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19 Expenses Reviews
4.20 / 5 based on 119 reviews
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Melinda
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Room on campus came with phone (free local calls) and Canadians don't use mobile phones very much which saves call costs. The 15% tax on top of everything is kind of annoying though.
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Food, Housing, Travel, Overall:
was the same price as 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
cook for yourself if you want to save money and the uni meal plans are a waste of money.
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Haya
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Because I travelled more, went out more, and the rent was slightly higher.
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Telephone, Overall, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
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
Every-day life in Canada is slightly cheaper than in Holland, but in the end I spend more money than back home, because you do more activities and visit more places.
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anonymous
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
I did a lot more travelling, going and eating out then when I'm at home.
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Overall, Food, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
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
Check out Giant Tiger. ;-))
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summy13
Audencia, Nantes, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, CEMS
University of Ottawa
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I've never been to America before, so it was the occassion to discover Canada, and transport is more expensive than in France, same thing for restaurant
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Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Housing, 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
remember to ask your home bank if they have an agreement with a Canadian one !
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Alberto
LIUC UniversitÓ Cattaneo Castellanza, Castellanza, Italy
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because the exchange rate between euro and canadian dollar benefit me
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Telephone, Overall, Housing, Travel, 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
no
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Sylviana
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Engineering, Mechanical, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I travelled more that if I woud have stayed at home. Vegetables are more expensive here.
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Travel, Housing, Nightlife, Food, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
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
Try not to eat in fast foods, it's tempting as they are all over the place
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