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Kobenhavns Universitet (KU)

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acasad
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States
Anthropology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I travelled a lot! Lets face it, we go abroad to see things and meet people more than to learn. So, expect to spend a lot more on your travel than you do at home. I spent about the same on food, but that is because I ate very little. Food is of an excellent quality in Denmark, but expensive. Going out to eat... prohibitive! I spent more telephone services because I called my fiancee in Ireland and my family back in the US. Groenjordskollegiet was dirt cheap to live in, so I saved a ton there. I never really went out much in the US, as I was under 21. So, while in Denmark I spent much more at Studenterhuset.
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Nightlife, Travel, Overall, Telephone:
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
Cost saving tip: Open a bank account with Den Danske Bank. When you need money, just write yourself a check drawn from your American bank account and deposit it in your Danish account. It will be converted within a day, with minimal fees and is easy to use. ATM cards from Den Danske Bank are everywhere and free to use for members.
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Andrea Y
McMaster University, West Hamilton, ON, Canada
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Copenhagen is a notoriously expensive city to live in. The only thing that is cheaper here is the beer! Be prepared, but if you know where to shop then you'll get by. Take advantage of kitchen clubs with your Danish floormates (where each week someone takes a turn to cook a meal) or start one with your friends. Mobile phones are really cheap to buy and top up, and use skype for calling home.
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Overall, Housing, Travel, Nightlife, Telephone, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Netto and Fakta are the cheap grocery stores. And Riz Raz has a really good and cheap veggie buffet. If you're going out to a club, predrink with your friends to save money! and I would suggest to switch to a bank account that allows for unlimited ATM withdrawls worldwide- saves tons of money on fees.
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Helen C
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Law, International, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Denmark is much more expensive than the UK, but you do find ways around spending too much money (cheap supermarkets, etc)
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Housing, Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Food, Telephone:
was more 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 bought a second hand TV for 250DKK on a Danish internet site for buying and selling second hand goods. Also staying in student halls of residence is by far the cheapest accomodation
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Kevin L
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, United States
European Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
It was easier to spend more money on travel and nightlife because it was more readily available to take advantage of than at home.
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
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
There was a charge by my home bank for using foreign ATMs and I lost some money in the charges and from the conversion rates.
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Paul P
University of York, York, United Kingdom
Sociology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
As can be seen from above, it's quite expensive.
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Telephone, Food, Overall, Travel, Housing, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Make sure to do the basics - work out cheapest bus passes, free days at museums etc. If you're staying for more than 2 months and especially if over the summer - buy a second hand bike. It's the best way to see the city. Also, make sure you have lights at nice - or else you'll get fined.
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Tamara S
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Humanities, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Copenhagen is among the top five most expensive cities to live in in the world. Obviously travel can be quite cheap because Europe is on your door step.
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Food, Telephone, Overall, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
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
Head to supermarkets like Aldi, Netto and Fakta. Avoid the big ones. A coffee in the city will set you back a lot- try heading out of town a bit to find the smaller, cheaper places.
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