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Linköpings Universitet (LIU)

Linköpings Universitet, 581 83 Linköping, Sweden, Linkoping
3.93 / 5 based on 540 reviews.
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

88% of students recommend
540 reviews
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In terms of travelling, Swedish trains are amazing. Other than this, often it can be cheaper to rent a car. Read Review
jackrue, Germany

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by vitus, university of mumbai, mumbai, maharashtra state, India
Medicine, residency
Personal assessment
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
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.
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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by Imke, Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Management Science, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
Did not get involved.
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
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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by Andrew, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Management Science, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
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 ( 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
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
Personal comments:

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by Jacob, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Erasmus
Language difficulties
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Administrative / Institutional
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)
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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by janhe238, Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Management Science, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Money from home
Main source of funding:
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.
Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Food: was the same price as at home.
Housing: was less expensive than at 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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by César, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Engineering, Computer, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
Very Important.
Not really important.
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
hmmm... nope. But I already knew some Swedish traditions that every student should know
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.

During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
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, it shouldn't change much. All the people (exchange student coordinators, teachers, etc.) it's very kind and polite. I really loved it.


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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