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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN)

58 Expenses Reviews
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PetriR
Vaasan Yliopisto, Vaasa, Finland
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Housing isn't inexpensive in Groningen. There's a chronic lack of accomodation for students and it seems to get worse year by year. So take the first that is offered to you. Afterwards you can try to find (better/cheaper?) something else. Nightlife is really cheap and you can get yourself wasted with low budget ;)
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Overall, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
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
It's quite easy to travel in the Netherlands because of short distances. Get The Off-peak Discount Pass to trains. You'll get a 40% discount from off-peak (weekdays after 9 am) trips and pays itself back quicly. Also bike is mandatory if you want to move. Don't buy the first second-hand bike that you'll see, make some comparison...
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Eleftheria
Ethniko Kai Kapodistrioako Panepistimio Athinon, Athens, Greece
Law, Comparative / Law with Languages, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
3.8/5
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
Because, from my experience at least, the above mentioned categories are more highly priced in my country than at Groningen.
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Telephone, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Overall, Travel, Housing, Nightlife:
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 significant financial surprises. Cost saving-tips concerning food: do eat at the University self-service restaurant, good food, good prices, nice atmoshpere in a new, modern building, made of glass. As for travelling, if you do plan to travel a lot, which I highly reccomend, take advantage of the monthly railway tickets.This should save you a respectable amount of money.
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twood
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, ISEP
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Most of them are only a little bit less than at home (USA). The difference was not terribly noticable, but Groningen is plenty cheaper than Amsterdam, for example. Much better than Amsterdam, too, by the way (no tourists).
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Nightlife, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Housing, Travel, 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
Don't expect internet connections (or even phone line connections, for that matter) in the rooms that the housing people give you. You're only option is the school computer labs, unless you're willing to pay for access at an internet cafe closer to your home.
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Teresa
Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
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 didn't need the telephone because I used the e-mail to communicate with the university and facebook with the other students. The housing was more expensive because I live with my family at home and I don't need to pay anything. I travelled more during the Erasmus because I was in the middle of Europe, near from many interestng places that I wanted to visit.
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Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Nightlife, Food:
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
none
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Alessia
Università Degli Studi Di Roma - Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
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
Food is quite expensive compared to Italy (especially for imported goods such as vegetables). Dutch trains are efficient but very expensive (if you open a Dutch bank account get the train discount card!)
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Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone, Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
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
Jumbo supermarket is cheaper and better than Albert Heijn. Get a second hand bike from someone rather than from a shop. Purchase a Lebara SIM.
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Filippos
Technologiko Ekpedeftiko Idrima - Athinas, Athens, Greece
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
In some of the above categories the cost is less in The Netherlands compared to Greece. Things such as supermarket and nightlife have lower prizes but the rents are much more expensive in The Netherlands.The reason that i spend more or less here depends on the differences that these categories have from the one country to the other.
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Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Nightlife, 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
none
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