ISOIS ▸ Final reports

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Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

China 2019/2020 Partner universities

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Arts

Field of study:
Kulturní studia Číny

Level of study during period of placement:
Bachelor

Language used:
Chinese

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
autumn 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-09-04 - 2020-01-15

Number of months:
4.50

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
ices.sufe.edu.cn
bohužel stránky nejsou moc přehledné a často mají zastaralé informace

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
HSK certifikát, vytištěná přihláška, transcript of records

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
cca 4 měsíce dopředu

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
platný pas a jeho kopie, formulář žádosti o vízum, fotografie (48 x 33 mm), originál a kopie Admission notice, letenka či rezervace letu (tam i zpět)

Length of wait for visa:
týden

Fee for the visa:
2700 korun

Studies
Did you have a Learning Agreement signed before your departure?:
no

If not, why not?:
Univerzita trvala na podpisu až po příjezdu

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

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:
ne

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
Kurzy byly dopředu určeny hostující univerzitou, na začátku semestr jsme byli rozřazeni do skupin dle jazykové úrovně, úroveň se dala změnit v prvních dvou týdnech

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:
Ano, z pěti předmětů

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
no

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
1 SUFE kredit = 1,5 ECTS

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
psaní, gramatika, četba, poslech, konverzace
hodiny byly aktivní, často kreativní
hodnocení se skládalo z docházky a polo-semestrální a závěrečné zkoušky

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
obecně nižší, na druhou stranu více praktická

How did you receive study materials?:
koupili jsme učebnice na začátku semestru, cena dohromady cca 1000 RMB

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
byly dopředu určeny

How well is the school library equipped?:
Knihovna měla především knihy pro ekonomické obory

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
na kampusu fungoval eduroam, jinak bylo třeba wifi dokoupit
notebook byl nutný

Options from printing and copying:
v okolí kampusu (zhongshanbeiyilu) bylo několik copy center

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

If yes then what?:
uvítací a závěrečný večírek
kulturní kurzy (kaligrafie, čaje, atd.)

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

or describe in your own words:

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
na kolejích, zhongshanbeiyilu

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
150 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
koleje jsou vybavené, kuchyň (je třeba vlastního nádobí), prádelna se sušičkou
na pokojích lednička, klimatizace

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
cca 2 měsíce předem

What are the catering options?:
v menze na kampusu mají levná jídla, jinak jsou malé stánky a restaurace všude kolem kampusu

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
o něco levnější než v ČR

Transport to location of placement:
letecky přes Peking

Rough prices for transportation:
jednosměrná letenka cca 10 000 korun
zpátky jsem neletěla přímo, takže nedokážu posoudit

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
nejlépe koupit přes skyscanner
koupit s předstihem, to ale pravděpodobně nebude možné

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
trasy MHD nejlépe hledat před Baidu mapy
metro- jedna jízda cca 13 korun
autobusy- jedna jízda 7 korun
bike sharing- pouze přes alipay nebo wechat pay (potřeba čínského bankovního účtu)
vyplatilo se využívat MHD, všude jsou velké vzdálenosti

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
pokud bydlíte na kolejích, tak není třeba nic vyřizovat, škola to udělá za Vás (ale pokud jedete na dva semestry, tak je residence permit stejně potřeba)
mimo kampus je to komplikovanější a je třeba vyřídit si 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?):
ERGO
cca 3000 korun
dalšího pojištění není třeba

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
ne

Did you work during your studies?:
ne

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
v rámci studentského víza nelze v Číně studovat

Tips for free-time activities:
studium, cestování (kolem Šanghaje je toho spoustu), galerie, seznamování s mezinárodním prostředím

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
90000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
20000 CZK

Number of supported months:
4,5

Total number of months:
4,5

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

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

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
1000 CNY

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 CNY

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 CNY

c/ amount of other fees (which):
1000 CNY

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
4500 CNY

a/ of which for accommodation:
1200 CNY

b/ of which for catering:
1800 CNY

c/ travel and recreation:
1500 CNY

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?:
20

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:
žádným

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

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
2

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):
2

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
ne

What would you recommend to take with you:
léky, teplé oblečení (v zimě skoro netopí)

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
přátelský přístup, spousta možností jak využít volného času

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
složitá administrativa, neznalost angličtiny

Further comments: