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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 Accommodation
(private market)
Public transportation
Amsterdam 500 – 700€ 30 – 130€
Berlin 300 – 500€ 55 – 135€
Bordeaux 300 – 600€ 28 – 39€
Göttingen 300 – 500€ 30 – 40€
Québec 400 – 800 C$ 50 – 90 C$

Public city transports

Airports and trains services


Success stories

Sarah Roche
Sarah Roche

“Through my acceptance into the Neurasmus program, I was able to learn vital research and data analysis skills.”

Eduarda Centeno
Eduarda Centeno

“I joined Neurasmus in 2018, and my life and career have changed a lot since.”