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Universiteit Gent (RUG)

Ghent University, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium
4.06 / 5 based on 246 reviews.

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89% of students recommend
246 reviews
Housing
4.0/5
All experiences (246)
Student life
4.5/5
5 stars (90)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (108)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (48)
Expenses
3.5/5
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I'm happy that i was there and I want come back to Gent. It is a great place, perfect spot for travelling.The weather is not so perfect but you can always used to. Read Review
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246 reviews of Universiteit Gent

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HOUSING    
by Katarzyna, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Marketing and Sales Management, 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: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Despite poor facilities on campus there are one main advantage: people. Most of the students are exchenge students that help both to find all needed information and to deal with a diverse international group of people every day.
Personal comments:
As I mentioned above, facilities here are rather poor: rooms are small, there is no laundry, kitchen is not sufficiently equiped for such a big group of students and campus itself is located at the very end of the city. However, there are also facilities like gym, student restaurant and common room at every floor that are definitely an advantage. What is more, the house is clean.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Anna, Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego, Warsaw, Poland
Food Science and Technology, 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: Student life dominates the city
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal comments:
There is a lot that kind of places. on monday most of students go to Pinuts, on Wednesday Porter House. during all week if you want have party you must just go on Overportstraat :) When the weather is nice and spring is coming all of students go on Graslei :)Ooo Gent is a city which you can discovere each day sth new:)I think everyone can find own places, pubs, cafe/chocotale places. It is amazing city and i miss everything in Gent.That city stole my heart.
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ACADEMIC    
by tdonn, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
4th and 5th year, 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:
If you come, you can choose between courses of the 4th and 5th year. In the 5th year, there is no design project in the 2nd semester! You may do the 4th year design project with stéphane Beel. If you like urban design, go to the 4th year right away. If you like detailling, go to the 5th year in the 2nd semester. Oral exams can mostly be also made in English. The lessons are normally in Dutch, so a tiny bit of Dutch may help. Olmost everyone speaks English and French fluently which is extremely helpful. Never be afraid to ask since courses may be changed quickly by the staff.



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:
The department is very small. There are -up to now- no real possibilities to choose from (But that's supposed to change). Many Belgian students are veryoung and very shy at first, but I met a lot of really nice and funny people.

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by tdonn, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
4th and 5th year, 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: Dutch
Was learning Dutch a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your Dutch?
My level before:
My level after:
Personal comments:
Since Dutch is not one of the "big"languages, people are used to talk English or Dutch with foreigners. So there is never a problem if you have questions. But people like it when you try to talk Dutch even if English would be easier. If you kmow German, Dutch is not too hard, and after all, Dutch is an important language in the international scene of architecture. There is no Flemish language, it is just an accent (like British and American English) and it sound nicer than the Dutch spoken in the Netherlands. There is a university language center. You get one course for free, if you want to do more, it is really expensive. There is only evening courses for the first two levels. If you want to go on, you ight run into difficulties with the schedule of your lessons
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EXPENSES    
by Katarzyna, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Marketing and Sales Management, 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:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
The prices concerning such categories as food, housing, nightlife and travel are much more higher in Belgium than in Poland.
Travel, Food, Housing, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
I have to say I was not surprise as far as financial side of studying abroad is concerned. What is more, in my opinion being one year in Belgium is worth to use all opportunities provided in that country - not to try save money but earn it before or during staying here. However, if I was to indicate any cost-saving tips: students should bring as much food as possible from home; to rent a bike is cheaper than public transport; if only possible- live on campus instead of finding a room or house on private market.
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OVERALL    
by Godheart, Buea University, Buea, Cameroon
Management Science, University Agreement
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...
I wish i had known the local language and the culture.
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:
That there be more staff at the foreign student registration desk especially at the beginning of the academic year. And that more courses be offered in English too and not only limited to dutch. It will make the University more international.



FINAL COMMENTS

It was a great experience studying in this University and in this Country. It has changed my life completely to what i never expected. I am very happy with these changes and hope to make good use of them. I advise new comers to learn the language immediately upon arrival otherwise they will be alsmost lost in this environment.
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