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ADA University

Azerbaijan 2021/2022 Faculty agreements

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Social Studies

Field of study:
European Studies / Political Science

Level of study during period of placement:
Bachelor

Language used:
English

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
spring 2022

Period of placement (from-to):
2022-01-27 - 2022-06-01

Number of months:
5.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
konkretné informácie a katalóg kurzov sú zaslané samotnou univerzitou mailom, informácie však limitované (žiadny sylabus)

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
motivačný list, certifikát o jazykovej kompetencii (minimálne C1)

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
necelý rok

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
pas, potvrdenie o očkovaní

Length of wait for visa:
bohužiaľ bola kancelária pre zahraničné veci danej univerzity pomalšia pri zariadovaní vecí a tým pádom sme čakali na zelenú kartu skoro dva mesiace

Fee for the visa:
do 100 EURO

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

If not, why not?:
v komunikácii s danou univerzitou

Before your departure did you know how your courses would be recognised by your home faculty?:
nie, keďže som nevedela o konkrétnom obsahu daných predmetov

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

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
pre medzinárodných študentov je to jednoduchšie, takže po požiadaní je možné si zapísať v podstate čokoľvek

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:
áno

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:
veľa dialógu, ktorého spôsob vedenia by som nepovažovala za efektívny, mnoho nerelevantnych dotazov zo strany studentov, spolocne prace so studentmi boli náročné, kedže ich spôsob komunikácie bola na nízkej úrovni

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
domáca škola na oveľa lepšej úrovni

How did you receive study materials?:
vyučujci využívali BlackBoard system

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
Modern World History

How well is the school library equipped?:
pomerne dobrá úroveň

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
pomerne dobrá úroveň, niekedy vypadávala wifi

Options from printing and copying:
možná za nízky poplatok, no veľmi komplikovaný proces, odporúčam požiadať o pomoc miestnych študentov

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

If yes then what?:
ale vo veľmi limitovanom množstve, najlepšia je vlastná iniciatíva stretávať sa

How would you assess your integration with the local students (evaluation like in school from 1 to 5 with 1 as highest):
3

or describe in your own words:

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
zariadenie pre študentov

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
0 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?:
vybavenie na dobrej úrovni, až na kuchynky, ktoré nemali žiadne, kedže bolo zakázané si tam variť

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
aspoň mesiac/dva dopredu, pretože odpisujú veľmi rôznorode

What are the catering options?:
je tam kantína, ale veľmi dobrá strava priamo na univerzite

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
podobné ako v ČR, niektoré lacnejšie, iné zase oveľa drahšie (napr cestoviny, pesto a pod)

Transport to location of placement:
lietadla a z letiska taxi

Rough prices for transportation:
taxi lacné, keďže je tam ropa

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
čím skôr tým lepšie, najlepšie je však asi íst z Budapešti

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
najmä pešo a taxi, MHD na slabej úrovni

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
rieši primárne škola, treba ju kontaktovať

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?):
poistenie cez ISIC

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
len medical checkup, ktorý je nevyhnutný po príchode a neodporúčala by som tam navštevovať lekára

Did you work during your studies?:
mala som le stáž na veľvyslanectve

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
neviem

Tips for free-time activities:
ísť mimo hlavné mesto a uvedomiť si obrovské rozdiely v rámci krajiny

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

Monthly grant in CZK:
0 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?:
žiadne

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

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
0 AZN

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 AZN

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 AZN

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

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
0 AZN

a/ of which for accommodation:
250 AZN

b/ of which for catering:
300 AZN

c/ travel and recreation:
100 AZN

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)?:
24

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?:
nie

What problems did you have with recognition?:
s faktom, že som nepoznala presný obsah kurzov

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

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
3

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):
4

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
s komplikovanou byrokraciou štátneho systému

What would you recommend to take with you:
na začiatok je potrebná hotovosť (zameniť je možné na letisku)

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
jedáleň/kantína

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
nedostatočná kritika existujúceho systému, plus nepríjemné komentáre pri snahe kritizovať ho

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