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Renting or cabbing

Depending on your usage of the car, I would say it's about the same cost. It's ~$50 to book a Berlin TXL to Downtown, while it's ~$75 to rent a mini 2/4-door. However, renting a car definitely allows more...

June 12, 2017 5
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Average cost of living

Munich has a relatively high cost of living. The following is a rough gauge of the main few aspects of expenditure: Accommodation (student dorm): 280‒400€ Accommodation (private apartment): 400‒600€...

June 12, 2017 5
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How do I rent an apartment in Germany?

You can either go through an Immobilienhändler, a real estate agent, or find a place via the newspaper. Good places on the newspaper are often snatched up fast, so be quick. You may also find a place...

June 12, 2017 5
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How do I get my SG driving license converted in Germany? Or is it unnecessary?

If you intend to drive, yes it is necessary. If you want to get your license accepted in Germany, you'll need to prove to have lived for at least 185 days without interruption in the country that issued...

June 12, 2017 5
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If I’m driving in Germany, what are some driving habits I should take note of?

There are definitely not as many rules as there are in Singapore. The following are just some good-to-knows when you're driving over there. A blinking yellow light at an intersection means stop. Need...

June 12, 2017 5
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What are some must-try local German food?

There is Spätzle, a kind of pasta. The dough typically consists of eggs, flour, salt and a hint of fizzy water (in order to fluff up the dough). A well-known dish is Bratwürst, pork sausages found along...

June 12, 2017 5
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How do I open a bank account in Germany?

To open an account, bring along the following documents: Passport or personal identification card Student ID or certificate of enrolment or notification of admission from your university Confirmation...

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What are some must-go attractions in Germany?

There is Hofbräuhaus, the royal brewery in Munich. A must-try in Germany is beer, and Hofbräuhaus is the best place to take a sip and chill. You can also explore the scenic road trip route, Romantic...

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How do I apply for a visa for Germany?

You probably require a student visa for Germany. You should apply for this via the local German embassy or consulate in your home country. The typical fee for a visa is €60. The require documents generally...

June 12, 2017 5
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Is it cheaper to cook on my own or dine out in Germany?

Depending on the type of meals you make, if it requires premium ingredients it will of course cost you more than a ready cooked meal outside. However, if you're looking to save money, your best bet is...

June 12, 2017 5
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What are some quick food options in Germany when I’m short of time?

There are the famous few fast food restaurants e.g. Subway, Macs, Burger King, Starbucks, Pizzahut & KFC. However in Germany, the popular fast option would be a bakery. All bakeries sell various assortments...

June 12, 2017 5
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What are some things I should look out for when renting a car in Germany?

You'll need your driver's license and passport to rent a car. The cars are generally manual and if you want auto, you need to specify while booking. It will likely cost abit more. Before you leave the...

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If I get stopped by the traffic police in Germany, how should I deal with the situation?

They may request your personal details, but you're not obliged to show your passport or ID card. During the spotcheck, they are permitted to check whether the vehicle is roadworthy, but they are not...

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What are the telcom services available in Germany?

There are 4 main providers: T-Mobil, Vodafone, E-Plus and O2. Each positions itself differently, hence decide based on your needs. For instance, E-Plus sells itself as a low-cost provider offering a wide...

June 12, 2017 5
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What are some major events happening in Germany that I should not miss while I’m there?

Depending on the period you'll be in Germany, there are actually quite a few events happening over the year. There's Berlin International Film Festival in February, the second largest film festival after...

June 12, 2017 5
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If I fall sick in Germany, who should I look for and where should I go?

Hi! If it's a minor issue, you can always call a doctor from one of the neighboring clinics. However, if it's in the middle of the night or over the weekend when most of the clinics are closed, you can...

June 12, 2017 5
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What are the must try beers in Germany?

EVERYTHING. They can make really a large spectrum of beer of different flavors so why stick to a few when you can try try a new on every single day. But that is just me because i would always try their...

June 9, 2017 5
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Language Barrier

You will be fine as many Chinese can actually converse in English pretty well so language will not be a major obstacles. But knowing the language will definitely be a plus point when getting around. But...

June 9, 2017 5
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Where to go

Different people have different purpose and KPIs. I have a friend that dreams of being a student in UCLA thus that was her first choice as it is probably the last few chances she gets to be an UCLA students....

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Graduation

It won't if you map it well to your faculty requirement. For more specific mapping, it would be best to have a chat with your career adviser from your faculty or even speak to seniors from the same faculty...

June 9, 2017 5
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