Hi Everyone, Just stumbled across this forum and thought I'd post my current situation and see the sort of replies I get. I'm an 18 year old student currently studying in the UK and looking to move to Algeria next year. I was going to go University in Bab Ezzouar this year but held back a year to make sure I am fully aware of what is expected of me. I am half Algerian and have lived in Algeria before when I was 16 so I know everything about the culture life and have friends. My main concern is if I'm going to be able to manage university over there? My french is at a decent level and am able to hold a conversation well and write it decently. Another one of my concern is the level of maths and science? I've got 4 AS's and am doing a BTEC Level 3 in Engineering at the moment (I'd live to study Engineering at the University). My friends have been putting me off going over as they keep going on about how hard it is and how I wont cope. I really want some people's opinions and would appreciate any contribution. My plan is to study 3 years in Algeria then carry on my Masters elsewhere in the world. I want to go for the experience as well as the study. Thanks so much guys and I look forward to hearing from some of you soon!
I would recommend you make sure that schools outside of Algeria will accept your credits if you study at university here. I honestly don't know why you would even consider getting a diploma here in Algiera when you can get one from England. It would be accepted anywhere and considered much more valuable to have gone there.
Hi, I know what you mean about getting the diploma here, that's the reason I'm planning to study at Bab Ezzouar because it's the one of the only universities that's recognized internationally. As. I said before I'm just going to try it out for a year to see how I find it, if I don't enjoy it or find it too challenging then I will probably go somewhere else. Thanks for your response!
Hey mate. how you doing? I had a similar issue to what you are going through. I got my Tourism Degree in Wngland and decided to move to Algeria for a year to visit my parents as they are here with my country's embassy.Unfortunately, i couldn't find an english speaking place at the universities around Algiers, so i'm having to learn french for a year and then move back to England next year to do my Masters there. like the other person said, try and do as much research as you can to see if the place is recognised and if you are confident in your level of french, then go for it. For me though, im struggling with the social life because most of the people i've known here so far are rather laid back, or maybe it's just my bad luck.lol. anyways, all the best. Tawi
Hello, i'm good thanks how you doing? I definitely know what you mean about the social life it can be a tad awkward and dead if you're not familiar. I think my social life would be ok as I do have a quite a few friends over there and my best friend lives there too. About the level of french, I'm going to be doing Engineering so I was thinking even if my french was not outstanding I'd be ok because Maths and Physics is basically the same in all languages right? Also don't forget French isn't a strong point for all Algerians going to uni as they've been taught in Arabic up until then, although most of them would have a high level I feel like I would be in the same boat as other people. How's it going learning french? Also why are you returning to England? Thanks so much for taking up your time to respond, I really appreciate you're feedback.
Nothingelsetodo, studies here are alright, in Bab el Zouar at least. They study everything in French, but since you're going to study engineering that won't be a problem. Numbers speak an international language after all.
When it comes to social life, it IS difficult to cope here. You need to cope with the mentality here, which is kind of hard. But nonetheless, if you need more help or information let me know on: [email protected]
I know what you mean about the mentality, I am very aware that it's different and I don't mind at all. I have lived in Algeria before so it wouldn't be a massive shock. Also I'm not too worried about my social life as firstly I am going there to study and secondly I do have some friends there. Just a quick question, are you currently studying at university there? Thanks so much for the information Nabil I really appreciate it.
My son has gone through the same process around 4 years ago, but decided ultimattely to move back abroad To get to a University in Algeria you need to have an algerian or french BAC. For someone from the UK he will need to have A levels and then sit for an exam (usually held in July for algerians holding a BAC equivalent from all countries except France). I am not sure they will accept an AS Level to get into Uni. Best of luck
Hi, very strange to here what happened to your son as I was going to enroll this year and they simply said come in September to enroll like everyone else. Can I ask what your son was going to study? As it might be different dependent on what degree you're going for? Also what university was he trying to enroll to? I'm quite worried about the AS problem too but I am doing a BTEC in Engineering so hopefully that will help as well. Many thanks for your contribution it's very much appreciated.
Hi nothingelsetodo! I suggest that you do some research about the university and the program before moving to Algeria. Your friends cannot stop you making your dreams come true. Just follow your heart and make it happen. If you need more information about the university you want to go to, just visit "Study Without Borders" website.
Hi nothingelsetodo! I suggest that you do some research about the university and the program before moving to Algeria. Your friends cannot stop you making your dreams come true. Just follow your heart and make it happen. If you need more information about the university you want to go to, just visit "Study Without Borders" website: http://study-without-borders.com/ .