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Universidade do Porto

University of Porto, Rua D. Manuel II, 4003-806 Porto, Portugal
4.16 / 5 based on 114 reviews.

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Accreditations
93% of students recommend
114 reviews
Housing
4.0/5
All experiences (114)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (54)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (48)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
4.1/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
Hostels are expensive. Locate a house/apartment by the beach Travel a lot as it is cheap Read Review
anonymous, United Kingdom

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HOUSING    
by Marinela, Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, Bucharest, Romania
Business Studies, Erasmus
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: On campus
Why? The campus wan recently built, the cleaning was made twice a week by the university staff and all the building was full with international students. The atmosphere was great and the friendships with the people i met there remained over years and over the distance.
Personal comments:
none
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Mihael, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Engineering, Computer, Erasmus
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
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Contagiarte - Rua Alvares Cabral, 372 , near Praca da Republica. They have two floors with different music styles and a large garden outside. They mostly play rock, reggae, brazilian,latino music.
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ACADEMIC    
by Dominic, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Translation/ Interpretation, Erasmus
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 expect lecturers to take much notice of you/ make allowances for you as a foreign student



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:
A system - no one knew how i was to be assessed

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by Pav, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Language, Erasmus
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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Found it difficult to begin with as most Portuguese spoke to me in English once they found out where i was from. However, by the end of my stay i was confident wnough to speak the local language and people would not think of me as foreign.
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EXPENSES    
by Mihael, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Engineering, Computer, Erasmus
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:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Housing is more expensive than in Croatia.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by MONIKA, Wyzsza Szkola Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna, Lodz, Poland
Philology, Erasmus
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...
I think I had all the neccessary informationa and other things I learned while being there.
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:
I liked the experience and i think teachers are very friendly and helpful there. i learned a lot about different ways of evaluation and system of education. The experience was very useful.



FINAL COMMENTS

I think while being Erasmus student it's important not to forget about learning not anly from books and lectures but mostly from life situations. I would advise travelling as much as possible and trying to get to know local people and culture too.
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