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Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) reviews

634 reviews
3.96 / 5 based on 634 reviews
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Good university, master's course are ok but lack practical vision
Patricia
Spain, Graduate
Sociology
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
4.0/5
Overall
I studied a master in " Social Policy, Employment and Welfare" at UAB and in general was positive with some issues. The university is very big and technological, has an open approach to teachers and a  lot of opportunities to learn. The master´s content adresses a lot of important social issues and is very broad, which helps a full understanding of social context. In overall I recomend with some advices, for example having a more practical emphasis.
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Pros
International University, good relationship student-teacher, open to new ideas, relevant content of master degree
Cons
should be more practical
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Biotechnology Studies in UAB
Xavier
Spain, Undergraduate
Biotechnology
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
4.0/5
Overall
The courses are very interesting, you have the explanations on the official page of the university with the discussed topics. They usually are theoretical courses combined with participative exercises. The courses are mostly in Catalan and some in Spanish. There are laboratory courses of each course, which helps to implement what you learned. Maybe it lacks some govern funding, which translates into not so advanced tools.
The people are very open and friendly if you also are.
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Pros
People, courses, teachers
Cons
Funding
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Caroline
Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Living abroad for the first time is a difficult experience as it brings much change and you need to know how to cope alone with life in a foreign country.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
The Universidad Autonoma is academically a good university but it´s location could be better as it is a long way out of the city of Barcelona and can prove to be quite isolated.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
1
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Before studying abroad for the first time it is important to be fully aware of what is involved. Calculate living expenses, make sure you have social contacts in case you are ever in need and plan your stay, ie. places you want to visit etc. in order to make the most of your time abroad.
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Sonja
Hogeschool van Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
They should pay more attention to international students. The information available about courses etc. should be in Spanish and not in Catalan.
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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
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
You have to be patient in the Spanish culture. Not everything is that well organised and you often have to go through a lot in order to get something organised. It´s part of the culture so you take it or leave it.If you want to do a lot, go out, etc. you will need at least around 200Euros a week (including rent) Try not to live in the city centre (La Ramble, Borne) because you always have to keep an eye on your belongings, you´ll feel a lot safer in for example Gracia.
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Samantha
UCP, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Tourism, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Alright, it's kind of hard responding to these questions since it is the first ever i've been living on my own. But what i can tell is: Food - cheaper in Spain, but the diversity of products not as good as in France. Telephone - we couldn't get a real contract one, because we weren't staying 18 month. so we had to get used to the prepaid cell phone. Which meant getting used to not call as much as i did back in France since Prepaid cards are really not advantageous. Housing - the prices of rent are cheaper than in France. But compared to a couple of years ago got more higher. Personally we had a 110m² and paid 1200euros per month divided by the 4 of us. It wasn't bad at all. Plus it was located in a great area of Barcelona. Nightlife - obviously cheaper than in France, Paris. Travel - cheaper because gas cost less than in France. And then because in general the standard of living is cheaper. Overall - to me cheaper BUT still spent more than in Paris. I would say honestly aroung 700€ is good to not worry too much about the money.
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Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Telephone, Nightlife, Travel:
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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Mi experiencia hasta ahora
Maria
Spain, Undergraduate
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
4.0/5
Overall
Estoy estudiando 2do curso de Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas en esta universidad. Tengo que decir que estoy encantada con la carrera, las asignaturas y los profesores. Es una carrera que pide mucha dedicación y pasión tanto en los estudios como en las prácticas, ya que requiere una constante formación del individuo. La UAB te permite adquirir ambas cosas cuando estas estudiando.
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Pros
La calidad del profesorado
Cons
Actividades prácticas en las asignaturas
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