
2) Getting of PR (Permanent Residence)

General:
1) Could you please forward me, any of the Indians students in Finland.


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Post by karin_rai » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:04 am

hi everyone, im going to apply for NORTH KARELIA UNIVERSITY in Joensuu and study industrial design as bachelor degree i want to know if im choosing right because i dont know much about people's culture or the university quality in Joensuu!
im also interested in Media in Tamk university in Tampere but this year i havent prepared myself for the pretask they wanted and i also heard its realy hard to get in there is that right :?:
if i begin studing in KARELIA then for the next years application may i apply for TAMK and leave KARELIA? or i have to finish the 4 year academic year in KARELIA :?:
BTW in which major u have a better opportunity to find a well-paid job easier (in finland for sure)? thxxxx :*


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Post by rolo » Sun May 15, 2011 3:49 am

rachelnguyen wrote:I am Asian. I know that studying Finland is free, we just pay for living expenses. Therefore, I think studying Finland is much cheaper than any countries in Europe. I heard that it just take 3000-4000 EU per year, isn't it?
I doubt it. studying is free in scotland and no doubt the uk will pay grants too depending on your situation


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Post by Josq » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:37 pm

I'm dissapointed there's no big unified system like the Swedish studera, I'm looking to try and pick up some distance courses.


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