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Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU)

41 Expenses Reviews
4.01 / 5 based on 246 reviews
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Hye-ji
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, South
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
To send a message or to make a call was more expensive than in my home country. Furthermore, i used pre-paid phone as i was supposed to stay only for a year and that's one of the reasons why the bill was higher. When it comes to traveling, i came from Asia, therefore, it was a lot cheaper to travel around other European countries, other than that, i found many special offers for student and that is why i could travel around in a reasonable price.
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Telephone, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Nightlife:
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
Well, the insurance fee is quite high and in Germany, you always have to give tips and that was surprising. Cost-saving tips.... there are many grocery stores in Munich such as Rewe, Plus, Tengelmann and Lidl. Lidl is the cheapest though sometimes the quality is bit lower. If you are a student, buy a monthly ticket with which you can use U-Bahn and Bus freely. If you are to travel a lot especially within germany, buy Bahnkarte, this is a card with which people can buy a travel ticket cheaper. You can get additional discount when buying this card if you are a student.
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kevin_M_Steel
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I used my English phone when I got there for a few months which was a huge mistake and got a huge bill (German mobile phones aren't very reliable but they are quite cheap so I now have one of those). My accomodation was about 100 pounds per month which was very cheap. Travel is also very inexpensive if you travel in groups (5 people can travel on a Bayern Ticket or Schönes Wockenende Ticket which costs 40DM). I also got a Bahnkarte which cost 135DM for students and makes all train fares half price (this is because I now travel mostly alone as I no longer live in Munich). The U-Bahn is also fairly cheap (about 20DM per month for the Innenstadt in Munich - this also includes busses and trams).
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, 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
Don't use an English mobile on international roaming if your stay is more than a few weeks.
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Krystyna
Uniwersytet Gdanski, Gdansk, Poland
Economics, Undergraduate, Independent
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
The level of cost is higher in Germany than in Lithuania and Poland, which made the year abroad quite a costy experience. I wanted to visit many interesting places and spent a lot on travelling.
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Overall, Telephone, Travel, Food, Housing, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
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Money from home
Personal comments
Best deal to get food are the spledid supermarkets Penny Markt, Netto, which are both fresh and good. Also, the university restaurant is cheap and very good. Clothes you can buy pretty cheap on Flohmarkt (second-hand market), in C&A, H&M, which have satisfying quallity.
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christou16
Sciences Po Paris, Paris, France
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
because the telephone was more expensve since i phoned in foreign countries. i spend lot of many in travels because there were a lot of things to see around. otherwise tne food is more expensive but i spent less because i eat less in germany
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Housing, Overall:
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 knew that munich was an expensive city in compare with other cities in germany and with france but i was surprised to spend less than at home
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ADuda
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
It is more expensive in Munich than in Sweden and I traveled a lot more than at home.
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Overall, Housing, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Nightlife:
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
No surprises. Coock our own food and it comes out much cheaper than eating out all the time. Go out on the weekends. You can eat at the Mensa if you can´t cook yourself. The food costs 3-4,5 DM, but the environment there isn´t very atractive.
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saskiap
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
International Relations, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
The lifestyle here is different. Things are more expensive, but going out is cheaper - no taxis, lots of free parties.
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Food, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Housing, Overall:
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
Buy a bike. Always have public transport tickets, fines are expensive. always return library books, very expensive fines again. make sure to get student accommodation settled before coming.
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johst582
Linköpings Universitet, Linkoping, Sweden
Physics, Graduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
There's so much to do - so many new friends to party with and visit. Also, the studies are more relaxed than in Sweden resulting in more time to spend money.
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Telephone, Overall, Nightlife, Travel:
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
- eating in the Mensa is quite OK, and very cheap (maximum 6 DM) - eating out several days a week gets very expensive in the long run
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Joanna
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.0/5
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
I spend less on food due to the differences in prices (pound versus euro). more on travel bacause I ski a lot and more on phone because there is no internet access at halls of residence and it is extremely difficult to get the internet access with any of the companies here.
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Housing, Overall:
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
none
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Luckyjojo
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
student loan in England
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Food - is cheaper here Telephone - called home a lot which got expensive Nightlife - going out in Munich is a lot cheaper than in London Travel - I go to uni in Cambridge so
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
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
Dont take out private medical insurance - an E111 form means you get it free here
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Nicolas
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I took more opportunities to travel around and abroad, so it costs. Price level is higher in Munich than the rest of Germany (except a few other places) and most W. European countries.
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Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food, Telephone:
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
Buy your stuff in large department stores like Wal-Mart.
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Samantha
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Law, European Community/EU, Undergraduate, Munich University Summer School for international students
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Munich is a VERY expensive city. Travel prices were very reasonable but I travelled a lot more, and, I suppose went out a lot more than I would have done at home.
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Overall, Telephone, Food, Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than 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
Munich is so expensive. Expect to spend money out there and go prepared!
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John
Fordham University, New York City, United States
Philosophy, Undergraduate, Independent
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Munchen is an expensive city.
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Telephone, Overall, Housing, Nightlife, Food, Travel:
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
Go to the many flea-markets to get what you can't afford new. The one at the Ostbahnhof is a good bet. Beer is usually the least expensive thing you can drink, soft drinks included!
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Claudia
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Telephone is very expensive in germany - i sugest a pre payd card!!! In portugal i lived withmy parents so i didnt need to pay anything. But the price i payed was ok, not expensive at all. Overall i spent more money because i went out a lot more!
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Overall, Telephone, Housing, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Food:
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
Buy trips back home in advance. Before you travel check the promotions both in train and in airplane. Dont make a phone or internet contract: pre payd always!!! Dont live like if you are a tourist, no one is a tourist for a year.
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Millis
Turun Yliopisto, Turku, Finland
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
An ERASMUS grant
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
New friends and new city: Nightlife!! Also lunch or dinner in a restaurant was much more usual abroad than back home. Short distances to see Europe: Travel!! Expensive calls to Finland was the reason, why telephone bills were a lot smaller than back home! Food is quite the same price as back home.
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Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, 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
Since I lived quite far away from the city, I had to use quite a lot of money in local traffic... I have no cost-saving tips. You only live once :)
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lzachau
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, United States
History of Art, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I wanted to take advantage of social and cultural opportunities that are not available at my home institution.
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Telephone, Overall, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
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
Buy a year-round pass to the museums. That can really add up.
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rench
Ecole Superieure de Chimie Organique et Minerale, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Chemistry, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Small pay from the lab in which i worked ( 400DM )
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Food, beause i go more out and life is quite expensive Travel, if you are in a foreign country, visitng needs money Accomodation because i live in a place for students
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Overall, Nightlife, Food, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
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
none
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lympie
Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas, Paris, France
Journalism, Graduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
the food is very more expensive my accomodation was bigger than at home the nightlife is very cheaper i needed a bike to travel the telephone is cheaper but I had to phone to france
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Overall, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, 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
I had payed in france for my university and I had to pay for the german university too the euro checks cost to be changed too!! the health cost nothing if we will but the doctors are very bad
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Maggie-Zhongyuan
Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Independent
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
because it's just more expensive in germany than in china
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Telephone, Overall, Housing, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
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
cost-saving tips?? don't go out!!! rent DVDs and watch them at home
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vermeer
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Because in Spain most things are cheaper than in Germany, although our salaries are lower too, so it's normal.
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Overall, Telephone, Food, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
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
No. There are some street markets, where you can find very good deals. There are as well very low-prices supermarkets, like Ldle, Plus, etc.
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Lasse
Aalborg Universitet, Aalborg, Denmark
Philology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Stuff is in generel cheaper in Germany than in Denmark but you go out oftener and you travel more
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Food, 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
none
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