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Freie Universität Berlin (FU BERLIN)

31 Expenses Reviews
4.19 / 5 based on 189 reviews
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Konstantina
University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universität Berlin
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I spent less in food, housing and nightlife because they are cheaper in Berlin rather than in Athens. I spent more in telephone because it was more expensive. I spent more in traveling because I was traveling more often than in my home country.
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Housing, Nightlife, Food:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Carmen
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Political Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universität Berlin
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Phone: i wanted to keep in touch with my friends Nightlife: "Berlin la nuit" is far more expensive than Madrid by night. Travel: I simply had no time. Overall: I still live at my parent's
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Overall, Nightlife, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Maarja
Tartu Ülikool, Tartu, Estonia
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Freie Universität Berlin
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
the differents between the prices
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Housing, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
you can save money from housing. because of the intercourse between quality and price, its usually wiser to rent an appartment than stay in campus.
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ingridvalde
Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen, Norway
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universität Berlin
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Since Germany is cheaper than Norway I had no difficulties in paying the rent and the food. Therefore I could do more travelling than I am used to at home.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Food, Overall, Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I was surprised that the German students in History do not need to buy large amounts of books. If you need books you go to the library, that is very well stocked. The university also had very good internet service, and if the university was closed there were numerous internet cafes in town. Mosly you paid 1,50 € for one hour, but at one internet cafe in Joachimsthaler Strasse you pay only 50 Cent an hour! If you are a student you do not pay fees for bank services, if you have a German account (which you need to have).
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Farah
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universität Berlin
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Germany is quite more expensive than Spain, but it is also true that I gave out too much money on useless things, I bought more stuff than what I really needed, so I could have saved up more. Going out so much and travelling to other cities inside Germany was also a big expense.
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Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
One funny thing as a financial "surprise": having to pay everytime you have to go to the toilette! No matter where you are (bars, fastfood locals, comertial centers, train station...), there is always a cleaning woman outside and a table with a plate where you have to leave a coin (and it usually says exacly the amount you have to leave!). That does not happen in Spain!
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chazfaid
University College London, London, United Kingdom
Literature, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universität Berlin
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Goods generally cheaper. Spent same on nightlife because I socialised a lot more.
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Nightlife, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Overall, Housing, Travel, Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Public transport is cheap AND efficient
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