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Ichthus Hogeschool

Ichthus University, Postbus 23145, 3001 KC Rotterdam, THE Netherlands
3.59 / 5 based on 78 reviews.
Description:
Ichthus University is a fully-accredited and state-funded university of professional education situated in the cities of Rotterdam, The Hague, Oegstgeest and Dordrecht. The University was founded in 1986 by the amalgamation of various small-scale institutes of higher education, of which the history of some date back to the end of the 19th century. Ichthus University recently merged with Delft Agricultural College. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
76% of students recommend
78 reviews
Housing
3.6/5
All experiences (78)
Student life
3.8/5
5 stars (12)
Academic
3.3/5
4 stars (30)
Languages
4.0/5
3 stars (30)
Expenses
3.2/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.2/5
1 star (0)
Buy a travle pass for the Netherlands, you can travle with upto 3 other people with a 40% reduction at anytime, so it's good until the borders, but then you have to pay full fare once you've crossed the borders.....Sorry!! Read Review
heena, United Kingdom

Ichthus Hogeschool review by Heena

Review by Heena, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
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: Student Housing Association
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Would like to live closer to the university, but I know that Ichthus doesn't have accomodation on campus
Personal comments:
The accomodation itself was fine, however if there were problem, i.e. Damp, or water leaking the association took a long time to rectify the problems. However this was the housing association and not the university.
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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, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
I enjoyed the nightlife better in Amsterdam so ended up going to the POWERZONE in Amstelveen , Amsterdam. The best place in Rotterdam was NOw & Wow (saturday nights - (Speedfreax)
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ACADEMIC       2.5 / 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:
Unfortunately it wasn't the content of the courses that was a problem, rather the communication between teacher to teacher, and teacher to student. Nonetheless , the course I felt I learnt the most and enjoyed the most was European Union law.



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:
Yes - More structure and organisation within the institution. Sometimes the teacher did not know that they were going to teach you until one week into the start of the course.

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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?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
To be completely honest, I learnt more dutch outside in social settings rather than at the university. I was supposed to learn dutch language as part of my course but they were unable to find a teacher.
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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:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Rotterdam is much cheaper than London in general
Food: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Buy a monthly pass for travel, works out cheaper. Cook in groups, take turns to invite peopl e round you end up paying much less for a decent meal taht you enjoyed cooking.
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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...
No I found out everything I wanted to know during my stay, that's fine with me!!
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:
For the university itself, I wouldn't recommend anyone to come here, but the people I was studying with made it a wonderful experience. I don't feel I learnt that nuch academically, but I learnt alot about other cultures and people, so for me it was worthwhile.



FINAL COMMENTS

Buy a travle pass for the Netherlands, you can travle with upto 3 other people with a 40% reduction at anytime, so it's good until the borders, but then you have to pay full fare once you've crossed the borders.....Sorry!!
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