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Henriette
Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Westminster
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
Food in England is less expensive than in Norway. However, more or less everything else was an increase in expenses. Not because I waste more money abroad but because London overall is a bit more expensive city than Oslo.
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Housing, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, 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
My biggest surprise was the difficulty in opening a bank account in London. It is not suited and doesn't seem to welcome international students. In order to get an account you need sufficient proof of adress and papers from your university only gives you a low beneficail and difficult account. It is important that every document you retrieve has your named spelled correctely, otherwise you have to start all over. As for cost-saving, buy the store bands in grossery stores (a lot cheaper than other brands and tastes just as good). Make calls from Skype and try to get a contract on your phone-pay as you go is very very expensive. join web sites for student discounts and try to register for guest lists before going ut, you usually get to pay a lower cover charge.
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Nadia
Ichthus Hogeschool, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Westminster
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant<br> A private grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
At home I lived with my parents, so I had no housing and food expenses. In my home country we have a free student travel card all over The Netherlands. In The UK you just get discount on your travel expenses.
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Food, Housing, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Nightlife:
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
London is overall a very expensive city, I was informed about this. I would advice to consider housesharing. I allso had a partime job, for me that was perfect because I earned money, met new people, improved my English and I know how it is to wrk in London.
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Ryan
University of Arizona, Tucson, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Westminster
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> A private grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Naturally, due to exchange rates the cost of comparable goods was higher in London than in Tucson. Housing was less expensive due to the fact that the costs were bundled and specifically aimed at being affordable for the student.
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Telephone, Travel, Overall, Food:
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
Keep in mind that there will be general, immediate sunk costs involved with housing, food and furnishing that will be incurred. Stay the course, cook your own food, and look for sales to help reduce the total cost.
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rbangy
I.E.S.F., Lisbon, Portugal
Business Studies, Graduate, Master
University of Westminster
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Basically because London is one of the most expensive cities in the world.
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Telephone, Food, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
- Always buy travel cards, monthly or weekly. Still transportation is expensive in London; - Do not have meals in restaurants, if you are a student; - Buy your food at the supermarkets; - Get the supermarket discount cards and vouchers; - If you can get a part-time job.
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Sabrina
UniversitÚ de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Westminster
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I spent more than at home because London's cost of life is very high and it is hard not to pay more than in France. I pay for my accomodation each week what I paid each month in France.
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Housing, Overall, Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
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
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I think the price of the accomodation was really surprising as well as the nightlife...but it doesn't prevent you from enjoying yourself!
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yin
Zhejiang University, Hengzhou, China
Communication and Information Sciences, Graduate, Independent
University of Westminster
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
wot should i say? living in london is much more expensive that of in china. but i chose to.
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Housing, Food, Telephone, Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
living with others makes u save a lot. buy student card for transport. if u wanna travel, buy ticket at least 1 week before depart.
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