Living in the country of study



Get in touch with your future hosting university to prepare your mobility and collect experience from previous Neurasmus students through our Facebook group.


Student need to take care of accommodation as soon as possible to avoid difficulties upon arrival.

Unfortunately, the number of available rooms and apartments in university student houses is very limited. As a consequence, this type of accommodation may not be secured. 

In order to improve their chances of obtaining accommodation via the International Offices, students are strongly advised to apply well in advance.Be careful, there are different application deadlines from one university to another.

International Offices may also recommend private student houses


  • The euro (EUR, €) is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU). France, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal are part of the eurozone. It is also the currency used by the EU institutions, and will be used by the EACEA for the delivery of scholarships.
  • The Canadian dollar (CAN$) is Canada’s official currency, used in Québec. It differs from the American dollar (US$) and does not have the same monetary value.

Living costs

The student him/herself is responsible for covering the following cost items:

  • travels (EM scholarship-holders will receive a travel allowance, if applicable)
  • passport, visa and residence permit,
  • accommodation,
  • food,
  • Public transportation, if applicable
  • study materials (books…),
  • etc.

The following prices are merely indicative :

On a monthly basis: Amsterdam Berlin Bordeaux Göttingen Québec

(private market)

500 – 700€ 300– 500€ 300– 600€ 300– 500€ 400– 800 C$
Public transportation 30 – 130€< 55 – 135€> 28-39€ 30-40€ 50-90 C$

In some partner universities, the student ID is used as public transportation ticket.

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