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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)
In the end I have to say that it was a great year for me, maybe the best of my life. Most of the people enjoyed their stay and I personaly extended my stay here from six month to one year, it is great to experience a full cycle. Never hesitate to ask for help or for anything else, Swedes like to give a helping hand, that is my impression, have never experienced something else. Enjoy your time!! Sebastian Read Review
sebpi754, Germany

Linköpings Universitet review by sebpi754

Review by sebpi754, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Engineering, Mechanical, 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 with shared kitchen
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: room with shared kitchen
Why? I was really lucky with my corridor mates, had never so much fun with people. I love to have conversation and parties whenever I enter the corridor and that was really the case on our corridor in Ryd.
Personal comments:
The rooms are sufficient large and the bathroom directly connected to the room, so you don't have to share it with other people...very good. The kitchen has to be shared with the corridor mates and is large enough if not all eight want to cook at the same time. Telephone and a connection to the internet are available, especially the internet connection was a great advantage and this for a really moderate price.
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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, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Night spots: Herrgår'n in Ryd Tuesdays for the International Pub, Fridays and Saturdays; Nationernas Hus everytime especially in the summer a nice place; Platå and Platen's very near to each other good places on days with student prices; student parties (Kravall) and Sittnings in Kårallen and elsewhere are compulsory (not all but most of them); special highlight is the SOF (student orkester festival) every second year in Linköping, the next will be in 2003, I had the luck to expirience it...great; always watch out for special events organized by the different student communities (Draget, Le Mans, ELINpiaden ...)
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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:
Never hesitate to ask teachers, there will always be a helping hand. If you want to learn Swedish, take courses given in Swedish. Most of the courses contain laborations which give a deeper insight in the theoretical learnt, don't be afraid of these labs.



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:
All in all it was good ... keep on going with the practical work in the labs, that ws really better than in Germany. A bit more and deeper insight in the theoretical background would have been sometimes desirable. Keep your flexibility!

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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: Did not speak it
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
It is no problem not to speak Swedish if English is known. Most of the Swedes speak fairly good English, in every case better than in Germany. To learn Swedish was a great experience because I couldn't speak it at all and now after almost one year the communication with the Swedes is no problem at all. The ability to speak Swedish allowed me a faster integration in the Swedish society. It is always good to show the will to speak in the native language.
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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 want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Telephone: everybody called me Accomodation: I had a really cheap one at home Nightlife: alcohol is very expensive in Sweden Travel: I wanted to get to know the country from the north to the south
Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Alcohol and choclate turned out to be very expensive whether go by plane is quite cheap for students with the Stand-By-Tickets.
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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...
That it is raining that much during the autumn.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
Keep on going with the amazing variety of student activities. Never stop to spend money for the education the equipment as it has happend in Germany. Stay as open minded as it is, I enjoyed the uncomplicated contact with the teachers.



FINAL COMMENTS

In the end I have to say that it was a great year for me, maybe the best of my life. Most of the people enjoyed their stay and I personaly extended my stay here from six month to one year, it is great to experience a full cycle. Never hesitate to ask for help or for anything else, Swedes like to give a helping hand, that is my impression, have never experienced something else. Enjoy your time!! Sebastian
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