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Linköpings Universitet (LIU)

540 reviews
3.93 / 5 based on 540 reviews
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Imke
Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Linköpings Universitet
3.0/5
Academic
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.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
none
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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Imke
Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Linköpings Universitet
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I knew before that Sweden is commonly more expensive than Germany. But I was surprised about the big difference.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
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.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
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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Imke
Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Linköpings Universitet
2.5/5
Expenses
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.
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Food, Housing, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Buy at the big food-stores like Matex and Maxi.
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Imke
Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Linköpings Universitet
4.5/5
Languages
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.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
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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Imke
Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Linköpings Universitet
4.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Room in a korridor
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose:
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
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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Imke
Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Linköpings Universitet
3.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
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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