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Tilburg University (KUB)

Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, Warandelaan 2 - Postbus 90153, 5000 Le Tilburg, THE Netherlands
3.94 / 5 based on 306 reviews.
Description:
Tilburg University (Katholieke Universiteit Brabant), founded in 1927, was originally a School of Economics. It is now a fully-accredited government financed university with almost 10,000 students. Tilburg University is a dynamic university with top-level research and excellent education programmes developed according to a special educational model called 'Student Centred Instruction' (Student Gericht Onderwijs). Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
88% of students recommend
306 reviews
Housing
3.6/5
All experiences (306)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (66)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (156)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (78)
Expenses
3.2/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
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306 reviews of Tilburg University

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HOUSING    
by Wojciech, The Poznań University of Economics, Poznan, Poland
Management Information Systems, Scholarship
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? The most exciting thing was to live with 16 other international students, simply social live, possibility to make friends were the most important factors why I consider it a good place to live.
Personal comments:
Pretty good arranged, but there were two drawbacks: 1. I had to sign my contract with company WonenMiddenBrabant, which provides accommodation for foreign students on behalf of the university prior to see the room I was renting. They also arrange rooms for students outside the campus, so if you are not lucky, you will have to stay all period away from the campus. 2. The costs were much higher than for Dutch students for the same or even slightly worse type of accommodation, in my opinion too high. But overall it was pretty OK.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Blanca, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Business Studies, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
In the city town you have lots of things to do. You can go to many places to meet with friends. We used to go to a pub in the centre called Lamme Goedzak, where all the Erasmus parties were organised; there we met all the international people.We also went to the Cafe Bolle, to the Cafe Philip and many other pubs next to them in the centre of Tilburg. The ESN Tilburg could not be better, they organised really good events and parties for the Erasmus students. It was a great experience in a great city where I could learn more about the dutch culture and about many other cultures.
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ACADEMIC    
by Malgorzata, The Poznań University of Economics, Poznan, Poland
Marketing and Sales Management, company scholarship
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
sometimes it says that the course will be open to everybody but later it might turn out that it is closed for international students (no place for us). in general the level of English is high. I really liked International Management, Comparative Management, International financial management



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
the access to all English tought courses for international students might be better

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by Blanca, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Business Studies, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
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 knowledge
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 local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
It is obvious that after one year as an Erasmus student I have improved my language and communication skills considerably. My english was good when I came to The Netherlands, but after my international study experience in this country I have no problems at all in any areas to speak in english. There are many factors that have helped me to improve my english. First of all I had all my courses in english in Tilburg University, I could learn a lot in all the classes and I had to study all the courses in english. Being surrounded by international people was also an important factor to improve my english. The Netherlands and Tilburg University have helped me to improve my communication and personal skills: I learnt more not only about english but also about other many cultures, and I am sure that all this can help me in my future professional career.
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EXPENSES    
by Andre, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Management Science, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
The prices are generally higher in the Netherlands and since I had the chance I travelled a lot in the Neteherlands.
Travel, Food, Telephone, Housing, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Lunch at the cantina (mensa) and dinner at home with itms bought on the supermarket. There are three supermaket chains clearly directed to different social economic customers. I recommend the Heida (do not recall very well if it is exactly this name) chain. If you want to travel in the netehrlands the railways are just amazing. They have special tickets that allow you to save a lot of money.
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OVERALL    
by Andre, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Management Science, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Nothing.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
I think it is a great experience going to Tilburg. It has good teachers, a great library, excellent access to the internet and all the services at the University are very well organized. Dutch people are very nice. You will have also the chance to be ina interbnational environment and to know more about the Neteherlands and their culture. Go for it!



FINAL COMMENTS

While in the Netherlands, use the train. I recommend you visit several palvces in the Netherlands, because it is worth it: Amsterdam, Utrecht, Maastricht, Roterdam, The Hague (Den Haag), you name it! Train is efficient and it takes you everywhere. There are special tickets that makes travelling not so expensive. If you want to go a little bit further, Belgium and Germany are right there, and Paris is not so far from Tilburg either.
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