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Host institution:
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Deakin University

Australia 2018/2019 Partner universities

Personal data
Mobility type:

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field of study:
Bussiness economy

Level of study during period of placement:

Language used:

Summer/winter school?:

Period of studies:
spring 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-02-14 - 2019-06-20

Number of months:

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
Foreign university website

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Application, cover letter and later on learning agreement

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
6 months

Did you need a visa?:

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
Valid passport

Length of wait for visa:
2 days

Fee for the visa:
Approximately 9000czk

Did you have a Learning Agreement signed before your departure?:

If not, why not?:

Before your departure did you know how your courses would be recognised by your home faculty?:
Yes I did

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:
Yes I did

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
Online, there were no restrictions for me

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:
Yes I did, 2 units out of 4

Does the school use the ECTS system?:

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
1 credit for each unit, 8 credit point per unit at MUNI

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
Same as MUNI, lectures and seminars (usually compulsory) and also online lectures, many assignments during the trimester (in form of reports)

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
Deakin University was more focused on practice rather than the theory

How did you receive study materials?:

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
I liked Event Management and Marketing Fundamentals, Personal Insight was also interesting and easy to pass

How well is the school library equipped?:
Well equipped and open 24/7

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
WiFi all over the campus, computers available in classrooms, usage of my laptop was quite essential for me

Options from printing and copying:
Printing is available in library for fee

Does the foreign school/student organisation arrange special events for exchange students?:

If yes then what?:
Day event such as “get to know Melbourne “ and day in Luna Park or bunch of parties

How would you assess your integration with the local students (evaluation like in school from 1 to 5 with 1 as highest):

or describe in your own words:
Exchange student do not have any special unit but take the same ones as local students

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
Shared house 3 km from school campus

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
485 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
Does not include gas, elections and water bills

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
Bring bed sheets

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
I arranged it a month before coming to Australia, for people who wants to live on campus, which has many positives even though it is very expensive, I recommend arranging it asap

What are the catering options?:
No school canteen, but many cafes on campus providing food

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
approximately 3 times more expensive

Transport to location of placement:
Trans, busses, trains. Very easy to use, do not go as often as in Brno and often late

Rough prices for transportation:
4 months transportation pass costed me approximately 4000czk (50%student discount included)

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Get the student discount ASAP

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
All listed above

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
VISA, good to have international driving licence

What health insurance did you use? (rough price, advantages, disadvantages, is it necessary to arrange insurance at the university other than your home (Czech) insurance?):
The school provides insurance (BUPA) 5000czk

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
I did not

Did you work during your studies?:
I did not

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
I do not know

Tips for free-time activities:
Student clubs, travelling

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
80000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
20000 CZK

Number of supported months:

Total number of months:

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
My finance

If you received another grant, state which and how much in CZK:

Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:

a/ amount of enrolment fee:

b/ amount of tuition fees:

c/ amount of other fees (which):

What was your average monthly expenditure?:
1150 AUD

a/ of which for accommodation:
800 AUD

b/ of which for catering:
50 AUD

c/ travel and recreation:
300 AUD

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:

Recognition of foreign studies at the home faculty
How many credits did you gain during your studies (in the system of the foreign school)?:

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:

Did you know in advance which of your courses would be recognised by your home faculty?:
Yes I did

What problems did you have with recognition?:

Overall assessment
Assessment of personal benefit (1 = excellent):

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
No I did not

What would you recommend to take with you:
I do not know

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
One huge campus with a lot of outside seating areas where all the student can hang out

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
Then did not take into consideration that English is not our native language when evaluating assignments

Further comments: