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Université de Genève (UNIGE)

Université de Genève, Relations Internationales, 24, rue du Général-Dufour, CH-1211 Genève 4, Switzerland, Geneva
3.84 / 5 based on 102 reviews.
Description:
L'Université est un établissement public de la République et Canton de Genève. Elle exerce les fonctions d'enseignement, de recherche et de service vis-à-vis de la communauté, définies dans la Loi sur l'Université du 26 mai 1973. De par sa vocation et celle de Genève, ville internationale, elle a aussi une mission d'ouverture vers l'Europe et le monde.


Programmes
Accreditations
78% of students recommend
102 reviews
Housing
3.6/5
All experiences (102)
Student life
3.9/5
5 stars (24)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (36)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (42)
Expenses
2.9/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
These few onths on this university where the best time of my life,i will never regret that i chose to come here,it is one life time experience Read Review
cs98cv1, Cyprus

102 reviews of Université de Genève

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HOUSING    
by Trine, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, Erasmus
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: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Having lived in Geneva for a year before I began to study in Denmark, I still had some great friends there who helped me find accomodation. I shared the apartment with a great guy, who is now one of my closest friends.
Personal comments:
It is extremely difficult to find accomodation in Geneva, and I was informed by the university that they would not be able to help me in that regard.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Trine, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, 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: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Having lived in Geneva previously, I was, of course, already familiar with the city and knew all the great night spots and cafés. In my opinion, the best cafés are the ones in la vieille ville where there is a great atmosphere. During the summertime, the lake is, of course, a favourite spot for most people. My favourite night clubs are Shakers in la Vieille Ville and la Sipe.
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ACADEMIC    
by Trine, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, Erasmus
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:
I very much enjoyed my course on cinematography, which focused primarily on the screen adaptation of the works of Marcel Proust.



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:
As a new student in Geneva, it would have been nice to have had some more guidance. I actually found that exchange students were left a bit to their own devices. Fortunately, I already had many friends in Geneva, who either studied at the University or worked, and hence I always had somebody to turn to.

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by Trine, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, 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: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
The first time that I lived in Geneva, I spoke French fluently. However, having studied English for three years at my home university and in Limerick, I felt a need to go on an exchange to Geneva (although this is uncommon during one's minor subject) to brush up my oral French skills. I had to return to Denmark just before Christmas because I had examinations at my home university in January that I had studied for concomitant with my studies in Geneva.
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EXPENSES    
by Trine, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Humanities, 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:
Other
Other sources of funding:
I received a university grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Because it was vital for me to spend time with my friends that I had not seen for four years. Moreover, I also met some new great friends who had never been to Switzerland before, and who therefore wanted me to show them around!
Housing, Nightlife, Overall, Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Switzerland is quite expensive compared to many other European countries and it might be worthwhile to go to France for groceries if one has a car at one's disposition.
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OVERALL    
by Christina, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Computer Science/IT, Independent
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...
Learn about this place before
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
really good



FINAL COMMENTS

These few onths on this university where the best time of my life,i will never regret that i chose to come here,it is one life time experience
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