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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 have all the documents when you arrive,include the housing (if you can't it's not too difficult to rent a house). Carry clothes to suffer a hard weather. Buy a bike as soon as posible. It's better to travel in Spring or in summer. Read Review
rlaorga, Spain

Linköpings Universitet review by rlaorga

Review by rlaorga, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Engineering, Electronic, 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: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Because you are in touch with more students. And the university is much closer, you need less time to move specialy when the weather is really bad.
Personal comments:
Depends of the corridor and the people in you can be better or worse. Usually is not very clean.
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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: Student life dominates the city
Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
The best for a students is the parties organized by the university or by the students. I liked the concerts and cultural events.
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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:
Try to organice people with the same level of knowledge.



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:
The timetable is different every day... I think is better to do a static plan, and then you can organice yourself better.

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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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your Swedish?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
At the begining it was difficult to communicate with people with differents accents. But, bit a bit, I learned to speak more fluently and to understand conversations without difficulties.
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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:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
I didn't have telephone, I used e-mail. The weather was too hard to have more Nightlife. I had no enough money to travel a lot. In my country to travel is cheaper.
Food, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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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...
About to find a job. Most of the offers you need the local language to work there.
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:
It's a really good University. The lessons and the place are very good. You'll learn a lot there. The place is very safe, but... too cold!!!



FINAL COMMENTS

Try to have all the documents when you arrive,include the housing (if you can't it's not too difficult to rent a house). Carry clothes to suffer a hard weather. Buy a bike as soon as posible. It's better to travel in Spring or in summer.
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