Budget Simulator Assistance

Typical Expenses

  • Tuition (for entire program): 13200€ (Partner country applicants) or 6600€ (Programme country applications) – see cost and funding page for more information. Note that health and accident insurance are included in the tuition fee.
  • Travel to and from home country and between universities (1st semester university; 2nd semester university; summer school; 3rd semester university and potentially 4th semester university)
  • Housing (rent, utilities such as electricity, gas, water, telephone, internet)
  • Other living expenses (food, transportation, clothing, misc)
  • Visa /Residency permit costs

A useful resource for comparing the cost of living in different cities is http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/

Istanbul, Turkey (Koç University)

Information from Koç University International Student FAQ (https://ico.ku.edu.tr/faq) regarding cost of living at the University:

“Housing expenses on campus differ between 3050 TL to 7350 TL. For dormitory fees you can visit: http://dorm.ku.edu.tr/#fees. Expenses for class material may differ between 150-300 TL. At the dining hall, student meal menu of 3 items is 6.5 TL. Public transportation costs is around 1.5-2 TL per trip. Taxi from Taksim to campus is around 55 TL.”

ExpenseCost (TRY)Cost (Euro)
Housing (Per Semester)5450 (400 Deposit)1100
Food, transportation, miscellaneous (Per Month)90002250
Residence Permit Card6015
Visa Fee8220
Total for 5 months15923385

Limerick, Ireland (University of Limerick)

Information from the University of Limerick (http://www.ul.ie/international/living-ireland)
Estimated Cost of Living for a four month Academic Semester (mid Jan-mid May)*

ExpenseCost (Euro)
Campus Accommodation (Plassey Villiage, Per Semester)2500
Food (Estimate)1315
Books and other academic requisites225
Immigration registration Fee300
Total for 4 months4340

*on-campus housing, which this estimate is based on, is available for these dates only. Students who wish to stay in Limerick outside of these dates would need to find short-term housing, which might cost more.

Lisbon, Portugal (ISCTE-Instituo Universitário de Lisboa)

Information from the ISCTE-IUL International Student Information Page (http://international.iscte-iul.pt/)
Foreign students should consider some minimum basic costs per month of approximately €600 to €700.
Estimated Cost of Living for a five month Academic Semester (16 Sep, 2017 – 15 Jan, 2018)

ExpenseCost (Euro)
Housing (Per Semester)1500
Food, transportation, miscellaneous (Estimate)1500
Residence Permit Cost - differs by country of origin (estimate)200
Total for 5 months3200

Some reference prices:

* inclusion in the list of possible housing options does not constitute an endorsement of the establishment by the programme.

Oslo, Norway (University of Oslo)

Information from the University of Oslo Budget and Cost of Living Page (http://www.uio.no/english/student-life/budget/)
Norway is an expensive country and it takes a while getting used to the high cost of living. As a student you will need a minimum of approximately NOK 10 000 (1125€) per month in order to cover basic expenses.
Estimated Cost of Living for a five month Academic Semester (17 Jan-16 June, 2018)
To give you an idea of the living expenses for a student in Norway, we have put together a modest budget for one five-month semester (all numbers are approximate):

ExpenseCost (NOK)Cost (Euro)
Books & Supplies5000560
Other Expenses120001350
Total for 5 months500005630

During your first semester you must be prepared to use a substantial amount of money for setting up your household and for buying suitable clothing for the Norwegian climate.
More information is available at https://www.uio.no/english/studies/new-student/

Warsaw Poland (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities)

Information from SWPS International Student Information page (http://www.studia.swps.pl/guide.html): “The official currency of Poland is Polish Zloty (PLN), and it is issued in bills and coins. The cost of living in Poland varies, depending on personal needs, preferences and lifestyle. The minimum monthly amount needed to cover the cost of housing, food, local transportation, and some personal expenses is approx. 2000 PLN (approx. 460 EUR).”
Estimated Cost of Living for a five month Academic Semester (16 Sep, 2017 – 15 Jan, 2018)

ExpenseCost (PLN)Cost (Euro)
Total per month2000465
x 5 months x 5 x 5
Total for 5 months100002325