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					PARTNER INFORMATION 2011 - 2012
LAUREA University of Applied Sciences - Helskinki Metropolitan Area
Business Studies - Campus Espoo Leppavaara


 STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME                       Business Studies Campus Leppavaara
 Bachelor Programme in                            Vanha maantie 9
 Business Management                              FI – 02650 ESPOO Finland
                                                  Fax +358 9 8868 7401
 Master Programme in Service Innovation
 and Design (SID)                                Website: http://www.laurea.fi International Students/
                                                                                Exchange Students



CONTACTS


 Head of International Relations                 Tia Douthwaite
                                                 E-mail: tyyri.douthwaite@laurea.fi

 Student Advisor                                 Maarit Pirttineva
 Bachelor Programme in                           E-mail: maarit.pirttineva@laurea.fi
 Business Management

 Administrative Assistant (Exchanges Bachelor)   Inka Kling
                                                 E-mail: inka.kling@laurea.fi

 Administrative Assistant (Exchanges Master)     Tuulia Laaksonen
                                                 E-mail: tuulia.laaksonen@laurea.fi

 LAUREAMKO Student Union                         Heidi Salo
 International Student Tutors                    E-mail: tuutorsihteeri@laurea.fi




ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2011 - 2012


 SEMESTER 1 Fall                                 Application deadline May 15, 2011
                                                 Recommended Arrival Days: August 29-30
                                                 Enrolment/Orientation: Aug 31-Sept 2
                                                 Lectures commence: September 5
                                                 Semester ends (exams included): December 16

                                                 Application deadline October 31, 2011
                                                 Recommended Arrival Days: January 23-24
 SEMESTER 2 Spring
                                                 Enrolment/Orientation: January 25-27
                                                 Lectures commence: January 30
                                                 Semester ends (exams included): May 31
EXCHANGE RELATED INFORMATION


Studying at Laurea and living in Helsinki Area   http://www.laurea.fi >
                                                 Quicklink Information for International Students

Student Union                                    http://www.laureamko.fi

Accommodation                                    http://hoas.fi > Exchange




APPLICATION PROCEDURE - NEW SPRING 2011!!!


                                                 NEW effective Academic Year 2011-2012:
  DEADLINES:
                                                 STEP 1 Partner University sends a list of nominated
  May 15        Semester 1                              students with the following information:
  October 31    semester 2
                                                               Last name
                                                               Given names
                                                               Date of Birth (dd.mm.yyyy)
LOCATION:                                                      Gender
                                                               E-mail
On Online Application Form – select:
                                                               Semester (fall/spring/full year)
 Business Management
                                                 STEP 2 Laurea feeds in the information into the online
 Espoo
                                                        system.
 Leppävaara
                                                 STEP 3 The student will receive an automatic e-mail
                                                        message with user ID and password with
                                                        online instructions

                                                 STEP 4 The student submits the online
                                                        exchange application form.


                                                 Online Application for Student Exchanges to Laurea
                                                 2011-2012 available from March 1.




Deadline attachments to online application:             Study Plan/ECTS Learning Agreement
                                                        Transcript from Home University
     June 6              Semester 1                     1 photo
     Dec 15              Semester 2                                        (electronically or by post)


Letter of Acceptance                             Official Letters of Acceptance will be sent out to students’
                                                 home address first half of June 2011.
ACADEMIC INFORMATION


Language of Instruction   English. Laurea does not require TOEFL or IELTS. We rely on
                          our partner institutions to nominate students who will be
                          successful in taking advanced level courses in English.


Number of Credits         30 ECTS credits per semester


Course Information        Detailed Course Information will be sent electronically to
                          nominated students by personal e-mail in May or in December.
                          The information also includes the time-table. Students are
                          asked to prepare their Study Plan/Learning Agreement based
                          on this information.


Study Plans               Students are asked to send in their Study Plans/EU ECTS
                          Learning Agreements by:
                                   June 6 - Semester 1
                                   Dec 15 - Semester 2
                          Laurea will register students in their courses of choice.



Course Descriptions       BACHELOR PROGRAMME IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
                          YEAR 1 and YEAR 2:
                          www.laurea.fi English/Quicklink SOLEOPS/
                          Academic year 2011-2012/Education Leading to Bachelor
                          Degree Youth Education/Degree Programme in Business
                          Management.in English (Laurea Leppävaara LIKO/Curriculum.

                          YEAR 3:
                          www.laurea.fi English/ Quicklink SOLEOPS/
                          Academic year 2009-2010/Education Leading to Bachelor
                          Degree Youth Education/Degree Programme in Business
                          Management.in English (Laurea Leppävaara LIKO/Curriculum


                          MASTER PROGRAMME IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
                          Service Innovation and Design
                          http://servicedesign.laurea.fi
                          www.laurea.fi - Studies/Degree Programmes



Transcripts               Official Transcript of Records will be issued after one month
                          from the end of semester and will be sent to Home University
                          International Office.
SERVICES


 Academic Counselling                              Nominated member of staff is available to assist with questions
                                                   concerning courses and studying.


 International Student Tutors                      Exchange Students are each assigned a Laurea International
 (Buddy Programme)                                 Student Tutor who will be available before the departure to
                                                   assist with practical questions on living in Finland and who will
                                                   help with settling into the studies.


 Airport Pick-Up                                   Laurea International Student Tutors are at Helsinki-Vantaa
                                                   airport on recommended arrival days to meet the incoming
                                                   students.

 LAUREAMKO Student Union                           Orientation Programme (City Tour, Orientation Camp)
                                                   Student Card
                                                   Trips - eg to Lapland, Stockholm, Tallinn, St Petersburg

 Nurse                                             The campus has a Nurse’s Station.




ACCOMMODATION


 Accommodation is assisted through the Student     Application to HOAS can be submitted after receiving an
 Housing Organisation HOAS. HOAS will send an      e-mail confirmation of the exchange.
 offer of accommodation directly to the student.

 Accommodation Application Form                    Online Application www.hoas.fi > Exchange




VISA REQUIREMENTS


Non-EU Citizens                                    Student Visa through the Embassy of Finland after receipt of
                                                   Letter of Acceptance. Health Insurance compulsory. Please,
                                                   consult the Embassy/Consulate or visit their website.




HEALTH INSURANCE


EU students                                        EU Medical Insurance Card

Non-EU students                                    Private Health Insurance with a coverage of costs of medical
                                                   treatment up to €100 000.
EXPENSES


Accommodation HOAS       Appr. €400 per month (includes water, electricity, heating and
www.hoas.fi > Exchange   internet)

School Cafeteria         Lunch € 2.75

Local Transportation     Exchange students are eligible for a Student Travel Card.
www.ytv.fi

				
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