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Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (KUN)

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4.19 / 5 based on 135 reviews
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CÚcilia
UniversitÚ Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris III, Paris, France
Law, Comparative / Law with Languages, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
3.8/5
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Courses of law and political sciences in English: quite difficult but very interesting and worth taking these courses. The courses of German are very difficult to follow for French people, because the level of German in the Netherlands is very very high.
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CÚcilia
UniversitÚ Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris III, Paris, France
Law, Comparative / Law with Languages, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
2.5/5
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
Housing: I used to live at my parent's! Telephone: we all lived in the same area and rather had a bike ride than a phone call!Nightlife: more nightlife when not at parent's house! Food: used to be more expensive than in France (not true anymore because of price war in Dutch supermarkets)
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Housing, Food, Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than 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
Books are far more expensive than in France (cf. French law on book prices) and not always available in the university libraries! Many computers available at university. Pay attention: in some banks, you need to pay to close your account before the end of the first year after its opening!
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CÚcilia
UniversitÚ Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris III, Paris, France
Law, Comparative / Law with Languages, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Don't hesitate to follow courses in different faculties! Pay attention to the level and the resources (come courses taught in English require to read Dutch reading materials!)
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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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CÚcilia
UniversitÚ Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris III, Paris, France
Law, Comparative / Law with Languages, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No. More information from my home university about ECTS, course requirements, etc...
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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
1
Culture
2
Costs
4
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
1
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Very good university, good level of the course. Please pay attention, there's a housing crisis in Nijmegen: If you expect the International relations department of the KUN to provide you with housing, be among the first ones to send your application file (June /july)!!!
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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
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
It's rare to manage to make Dutch friends, you usually spend most of your time with other Erasmus students... But the international student association (led by Dutch students) is very well organized and organizes events and trips throughout the Netherlands every month: it's impossible to escape social life;-) To conclude, the experience abroad will bring you at least as much as the course themselves.
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CÚcilia
UniversitÚ Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris III, Paris, France
Law, Comparative / Law with Languages, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
5.0/5
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
Travel: Amsterdam, Maastricht during carnival time, Utrecht, Keukenhof...
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CÚcilia
UniversitÚ Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris III, Paris, France
Law, Comparative / Law with Languages, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Best price for good location
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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