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3.89 / 5 based on 99 reviews
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Van
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitetet i Bergen
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Dutch
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Dutch a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The UIB offers special language and culture classes for free to foreign students!This you should not miss! It is a nice way to get to know norway and the norwegian people.
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Van
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitetet i Bergen
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
You are in a Scandinavian country! the living standard is pretty high compared to most other (European) countries. Especially alcohol and tabaco are heavily taxed! But in many occassions you get a fat discount (-50%) on display of your NORWEGIAN studentcard (trains, bus, museums, travelling arrangements,...) USE IT!
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Overall, Telephone, Travel, Nightlife, Food, Housing:
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
You are best of (and cheapest) when you stay at one of the Studenthomes of SIB (university housing dep.)I stayed at Fantoft, which is the biggest one with most international students (5km from city center). Go to Freetex for second-hand stuff to decorate your new place, or IKEA in Asane (outside Bergen, 20min. by bus)
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Van
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitetet i Bergen
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The special SAS courses (Scandinavian Area Studies) for foreign students are basic and lack some up-to-date indepth information.
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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
The UIB is trying to have mixed classes now with foreign and norwegian students, this is a good start!
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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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Van
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitetet i Bergen
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I was well informed by the hostuniversity (they sended me brochures and maps for upon arrival,...) very well organised!
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The university is located in a very nice city between 7 mountains and the biggest fjords of Norway (Hardanger and Sognefjord nearby!) it's beautiful I can tell you!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
If you have time, money and made good budies to go travelling around, you should take the Interrail pass for Scandinavia! It gives you 12 days of travelling around in Norway, Sweden and Finland for a quite cheap deal! I made a 5000km trip via Oslo-Trondheim-Narvik-Helsinki-Stockholm-Oslo-Bergen, which was just fantastic! (best time to travel is may-june)
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Van
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitetet i Bergen
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
You should definitely go to USF(old sardine factory) where they have many concerts and cultural events! If you like more hardrock music, then the famous "Hullen" bar in a cave(!) is the place for you! Many other cozy places to go to (Cafe V÷gen, next to it you have Mr Bean coffee house,...)
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Van
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitetet i Bergen
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
It is the best place yo meet new people from the start. Especially all Erasmus people come together here. I got the chance to meet some "local" norwegian students aswell!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
They offer pretty good and reasonable priced housing, at 5 km from University. The accomodation is old but practical and has a nice atmosphere to it from the 70's!
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