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    hello everyone. this is nahiyan from bangladesh. i applied for the bachelor degree programme in international programee in the haaga-helia university of applied sciences for the january 2009 session. i got my invitation letter for the entrance exam. now can you guyz give me any kind of information about the entrance exam? like the question of the international business entrance exam... what about the maths? how should i prepare for this part? it will be really aprreciated if i get these informations. my exam is on 28th october. so its really urgent...do let me know. thank you
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    Default Good luck!

    Did you read the pages before applying?
    It's all in here: Degree Programme in International Business, Pasila — HAAGAHELIA

    Quote (sorry folks for the long quote) from that page about the entrance exam:
    " In the examination, the applicants' logical and mathematical thinking and the knowledge of English will be tested. A group interview will be part of the entrance examination. The ability to communicate fluently in English is a prerequisite for admission. Therefore, applicants must pass this part of the examination to be selected for admission. Earlier entrance exams are not available for viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BF63 View Post
    Did you read the pages before applying?
    It's all in here: Degree Programme in International Business, Pasila — HAAGAHELIA

    Quote (sorry folks for the long quote) from that page about the entrance exam:
    " In the examination, the applicants' logical and mathematical thinking and the knowledge of English will be tested. A group interview will be part of the entrance examination. The ability to communicate fluently in English is a prerequisite for admission. Therefore, applicants must pass this part of the examination to be selected for admission. Earlier entrance exams are not available for viewing.
    hai man..thnx for your msg...i did read this part..even the also sent me this with my invitation letter...i was just wondering how the maths will be? cz as ihave no idea about the finish high school maths...what should i prepare?

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    I think somebody asked about these entrance exams even earlier this year and i posted back that you don't need to be worried.... a friend of a friend who is not that bright got in and that really tells something about how difficult these exams are

    Read the material you are given links to and be prepared to write an essay + participate in a discussion group. The maths test are most probably multiple choice questions.
    The level of Finnish maths.... I don't think they expect the applicants to be nuclear physicists but that might help
    There are international competitions in mathmatics yearly for school students (teenagers) and Finns have many times won these so that might tell you about the level of our school systems

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    its very silly exams ,dont be worried and its mainly for english test like and then writiing an article about some issue they gonna chose and the maths is as BF said its multi choice and its more like an IQ test .with lil Question that need to creat some equation with variables like X ,Y ,Z and find the result .
    Good luck with HaGA

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    hmm I was wondering how was the english in Universities? I mean, is the level of english really advanced, or will you manage fine with a "normal" dialect.
    well, I mean do you have to know a lot of really old and fancy words that make you sounds like a philosopher that no one can understand because the words are too complicated, or can you manage with the words we use in everyday life?
    (english is my second language. I am not a perfect bilingual, but I am probably in the small amount of canadians that could be considered as bilingual)

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-bag View Post
    its very silly exams ,dont be worried and its mainly for english test like and then writiing an article about some issue they gonna chose and the maths is as BF said its multi choice and its more like an IQ test .with lil Question that need to creat some equation with variables like X ,Y ,Z and find the result .
    Good luck with HaGA
    well...thank you guyz for your kind replies...that really relaxed me a lot..thank you very much.

    actually i am tensed for some reasons. cz haag-helia told that i have to come to finland for the entrance exam. this exam is not arrnaged in any other coutries. so you see it's very risky for me to come to finland. cz after exam i have to return to my country and wait for the result. if i am seleted then i have to again get visa and again come to finland. this process is very expensive. so i was not very sure about my chances in the exam. if i come to finland for the exam..it is a must for me to get selected. i am not that bad student. i scored a gpa of 5 on the scale of 5 in my higher seconday exam. my ielts score is 7. so i really do hope that i can maintain my good rate in the exam too.

    anyways. guyzz...i am now concentrating on the article links they provided me. and the math parts... haha..no idea yet. i think i better check out some alzebra...what say?

    thanks again man
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    Quote Originally Posted by reea View Post
    hmm I was wondering how was the english in Universities?
    (english is my second language. I am not a perfect bilingual, but I am probably in the small amount of canadians that could be considered as bilingual)
    I can assure you that you will have no difficulties whatsoever with your English skills at the Finnish universities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BF63 View Post
    I can assure you that you will have no difficulties whatsoever with your English skills at the Finnish universities!
    ok! thank you! I wasn't too worried about it, but yeah, when I was talking about it with my parents, my dad is always trying to be "realistic" and point out problems. he said something like I couldn't speak english... but yeah, when he writes emails to our american friends I am always correcting his mistakes and I don't have much of an accent and don't take 3292703967 hours to say something. he also said I didn't read much in english. I think 75% of the reading I do is in english :P I was a bit mad when he said all that. so I decided to ask from finn how english was in finnish universities.

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    As a non-Finnish student in an English degree program in Finland I can say that the English used in studying isn't very hard. You can understand most of the studies with basic knowledge I have two teachers in my program who have English as their native tongue and they try to speak as simple as possible because the point isn't to talk with fancy words but to make it understandable.

    But if your basic knowledge in English is weak (like it is for two students in my degree program) then you probably will have some troubles. There might be some of those fancier words used in texts but you can always use the help of the dictionary

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