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  • Locations: Helsinki, Finland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Hanken School of Economics (HANKEN), Helsinki, Finland
Hanken School of Economics is one of the oldest business schools in the Nordic countries, and was founded over a hundred years ago in the year 1909. Hanken offers various degree programs in Economics, Financial Economics, Management/Organization, and Marketing. In 2000, Hanken was accredited as an international program that met the highest requirements of quality in teaching, research, internationalization, and cooperation in the business community by the European Quality Improvement System (EQIS). Hanken was also awarded the AMBA accreditation in 2008, which demonstrates that the Hanken MBA holds the highest international standard. Each year, around 100 foreign exchange students study at the Hanken School of Economics.


 The Hanken School of Economics is located in Finland’s harbor-side capital, Helsinki. Helsinki is a city famed for its cultivation of the fine arts, and it is sprinkled with various museums, theaters, concert halls, and festivals. Of these, the most famous include the National Museum of Finland, whose architecture is a form of art on its own, the Ateneum Art Museum, and the Design Museum. Each August, the Helsinki Festival is held as an annual arts and culture festival.
The Linnanmaki amusement park, Toolonlahti Recreational Centre of rollerblading and roller skating, and the Finnair Sky Wheel provide for exciting excursions not far from the Hanken campus, and there are several affordable public swimming pools located throughout the city, including an Olympic Swimming Stadium and the Itakeskus Swimming Hall. Ice skating is common with the locals in the winter, and there are various water activities available in the harbor areas of the city. Travel throughout Helsinki is readily available and affordable through public transport such as trams, commuter rail, the metro, bus lines, and two ferry lines.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have a classification of Junior or Senior at beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December)
  • Spring Semester (February to May)


Incoming exchange students at Hanken will choose their courses from the regular BSc (intermediate) and MSc (advanced) level courses, the majority of which will be offered in English. Students who have a language proficiency in Swedish language may choose from a variety of courses that are offered under Swedish instruction. Swedish and Finnish courses instructed in English are also offered to exchange students. All incoming exchange students at the Hanken School of Economics must get the courses they plan to take during their stay at Hanken approved by their home universities. All courses available to incoming exchange students at Hanken can be found in the “Courses open for Exchange Students” on the Hanken course registry.


Incoming exchange students at Hanken are given the choice between a shared/single apartment off-campus and utilizing Hanken’s accommodation services through HOAS. Hanken’s partner in providing accommodations for Hanken exchange students in Helsinki is the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS). HOAS has an agreement with Hanken in which HOAS provides furnished rooms at convenient locations and distances from the university with respect to local transportation. Exchange students can go to the HOAS electronic application form  to apply for housing. HOAS housing is provided at a first-come, first-serve basis. Students also have options in the private market, in which they will acquire their own accommodation in Helsinki.


Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition & Fees $5,500
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to Hanken School of Economics
Accommodations $1,600    (depends on room type)
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,300
Meals $1,650
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies $750 
Personal Spending $1,400+
Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost  $13,726+

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.


  • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
  • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
  • The Study Abroad Fellowship
  • International Education Fee Scholarship
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding” page.
Helpful Links

Hanken School of Economics
Hanken Incoming Exchange Student Page
Hanken Course Search  
Exchange Student Housing Application
Hanken Exchange Fact Sheet
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business Study Abroad Webpage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid Page
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarships and Funding Page
Scholarship and Funding Options

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain


For detailed information about the exchange program at Hanken School of Economics (HANKEN), students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.