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McMaster University

38 reviews
4.21 / 5 based on 38 reviews
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Yen
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Performing Arts, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I did not have any problems with language and it was great that the university provided various activities for all the international students.
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Yen
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Performing Arts, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Long distnace phone calls and the desire to go on short vacations around the host country was the main reasons for an increased spending.
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Overall, Housing, Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
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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Yen
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Performing Arts, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
5.0/5
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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Yen
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Performing Arts, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I would have appreciated a local student as a guide for me to ask questions and to get familiar to the surroundings.
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It has a great campus, but it was a pity I was not able to stay on the campus. The teachers are great and be prepared for evening exams!
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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
4
Final comments
Watch out for bus strikes and take advantage of the travel offers for students.
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Yen
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Performing Arts, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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Yen
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Performing Arts, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
It would provide more opportunities to meet students from all over the world.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I was disappointed with the accomadation that was provided because my land lord failed to provide me with a clean mattress for my bed. He had left one with unrine patches that were emitting an odour. He subsequently replaced it without much haste.
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