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Linköping University
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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)
If you have any queries about Linköping University or even my home University; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT, Melbourne, Australia), don't hesitate to contact me. Read Review
AndyRobo, Australia

Linköpings Universitet review by Andrew

Review by Andrew, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Management Science, University Agreement
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: Corridor; own room, share kitchen and lounge..
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Corridor
Why? Most viable choise and allows for great socialisation with other exchange students and Swedes.
Personal comments:
The accomodation is great. You get your own rather large room with bathroom; shower, toilet and sink. Share lounge room and kitchen with six other non-exchange students (usually).
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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
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
The beloved Herrgår'n (HG) will remain number one according to most exchange students. Located right in the middle of the student accomodation its hard to beat on Friday or Saturday night with Naoki on the dance floor! Try Tuesday evenings for international student night. The other student ran club is Natiernas Hus (Nations House, NH -sorry I spelt it wrong in Swedish).
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ACADEMIC       3.5 / 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:
English or Swedish its your choice. Only a limited number of courses available in English, get the list from the University web site (www.liu.se). If you want to study the whole time you can, if you want to party the whole time thats your choice too. I recommed to get to know as many people as you can, if that means drinking a large quantity of Åbro (beer) well who'd be complaining! Back regarding courses, you get to take your exams again if you fail the first time. Not the case at my Uni! (not that i've ever failed!)



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:
No.

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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
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Personal comments:
Swedes speak great English so you can get away without speaking a word of English. However, I suggest you study the languange as much as possible, especially if your like me and only speak English fluently :o(
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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
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
$2000 AUD scholarship
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Offcourse you always spend more whilst away from home! However I guess Sweden is a little more expensive than most countries but its all part of living the student life in Sweden! Alcohol is the hard one, costing quite a bit more.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Brew your own beer and only drink spirits on special occasions! Also, make sure to try Swedish punch (spirit like).
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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...
If required, organise any visa's you MAY need if you plan to travel around Europe BEFORE you go.
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:
As i've already mentioned Linköping University is a great place to study or party. I choose to party and met a heap of great people and had a marvellouse time. I think it is likely that you can have the same extraordinary experience!



FINAL COMMENTS

If you have any queries about Linköping University or even my home University; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT, Melbourne, Australia), don't hesitate to contact me.
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