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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

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3.82 / 5 based on 893 reviews
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CÚsar M
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Languages
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 the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Denmark is almost a bilingual country, so it was not a problem to speak English there in the most of situations. About university, they offer courses in English language specifically. In fact, I was surprised some courses were in English but not in Danish, so Danish students have to do these courses in English if they were interested in them. This means this university really cares about English language skills of its students.
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CÚsar M
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Food: In general, Denmark is more expensive than Spain. Telephone: Surprisingly, phone calls ans SMSs are cheaper in Denmark. Housing: In Spain I live with my parents, so I don't pay anything. Nightlife: Copenhagen is more expensive than Madrid, but I looked for cheapest places for going out in Copenhagen. Travel: During my stay, I travelled to Copenhagen surrounding, Sweden and Berlin; Erasmus year it's time you want to travel.
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Food, Housing, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
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 couldn't get money in Sweden in a ATM with my Visa card, maybe because it is a debit card, but I didn't have such problem in Denmark. This was a specific problem, in general I have no problems.
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CÚsar M
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
There should be more copies of courses textbooks in the library for consulting, as they were so expensive to buy for an international student.
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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
More frequent public transport from university to Copenhagen at nights on weekdays.
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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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CÚsar M
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
Be able to ask Accommodation Office of university to live in Campus Village. In general, they look for and suggest any kind of accommodation for you (family, house, room, campus, etc.), and if you don't accept his suggestion, you have to look for on your own.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
2
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
If you are studying any kind of engineering, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet in Lyngby (10 kms from Copenhagen) is your university: Very good teaching method, media easily accesible, library, etc. This university cares about international students: It offers an introduction week before starting every semester, where you can meet other international students. A Danish student was assigned in order to help me in every problem I had and finally we become friends.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Travel as much as you can, Erasmus year is time to get to know other places, cultures and life styles (Denmark is very well located between Scandinavia and center Europe). Try to meet international friends, your English will improve surprisingly. Despite general opinions, you can find very very friendly people in Denmark, but you have to be prepared to meet the opposite: Very cold Danish people, who don't want to talk to you or become your friend. However, my main advice is you have to enjoy Erasmus experience staying abroad the whole year!!!
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CÚsar M
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel, Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
First of all, on campus there were lots of funs moments, as it has Campus Village, Cellar Bar on tuesdays, Red House parties every month and Kampsax student residence parties on thursdays. In Copenhagen, The Moose bar is very good to have some beers and chat with friends, Kulor Bar on fridays was very cheap (perfect for students, as Copenhagen is expensive), Copenhagen Business School parties on thursdays were very cool, and finally LA Bar, a disco-pub, not large, but near The Moose. For sightseeing, I recommend to visit Vor Frelsers Kirke church, near Christiania, and to go up to its highest point, were you can have a good view of Copenhagen. Also, Carlsberg museum is quite good, were you can taste 2 beers for 5Ç (in 2006). Don't forget to visit Tivoli in Christmas!!!
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CÚsar M
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Because it is where you can breathe the authentic Erasmus atmosphere, the most of the friends you meet live there and besides you live near university.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Although I would have preferred to live on campus, my house and its location (between university and Copenhagen city centre) were pretty good. The only negative thing was my host was not very friendly with me.
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