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35 Expenses Reviews
3.95 / 5 based on 211 reviews
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Joanna
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Greensboro, United States
Scandinavian Studies Program, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Oulu
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
A private grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I did not spend money on the phone because I did not have one. Generally, it is quite expensive. Travel is very affordable for students, which is why I took advantage of it. Buses, trains, and even airplanes all offer specially priced student tickets.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Housing, Nightlife:
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
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
No need to buy textbooks, as the library is very good. Count on buying sheets, but maybe you can get a blanket from the interntional office. If you want a phone, be prepared to pay a huge deposit and not small monthly bills.
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Marina
Murmansk State Technical University, Murmansk, Russia
European Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Oulu
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
All the prices in Finland are much higher then in Russia. Sometimes the grant was not enough to cover all the expences, so I didn't call that much myself in order to save some money. As for travelling, I don't have much opportunity to travel from home as there are always many problems with visa. My course in Oulu included the trips to Estonia, Sweden, Norway and all over Finland for free, but we still payed the food and transportation in the cities.
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Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food:
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
Not really.
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oscar
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Oulu
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Finland is more expensive in overall than Spain. The prices of the food were higher. On the contrary, I found the telephone network extremely cheap in comparison to Spain. The housing price was adapted to students. At this point, there were also a huge difference with Spain. The drinks in the bars were much more expensive. Traveling was pretty the same since we benefited from student discounts in some transportations, and the quality of the hostels were much better than Spain and we usually found better prices.
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Nightlife, Food, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
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
The bus prices. After 23.00 a.m it might cost around 5 euros. It was much cheaper to buy the monthly card. Buying furniture in the second hand stores which are financed by the government was extremely cheap.
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Autumn
University of South Carolina, Columbia, United States
Scandinavian Studies, Northern Cultures and Societies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Oulu
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
Finland is expensive, relative to America. I spent more on travel simply because I never travel at home, and it is very easy to get around in Europe.
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Telephone, Travel, Food, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Each student in the ISEP program was given a 2200mk stipend every month for food. That is much more than enough, so most students saved the money and used it to buy other
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mcielaval
HEC Paris, Paris, France
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Oulu
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
Food: prices are upper than in Belgium Telephone: because international phone calls are more expensive Accommodation: less expensive than in Belgium thank to government's help. Travel: When I am in a foreign country, I try to visit a lot
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Overall, Food, Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
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
Students have special discount for travelling.
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trisha
University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Oulu
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
food is more expensive her, and you have to shop every day because the fridges are so small. we went out more and travelled more here so that is why we spent more too.
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Nightlife, Overall, Food, Telephone, Travel:
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
parking tickets --really be careful to know the signs as they are not always place conveniently.
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