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Universiteit Leiden

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3.83 / 5 based on 180 reviews
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Dhanalakshmi
University of Madras, Chennai, India
Law, International, Graduate, University Agreement
Universiteit Leiden
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Medium os language is english which is same. So, no problem.
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Dhanalakshmi
University of Madras, Chennai, India
Law, International, Graduate, University Agreement
Universiteit Leiden
1.2/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> A private grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
The cost of living is very high in Netherlands than India. Food and other basic things are extremely costly. I spend thrice the time I could get it i India, inspite of taking care of present exchange.
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Telephone, Food, Overall, Housing, Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Netherlands is thrice the time costly to India. So, I had to have lot of surprises in buying my basic food even. Milk and butter are ok. Others are very costly. So, no savings, only trying to avoid extra expenses
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Dhanalakshmi
University of Madras, Chennai, India
Law, International, Graduate, University Agreement
Universiteit Leiden
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
It is on International Taxation. There are very few universities which is running the program currently. So, it has very few universities for comparison. But the course package is as in good.
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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
Not much. There is a continuous improvenment which is seen in the centre. Thus its good to be.
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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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Dhanalakshmi
University of Madras, Chennai, India
Law, International, Graduate, University Agreement
Universiteit Leiden
3.8/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I have one more year to study. If the study is considered as investment, then confidently one could take it up.
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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
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Leiden is famous on its own. They have sincerity towards the reputation of the university and need of the students. They have been contimuously striving to give excellence. So most likely one could keep it in the list when you plan for abroad studies
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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
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Ask university what is the easy way to carry cash to the host country and about public transportation, living, etc. Otherwise in a new city, one tend to lose a lot in the initial days. Moreover, search for grants because, actaul expenditure always crosses estimated. Also, enquire well on weather and climate if it'lls uit you.
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Dhanalakshmi
University of Madras, Chennai, India
Law, International, Graduate, University Agreement
Universiteit Leiden
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Its canals every where here. So no boat ride missing. then..bicycling and eating. few theatres and churches around. But, Ofcourse a lot of museums...
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Dhanalakshmi
University of Madras, Chennai, India
Law, International, Graduate, University Agreement
Universiteit Leiden
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It provides enough silence and concentration to study. It develops independency in self-cooking, house-keeping and to be more responsible.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was done by the University through SLS wonen, a private agency for seeking housing. They charge 75$ which is slightly high, however, students new to the city find it convienient to avail the facility. The housing is carpeted and spacious with enough ventilation and good ambience. Caretaker at the apartment is helpful giving infos on the city and for safety.
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