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Managing your money

Do you need tips on managing your money whilst studying in Leiden and The Hague. Make sure to read up about living costs, student discounts and ways to make your money go further.

It’s a good idea to draw up a budget before embarking on your studies. When doing so, take a look at the Study in Holland website which provides a wealth of information on issues such as daily expenses and financing your studies. 

You can also find tips on keeping costs to a minimum when shopping, eating out, renting a room and getting around on the Why Holland pages

You should also read up about the discounts available to students and non-students alike in the Netherlands, for example discounted rail travel and museum entry.

You might also want to consider purchasing an International Student Card or European Youth Card which offer discounts on flights, hotels, museums and cinemas to name but a few.

If you should get into financial difficulties whilst studying at Leiden University please get in touch with a Student Counsellor - see contact details on this page.

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