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isis
Université Panthéon-Sorbonne: Paris I, Paris, France
Banking, Graduate, Erasmus
Universiteit van Amsterdam
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
- housing was clearly not cheap, but since I come from Paris it was still cheaper for me to live in Amsterdam. Nightlife: coming from Paris, it also seemed very cheap to me.
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Food, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, 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
Furniture: in Amsterdam, you can easilly find furniture in the street (for free) of course it's in a bad state but when you spend 10 months in a student room, you're happy to have a free sofa, bedside table, armchair... Tip: instead of buying food in the supermarkets such as AlbertHeijn (expenseive) rather go to markets.
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Anna
Linköpings Universitet, Linkoping, Sweden
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
Universiteit van Amsterdam
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
What took must of my monthly budget was the rent because housing is really expensive in Amsterdam. Food was cheaper than in Sweden but books were the same.
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Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone, Travel, Nightlife:
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
Rents are expensive. Tips are much less than in US/UK, so worth bearing in mind that it is enought to round off the bill. The cheapest veggies and fruit can be found at markets - supermarkets are expensive, especially Albert Hein (even though the nicest one).
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kobus
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Law, Comparative / Law with Languages, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universiteit van Amsterdam
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Because accomodation is, though decent in comparison to other European major cities, by far more expensive than in Berlin. Same with nightlife activities.
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Nightlife, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Travel:
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
If you are from somewhere within the European Union, don't bother applying for the expensive residence permit, since nobody will ask you afterwards.
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artdecoring
Haverford College, Haverford, United States
Linguistics, Graduate, Independent
Universiteit van Amsterdam
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked, but it was illegal/cash in hand work
Personal spending habits
In america, everything was included in the tuition, or i would be living at home. in amsterdam, i was fronting everything myself from my loan money. If not for that, Amsterdam would have been cheeper (save for travel)
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Telephone, Travel, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
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
none
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conni
Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universiteit van Amsterdam
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Housing, buses and trains were just more expensive than in Italy. I spent more for the telephone because of the international calls
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Housing, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife, Overall:
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 a bike: it's cheaper than buses and moving around allover the cities is easier
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marianne_reber
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universiteit van Amsterdam
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
The rents and food are more expensive than at home and, of course, I travelled more in Holland. Moreover are there no student discounts for public transport as Dutch students don't have to pay anything (what, however, doesn't apply for foreign students)
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Food, Overall, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, 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
don't use public transport, but buy yourself a cheap bike get yourself bonus cards (for free) at the supermarkets
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