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Tilburg University (KUB)

329 reviews
4.04 / 5 based on 329 reviews
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Sabine M
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
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
none
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Sabine M
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
close to university
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
costs are to high, it is very noisy (17 students live together at one floor)
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Sabine M
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
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
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Sabine M
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
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
Dutch people have a good knowledge of English which can be very helpful. The problem is that it isn't possible to hear English the whole day because Dutch is the first language in the Netherlands and so the learning effect is lower. There are a lot of exchange students in Tilburg which makes communication very interesting and after some time your explanation skills improve automatically.
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Sabine M
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
Dutch people are 'bikemaniacs'.
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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
3
Culture
2
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Everything at this university is well-organized so that you will never feel lost especially at the beginning of your stay. It is very easy to find friends from all over the world because of the high number of exchange students there.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Amsterdam is the most beautiful city in the Netherlands - you have to go there! Be careful of the housing organistion Wonenbreburg. A lot of my friends and also I had problems during my stay concerning extension of the contract or payment.
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Sabine M
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
travel: because I wanted to visit nice towns which are located very close to Tilburg. telephone: I used the internet to stay into contact with friends in my home country.
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Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall, Food:
was the same price as 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
none
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