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HES Amsterdam (HESASD)

Amsterdam School of Business, Weesperplein 8 - Postbus 295, 1000 Ag Amsterdam, THE Netherlands
3.84 / 5 based on 270 reviews.
Description:
Studying at the HES Amsterdam School of Business means studying at the biggest and one of the best-known business schools in the Netherlands, comprising 6000 students. It offers a wide range of business related programmes preparing students for Bachelor and Master Degrees. Included are support studies such as foreign languages, law and psychology.


Programmes
Accreditations
87% of students recommend
270 reviews
Housing
3.7/5
All experiences (270)
Student life
4.2/5
5 stars (48)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (132)
Languages
4.1/5
3 stars (78)
Expenses
3.2/5
2 stars (12)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
Amsterdam as a city is just great! People there are all very friendly and helpful. The stay had been one of greatest experiences in life. Read Review
daniel77, Germany

270 reviews of HES Amsterdam

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HOUSING    
by Daniel77, Fachhochschule Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
Business Studies, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? good experience in a multinational environment
Personal comments:
the apartments were generally quite messy. though they were fully equipped, the furniture were not in a good condition.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Flavio, U. del Bio Bio, Concepcion, Chile
Business Studies, Independent
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Liedseplein and rembrandtplein are a very complete place to enjoy amsterdam city
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ACADEMIC    
by UNKNOWN, ESC La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France
Business Studies, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
ask for help, and keep aware of the changes



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
i don't know

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by UNKNOWN, ESC La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
as i am a french speaker, it is a little bit difficult to understand dutch, but most people speak english. So it is alays possible to be understood
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EXPENSES    
by UNKNOWN, ESC La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Life is a little bit more expensive than in France, and sometimes it is hard to have activities if you don't have the money to pay for it.
Food, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Telephone, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
i don't know
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OVERALL    
by Colby, California State University, San Marcos, San Marcos, United States
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
No
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Remember, if you are coming from America, Dutch schools are way different. Be prepared!



FINAL COMMENTS

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