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Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (KUN)

135 reviews
4.19 / 5 based on 135 reviews
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Elaine
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
5.0/5
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 the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
At the start of the year a Social Dutch course was offered to the international students. I took this course and found it very useful but there is very little need to speak Dutch in the Netherlands and in fact finding anyone willing to converse in your limited Dutch compared to their fluent English is near impossible, even when out shopping, asking directions etc.
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Elaine
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
When at university at home i live with my parents and the opportunities to travel while on your erasmus exchenge are too good to pass up.
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Housing, Overall, Telephone, Food, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as 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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Elaine
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
3.8/5
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
Overall
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Elaine
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The extent to which English is so widely spoken in the Netherlands.
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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
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
KUN has a very international outlook and the Erasmus programme is very well organised, from the introduction programme when you first arrive to the arrangements to have results sent back to your home university. Everyone goes out of their way to help you and the student bodies such as Elsa and the SZG are very helpful and fun.
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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
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
4
Final comments
I would definately recommend the Erasmus programme to all students and if you are looking to go to a country where you can learn in English the Netherlands and specifically Nijmegen would be an excellent choice.
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Elaine
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Law, Undergraduate, 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
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
During my stay the Irish bar O'Sheas was the designated Erasmus meeting place, with special Erasmus nights on a wednesday which were not to be missed.
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Elaine
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Law, Undergraduate, 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?
This gave me the opportunity to live with Dutch students and experience typical Dutch student life.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Erasmus students are very well catered for.
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