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Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (EHSAL)

Stormstraat 2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
3.89 / 5 based on 1098 reviews.
Description:
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB) is the result of a merger between three Brussels-based university colleges and one university. As such, it has become a multifaceted institute of higher education. We offer the best of both professional and academic worlds, e.g. excellent student counselling, a well-developed research culture, an analytical approach, business-oriented ways of a school of economics. Read more


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Accreditations
87% of students recommend
1098 reviews
Housing
3.7/5
All experiences (1098)
Student life
4.3/5
5 stars (264)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (438)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (378)
Expenses
3.4/5
2 stars (18)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
Use the location of Brussels - it is in the middle of Europe. very useful :) Read Review
chuxda, Latvia

Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel review by Dace

Review by Dace, Latvijas Universitáte, Riga, Latvia
Business Studies, Erasmus
HOUSING    
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: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Well, if there would be a campus. It makes Erasmus life more exciting, I guess.
Personal comments:
none
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STUDENT LIFE    
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 equally interact with the local and student community
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Delirium - for sure :)
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ACADEMIC       3.5 / 5
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:
Pay attention whether chosen courses don't require any pre-knowledge as professors most of the times don't know you are on Erasmus - no preferences!



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 would recommend more evaluating during the course so the final mark is not just based on exam only.

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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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
Very good English for the most of the professors.
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EXPENSES    
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:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Differences in economics of the countries.
Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Travel: was the same price as at home.
Food: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Try to get the STIB card for using the public transport!
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OVERALL    
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...
The way of acknowledging my courses back in home University.
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:
Overall - great place to study!



FINAL COMMENTS

Use the location of Brussels - it is in the middle of Europe. very useful :)
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