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Bayrische Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet

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4.28 / 5 based on 89 reviews
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gsurw
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Bayrische Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The German as a foreign language courses were really good - especially considering the wide ability range that they catered for.
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gsurw
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Bayrische Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I spent a lot on travel as I wanted to make the most of this opportunity to see as much of Germany as I could. Wuerzburg has reasonably low living costs so this was less expensive.
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Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Nightlife, Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I was just surprised by the initial outlay. I could only take 25 kilos of stuff on the plane with me so had to buy all my plates and saucepans and everything once I got there. Thankfully my flatmates had lots of stuff (like a hoover, not provided in German halls) and they let me borrow everything I needed.
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gsurw
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Bayrische Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
It's very hard to find out what courses are on offer and whether they are suitable for you. Try and get hold of the big course list (available to buy in the bookshops) before you start and then go and visit each department as soon as you can for a more detailed course list.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
I would like to see more help given to Erasmus students in choosing courses.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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gsurw
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Bayrische Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That its just the little things you're not used to that get hard sometimes. When I first went into bars and got table service, for example, I didn't understand the tipping system and just thought "why can I not get my own drink like at home". However, by the time I got back to England I was thinking "where's the waiter/ess!"
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I think its a nice town and there are plenty of opportunities for travel but if you are serious about your studies it may not be for you. It was very hard to find the right courses to take.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Where you go isn't so important, what makes it are the people you meet so get out there and join everything you can, make an effort with everyone you meet. Its also the best way to improve your language skills.
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gsurw
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Bayrische Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Airport nightclub outside of town was great! A big rambling maze of a place (so hold on to your friends tightly!) but with a good atmosphere and a wide variety of music.
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gsurw
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Bayrische Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Its a lot easier being on campus and town was just a 15 minute bus ride away.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was great value and really nice accomodation. I was sharing a flat with two other German girls who I got on brilliantly with but I can see that if you didn't get on so well with your flatmates it could be difficult.
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