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Lunds Universitet

Lund University, PO Box 117, 22 100 Lund, Sweden
4.08 / 5 based on 648 reviews.
Description:
Lund University, with its 7 faculties and a number of research centres and specialized institutes, is the largest unit for research and higher education in Sweden. Lund University was founded in 1666, partly in order to tie more closely to Sweden the provinces which had been ceded by Denmark in 1658. Since then, the University has developed into a modern, international centre for research and higher education. Read more


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Accreditations
89% of students recommend
648 reviews
Housing
4.1/5
All experiences (648)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (234)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (288)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (126)
Expenses
3.4/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
LUND is a brilliant place to visit on exchange, for its academic standard, social life and geographical situation. Read Review
dwlehrhardt, Netherlands

648 reviews of Lunds Universitet

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HOUSING    
by louise, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Erasmus
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: halls of residence
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? closer to the centre of Lund and therefore facilities are more accessible
Personal comments:
The housing was of a good standard, however it was lacking certain facilties such as internet access which came as standard with the other halls of residence available in Lund. In addition the housing I was given was with all other international students which was useful in meeting people and understanding other cultures better. On the other hand more contact with native swedish people would have been beneficial in developing the language for conversational purposes. Overall the housing was spacious and of good quality.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Katja_Munich, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Food Science and Technology, Erasmus
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
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
The first thing you have to do at the beginning of your stay you have to get a member of a students Nation!!! That are the areas where the parties are going on. I think all over Lund there must be around 15 or more Nations. It is similar to a social club which is run by students. There a students rooms to stay, always a disco, Café, Restaurant and a lot of activities!!! Join them it is fun!! All over Lund there a lot of nice Cafés and Rstaurants. One thing I have really enjoyed there, was the "Dagens Lunch" nearly every restaurant has some specials for Lunch they are cheap and always delicious and a good alternative to the University Cafeteria. Another possibility is to join one of the students Nations for Lunch, students are cooking for students, cheap and good.
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ACADEMIC    
by louise, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Erasmus
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:
The courses were of a good standard and enabled me to understand a little more abour Swedish culture in organisations. The lecturers frequently made refernce to Swedish industry examples and gave insight into the 'Swedish' philosophy of conducting business.



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:
There was a strong emphasis on group work, which I enjoyed however, the assignments often fell around the same time and therefore was made more difficult. Perhaps staggering coursework dates if possinle would be better.

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by Katja_Munich, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Food Science and Technology, Erasmus
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
In Sweden every one speaks english so it was very easy to get around only with that language: But it was a pleasure to learn the swedish language, because the grammar and most of the words are very similar to geramn so it was quite easy for me. But if you don´t like to learn that language, because you say you don´t need it, no problem english is enough. The tele, cinema and all other things are only with swedish subtittles and the language is still the original one of the movie. At the university it is no problem to follow the courses, because nearly no one is a native english speaker, so the sentences are easy to understand and it is no problem doing mistakes.
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EXPENSES    
by David, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
International Relations, Erasmus
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:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Life in Sweden is in general slightly more expensive; apart from that, I participated in more activities (nightlife, traveling, etc) than I would at home. That makes life more expensive.
Telephone, Food, Housing, Nightlife, Overall, Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Don't drink in normal pubs! Apart from that, traveling in Sweden is quite cheap, especially flying. Get a standby-ticket, 300SEK single anywhere.
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OVERALL    
by Katja_Munich, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Food Science and Technology, Erasmus
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...
You will have a very very fast internetconection in your dometory so bring something to burn your own movies!!!
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



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:
Please see point 6



FINAL COMMENTS

Now I´m writing my report for a realy wonderful time in my life. I´m studying food technology at the Technical University of Munich. And already one year ago I decided: "I would like to get to know the Nordic countries a little more". So I made my decision to spend one semester in Sweden. My town of choice was Lund in the south part of Sweden. It is a wonderful town full of students. Lund has around 100.000 inhabitants including 35.000 students. It is a tiny historical city, every thing can be reached by bike. And the best thing only ten minutes by train and you are in Malmö, the third biggest city in Sweden. So a perfect location. The University is spread out all over the city and you can study nearly everthing you can imagine. In Lund there are several dometories, but they are all crowded and it is hard to find a place in this areas or anywhere else. So if you decide to join the Lund University organise your room with the help of the International Housing Office in advanced. They are all nice and are trying to help you to find a room. One advice, make sure before you leave your hometown, that you really got a room. Because at the beginning of the semester the housing situation is quite bad and some of the exchange students had to go back home, because they could not get hold of a room to stay!!! In the first two weeks of your stay in Lund there are several activities organised by the International Desk, they organised languages courses and a lot activities to get to know the swedish culture. And the Swedish culture is more different than you think, if you come from Germany for example. The first thing you have to do at the beginning of your stay you have to get a member of a students Nation!!! That are the areas where the parties are going on. I think all over Lund there must be around 15 or more Nations. It is similar to a social club which is run by students. There a students rooms to stay, always a disco, Café, Restaurant and a lot of activities!!! Join them it is fun!! You can get part of the organisation team, the students in the nation and sure all other swedish students are always happy to meet new people from different countries. So don´t be shy and get a part of the students life. I just joined a nation and served at the restaurants it was fun and the parties were always spectacular!!! But back to university….the courses are quite small only around 30 students. The courses are organised by two or more professors. They are always very helpful, so you can ask them any time …and there are all english speaking so swedish ist not really necessary to learn!! It is quite different from German universities, every is organised you will know exactly which book you have to study, a lot of project work, essays and presentations…different but perhaps also a little bit better than the Geramn system! My final word will be…go to Lund you will have a wonderfull time!!! Yours Katja
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