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Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (UTL)

Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Alameda de Santo António dos Capuchos 1, 1169-047 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisbon
3.65 / 5 based on 24 reviews.
Description:
The Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) was created in 1930, as a confederation of older Faculties, and comprises, nowadays, those of Veterinary Medicine; Agricultural Sciences; Economics and Business Administration; Engineering, Social and Political Sciences; Architecture; and Human Kinetics. Despite being one of the largest Portuguese State Universities, the UTL has always adopted a decentralised organisational model. All Faculties have an ample degree of autonomy in pedagogic, scientific, administrative and financial matters. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
80% of students recommend
24 reviews
Housing
2.8/5
All experiences (24)
Student life
5.0/5
5 stars (6)
Academic
3.4/5
4 stars (6)
Languages
3.8/5
3 stars (12)
Expenses
3.1/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
Anybody who would like to go is more than welcome to contact me. I will always take time to answer questions. From June till September there is a special bus tickest to the beaches on the other side of the Tejo-river. Can be bought at M:Campo Pequeno at the sales-cabines at the bus-stop Read Review
Design, Germany

Universidade Técnica de Lisboa review by Claudia

Review by Claudia, Fachhochschule Rheinlandpfalz - Abteilung Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Interior Design, 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: shared flat
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? The school didn't offer rooms on campus. The ones that were there were for underpreviliged students. Best chances to get a good sieze/cost value is to share flats, hoping not to be to late to get one in a flat already rented by students. Best ones are usually gone at the beginning/middle of September
Personal comments:
The person in charge of the program sure was no help in finding an accommondation. It was very hard to get use to the appartment-market, but once understanding the rules and reducing my expectations it was possible to get a nice room if willing to pay the price
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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 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:
Well, where shall I start? Monday is movie-night in the big shopping centers, but there is also a small cinema at M:Saldanha that has special shows. Flyers can be found in UNI. Tue/WED/THU is Lady's night.T:Queens(E15/18) with male strip at 2:30am, but real bad service at Lady's bar/men pay 3000ESC incl. drinkvalue; W:"Gringo's" (E15/18)stylish biker-bar, 80's music, great service at Lady's bar especially when tipping 500ESC at arrival/men 2000ESC incl. drinkvalue; PLATEAU (E15 or walking distance from Cais do Sodrč) great 80's music, like all night clubs won't start before 2am / men 2000ESC drinkvalue T: INDOCHINA if you didn't get enough the night before in PLATAEU, KAPITAL only if the guy in the door likes you. wouldn't pay more than 3000ESC, too expensive, but interesting to watch all the wanna-be's F: LUX best club in town, great music, fantastic interior, strange, good mix of people, open till 8am, 2000ESC to get in the door So many places, so many different styles ...AND THIS WAS JUST THE NIGHT LIFE!!! can you imagine how much there is to do during day time??? just contact me for more info
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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:
Don't be shy!!! You can choose what ever you want! Don't let the woman in charge tell you it wouldn't be possible! In the moment you don't get along with a prof choose somethingelse. Otherwise you just waste your time! There is so much to learn and to take home! Even try a little of everything. Not all courses have to be completed to give you new impulses



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:
none

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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: Portuguese
Was learning Portuguese a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your Portuguese?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
Quote of my main professor after I just arrived in the country and just started my language course: " You don't speak my language ...you don't understand my culture! You don't understand my culture ... you can not do architecture in my country!" I guess that explains it all. I didn't expect my naitive language, but the international language of design ... ENGLISH? I just started to learn the local language, shall I know all the termenology straight away? On top of that did my uni not arrange a course. We found out about it by accident ... it happened at another uni. But just a few days before the lady in charge told us there wouldn't be one. So we missed the first 3 lessons.
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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 over there while going to university
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Prieces are higher trough import situation I guess.Plus I got way less payed for the same time/work
Food, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
I didn't expect the room to be so expensive. The general rule that products in big stores are cheaper does not apply! Most of the time they are equal and not worth the time to go out all the way to the superstores.
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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...
There are so man little things of daily life that can be so time consumeing when having to find out on your own. The list would be too long, but with a little help from students who have been there before ... everything is manageable
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



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:
Don't take the woman who is in charge of the exchange program too serious, because she does that perfectly on her own;-) There is lots to experience and to expend the mind. But takes a lot of research and self-motivation



FINAL COMMENTS

Anybody who would like to go is more than welcome to contact me. I will always take time to answer questions. From June till September there is a special bus tickest to the beaches on the other side of the Tejo-river. Can be bought at M:Campo Pequeno at the sales-cabines at the bus-stop
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