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Tongji University

1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, P.R. China
3.66 / 5 based on 36 reviews.
Description:
The university now registers over 70,000 students at all levels from certificate and diploma courses to Bachelor's Degrees, Master's, Ph.D. programs and post doctoral attachments.

Tongji University is particularly famous for its Civil Engineering and Architecture programs. Its Civil Engineering, Architecture programs and Transportation Engineering are ranked Top 1 in P.R. China and its architecture program is by far the most difficult to gain entry into.

The university is active in promoting cooperation and exchanges with other countries. In 2006, the university enrolled 1,829 international students. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
83% of students recommend
36 reviews
Housing
3.3/5
All experiences (36)
Student life
4.0/5
5 stars (0)
Academic
3.5/5
4 stars (24)
Languages
3.8/5
3 stars (12)
Expenses
4.0/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
3.9/5
1 star (0)
Think of health certificate, passport, residence permit when staying longer than 6 months Read Review
xiaoke, Germany

36 reviews of Tongji University

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HOUSING    
by ina, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
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: On campus
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? an aparment is much cheaper than staying at the campus. that's why the last 2 months i stayed with two colleagues in an apartment and it's easy to get one.
Personal comments:
normally you get a single room with a bathroom in the international student building. the common kitchen is very small and has poor facilities. within few days you can get internet access if you apply for it.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by ina, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
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
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
the architecture cafe at the campus is very comfortable, there you also have internet access (wireless). many great night clubs such as mint & zapatas (every wednesday ladies night), windows, babyface. places to travel near shanghai: suzhou (zug 1 std), hangzhou (2 std), nanjing (3 std), and if you have more time you have to visit anhui (huangshan), yunnan, sichuan and xian, and of course the capital beijing.
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ACADEMIC    
by ina, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
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:
all courses were taught in english, we had many presentations and some group works. depending on the year of your studies the courses are not that difficult, most of them i have already heard/learnt about at my home uni. normally it will be an open-book exam.



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 prefer individual works because you can arrange your time for prepariing by yourself and you are more indepentent.

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by xiaoke, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Zittau, Germany
Language, 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: Chinese
Was learning Chinese a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Chinese
How much did you improve your Chinese?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
it is so much easier to learn a language when you are abroad and in contrast to my home university the language of instruction was also Chinese (much better!), because of the foreign students in the dormitory you can improve other languages easily, too
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EXPENSES    
by xiaoke, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Zittau, Germany
Language, 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:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Life in general is still a lot cheaper in China than in Europe or the US but if you want to you can spend extraordinarily big sums of money, too (if you don't speak the language Chinese might take advantage of that and charge higher prices!)
Nightlife, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Housing: was the same price as at home.
Food, Travel, Overall: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Think about opening an account at a Chinese bank, for Germans the City Bank is a good advice for Shanghai
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OVERALL    
by ina, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, 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...
it's so easy and fast to find a nice apartment near university.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
to have courses (taught in english) with more chinese students.



FINAL COMMENTS

during the semester you won't have that much time to travel but you are allowed to miss courses. don't forget to take a guide of china with you, it's very helpful for organizing a trip.
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