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University of Otago

University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
3.95 / 5 based on 102 reviews.

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4.0/5
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3.9/5
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Rent a car to travel around NZ, it is amazingly cheap Read Review
nsampere, Spain

102 Expenses reviews of University of Otago

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EXPENSES    
by christiantorrens, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Telephone: local calls are free and I did not use any mobile. Accomodation: At home I live with my family. However, flatting in New Zealand is far cheaper than in Spain. Night life: Alcohol is expensive, but entrance to the clubs is usually free of charge. Travel: The accomodation in backpackers is really affordable and travelling by bus is also very cheap. However, air fares are very expensive. I also spend a lot travelling, because all the adventure sports to do and all the beautiful sceneries that New Zealand has and I did not want to miss.
Travel, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Plan ahead your expenses, if you do so you probably will not find any surprise. In general I consider New Zeland a "cheap country".
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EXPENSES    
by Jill, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Literature, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
The only main difference was traveling expenses. I spent this money because I was in a different country and wanted to explore and see it for all it offered.
Travel, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Food: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Try to find other international students who are leaving when you are coming, they will always have cheap furniture, bedding, and other stuff that you need.
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EXPENSES    
by Joel, Haute Ecole ICHEC -St Louis- ISFSC, Brussels, Belgium
Management Science, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
I was travelling around every weekend (including skiing, bungee jumping, diving, caving etc.). Besides this the liquor is more expensive
Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Plan enough money for heaps of advanture activities
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EXPENSES    
by klaudia1004, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Because I live with my family at home = almost no expenses.
Food, Travel, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
No. Cost of living in general lower than in Europe and USA.
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EXPENSES    
by Florence, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
bank loan
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Because as an international student you want to see it all, and you just go for the full experience to learn about all the opportunities (culture, people, scenery, sports) in the country
Travel, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Buy the interantional Kia Ora Card for cheap phonecalls to any country in the world
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EXPENSES    
by Sophie, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
University scholarship
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
cheaper groceries
Nightlife, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Food, Travel, Overall, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
no
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EXPENSES    
by Alexandra, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
I did more travelling than at home and we went out quite a lot. Food: vegetables and fruits (my main source of food) was more expensive. But it was worth it!!!!
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
none
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EXPENSES    
by Sam_From_US, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States
Marine Science/Oceanography, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Different costs, plus the good exhange rate
Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Food: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
University arranged a couple of very inexpensive 3 day trips...real value
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EXPENSES    
by Katharina, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
University scholarship
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
because I was travelling a lot, the accomodation was more expensive than my room in Vienna, ...
Food, Travel, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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EXPENSES    
by stephanie, Högskolan i Halmstad, Halmstad, Sweden
Medical Sciences, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits:
bad housing, unclean, no insulation, landlords no good, foul mouthed...
Food, Travel, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
they like to take as much money off you as they can...even if it means making you repeat courses...!!!
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EXPENSES    
by Nicholas, Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Physics, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Exchange rate and purchasing power.
Travel: was the same price as at home.
Food, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
NZ was cheaper then i thought it would be.
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EXPENSES    
by Catherine, HEC Paris, Paris, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
job here
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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EXPENSES    
by vanessa, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Travel, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Nightlife: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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EXPENSES    
by Christian, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Travel, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Nightlife: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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EXPENSES    
by Nora, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
university grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Food, Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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EXPENSES    
by Alexander, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
University
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Travel, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife, Overall: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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EXPENSES    
by Ignacio, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Travel, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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