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Universität des Saarlandes (UDS)

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3.92 / 5 based on 84 reviews
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Annamaria
University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universität des Saarlandes
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It looks very daunting at first, but with time and especially through interacting with german students, I really improved
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Annamaria
University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universität des Saarlandes
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Prices are simply lower
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Telephone, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Overall, Food, Housing:
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
Save throughout the year for a trip you want to do at the end
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Annamaria
University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universität des Saarlandes
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Try and choose courses offered by the European INstitute
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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
Overall
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Annamaria
University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universität des Saarlandes
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Take a lot of photographs for the bureaucracy there
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
The international scene in Saarbruecken is really positive, and everybody was helpful
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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
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
3
Final comments
Try and mix with teh local student body as much as possible. Other excahnge students are helpful too, but I believe it is better to have both german abd non-german friends
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Annamaria
University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universität des Saarlandes
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The best club in town was "Garage". The best cafe perhaps Perspectives
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Annamaria
University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universität des Saarlandes
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I believe it is better to live in the city-centre in a own flat. It gives you more independence
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was quite fun, as the was a very intense student life.
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