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Karl Franzens Universität Graz (KFUNIGRAZ) reviews

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4.22 / 5 based on 224 reviews
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anonymous
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I was surprised about my ability to speak German. I hadn´t expected to cope that well. At the begin I was a little shy and was affraid to make mistakes but that changed very quickly. I had a lot of contacts with austrian students and therefore I was obliged to speak German all the time. I also had contacts with Englishmen and Frenchmen but we spoke German most of the time. I learned a lot of new expressions and words.
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anonymous
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I bought my food in the cheapest store in town and hardly ever used the telephone because it was too expensive. The accomodationfee was much higher than at home and the drinks in cafes where very expensive compared to what I pay at home. Graz is a fairly big city and therefore I had to use the public transport every day. At home I don´t use it that much.
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
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
You can buy a second-hand bicycle for the time you are in Graz. They are fairly cheap and then you don´t have to use public transport. You can sell it again when you leave. Hofer is the cheapest supermarket in town but you can´t find everything there and you have to be carefull with vegetables (they might not be good anymore).Merkur is also cheap and you can find almost everything there.
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anonymous
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
It is best to first visit the course a few times before deciding which course to take. The level of the language-courses that are open to all students is very low.If you want to attend a seminar, make sure that you can speak German pretty good. They expect you to participate actively.
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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
It would be better if the shedules were more complete. Some courses that were on the shedule weren´t thaught in the wintersemester and the roomnumbers and the hours weren´t always correct. It would also be better if the examsystem were less chaotic. Sometimes I didn´t know the exact date of the exam two weeks before it would take place. It is hard to make a proper planning that way.
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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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anonymous
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Of the courses I followed in Graz only two were accepted by my home-university and I hardly found any matching courses. I didn´t know that beforhand and was really disappointed because I studied a lot in Graz and it was a waste of time.
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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
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
The atmosphere amongst the students is wonderfull and the city is beautifull. The professors are very friendly and helpfull. The level however is not that high (in comparison to my home-university) and it is a bit chaotic.
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
1
Final comments
It is very important to make contacts not only with exchangestudents but also with Austrians. The studentsorganisation organises a lot of trips (to Vienna, Prag, Budapest,...). You shouldn´t miss them. It is best to come a week before the courses start. That way you can get to know the city and visit the most beautifull places ( Schloßberg, Hauptplatz, Schloß Eggenberg,...) without having to hurry.
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anonymous
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Every friday there was an Erasmusstammtisch for the Erasmusstudents. That was a good occasion to meet friends. A lot of austrian students were there too. I also frequently visited the latin-american bar Latinos. It has a great atmosfere and some dancingspace. The Kulturhauskeller is the place to be when you really want to dance. It is worth the 25 ATS entrance-fee.The irish pubs are always crowded and they play great music there. In the city-park there is a small cafe. Especially in autumn, when it is still warm it is great to sit on the terrace. The Urbanikeller is also very trendy.
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anonymous
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
I had good contacts there with the other Erasmus-students and the austrian students. I believe that it would have been different in an apartment or in a family. Social contacts are very important to me.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
There were a lot of facilities for students (computerrooms,libraries,studentsrestaurant).Only the acces was sometimes hard. I´ve had to wait several times because al computers were taken. I couldn´t find any vegetarian meals in the restaurant.
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