Erasmus students highly appreciate Poland

Wrocław University of Technology and AGH University of Science & Technology in Krakow are among European universities that received the highest award of Erasmus students. Poland as a country was ranked in third place among the most highly rated by foreign students.

ABOUT AWARDS

European portal StudyPortals (www.studyportals.com) has conducted a satisfaction survey among Erasmus students for four years. The fourth edition of the Student Satisfaction Awards were based on 15,965 reviews written by students. In the reviews, students could rate their experience out of 10, by assessing to which extent they would recommend this experience to their friends. In addition, students could give a small description of the score they had given.

This year, 153 awards were given to those universities that received at least 20 reviews with a minimum average score of 8 out of 10. And 14 of them won awards. In this group there are two Polish universities: Wrocław University of Technology and AGH University of Science & Technology in Krakow.

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RESULTS OF THE OPINION SURVEY AMONG ERASMUS STUDENTS

This year’s best performing country is Norway with an average score of 9.3 out of 10, together with last year’s winner Ireland and Poland.

Where Norway, Ireland and Poland scored the highest grades respectively, Spain has the highest number of awarded universities (27) followed by Germany (15), Italy and Finland (11).

Our country has been appreciated by the international students primarily for affordable options for residents and friendly atmosphere in the academic environment (especially in large cities).

In total, 14 universities have received an “Outstanding” International Student Satisfaction award:

• University College Cork – Ireland
Wrocław University of Technology – Poland
• University of Heidelberg – Germany
• University of Bamberg – Germany
• University of Oslo – Norway
• Masaryk University – Czech Republic
• University of Tartu – Estonia
• Lund University – Sweden
• Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – Denmark
• University of Tampere – Finland
AGH University of Science & Technology – Poland
• University of Murcia – Spain
• Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick – Ireland
• University of Iceland – Iceland

POLISH UNIVERSITIES IN THE RANKING

Many students that went to study in Poland have shared their experience. A total of 493 students left a review of their experience in Poland. 49 different schools have been reviewed, of which 7 universities are awarded (a university was eligible for an award when having an average student satisfaction of at least 8 out of 10 based on a minimum of 20 reviews).

Three award categories were created in object to distinguish between levels of satisfaction:

• Award for “Very Good” International Student Satisfaction: at least 8.0 out of 10;
• Award for “Excellent” International Student Satisfaction: between 9.0 and 9.4 out of 10;
• Award for “Outstanding” International Student Satisfaction: at least 9.5 out of 10.

7 Polish universities received an award:

 ReviewsScoreAward
AGH University of Science & Technology459.5+Outstanding
Wrocław University of Technology209.5+Outstanding
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań249+Excellent
Jagiellonian University459+Excellent
University of Warsaw409+Excellent
University of Wrocław259+Excellent
University of Lodz438+Very good