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University of Natal (NU)

University of Natal, Durban Centre, Durban 4041, South Africa
3.68 / 5 based on 18 reviews.
Description:
The University of Natal consists of two centres, one in the coastal city of Durban and another in Pietermaritzburg, some 75 kilometres inland.


Programmes
Accreditations
93% of students recommend
18 reviews
Housing
3.3/5
All experiences (18)
Student life
4.2/5
5 stars (6)
Academic
3.3/5
4 stars (6)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (0)
Expenses
3.8/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
3.8/5
1 star (0)
I'm actually only going to study in Durban starting from Aug 2002, therefore do not refer to any of the comments above. If there's anybody who has been in Durban or will go there in the future and wants to give tips or exchange ideas you can email me. I'm going there through a programme in Sosiology studies organised by the German University. Jippii! Read Review
suski77, Finland

1 2-star review of University of Natal

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Review by Susanna, Albert-Ludwigs-Universtšt Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Social Sciences, GSP
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:
Arranged by:
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:
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
none
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ACADEMIC    
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
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before:
My level after:
Personal comments:
n/a
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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:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits:
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was the same price as 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...
n/a
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:
n/a



FINAL COMMENTS

I'm actually only going to study in Durban starting from Aug 2002, therefore do not refer to any of the comments above. If there's anybody who has been in Durban or will go there in the future and wants to give tips or exchange ideas you can email me. I'm going there through a programme in Sosiology studies organised by the German University. Jippii!
This review is the opinion of an iAgora member, and not of iAgora itself
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