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Host country:
Host institution:
Mobility type:
Ac. year:
Study level:
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Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

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:
autumn 2018

Period of placement (from-to):
2018-09-05 - 2019-01-15

Number of months:

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

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
passport, transcript of records

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

Did you need a visa?:

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
plane tickets, accomodation, passport, acceptation letter from school

Length of wait for visa:
1 week

Fee for the visa:

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

If not, why not?:
school refused to do it before i came

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?:
school chose my courses, i could only choose additional courses, which i chose after first weeks

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:
recalculation table

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
teacher was speaking, we did exercises

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:

How did you receive study materials?:
i had to buy textbooks

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:

How well is the school library equipped?:
i didn’t use the materials

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
free wifi, no computers, you need your own computer, best with CD reader

Options from printing and copying:
printing and copying shop near campus

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

If yes then what?:
New Year’s party, Halloween party, etc.

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?:

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
152 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
you have to pay for electricity

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
no equipment in kitchen

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
2 months before

What are the catering options?:
school canteen, restaurants near campus

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
very cheap

Transport to location of placement:
by foot

Rough prices for transportation:

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
metro, buses, bicycles

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:

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?):
union, 150€ for one year

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:

Did you work during your studies?:

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
no work

Tips for free-time activities:
galleries, traveling

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?:

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?:
400 EUR

a/ of which for accommodation:
152 EUR

b/ of which for catering:
150 EUR

c/ travel and recreation:
88 EUR

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?:
not signed Learning Agreement

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:
favorite food

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
good teachers

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
courses every day

Further comments: