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Universidad de Granada (UGR)

115 Expenses Reviews
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simpsonal
University College London, London, United Kingdom
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Granada
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
Spain is half the price of UK. The copas are huge and so cheap! The food (Pata negra hmmmmm) is so good, especially pork but all fruit and veg is the best. Clubs cheap too, can be too full cos numbers rarely counted. In spring can drink in park making things cheaper. Vegetarians are going to be frustrated with the food here.
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Travel, Overall, Nightlife, 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
Brits can get a tax saving abroad but make sure that you get a form which means that you can arrange money transfers by fax. Then when you get here you can open an account and transfer by swift. Highly recommend visiting your UK bank before departure and consider opening a separate account with low charges on Pound/Euro exchange. Spanish banks will make you wait a couple of months before you have to re-apply for a cash card. Banks here offer much reduced services. Recommend you bank with a Caja with good national coverage, many are local eg: CAJA GRANADA has a branch on every st in Granada are very few in other cities. High charges for using other card group facilities. Nice you can charge mobile from cash-point. Mobiles here are v.expensive to run. Kids give each other tokes (missed calls) to get each others attention. Skiing is surprisingly expensive but there are cheap days "promocion". Wait for the snow or brake a bone (I did). Obviously be very careful with your wallet and mobile because they'll get stolen in two seconds, even though Andalusian are generally very decent and not prone to violence at all. Careful of gypsies and shabby looking women trying to read your palms. Some Spanish guys can give foreign girls stick (they often think you are guarra), but make Spanish guy friends and u have no problem. Meet some rich locals to really live it up.
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CrystalUSA
Drury University, Springfield, United States
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Granada
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Government assistance<br> A private grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I worked, but it was illegal/cash in hand work
Personal spending habits
I lived at home with my parents before so all was free, and transport was less because I didn´t have car insurance or gas to pay, just bus passes and taxis sometimes. The food seemed cheaper and everyone used cel phones instead of house phones, so I had to pay for that too which I wouldn´t usaully at home.
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Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Overall, 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
Try to avoid Imobilarios- reaestate offices because they´ll make you pay a deposit and the particulares usually don´t. I didn´t have to buy text books, just a lot of copies made at the facultad. Also, ask your professor if it is necessary to purchass all the books, maybe you only have to read half and therefore only buy half. Set up a bank account and have money transferred from home so that you don´t have to pay ATM fees. Buy an internet cafe bono- pass that results in cheaper rates.
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Veronika
Univerzita Karlova, Prague, Czech Republic
Political Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Granada
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
The prices in the Czech Republic and Spain differ a lot, first reason is the different currency and the overall pricing in both countries. Also especially some of the services were much more expensive than in Czech Republic. I also travelled a lot to enjoy the country as much as possible and while in Czech Republic we have a lot of discounts for students and very available net of trains all over the country, Spain was another case. But all of it was worth the extra cost.
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Telephone, Food, Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
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
the supermarket DANI - they had an amazing offer of fresh fruits and vegetables and everything was very cheap. We also shared meals and cooked together with flatmates and friends, which was a big help.
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cbhs99
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Granada
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Everything was cheaper, with the exception of travel. I took advantage of my time and put extra money into travelling. I did not travel like most other students, on every weekend possible. Instead, I would travel for extended periods, before, during and after the academic year.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone, Housing, Food, 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
A comforter. It gets cold so I'd count on buying something to keep you warm while in bed. Most apartments do not have central heating.
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Sebastien
Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Granada
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Mobil phones costs more than phone in canada, housing also, more occasions to go out, so more money ob beer, transport in bus is very cheap, cheaper than in north america.
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Housing, Telephone, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, 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
Some people open a bank account their and say its cheaper in a long-term basis for withdrawal in cash machines than to do it with a bank card that comes from your country (which will make you pay extra fees for withdrawal.)
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Donna
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Granada
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
Everything was so much cheaper.My accomadation for example was £100 cheaper per month
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Food, 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
Dont rush in to getting accomadation. Spend your time looking for an apartment worth having. The hostals wont break the bank so you can spend a good week searching for a great apartment that doesnt cost an arm and a leg. You will benefit in the long run.
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