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4.22 / 5 based on 141 reviews
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Nathalie
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Edinburgh
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Speaking english did not pose a problem for me. However, spending a year in an english-speaking environment is still a great opportunity to get even better. The Scottish dialect is difficult to understand but all teachers at uni as well as most students speak Oxford english.
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Nathalie
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Edinburgh
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
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Overall, Housing, Travel, Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Nathalie
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Edinburgh
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
none
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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
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Nathalie
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Edinburgh
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known more about the actual costs involved.
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Edinburgh offers a great academic programm. The courses are generally interesting and offer a good general overview.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Edinburgh is a beautiful city but be prepared for long, dark and windy winters where you are basically confined home. Setting up a bank account requires a lot of effort and is completely useless. A money transfer is more expensive than wihdrawing money with you own card. Try to avoid seeing a doctor there. Try to travel as much as possible. Loch Ness is generally considered a must but St Andrews and the Highlands are also worth a visit. Glasgow is popluar for shopping but personally I did not like it at all.
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Nathalie
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Edinburgh
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: 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
none
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Nathalie
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Edinburgh
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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