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Diego F
Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Philology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Food is the most important issue. Almost everything is imported, so it's very expensive, and what is not imported (potatoes and little more) is produced at the very high Norwegian wages, so it costs quite much all the same. Housing was less expensive than in my city, because there's a lot of space for students in Oslo. Nightlife was the same as at home (so pretty high!) but you have to consider that getting to the place is very expensive, since public transport costs a lot (about 60€/month for a monthly prepaid ticket, 90€ for non-students; single fare: about 2,60€).
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Travel, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
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
Go to the immigrants' market, open every day in Grønland (near the bus terminal), it's VERY cheap! Books and photocopies are VERY expensive, try to loan them in the library and copy only what you really need.
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gfd d
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
SIM cards for mobile phones are pretty cheap.
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Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Nightlife, Overall, 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
It's more a myth that Norway is too expensive. If you are not an alcoholic or a strong smoker, it should be possible to survive. There are often special offers in supermarkets and you can get cheap meals in the suburb Grønland. As having a vorspiel (=pre-party) before going out is compulsory, you normally don't spend that much on drinks in the evening. You usually get much for your money and some things are for free like using illuminated slopes for cross-country-skiing. There are often "loppemarked", fleamarkets, where you can buy cheap second hand stuff.
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martin d
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Humanities, Undergraduate, self funding student
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Because Norway is incredibly expensive, so expensive it is quite unbelievable. The UK is quite expensive compared with most of Europe and certainly alot more than North America. In Norway many things are double the cost.
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Food, Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Telephone:
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
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Bring as much as possible with you if you want to save money. Things like chewing gum and chocolate cost three times the UK price.
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sofie l
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
Language, Graduate, summer course
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I spent less on food etc because everything was paid for with the scholarship, but in general life is much more expensive than anywhere else, so i did end up spending quite a lot of money
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Food, Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
very expensive!! university parties and pub offered cheaper drinks.
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Carlos E
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world just after Tokyo. Food is especially expensive there.
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Food, Housing, Nightlife, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than 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
Just some weeks ago I received a refund for paying more than necessary in my monthly gas/electricity bill ;)during 10 months
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benjamin T
University of Tours François Rabelais, Tours, Norway
Law, International, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Brecause everything is miore expensive i Norway for tax purpose.
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Food, Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Telephone:
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
Difficult to obtain national norwegian number needed to open an account in a bank.
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