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Studies > Portugal > Aveiro > Universidade de Aveiro > Review by sialbe
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University of Aveiro
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Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitįrio 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)
TRy to get to know the local people asap! Sometimes it's easier to stick to other international students sharing the same difficulties, but that is not the point when you to a foreign country, is it? Read Review
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Universidade de Aveiro review by sialbe

Review by sialbe, Universitą degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
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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: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose:
Why?
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 interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
none
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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:



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?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Portuguese
How much did you improve your Portuguese?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
It was good that I could practise and thus improve my Portuguese, but the language course I attended was pretty poor.
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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:
Other
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Life in Portugal is much cheaper that in Italy, especially in smaller town like Aveiro
Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, 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...
Not really, I was quite happy about it!
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:
International students receive a valid help from Niall, at the international office. This man is absolutely amazing and will help you sort out basically every difficulties.



FINAL COMMENTS

TRy to get to know the local people asap! Sometimes it's easier to stick to other international students sharing the same difficulties, but that is not the point when you to a foreign country, is it?
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