what I liked about the program is that we had 1-2 semesters in which we can choose courses we like, the most interesting course was comparative politics. The university is modern and it’s located in a beautiful place near nature. there are so many international students from all over the world, so if you want to apply don’t hesitate 🙂View more
Well, Linnaeus university is very good and helpful to the student about the study material and future plans. so I recommend it to other students if they want to study in Europe, especially in Swedish universities.
As I am studying the master of science in marketing before starting the program I think that in this program I will learn practical things about marketing e.g Digital marketing, product research, Sales management etc but the whole program comprises of academic writing.View more
Awesome atmosphere and lovely location. Good ambience and facilities for the students to get a quality education. All faculty members are friendly and helpful. Peaceful environment for study fully equipped with all the amenities neededView more
University is great, having vast programs and multicultural. University has two campuses one in Vaxjo and one in Kalmar which is one of the oldest cities in Scandinavia. Faculty members are very cooperative and welcoming.View more
A great international university located in Växjö and Kalmar, Sweden, that offers a wide variety of courses both in Swedish and English. More information about the university can be found online. I would definitely recommend it!View more
The thing that I mostly liked was the fact that the teachers were very patient and willing to help you understand whatever the topic was. Every time they said “There are no stupid questions” and it took a while to understand that. They always looked for ways to get better, the teachers I mean, and ways to make the program and courses better by making surveys for the students where you get to say opinions about everything that was in the course. And that was a very good thing.
One other thing that I liked was that the teachers encouraged teamwork and gave assignments where we always had to work with someone.
What I did not like is that during classes they were always showing easy tasks and when it came to exams it was like a whole new course with harder tasks and more things to write about than what the teacher was talking about in classes.
During the first and second years, I was able to combine school with private student life quite well and the campus provided that. But in the 3rd year had much more to do and it was more school but not gonna complain. The school is well known and it gives you an international diploma that you can use anywhere. I feel quite positive about the career prospects because during the studies there were always representatives from different construction firms and talked about opportunities in this line of work.
I did my Erasmus at Linnaeus University and I consider it a really good university to study at.
The things I liked the most from this university were:
– The organisation of the studies: the way they plan the programs there is a 4 courses program. During 5-6 months you are studying four different courses, one every one month and a half approximately, so you are always focused on one course only, which allows you to specialize more in the topic.
– The language: there are multiple classes in English so the language is never a problem.
– Type of class: what was completely different from my home university was that in LNU they don’t do exams. Almost in every course we didn’t have exams, the evaluation was based on debates, teamwork and projects, which in my opinion, allows you to learn more and practice your English too!
And of course, what I liked so much from LNU was the location. It is a big campus so you can find the University, but also lots of restaurants, gym, student houses, places to do barbecues… It was so good!!
I totally recommend this university, it is totally worth it!View more
My original plan was to do one semester abroad and so I decided to go to Linnaeus University. After spending a first month there, I decided to stay for one more exchange semester – and now I am doing my entire 2 year master programme there. And here comes why:
Linnaeus university is a young and very innovative university. There are nearly endless possibilities of programmes and courses to take, and also additional courses, open lectures, trainings, and workshops.
The university is located outside of the city center of Växjö, but therefore they built an entire campus there, with most of the students living directly there. All university buildings are very close by, and so are the library, 3 student pubs, a gym, small grocery stores, cafés, restaurants, and other food places. Larger grocery stores as well as a fast food restaurant are located directly next to campus. You can even find an outdoor gym, tennis courts and sports fields on campus. Even though there are many university buildings and student housings, there are small parks and forests on campus – and even a castle. A lake is close by and the busses take off every 10 minutes to bring you to the city center. But you can also take your bike or simply walk there.
The quality of the lectures I attended was really high, the lecturers were friendly and understanding, and the classes are with a maximum of 30 students really small, which makes it easy to follow the lecture and to ask questions.
The study system at the university is completely different to the study system I was used to in Germany. Throughout a semester there are 4 modules. 1 module is taken for 5 weeks, in which you have lectures, usually write a small group paper and usually there is an exam at the end of the course. This system makes it really easy to follow and to be well-prepared for the exam, as everything is building up on each other. When attending the lectures, you can find out which field of the module you are most interested in. You can pick this field for your paper. For writing the paper you need to understand the topic in depth and do research. And this is the perfect preparition for the exam. So it is not necessary to spend plenty of time studying by your own as you already learn a lot by just attending the lectures and writing your paper. The instructions are really clear and the lecturers are understanding. Which means, when you’re struggling to complete an assignment, they will assist you and take your personal background into account.
For the exams there is plenty of time and they mostly consist of open questions, where you cannot just copy-paste what you have learned in the lectures, but you need apply that knowledge to answer the question. There is enough time, so when being well-prepared you should be able to pass the exam with a good grade. The grading for all kinds of assignments appeared to be pretty fair to me.
When studying on your own, you can access the very modern and large library with different spaces. So you can choose to sit with your friends or be in a quiet room. There are also lots of well-equiped rooms for group works and when you want to have fika with some friends, there is a café located in the same building. The library has an immense amount of literature present and the online library is very extensive as well. To nearly every topic you can find literature there. When the library is closed, you can just access one of the university buildings and study there. There are special rooms for particular study fields, for example a workshop for the design students, computer rooms, language laboratories, and video conference rooms.
Also, the services provided by the university are amazing. They have long opening hours and help with nearly every kind of question. They also answer very fast via email. There are several offices for particular issues, for example the International Office, an info desk, a student welfare office, etc. There are even free language courses you can take. And so many interesting additional lectures and seminars that you won’t be able to attend everything.
Also studying there as an English speaking student is no problem at all. The staff and lecturers all speak English, they offer multiple courses and programmes in English, and most of the literature is available in English as well.
Because of the study system, you can be flexible with the courses you take and there are several retries after the module in case you did not manage to pass an exam in the first try. And there is a possibility to switch modules or take a semester off, or do an internship, etc.
As nearly all students live on campus or close by, the student community is really strong. It is so easy to fix appointments with friends short-term, everyday there is a party or some group activity to attend, and the associations and nations on campus also offer a lot of different trips and events.
Also the atmosphere on campus is really good. Everyone is friendly, ready to help each other out, etc.
The only problem at this university is the housing situation. Especially in the autumn semester it is really hard to find an apartment on campus, as there is limited space available. But in case you cannot find an apartment on campus, the student union will assist you, there are several possibilities to live close by as private people subrent rooms, and worst case there is even an emergency housing provided.
I can honestly recommend studying at Linnaeus University to everyone. It is a great experience to study there and to be part of the student life and to experience the nearly endless possibilities you have. Also I really felt that the university and all its institutions tries to help and support their students as much as possible to make their studies and their stay there as smooth and easy as it could be while offering high-quality programmes and courses.View more