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University of Aveiro
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Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810 Aveiro, Portugal
4.03 / 5 based on 42 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
85% of students recommend
42 reviews
Housing
4.3/5
All experiences (42)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (6)
Academic
3.8/5
4 stars (36)
Languages
4.1/5
3 stars (0)
Expenses
3.8/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.6/5
1 star (0)
Advice: take some warm clothes because in winter it's quite cold and most Portuguese houses doesn't have central heating. Ask Portuguese what to visit-sometimes they know small and very beautiful places that you cannot find in any guidebook. Read Review
jagodka, Poland

Universidade de Aveiro review by Jagoda

Review by Jagoda, Akademia Ekonomiczna Im. Karola Adamieckiego, Katowice, Poland
Accountancy, 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: A room exchange
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Because I was independent and I was living with other students which helped me to develop my communication and intercultural skills as they were students from different countries.
Personal comments:
From other students I heard that housing at this university is very good.
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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: Student life dominates the city
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Night spots: Bombordo;
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ACADEMIC       3.0 / 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:



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: 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
I developed my communication and language skills. I had an opportunity to meet with international students which also helped me to develop my intercultural skills. I am more fluent in English and I am able to communicate in Portuguese.
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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:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Because life is more expensive in Portugal than in Poland and Portugal is a very beautiful and interesting country so I wanted to visit as many places as possible.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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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...
However I could take exams in English most of the classes were in Portuguese.
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:
All people and teachers are very nice and helpful.



FINAL COMMENTS

Advice: take some warm clothes because in winter it's quite cold and most Portuguese houses doesn't have central heating. Ask Portuguese what to visit-sometimes they know small and very beautiful places that you cannot find in any guidebook.
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