It’s a very young and modern University. Almost all the teachers are less than 60 years old, which could seem as unimportant, but it is important because it results in a very modern way of giving classes.
The level is a little lower than what I was used to (I went on an Erasmus scholarship for 8 months). The exams are quite easy to pass. But you learn, that’s what’s important.
Lund University is a good choice for students who want to study in multi-cultural environment and experience life in Sweden. In terms of programme quality, I would say it highly depend on faculty or programme itself. There are some excellent programme, as well as some newly opened, immature programme.View more
What I like about the University is that it provides the perfect environment for studying and researching. It helps to develop critical thinking and argument opinions due to the type of exams and class work.View more
I have the Lund University from a Campus Helsingborg point of view, which I think is quite different from studying on the main campus. For starters, is a completely different city which is not a student town so the feeling can be slightly different. However, being in a class with international students allowed us to create our own tight-knit group that would end up creating our own student life, since almost everyone was new into the city. We battle together through all the information that was only available in English.
The classes were interesting, sometimes they seemed a bit out of place but overall they were quite informative. The evaluation model was interesting since it was replete of different ways of testing from essays to exams to presentations which allowed for students who didn’t thrive on one evaluation method. It gave a nice chance for the student to succeed in their classes. The amount of presentations done was so high that I started with very low presentation skills to the end where I presented my Master thesis with no added anxiety or stammer. It is one of the most practical aspects I take out of it, public speaking.
When it comes to Campus Helsingborg which is about 40 minutes away from the main Lund campus, if you go on the Oresundstag the amenities are not fantastic. You have a basic cafeteria with slightly overpriced food (maybe it’s just me coming from a place where the cafeteria food is cheaper than outside school food), there is a small cafeteria and ongoing fight over the study rooms and the bokat. But overall, it is a nice place, with U2 and U3 as nice options to the study rooms. Most of the student accommodations are at an easy walking distance which is also great. And the city is nice, a bit too quiet but being close to the sea just makes it special. If you are lucky enough you can get a few beach days in a year! If you are about to start here, then enjoy a little Tura for me, one of the best student life perks of living in Helsingborg.View more
Nestled seamlessly into the surrounding city, Lund University is burgeoning with ethnic diversity. In addition to the recent addition of 300,000 refugees moving into the country, international students from hundreds of countries also fill the streets. My housing complex alone represented over 100 nationalities. If you need something translated to any other language, chances are that you will be able to find an available translator in your study program!View more
Lund is a unique student life experience, completely adapted for students, making a seamless transition between academics and social traditions. It’s a safe heaven for discovering the world, your interests, your future profession and international connections. The programs are structured, and only a few subjects at a time give plenty of time for understanding topics and exploring new ideas outside of your immediate curriculum.
If you are not part of the induction week, you miss out on a lot. Swedish people aren’t very open to making new friends outside their initial groups, so most of your friends would be other internationals.
There’s a lot to see around Lund, if you prefer the bigger city life, but Lund itself is enough for plenty of fun as a student.
The university lives on rich history and an impressive reputation. Most of the courses live up to this image, but due to it’s old ways, it’s slow to adopt new technologies into course material. For example, social media and digital marketing wasn’t part of the marketing master in 2013.
Overall it was a great experience, though.
Lund University is , in my opinion one of the best universities in the world to be a student at. As an international student coming from India, Sweden was very new and different in many ways. The university has its courses and extracurricular activities organized in such a way that International students are made comfortable with the general things, culture, education system etc before the actual start of the course in a one week Introduction program. To me, this was a very beneficial session and helped me understand people better.
The education system is very structured in Sweden. Working on only 2 subjects at a time for 2 months, finish the exam and then move on to other subjects. This helps you focus and go deep into the subject. Also, there is the possibility of re-taking the exam as many times as you want (something that students generally misuse in my opinion). But this is a good system and encourages the ones who really want to work hard and get better. The university has great facilities, libraries, and of course the Professors are very open to discussions. However, the course structures and some rules vary in each department.
I had a great time in Lund. The student life is incredible. It is a very International environment so possibilities of learning are beyond the scope of the classroom.