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Linköpings Universitet (LIU)

540 reviews
3.93 / 5 based on 540 reviews
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Andrew
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Linköpings Universitet
3.5/5
Academic
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!)
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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
No.
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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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César
Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Linköpings Universitet
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
hmmm... nope. But I already knew some Swedish traditions that every student should know
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It's a really good university, it shouldn't change much. All the people (exchange student coordinators, teachers, etc.) it's very kind and polite. I really loved it.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I loved to stay here, and I'm sure every student should have a kind of experience like this, being an international student. This city offers you lot of fun and you can have lot of more friends, forever!! Tips: it's difficult to get in touch with the local students, try to know some Swedish "traditions" before. Anyway, it's very possible that you'll find people from your home country, too. The social security is not free! So please, don't get ill. BRING A LOT OF MONEY You can travel a lot, it's not expensive and it's really fun!
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janhe238
Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Linköpings Universitet
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I spent more for nightlive because it was more expensive, more for the telephone because I called people at home (which makes it more expensive, even if it is cheaper here than in Germany) and more on travel as I traveled more here in Sweden than I usually do.
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Travel, Telephone, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
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
To get an "normal" account you need a personnumer (id number) which you can get if/when you fill out your application for residency or you go to the bank at the market place and get an account with a personnumer which is reserved for companies. I didn't do it just withdrawed big amounts from the atms
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Jacob
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Linköpings Universitet
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning Swedish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Swedish
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Swedish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In my first semester, I chose a course about Sweden, its society and language (which was naturally instructed in Swedish) to improve my Swedish and the quality of the course helped me to quickly proceed. I also chose to live with Swedish students which made my Sweden experience and my language learning much more complete. In the beginning it is a bit difficult to get the Swedes to talk Swedish to you, but if you are persistent they will start to appreciate that you are learning their language. Generally, everyone is very helpful in terms of language learning. And if you really cannot understand them, every Swedish person has a more than reasonable knowledge of English and often another foreign language. Communication is hence not a problem at all.
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vitus
university of mumbai, mumbai, maharashtra state, India
Medicine, Graduate, residency
Linköpings Universitet
3.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
i like to live independantly, taking my own decisions with no higher control as to my movements ,my routine life. since i am a trainee orthopaedic surgeon i have odd schedule and on duty calls , i like it when there are no strict entry and exit schedules as in a hostel.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
previously i had to live in the universities hostel for about twelve months and those times were harsd as it was a combined hostel both for freshies as for post grad students, so i preferred to move out as concentrating was hard to come by.
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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
Travel, Nightlife: 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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