Jiaqi Ni - ICT & Software Engineering

大家好,我叫倪佳琪,来自中国浙江,我现在在荷兰Fontys大学(Eindhoven校区)读ICT专业,今年是大四,所以说,在荷兰也是有四个年头了。在这里稍微说些对荷兰的感受吧,希望能对正在选择留学学校的朋友能有所帮助。
要说荷兰的话,三言两语可说不清,毕竟文化差异较大,荷兰饮食,气候,旅游,休闲等等,不过我个人认为可能你们最在意的应该是教学质量和生活费用这两方面,所以在这里主要说明这两方面。
首先是教育质量这方面,Fontys的教育质量在荷兰算是被公认为可靠的,当然如果你有更高的追求,在第一年之后,如果你成绩达到要求,便可以申请Tu/e(一所个人觉得很不错的大学)。说回Fontys吧,Fontys主要以实践为主,所以你学的东西都可以很好的应用到实际里面,者带来的好处就是,你可以很容易的在荷兰找到工作。并且Eindhoven本来就是一个IT行业较为发达的城市,所以如果你是IT行业的话,对于找实习,毕设或者工作的话,在Eindhoven都还是比较容易的。
对于课程方面,很多人可能对英语授课有所担心,但是我想说的是,没什么必要。因为我当时一开始来的时候,我雅思6分,刚好符合本科要求,所以我对我的英语是没有很大的信心的。但是来到这里发现,荷兰人讲的英语其实还是蛮好听懂的,老师上课讲的也挺清楚,没有说出现听不懂的情况,所以给我的感觉,还是蛮好的。然后荷兰这边的话,国际学生也是较多的,如果你善于交流,你能够很容易的接触到不同的文化,体验不同的文化,也是极好的人生经历。
对于费用方面,学费就不多讲了,网上一查就可以查到的,主要讲讲生活费的。总体的讲,我个人觉得,这边的物价,跟杭州差不多吧,也就是说荷兰消费水平跟中国的一,二线城市差不多。所以,不算便宜,但是也不能说贵吧。细化的话,就不好说了,因为种类繁多,但是总体的讲的话,住宿房租,饮食,穿着类的消费,比如说超市的价格,服装店的价格,是相对不贵,甚至更便宜的,出行类的消费,比如说火车票,旅馆费,是比国内要相对高一点点的。总之一句话吧,荷兰绝对是你出国留学选择中,性价比最高的。

附注:在Eindhoven,一个人一个月,房租一般300欧上下,生活费用,如果自己做饭估计也在300欧上下。
以上就是我的一些见解,仅供参考,希望对你有所帮助,谢谢。

Hello, my name is Jiaqi Ni, I am from China. I am currently studying in Fontys, Eindhoven. My major is ICT and this is my 4th year in the Netherlands. I am here to share some of my personal experiences about Fontys to those who are interested in studying here. Hopefully, this can give you a better overview about living and studying in the Netherlands. Speaking of some tips of living in the Netherlands, there are really too much to be told, since the Netherlands and China are two countries with really different cultures. But personally, I think students who are interested in studying in the Netherlands or in Fontys will mostly concern the following two aspects: the quality of education and living expense. First of all, about the education quality, Fontys is wildly accepted as a great university in the ICT field in the Netherlands. However, if you are really smart and really want to pursue higher level education, you can also apply for Tu/e if you successfully pass and achieve high marks for all the subjects in the first year of Fontys. Speaking of studying in Fontys, the school mostly focuses on the practical work, which means, basically all the stuff you learned can be easily applied to real life. This will benefit you a lot. For instance, it would be great helpful when you are trying to get an internship position or a real job. Moreover, if you are interested in ICT and study in Fontys Eindhoven, it would even be easier, since Eindhoven is a city with a lot of high-tech companies who are in great eager for finding people like you. Many students may also have concerns about taking courses in English. To be honest, I had experienced the exactly same situation before. I only got 6 for the IELTS and frankly speaking, English was one of my biggest concerns at that time. But fortunately, when I got here, I found that Dutch people can actually speak English quite clearly. They mainly use simple, or at least uncomplicated words, which makes me feel pretty easy to follow and understand what they are trying to explain. Moreover, in Fontys, there are students from many different countries, talking with them about different cultures will definitely broaden your horizon and meanwhile practice your English as well. About the living expenses in the Netherlands. I will skip the tuition part since that can be easily accessed online. So, the living expense. I personally think, it is basically similar as first-tier or second-tier cities, for instance, Hangzhou in China. To be more specific, in the Netherlands, the price of stuff in the supermarket, clothes stores, shoes stores or other departments stores are actually a little bit cheaper than in China, but the restaurant here are indeed more expensive because of the expensive labour. Moreover, if you go traveling, then it will probably cost you a little more than in China as well. But generally speaking, living in the Netherlands should not be as expensive as you thought it would be. PS: Rent fee in Eindhoven is about 300 euro per month per person. Living expense in Eindhoven is also about 300 euro per month per person. This is basically what I have in my mind so far, for reference only. I hope it can more or less help you a little. Anyway, welcome to the Netherlands, you will love it.

Jiaqi Ni, People's Republic of China
ICT & Software Engineering

Ambience photo Fontys