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Chongqing University

China 2018/2019 Partner universities

Personal data
Mobility type:

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Arts

Field of study:
Culture Studies of China

Level of study during period of placement:

Language used:

Summer/winter school?:

Period of studies:
spring 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-02-18 - 2019-07-15

Number of months:

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
Some information are on the university's website, but the most reliable source would be writing an email to international studies office and asking the university directly about the courses they're providing.

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Transcript of records, physical examination report, confirmation of studies

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
3-4 months

Did you need a visa?:

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
foreigner physical examination report, admission note and visa form

Length of wait for visa:
1-2 weeks

Fee for the visa:
approx. 3000 czk

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?:

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
the first day of arrival, the schedule and the courses are set, not to be changed

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:
yes - midterm exams and final exams

Does the school use the ECTS system?:

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
The responsible person from my faculty recaltulated the credits.

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
Standard language classes in class environment. During the course of the language courses, the student were asked to do homework and exercises related to the classes. Midterm and final exam held the most weight in the assessment.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
The quality was good, there's no way to compare since I attended a language courses in the native country.

How did you receive study materials?:
We needed to buy a textbooks.

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
All were useful.

How well is the school library equipped?:
It's decent.

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
The classrooms were all equiped with computer and projector, but students mostly weren't required to use computer, with the exception of making occasion power point presentation for class.

Options from printing and copying:
Accesible university copy centres.

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

If yes then what?:
The university organized a optional trip to famous scenic a cultural spots in the country.

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:

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
Dorms for foreign students

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
0 ???

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
Dormitory fee was covered by the scholarship.

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
The rooms had all the basic equipment and furniture. Most of the thing that are needed can be bought in nearby shops.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
The host university sends email notices when it's time to get everything arranged.

What are the catering options?:
There is many school cantines on the campus. Also many restaurants with decent prices.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
The same or slightly cheaper, depending on the produce.

Transport to location of placement:

Rough prices for transportation:
15000 czk

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
sorry, none

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
bus, subway, walking, taxi - prices comparable to Czech

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
that depends on the visa type

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?):
ISIC travel insurance, but I arranging insurance at the host university is also an option

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:

Did you work during your studies?:

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
it's illegal

Tips for free-time activities:
food tourism :)

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
100000 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?:
I had no other sources

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

Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
-0 ???

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
-0 ???

b/ amount of tuition fees:
-0 ???

c/ amount of other fees (which):
-0 ???

What was your average monthly expenditure?:
20000 CZK

a/ of which for accommodation:
1000 CZK

b/ of which for catering:
14000 CZK

c/ travel and recreation:
5000 CZK

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?:

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:

What would you recommend to take with you:
basic medicine

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
most of the things, the university was very good and in a nice location

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
we were required to pay for our electricity in the dormitories, but apparantely it's a custom

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