Exchange students have to enroll for courses before their arrival to Finland. Accepted students will receive instructions by email before the course enrollment starts. Enrollment period for courses during the autumn semester 2019 begins 17 June 2019.
You can search for course descriptions by using the main search tool of our website (on top right of the site). Search courses with the name of the course or with course code.
The credit system used at Haaga-Helia is ECTS. ECTS credits are a value allocated to course units, describing the student workload required to complete them. Student workload in ECTS consists of the time required to complete all planned learning activities such as attending lectures, seminars, independent and private study, preparation of projects, examinations and other evaluation activities. They reflect the quantity of work each module requires in relation to the total quantity of work required for successfully completing a full year of academic study at the institution. 60 ECTS credits represent 1,600 hours of studies, which is the equivalent of one academic year of studies. One ECTS credit therefore represents approximately 27 hours of studies. Please find more information about the ECTS here.
For information on how many of your home university's credits ECTS equals, please contact your home university's International Office.
Haaga-Helia grading scale is 1-5. The highest grade is 5.
Learning agreement is a contract between the student, the student's home institution and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. It ensures that the studies at Haaga-Helia will be recognised at the student's home institution. It is the student's responsibility to make sure that this document is completed and signed by both the sending and the receiving institution. You can use your home institution's learning agreement or Haaga-Helia's form available below.
Please fill in the learning agreement only after you have registered for the courses in the WinhaWille system. If you enrolled for courses which were full, please do not list them on your learning agreement. If possible, get the learning agreement signed and stamped by your home institution's representative before your studies at Haaga-Helia start. Bring the learning agreement with you to the orientation. If it is not possible to get a signature from your home institution before arrival, you can return the learning agreement to Haaga-Helia later.
Students should study the same subject area at Haaga-Helia as they study at their home institution, and have at least the basic studies (one year) of the subject area which they will be studying at Haaga-Helia. For example, if you study in a business programme at your home institution, you are not normally allowed to take courses from the tourism programmes at Haaga-Helia.
Students who do not study business, IT, tourism, hospitality or sports at their home institution will have a very limited selection of courses available at Haaga-Helia.
Exchange students are expected to have a good command of spoken and written English in order to be able to follow the lectures and complete the course assignments, oral presentations and exams. For more information on language requirements, please see How to Apply.
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