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Hochschule der Künste Berlin

17 reviews
3.65 / 5 based on 17 reviews
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Tim T
University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Hull, United Kingdom
Photography, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I found I spoke more in French than in German as all the Germans know English very well (and even corrected mine) whilst with the other students from Spain and France I spoke to in French.
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Tim T
University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Hull, United Kingdom
Photography, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Nightlife was slightly more expensive but also I was going out a lot more. Food was very cheap and travel wonderfully cheap.
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Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Tim T
University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Hull, United Kingdom
Photography, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
That I should have stayed longer.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
The HDK is great for independent people, but if you are an artist or on a creative course the mix of people and work will inspire you.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
The German Admin was rather difficult to deal with, but don't take it personally. And go to Berlin in the Summer time.
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Michael H
Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Design (Fashion, Graphic, Industrial, Web), Masters, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
that computer students are difficult people.
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In my opinion:
Stay home.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
the media arts department is very competetive and full of difficult people.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
if you want to learn something - stay home if you want to have a good time in a big city: its the place
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anonymous
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico
Sociology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
berlin
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
creo que esta universidad cuenta con un alto nivel academico y por eso quiero ingresar a ella.
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The reputation is better than the quality
Dirk E
Portugal, Graduate
Communication and Information Sciences
Overall
Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftskommunikation at HdK used to have a fantastic reputation when I started studying. But in those days the quality, the content and some of the professors were rather disappointing. 

But I did enjoy the high number of practical tests and especially all classes of Prof. Rucktäschl
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Pros
practical tests, campus
Cons
content of classes, quality of courses
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