March 19, 2010

Helsinki Summer School 2010

Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by the universities in the Helsinki area. Each year it gives students from over 60 countries an unforgettable experience that combines high quality academics with a wide range of cultural and social activities. Multidisciplinary courses, all of which are taught in English, aim at stimulating thought and intellectual development in an open and diverse environment. The courses are intended for advanced Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and PhD students. Applicants should have completed at least two years of university studies. Helsinki Summer School is open to students from all over the world.

This summer Helsinki Summer School will be held on August 3-19 and will be offering 18 fully credited courses covering a wide range of academic fields - from Profitable Customer Manangement to Behavioural Sciences and Conceptual History to the Ecology and Management of Urban Green Space. The number of credits (ECTS) given varies depending on the scope of the course. Because of the demanding and intensive nature of our courses, students may be enrolled in only one course at a time.

How to apply 

Students are selected on a first come, first served basis. The courses of Helsinki Summer School have grown increasingly popular and many of them are fully booked as early as May. In order to secure your participation, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

In order to apply, you need to fill in and submit the online application form, paying special attention to the letter of motivation. In case your application is accepted, you will need to pay the course fee. 

Course fees vary for different student groups. Here is the example payment table for international students:
  • Registration fee 100 EUR/150 EUR (until 31 May / after 31 May)
  • Course fee:
    Price group 1, 395 EUR
    Price group 2, 450 EUR
  • Accommodation 460 EUR/500 EUR/690 EUR/760 EUR (Eurohostel), 510 EUR/690 EUR (Hostel Satakuntatalo) or 390 EUR (flats in Pihlajam√§ki)
If you register before 31 May 2010, you will receive a 50 EUR discount on the registration fee.  

Scholarships 
Helsinki Summer School is able to grant a limited number of full or partial scholarships. A full scholarship covers the registration fee, the course fee, and accommodation (a bed in a double or triple room at Eurohostel). It is not payable in cash and covers neither transportation nor living expenses (board). A partial scholarship covers the registration fee and the course fee, but not accommodation. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, personal achievement and financial need. Scholarships are awarded only to applicants currently enrolled at a university or college.  

To apply for scholarship, you will need to fill in the online application form and submit scholarship application by regular mail. 

The scholarship application should include the following documents:
1. Statement of purpose
2. CV
3. Transcript of credits
4. Certificate of English language skills 
5. Recommendation(s) from teachers or professors (optional) 

The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, 9 April 2010. In other words, your application and all other relevant documents should have arrived at the Helsinki Summer School office by this date. Applications should be submitted only by regular mail. 

To apply, please go to the program website: http://www.helsinkisummerschool.fi

In case of any questions, please contact at summer-school@helsinki.fi.

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