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Tartu Ülikool

44 reviews
4.04 / 5 based on 44 reviews
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Magnus
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Tartu Ülikool
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Ehm, it was allright, many Estonians speak English, but are also happy when you try to speak Estonian to them.
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Magnus
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Tartu Ülikool
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
There is a big difference in costs of living between Scandinavia and the Baltics.
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Telephone, Travel, Overall, Housing, Nightlife, Food:
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
Just go there since it's so cheap.
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Magnus
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Tartu Ülikool
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Check who is the teacher of any taught class.
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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
Yes, a couple since it's only been an independent university for ten years after the Soviet collapse.
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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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Magnus
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Tartu Ülikool
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That it's difficult to be away from girlfriend for a semester.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Go there and see for yourself if you are curious.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Make sure you visit Tallinn and Riga while in Tartu.
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Magnus
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Tartu Ülikool
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: 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
There aren't many places in town. So the Wilde is one of the must-visits.
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Magnus
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Tartu Ülikool
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Because you meet a lot of people living in a dorm.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It's pretty good and clean, but tiny.
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