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Linköpings Universitet (LIU)

Linköpings Universitet, 581 83 Linköping, Sweden, Linkoping
3.93 / 5 based on 540 reviews.
Description:
Cooperation across subject and faculty borders, student-centered learning and an entrepreneurial spirit of education is the hallmark of Linköping University, a research based university known for excellence in education and a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities, ECIU. With 28,000 undergraduates and 1,300 doc­toral students, LiU is one of Sweden's major academic institutions, 150 km southwest of Stockholm. We know that our students leave with a competitive edge. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
88% of students recommend
540 reviews
Housing
4.2/5
All experiences (540)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (96)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (330)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (108)
Expenses
3.1/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
Try to travel and see as much things as you can. You will never have the possbility again. But spend money before you go. Otherwise you will probably get in financial trouble. Read Review
imkmi829, Germany

Linköpings Universitet review by Imke

Review by Imke, Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Management Science, Erasmus
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Room in a korridor
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose:
Why?
Personal comments:
The room was located in an area where only students live and also close to the university. Besides your room you have also an own bathroom, that means no share with other people. That was excellent. You live together with 7 other korridor mates and you share the kitchen with them. If not everybody prepares a meal, then there is enough space. The room look friendly with a big window-wall. I really felt home after a few weeks.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
I enjoyed a coffee at steve's cafe. And the icecream of bosses glacebar is amazingly good. The night life is okay. You can do several things during the night. Tuesdays there is the International pub at Herrgar'n, for example. Wednesday you can have great burgers at Flamman while listening to Jazzmusic. And at weekends you can go to towncenter, there you will propably find something for you. One disadvantage are the prices of alcohol and that the bars close at 3 o'klock. Sometimes there are some special events organized by students for student: SOF, ELINpiaden, etc. And the also the monthly programme for the Exchange students is quite good. If you want to you can have lots of funny activities
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ACADEMIC       3.0 / 5
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
The course-system is totally different from the system i know from Germany. The classes are not that big and the communication with the teacher is much better than in Germany. In Sweden, it seems that everything gets done with group-work, at least i made the experience. In conclusion, I can say that it is a very different way of studying compared with my home university. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this way more than the german way.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning Swedish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Swedish
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Swedish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
Swedish people can speak very very good English. From the beginning on I didn't have any problems with the communication. Most of the time the people recognized that I am a foreigner with only basic knowlegde of swedish and they immediately spoke English with me.
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Everything is more expensive here in Sweden, especially things for the every-day-life.
Food, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Travel: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Buy at the big food-stores like Matex and Maxi.
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I knew before that Sweden is commonly more expensive than Germany. But I was surprised about the big difference.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Although the university is quite bis with its 20.000 students you feel familar. I think the reason for that was the small size of the classes and the good communication with teh teacher. But at the beginning, I had problems with the bureaucracy at the university. For several things you need special card to enter, for example. But in whole, i really enjoyed the atmosphere at the Campus.



FINAL COMMENTS

Try to travel and see as much things as you can. You will never have the possbility again. But spend money before you go. Otherwise you will probably get in financial trouble.
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