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Deakin University

Australia 2019/2020 Partner universities

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field of study:
Matematické a statistické metody v ekonomii

Level of study during period of placement:
Master

Language used:
English

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
spring 2020

Period of placement (from-to):
2020-02-25 - 2020-06-19

Number of months:
4.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
Webové stránky zahrančinej školy (presne veľmi prehľadne vytvorený Deakin Handbook)

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Motivačný dopis, Výpis známok, Referencia od vyučujúceho, certifikát z angličtiny.

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
Aspoň 4 mesiace pred deadlinom zahraničnej univerzity.

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
Doklad o zaplatenom zdravotnom poistení v Austrálií, potvrdenie o príjatí z Deakin University, prehlásenie o tom, že sa po ukončení štúdia vrátite domov a v krajine nezostanete, prípadne doklad o iných vízach ak ste nejaké iné víza mali niekedy.

Length of wait for visa:
V mojom prípade týždeň. Oficiálne píšu, že by to malo trvať zvyčajne do mesiaca, v najhoršom do troch mesiacov.

Fee for the visa:
650 AUD.

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

If not, why not?:

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

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:
Áno.

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
Predbežná registrácia už niekedy pred prihláškou ktorú podávate priamo na stránkach zahraničnej univerzity. Zápis potom pri Welcome week pred začiatkom semestra. Možnosť zmeny prvé dva týždne semestra úplne bez problémov.

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:
Áno.

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
no

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
1 kredit buď 7 alebo 8 ECTS kreditov, závisí od predmetu.

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
Teoretická prednáška a praktické semináre. Závisí ale od predmetu, niektoré boli praktickejšie aj pri prednáške, iné viac teoretické. Zadania seminárných prác mi prišli celkom praktické a užitočné.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
Myslím si, že o niečo lepšia, väčší dôraz na praktické využitie nadobudnutých schopností namiesto ich teoretického uchopenia.

How did you receive study materials?:
Všetko online cez informačný systém zahraničnej univerzity.

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
Predictive Analytics - profesor Jacob Cybulski.

How well is the school library equipped?:
Dostatočná, porovnateľná s MUNI. Obrovská a prehľadná databáza online zdrojov.

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Vlastný notebook určite nutný, minimálne pre mňa bol nutný pre každý predmet. Wifi v celom areáli kampusu. Dostatok počítačov v knihovni či v iných budovách kampusu.

Options from printing and copying:
Za zanedbatelný poplatok áno.

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

If yes then what?:
Rôzne kultúrne či turistické akcie. Organizuje ich študíjna organizácia pod záštitou Deakin Uni.

How would you assess your integration with the local students (evaluation like in school from 1 to 5 with 1 as highest):
4

or describe in your own words:
Vďaka pandémií COVID-19 som pri online štúdiu nemal veľmi príležitosť integrácie s domácimi študentami.

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
Zdielané bývanie s domácim.

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
400 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?:
Ja som nepotreboval nič, všetko bolo vybavené.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
Ja som vybavoval až po príchode, zo začiatku som býval u známeho.

What are the catering options?:
V kampuse bolo v jedálni pár rôznych možností, prípadne rôzne kaviarne v areáli kampusu.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
Asi okolo 2,5 - 3krát drahšie.

Transport to location of placement:
Električka.

Rough prices for transportation:
So študentskou zľavou 1,50$ za cestu, max 4$ za deň.

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Určite čo najskôr vybaviť študentskú zľavu na MHD, bez nej je to tak 2-krát drahšie.

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Veľké množstvo cyklotrás, takže bicykel sa určite oplatí si zaobstarať.

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
Všetko som vybavil buď hneď na letisku (nejaký povinný dokument čo som musel vyplniť) alebo s pomocou koordinátorov pri Welcome week.

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?):
Nutnosť zadováženia si austrálskeho študentského poistenia. Platil som okolo 280 AUD za skoro 4 mesiace. Univerzita ponákala 6 mesačné drahšie asi o nejakých 120 AUD. Vďaka tomu ale budete mať dlhšie platné študentské víza, takže by som si zaobstaral radšej to ak chcete po skončení semestra cestovať po Austrálií.

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
Nie.

Did you work during your studies?:
Nie.

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
Vo všeobecnosti je možné pracovať len 20 hodín týždenne pri študentských vízach.

Tips for free-time activities:
Množstvo parkov, pláží, národný park dostupný MHD, mnoho skvelých kaviarní, reštaurácií, barov. Ak nie je zrovna pandémia, v Melbourne sa nedá nudiť :)

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

Monthly grant in CZK:
20000 CZK

Number of supported months:
4

Total number of months:
4

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
Vlastné financie, podpora od rodičov.

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

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
930 AUD

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 EUR

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 EUR

c/ amount of other fees (which):
930 AUD

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
1320 AUD

a/ of which for accommodation:
620 AUD

b/ of which for catering:
300 AUD

c/ travel and recreation:
400 AUD

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:
Veľmi rozdielne výdaje pred lockdownom (vďaka COVIDu), počas lockdownu a po lockdowne :)

Recognition of foreign studies at the home faculty
How many credits did you gain during your studies (in the system of the foreign school)?:
3

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
24

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:
Všetko prebehlo bez problémov.

Overall assessment
Assessment of personal benefit (1 = excellent):
5

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
5

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):
5

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
S pandémiou COVID-19 :)

What would you recommend to take with you:
Adaptér(y) na austrálsku zásuvku.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Veľmi osobný a priateľský prístup každého jedného vyučujúceho s ktorým som sa stretol.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
Nič ma nenapadá.

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