International Exchange Student Partner Survey

Hong Kong Baptist University
International Exchange Partner Information Updates
Name of Institution
Joensuun yliopisto ( University of Joensuu )
Website of Institution
Name of International Office
(e.g. International Relations
Office, etc)
International Student Services
International Relations Office
P.O.Box 111, FI-80101, Joensuu, Finland
Website for exchange students
Head of International Office
(name & position)
Ms. Outi Savonlahti, Director of International Relations
Telephone / Fax
Tel:+358 13 251 4383
Fax: +358 13 251 4588
Contact for incoming students
(name & position)
Ms. Päivi Haltilahti, International Studies Coordinator
Telephone / Fax
Tel: +358 13 251 4301
Contact for outgoing students
(name & position)
Telephone / Fax
Fax: +358 13 251 2010
Ms. Mari Ikonen, Study Abroad Coordinator
Tel: +358 13 251 2066
Fax: +358 13 251 2010
Student Exchange Information:
Beginning and end of Semesters
(including examination dates)
Application deadlines
Application procedures
Availability of application
forms (e.g. website)
Semester 1
Semester 2
Starts: end of August/beginning Starts: January 1
of September
Ends: May 31
Ends: December 31
Semester 3 (if applicable)
Semester 4 (if applicable)
May 31 for the autumn semester/full year; October 31 for spring
Application form and the enclosures have to be in International
Student Services on above given dates at the latest. The Faculties
admit the students. A Certificate of Admission is issued and sent to the
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Supporting documents required
for application
Transcript of records from the home university, two letters of reference,
Learning Agreement (recommended)
Visa requirements
After having received the Certificate of Admission signed by the
International Studies Coordinator of the University of Joensuu together
with the relevant information, the student should contact the Embassy
of Finland in order to find out if a visa or residence permit is required.
Additional information on the requirements can be found on the web
site of the Directorate of Immigration: Please note that
tourist visas cannot be extended in Finland.
Semester 1: one day prior to the Semester 2: one day prior to the
Semester 3 (if applicable):
Semester 4 (if applicable):
Semester 1: the first week of
Semester 2: the second week of
autumn semester
Semester 3 (if applicable):
Semester 4 (if applicable):
□X Yes / □ No
(If yes, please kindly provide course list.)
Expected arrival dates for
exchange students
Orientation dates
Are there any courses
conducted in English?
Courses available to exchange
students (please kindly provide
course list)
Restricted courses (not open to
exchange students)
Minimum and maximum
number of units/credits that a
full-time exchange student can
study each semester
Students are not allowed to participate in the teaching offered by the
Department of Foreign Languages unless they have been accepted and
registered as majors there.
No minimum or maximum credits. 30 credits per semester is the
expected maximum workload for a full time student.
Compulsory language
requirements for exchange
(e.g. TOEFL score required)
A TOEFL test score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer based) or
80 (Internet based test) or higher is recommended or an IELTS test
score of 5.5 or higher
When will student receive the
acceptance package?
Together with the Certificate of Admission
When will transcript be
At the end of the exchange period providing that the marks are ready
Health insurance requirements
The University of Joensuu requires that all incoming international
students have a valid personal insurance policy from an internationally
recognised insurance agency for the duration of their stay in Joensuu.
This insurance should cover all costs related to treatment of sudden
illness, accidents and accidental death. Students must present proof of
valid insurance when registering.
Do you provide on-campus
Application procedure for
□ Yes (If yes, what kind of housing is available to exchange students?)
X□ No (If no, what are the options of off-campus housing?)
Student Housing Company Joensuun Elli
The information package includes a housing application form
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Housing application deadline
It is recommended to send the housing application form immediately
after receiving the Certificate of Admission
Fees and Others:
Do students need to pay any
other fees? (e.g. administration
fee to your office)
Student Union Membership fee (49 € for one semester, 93 € for the
whole year), Student card (8 €) (in 2006-2007)
Monthly costs
(1) Housing: ca 170-250 €
(2) Meals:
(3) Transportation: Meals, transportation and course materials 350400 euros per month
(4) Textbook/course materials:
(5) Insurance:
(6) Others:
Student tutors are responsible for meeting arriving students at the
airport, train station, or bus terminal in Joensuu providing the student
has given us the exact time of arrival at least one week before arrival.
Is arrival pick-up service
provided to exchange students?
If yes, how do they apply?
Additional Information:
Thank you so much for your input! Please return this information sheet to us by 31 August 2006.
International Office, Hong Kong Baptist University
Fax: (852) 3411 5568 Email:
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