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University of Coimbra

Portugal 2020/2021 Freemovers

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Medicine

Field of study:
Fyzioterapie

Level of study during period of placement:
Master

Language used:
English

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
autumn 2020

Period of placement (from-to):
2020-09-16 - 2021-01-31

Number of months:
4.50

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
Na stránkach zahraničnej univerzity. https://www.uc.pt/en/ects/catalogo

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Application form (obsahuje zoznam predmetov, ktoré mám v pláne študovať)
Transcript of records

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
Ja som začala približne 9 mesiacov pred odjazdom.

Did you need a visa?:
no

Documents and materials needed for a visa:

Length of wait for visa:

Fee for the visa:

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?:
Bola som zaregistrovaná do kurzov, ktoré som mala uvedené v Learning argeement. Všetky zmeny prebehli osobne na zahraničnom oddelení zahraničnej fakulty. Neboli žiadne obmedzenia.

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

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
yes

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
Teoretické a praktické hodiny, a spôsob hodnotenia boli podobné ako na MUNI.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
srovnatelné

How did you receive study materials?:
Prostredníctvom informačného systému. Učitelia vedeli dobre pracovať so školským systémom, všetky materiály nám tam nahrávali.

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
Exercise and Sport for People with Disabilities (01017138)

How well is the school library equipped?:
Neviem, nenavštevovala som knihovnu.

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Prístup na internet všade na univerzite. Potreba vlastního notebooku (aj na písanie písomných skúšok priamo v škole).

Options from printing and copying:
Neviem.

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

If yes then what?:
Bežne áno, počas pandémie COVID-19 však boli možnosti obmedzené.

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:
Rozprávala som sa primárne so zahraničnými študentmi. S miestnymi študentmi to bolo len o výmene nutných informácií.

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
Ubytovňa River House - využívaná primárne študentmi, ale nebolo to školské zariadenie.

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
150 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
300€ / izba - bývali sme na nej dvaja. Kúpeľňa, WC, kuchynka a študovňa boli spoločné pre ubytovňu.

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
Základné vybavenie - posteľ, stôl, stolička, skriňa, polička. Na izbe bola chladnička. Taniere a príbor mal dostupné každý ubytovaný. Kuchynka bola vybavená (aj s hrncami, panvicami, nožmi...). Málo zástrčiek - zíde sa predlžovačka.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
Ja som riešila 1,5 mesiaca dopredu.

What are the catering options?:
Každá fakulta má svoju školskú jedáleň (obedy + večere). Výber z cca 5 jedál.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
Menu stálo 2,40 € (polievka + hlavné jedlo + pečivo + ovocie/dezert + pohár pitia).

Transport to location of placement:
Bývala som blízko a chodila som pešo. Inak sa dá využívať MHD.

Rough prices for transportation:
2€ / samostatný lístok na MHD. Kúpa lístka na mesiac vyjde lacnejšie.

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
My sme kupovali letenku cez Ryanair, lebo je po Európe najlacnejší.

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
MDH, pešo

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
Registrácia na úrade v Coimbre - Citizen shop (Loja da Cidadão) (inak by mi európske poistenie platilo len 3 mesiace od príchodu do Portugalska).

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?):
Nemala som žiadne špeciálne poistenie, len európsku kartičku poistenca (normálne som poistená na slovensku).

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?:
Neviem.

Tips for free-time activities:
Cestovanie (k oceánu - surfovanie), prechádzky, športovanie,...

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
64000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
16000 CZK

Number of supported months:
4

Total number of months:
4

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
Osobné zdroje, rodičia

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

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
920 EUR

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 EUR

b/ amount of tuition fees:
920 EUR

c/ amount of other fees (which):
0 EUR

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
400 EUR

a/ of which for accommodation:
150 EUR

b/ of which for catering:
200 EUR

c/ travel and recreation:
100 EUR

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:
Nebyť pandémie COVID-19 a opatrení, tak minimálne výdaje na cestovanie by boli vyššie.

Recognition of foreign studies at the home faculty
How many credits did you gain during your studies (in the system of the foreign school)?:
24.5

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
27

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:
Žiadnym

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

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
4

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):
3

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
Študijný odbor, ktorý som si vybrala bol koncipovaný blokovou výučbou cez víkendy - čo som dopredu nevedela. Kvôli tomu som si po príchode menila predmety. Na začiatku štúdia som bola málo informovaná - nevedela som, prečo sa mi v systéme nezobrazuje rozvrh, že niektoré predmety mi budú začínať až o 2 týždne neskôr,... Problémom bol tiež jazyk - viaceré predmety boli vyučované v portugalčine (ja neviem portugalsky) a všetko záviselo na mojej dohode s vyučujúcim - niektorí boli prístupný dohodám a učeniu / materiálom v angličtine, iní nemali ochotu prispôsobiť výuku zahraničnému študentovi.

What would you recommend to take with you:
Základné veci - oblečenie, osobné veci, notebook.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Atmosféra, prístup väčšiny učiteľov, ktorí sa zaujímali a boli ochotný pomôcť. Jedáleň sa mi tiež páčila :-)

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
Asi tá jazyková bariéra - počet predmetov vyučovaných v angličtine bol minimálny.

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