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Universidade de Coimbra

152 reviews
4.23 / 5 based on 152 reviews
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Madita S
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I didn' t know where I was going to end up. I didn' t even know wether to bring my own sheets! I would have like to know that. For the rest: It is always useful to take a ( in my case )Dutch - Portuguese grammarbook.
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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
3
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
If you can, try to follow classes in the old buildings. They are beautiful!! Do remember though to bring a pillow or something..The wooden benches get hard as stone after sitting on them for 2 hours!!:)
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Going to Coimbra was fun, but don' t expect too much though. Most people from outside Portugal will regard to Coimbra as a village. It thrives on the students, there' s not much else. Advice: The Tourist Information is very helpful and they are used to exchange students etc. They are well informed and can get you good information on what to go do and see!
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Riccardo G
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
Just a bit of basic language grammar rules.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It's good organized, but I think that if you're searching for a good studyin experience to encrease your knowledge, choose another country.
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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
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Portugal is small and during wee-ends coimbra get empty; so use your wee-ends to visit the country! Both north and south has cities to see and things to do. Not miss Porto nor Lisbon. Portuguese peolpe is wonderful, they usually speak a good english ('cause they see films in mother tongue) and they know how to receive peolpe. They're always ready to help you, to give tips and to show the beauties of their country.
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s9809525
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
There was a language course in September just before the university courses started which would have proved very helpful but I wasn't aware of it's existence.
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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
3
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Relax! verythinghere is slower than in Britain. to give an example, teachers arrive to classes about 30 min late every day.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Generally there's good internet access anywhere you go here and a good way of meeting people is by joining societies. A good one is the rowing society which is really friendly.
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Great historical school, in need of updates
Ricardo M
Portugal, Graduate
Law
Overall
Coimbra and the country are proud to have one of the oldest universities in Europe, the widely known University of Coimbra. Reformed long ago, the Law Faculty is the oldest in the country and a living museum. Great traditional student life is a motive to see the city in first person. It is truly magical and centuries of teaching are still present today.
In terms of teaching, it has the same flow. The Law course is old fashioned and doesn't follow the established rules of practical law, that are taught in Lisbon or Oporto. Coimbra school needs to update itself to our times, refreshing its course with new ways and methods of teaching that can prepare the students to an everyday life in the field of law.
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Pros
Great History; Tradition; Touristic Spot; Culture
Cons
Outdated- Old fashioned ways of teaching
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Great historical school, in need of updates
Ricardo M
Portugal, Graduate
Law
Overall
Coimbra and the country are proud to have one of the oldest universities in Europe, the widely known University of Coimbra. Reformed long ago, the Law Faculty is the oldest in the country and a living museum. Great traditional student life is a motive to see the city in first person. It is truly magical and centuries of teaching are still present today.
In terms of teaching, it has the same flow. The Law course is old fashioned and doesn't follow the established rules of practical law, that are taught in Lisbon or Oporto. Coimbra school needs to update itself to our times, refreshing its course with new ways and methods of teaching that can prepare the students to an everyday life in the field of law.
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Pros
Great History; Tradition; Touristic Spot; Culture
Cons
Outdated- Old fashioned ways of teaching
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madeliev
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Biology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
it does get cold and wet in Portugal!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
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
4
Personal recommendation
Don't expect to find the Oxford of Portugal. They might call it that, but it isn't. Yes, it is old and the old university is beautiful (if you study law, you're lucky to have lessons there!), but the level of education isn't Oxford-wise!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Don't expect to find a big city, when you go to Coimbra. It's small, but cosy! It's easy to meet other foreign students. You'll learn to appreciate the academic traditions, although they might seem odd in the beginning. Visit Lisbon, it's a beautiful city and easy to reach by bus (or train, but bus is cheaper). Go to Figueira da Foz, by train, and enjoy a walk along the beach in February! And just enjoy your stay, it's worth it!
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