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University of Neuchatel - questions!!!

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I am new to the Forum.
I have been admitted to the Masters in Information Systems from the University of Neuchatel. The offer is conditional and I have to do some courses in french language during my studies. I would like to ask some general questions about the university and the place:


1) :-p If someone is going to study or is she/he studying in the University, he/she is welcome to send me a message!!!

2) Do you know something about the student accommodation? Is it easy to get a room?

3) What about the groceries in the city market, the prices are very different compared with the prices in UK (i.e. Tesco)?


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Evangelos
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This is the website of the organisation that manages student accommodation in Neuchâtel : http://www.alfen.ch/
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on getting accepted.

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3) What about the groceries in the city market, the prices are very different compared with the prices in UK (i.e. Tesco)?
A quick look around the forum will tell you everything you need to know. When people talk about the cost of things in Switzerland it's usually in some kind of rant. The food is much more expensive than you will find in Tesco. However, being a student all you need to know is that you can still buy a kilo of pasta for less than a frank . And keep an eye out for these

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Another Scot in the mighty Neuchatel! Hit me up if you want to meet up bro
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Welcome - you've made a good choice, Neuchatel is small but perfectly formed- beautiful lake and lovely mountains too.
Things are more expensive here - so will need to shop carefully. The Migros budget lines are a bit like Tesco own brands. Try to get some tips and practice at cooking simple low-cost meals before you arrive. Many expats in Neuch- perhaps you should get together ad drive over to France near me to do a big shop once a month.
Tell us when you get here and don't hesitate to ask. Auntie O (the granny of the Neuch Forum, lol).
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Re: University of Neuchatel - questions!!!

Thank you guys for your comments.

I am looking to rent an apartment for the following semester. Unfortunately, I could not open a thread on the university's forum, because I am not a student so far.

As I can see from the rents the rent will be between 400-600CHF for a shared flat with 2 or 3 persons.


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This is the website of the organisation that manages student accommodation in Neuchâtel : http://www.alfen.ch/
I have already contact with them and they told me that they have only two studio available at around 650CHF. Do you guys think that its a good price?
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I have already contact with them and they told me that they have only two studio available at around 650CHF. Do you guys think that its a good price?
It's an excellent price and afaik it will include breakfast and dinner for Monday through Friday.
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A studio is about 550-600 without meals - so that sounds great value.
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Re: University of Neuchatel - questions!!!

I live in Neuchatel however I don't attend the uni. Accomodation isn't so hard to find in NE depending on your budget.

This website is quite helpful in finding accomodation:
http://en.comparis.ch/immobilien/default.aspx

As for food shopping there are many grocery stores such as Denner, Coop and Migros, pricing is a lot higher than in the UK especially meat and fish. Keep an eye out for deals; each shop has an online flyer you can check out.
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