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Fachhochschule Augsburg

28 reviews
3.90 / 5 based on 28 reviews
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lenas
Keski-Pohjanmaan Ammattikorkeakoulu, Kokkola, Finland
Informatics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Other Erasmus-students lived in the same building and cost for rent were pretty OK.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
OK that this could be arranged, but negative that I had to pay for the full semester (6 months) although I only stayed for 5 months. Also, be sure to check when you can get your key, otherwise you might have to wait for a day or so to get in to your appartment.
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lenas
Keski-Pohjanmaan Ammattikorkeakoulu, Kokkola, Finland
Informatics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife, Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
My favourite bar: Murphy's Law. Irish, of course. Don't miss the Plärre in beginning of May. It's an amusement park open for a week with a lot of people and happenings.
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lenas
Keski-Pohjanmaan Ammattikorkeakoulu, Kokkola, Finland
Informatics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
none
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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
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lenas
Keski-Pohjanmaan Ammattikorkeakoulu, Kokkola, Finland
Informatics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
I had studied German for three years, but had not used it that much for almost 10 years. It quite quickly came back to me, though, and with the help of a big smile I managed most situations. The studies were different because we had courses both specially designed for foreign students and ordinary university courses. The teachers in courses for foreign students used a clear language and spoke quite slowly, so there was no problem there. As form the courses at the university - well, that's different in different areas. I chose an area I probably would have had trouble with even studying in my own mother tongue... My mistake... :)
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lenas
Keski-Pohjanmaan Ammattikorkeakoulu, Kokkola, Finland
Informatics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
The information I had about the campus and the university proved to be inadequate. Watch out, Internet sources are not the only ones to check!
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Talk to the teachers when you arrive. Explain that you are a foreigner, they will help you with where to find materials etc.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Check the Tourist information for information on local attractions. We were also able to get quite cheep train tickets (for travels within Bavaria, 5 persons ~ 20€).
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lenas
Keski-Pohjanmaan Ammattikorkeakoulu, Kokkola, Finland
Informatics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Costs of living in Germany and prices of food are slightly lower than in Finland. At the same time I wanted to take the chance to travel and look around so I clearly spent more money on that than I should have if in Finland.
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Food:
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
none
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