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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

38 Expenses Reviews
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spcallah
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, International Education of Studnets (IES)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Living in Germany gave me so many more opportunities to travel throughout Europe. One can't travel or live without spending money.
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Nightlife, Travel, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
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
cell phones are good, allow people to get intouch with you anywhere, not too expensive either. Look for the special numbers that the phone companies have that give you special rates to the US, they are definitely worth it. It's much cheaper to call home than it is for people in the US to call ther
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anonymous
Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
International Relations, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Housing is less expensive: Berlin is a town where at the moment renting is not really a bussines. I spent in food quite the same as at home, but the quality was a little bit lower.
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Travel, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food, 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
Any.
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jpnetzel
Drake University, Des Moines, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
The opportunity for travel was greater so I had too spend more and take advantage of being abroad. I to use the telephone as little as possible because of outrageous charges.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Nightlife, Food, Housing:
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
no
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David
Queen Mary & Westfield College - University of London, London, United Kingdom
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Berlin is CHEAP (for a Londoner)! This means you can go out almost every night, to the coolest places on the planet. The only problem is...this inevitably leads to extremes, meaning you eventually get broke. The benifit being that by this point your also physically broke, meaning you give both your bank and back a break.
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Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Overall, Food, Travel, 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
COST SAVING: Get a Barclays account before leaving... Deutsche Bank and Barclays have an agreement, meaning you can access your growing Barclays overdraft free of charge from any Deutsche Bank ATM!
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Hillevi
Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
3.8/5
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
Because I wanted to! I ate more often in restaurants aso....
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Nightlife, Housing, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
was the same price as at home.
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
Phoning home is really cheap if you get a special account where you only dial a prefix to your home phone number!
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Lisa
New York University, New York City, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
First of all, I live in New York, where everything is relatively expensive. Second of all, things like food just generally cost less in Germany, it appeared.
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Telephone, Travel:
was the same price as 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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