Students entering the Tampere university on September 4th 2021.

Students in higher education who do not meet the minimum credit requirement for financial aid have received a request for further information. The deadline for replies is 25 October 2021. Students can, for example, use the OmaKela e-service to reply.

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Students at the Kaisa House, the Helsinki University main library, in Helsinki, Finland.

This year, the number of applications submitted by international students is significantly higher than last year when going abroad to study was difficult because of the coronavirus situation.

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Learn English with Helsinki Times

Helsinki Times English Programme 2014

Helsinki Times is the only English-language, weekly newspaper in Finland. Helsinki Times staff have now put together an English programme for 2014, with the aim of providing inspiration and motivation for those who want to improve their skills in the language.

The programme contains eight study modules - each one based on articles published in the most recent edition of the newspaper. A range of exercises introduce learners to the material and help them gain a deeper understanding of the language - included are; text comprehension exercises, verb usage, vocabulary building and lots of other interesting activities. Instructors' answers are also provided.

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Programme prices for the 2014 study year

Collect eight annual subscriptions to Helsinki Times for just 42€ per subscription (normal price of subscription is 96€) and you’ll receive eight ready-to-use English language lessons by email, free of charge.

For an annual subscription fee of 336€, eight copies of Helsinki Times will be delivered every Thursday (excluding June and July, 42 issues in total). This offer includes eight English language programmes by email, and two gift books: Finnish After Dark and Spellbound.

An individual subscription to the programme is also possible. The price is 152€.

8 Helsinki Times annual subscriptions for a special price
8 free 2014 English-language lessons and exercises
8 teacher’s sheets for each exercise, with the answers
One free Finnish After Dark book
One free Spellbound book

The language packs for 2014 will be published according to the following schedule:

28 February
28 March
25 April
30 May
29 August
26 September
31 October
28 November

The study materials will be sent by email on the above dates to teachers.
Place your order now for the annual Helsinki Times subscription and Helsinki Times English Programme at
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Please include your contact details, the postal address (one or more) to which the newspaper will be delivered, and the billing address. For more information, please call us on 046 810 3174.

Helsinki Times language study packs are produced in cooperation with Learnmera Projects.



Opeta englantia Helsinki Timesin avulla

Helsinki Timesin englannin opetusohjelma lukuvuonna 2014

Helsinki Times on Suomen ainoa englanninkielinen viikottainen sanomalehti, jossa voi lukea Suomeen liittyviä ajankohtaisia uutisia ja artikkeleita englanniksi. Helsinki Times on nyt toteuttanut uuden englannin opetusohjelman vuodelle 2014, joka on tarkoitettu inspiroivaksi materiaaliksi englannin kielen opetukseen!

Helsinki Timesin englannin kielen opetusohjelma vuonna 2013 pitää sisällään kahdeksan opetusohjelmaa, jotka perustuvat aina viimeisimmän numeron artikkeleihin. Jokaisessa opetuspaketissa oppilaat tutustuvat moderniin uutisenglantiin erilaisten harjoitusten kautta. Opetusohjelmassa on tekstin ymmärtämisharjoituksia, verbiharjoituksia, sanastotehtäviä ja hauskoja harjoituksia, jotka perustuvat valittuun uutisartikkeliin. Mukaan tulee myös opettajan vastauspaketti.

Tilaa meiltä nyt ilmainen näyte yhdestä opetusohjelmasta osoitteesta
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Miten saat Helsinki Timesin englannin opetusohjelman lukuvuonna 2014?

Kerää kahdeksan Helsinki Timesin vuoden tilausta 2014 alennettuun hintaan 42 e/vuosi niin saat
kahdeksan opetuspakettia ilmaiseksi toimitettuna suoraan sähköpostiisi. Yhteensä 336 euron
vuosihinnalla saat viikoittain kahdeksan kappaletta Helsinki Timesia koululle tai kotiin torstaisin
(poislukien kesä- ja heinäkuu, yht. 42 numeroa).

Lisäksi saat kaupan päälle kahdeksan opetusohjelmaa toimitettuna suoraan sähköpostiisi sekä yhden Finnish After Dark ja Spellbound kirjan! Yksityisen tilaajan hinta on 152€.

1 free Finnish After Dark book
1 free Spellbound book

Opetusohjelmat ilmestyvät vuonna 2014 seuraavasti:

28. helmikuuta
28. maaliskuuta
25. huhtikuuta
30. toukukuuta
29. elokuuta
26. syyskuuta
31. lokakuuta
28. marraskuuta

Opetusohjelmat toimitetaan sähköpostilla
yllämainittuina päivinä opettajille.


Tilaa Helsinki Timesin opetusohjelma ja lehdet vuodelle 2014 osoitteesta
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Ilmoita yhteystietosi sekä toimitusosoitteet (voi olla useampia kuin yksi) ja laskutusosoite.
Kysy lisää numerosta 046 810 3174!

Opetusmateriaalit tuotetaan yhteistyössä Learnmera Projectsin kanssa.

Kenneth Quek is a member of the Helsinki Times editorial team.A COMMON complaint among immigrants and expatriates living in Finland is that it’s hard to get to know their neighbours. The usual plea is that people pass each other in the corridors or the stairs without a word – indeed, with barely a glance of recognition.

While this may be true in many cases, it does not have to be that way. Most Finns are very warm people once you get past their initial reserve. It’s just hard to break the ice – but there is a solution. There’s one social institution that breaks down the barriers and sets you off on the right foot with your neighbours: the talkoot.

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Banks and Bureaux de Change

Banks are usually open Mon-Fri 9:15-16:15 except for the bank at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, which is open 6-22 daily. The currency exchange counter at the harbour in Katajanokka, Helsinki is open every day (Mon-Sat 10-11:30, 16-17:30 and 19:30-21:15, Sun 10-11:30, 16-17:30 and 6:30-8). The Forex desk at Helsinki Central Railway Station is open Mon-Sun 8-21. See for more information.

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There are currently around 40,000 right-of-occupancy apartments in Finland.Young applicants are badly treated under the present system, according to critics.

THE RIGHT-of-occupancy apartments systems is in urgent need of a comprehensive overhaul to make it less rigid and unjust, critical industry insiders say. The sector’s umbrella organisation Asumisoikeusyhteisöt ry would above all like to see the present, two-decade-old queuing system done away with as being highly unfair to younger applicants.

Applicants must be above the age of 18 to get a queue number, and jumping the queue for any reason is out of the question. “Nowadays many people see queuing as completely hopeless,” reports Asumisoikeusyhteisöt ry vice chairman Panu Kärnä.

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Although more electricity is consumed during the autumn and winter months, there are several ways to keep costs down so that bills don’t soar above summer levels.

The price of electricity has been falling since May and is currently wavering sideways. The price has been pulled down by good water conditions, the decrease in fuel prices and the negative economic outlook.

“The future development in pricing is still somewhat difficult to predict, since in addition to the economic situation it is also affected by the duration of the shutdowns of nuclear power plants and how quickly the weather turns cold,” says product specialist Peter Strandberg of Vattenfall electricity sales.

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Neighbourliness is a byword in Finnish countryside life, but city dwellers can find it hard to make connections even with those next door.Is Finland really a nation of strangers living next door to one another?

There are certain places it is considered bad manners to look each other in the eye or make small talk: public urinals, whilst riding the London underground, in the corridors and hallways of any Finnish apartment block. But that last one can’t really be true, can it? I know that the general view of the Finn is someone who is introvert and reserved, but surely that’s just a stereotype and not actually reflective of day to day life in Finland?

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What characterizes a good life for young people? What gives them strength and what worries them? What do young people associate themselves with? What do young adults think Finland's next big story will be like? E2 Research and its partners are launching a research project that will answer these questions and provide information on how young people have experienced the coronavirus crisis.

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Hiring professionals will save you money in the long run.Constructing your first home – and making it a success – requires a lot of planning, preparation and research before getting the project off the ground.

Having your dream home built to your own specifications is something many of us would love to do, but where do you start, how easy is it and what are the pitfalls?

“A good starting point is to decide on a budget,” Harri Mäkelä, the marketing manager at Kuusamo Log Houses, explains. “Decide how much you can afford and then look around to see what you can get for your money. It saves time and stress in the long run if you work out a budget first.”

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Living with neighbours is a challenge no matter where you’re from.A LOT OF ink has been spilled about the issues faced by foreigners in negotiating the property market in Finland, especially renting a flat. Housing is one area that often comes up in discussions of how difficult it is to integrate with Finnish society. This begs the question, though: is it really true that foreigners have particular problems in dealing with housing?

VVO is Finland’s largest housing services company. Its activities range from development and construction of property to the rent and sale of apartments – some 40,000 apartments in 45 municipalities. With its size and breadth of coverage, it has perhaps the most experience with renters foreign and domestic of any company in the country, so it made sense to ask them their views on the matter.

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