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Universiteit Twente

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3.82 / 5 based on 141 reviews
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anonymous
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Mathematics, Graduate, Erasmus
Universiteit Twente
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
due to the fact that i'm german and german is quite close to dutch, i almost understand 60-70% of the people talking here, but i can't really speak, because my whole group at the university speeks english the whole time, in Macandra (housing) everybody speaks english and the contact to dutch people is quite limited. if you try your best in dutch they either reply in perfect german or english. everybody speaks english quite well, and most of the people speak german.
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anonymous
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Mathematics, Graduate, Erasmus
Universiteit Twente
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
accomodation is rather expensive, because i travel more i spend more (logically)
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Food, Housing, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
??? i can't think of any
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anonymous
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Mathematics, Graduate, Erasmus
Universiteit Twente
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
they offer a list of MSc-courses, which are tought in engish. it was not a problem to get into them, but you should contact a teacher and ask if the courses are offered during your period of stay here, because the internet is not always up-to-date, even though it is pretty good. it is also nice to take some courses in dutch: try it out!!
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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
no, i was very happy with how it is!! the teachers are good and help you very much if you have questions: nice people
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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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anonymous
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Mathematics, Graduate, Erasmus
Universiteit Twente
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
more about enschede itself. the city is not so great (in my opinion almost every other city in NL of the same size and bigger offers more ), and there is not so much to do. the university is pretty good.
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
if you want a good university and the city is second: come if you want a great life: go to utrecht, groningen, amsterdam, etc.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
at the university of twente and enschede the knowledge of dutch is not really helpful. don't worry if you don't. here is a student groupt called S.M.I.T. which you can contact all time if you have questions and problems all time. you'll get a personal mentor from them at your arrival, which is very nive they also offer some activities. travelling is mainly by train (connections are ok, proces are ok: they have a pretty good discount card here). you NEED a bike here. without bike you are noone: you won't get friends if you don't get yourself a bike ;-)
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anonymous
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Mathematics, Graduate, Erasmus
Universiteit Twente
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside 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
nice cafes/pubs: Rocks (rock), De Kikker (alternative), Friends (alternative), De Kater, Crash : the cafes and pubs are really nice 2. other places: none
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anonymous
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Mathematics, Graduate, Erasmus
Universiteit Twente
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: related to the university, but not on campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Macandra
Why?
the same, because close to the citycenter and very nice people there!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
the housing on campus are quite nice and have a great computer connection but they are a little far off the city center. i personally would chose Macandra (near the city-center) again. it consits of about 250 students (~80% exchange students). that is really nice to meet people and to chat. the facilities are not so great, dirty and old, expensive and small room. but for me the people were the most important thing. they are great!!
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