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    (Original post by Jelkin)
    No worries! See below:



    By the way, I did English too and I applied to English literature at Uppsala and Literature, Culture and Media at Lund. If you want to know anything about the course at Lund feel free to ask!
    Hi, did you study in lund then?

    I'm seriously considering it - in fact I really want to go! What's Lund like as a place? I went to Manchester for my undergrad - which is obviously a busy urban environment - with a cracking night life. How do lund / Malmo / Copenhagen compare roughly - I'm not looking for a party town but don't want a year or two in isolation either!

    What do most people do for accommodation? I think I'd rather live in a flat / house than halls again (if their anything like they were in my first year) - but wouldn't want to live alone - so could be a bit hard to organise before going I guess.

    Cheers for the help and any more info about it would be great
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    (Original post by boblolblaw)
    Hi, did you study in lund then?

    I'm seriously considering it - in fact I really want to go! What's Lund like as a place? I went to Manchester for my undergrad - which is obviously a busy urban environment - with a cracking night life. How do lund / Malmo / Copenhagen compare roughly - I'm not looking for a party town but don't want a year or two in isolation either!

    What do most people do for accommodation? I think I'd rather live in a flat / house than halls again (if their anything like they were in my first year) - but wouldn't want to live alone - so could be a bit hard to organise before going I guess.

    Cheers for the help and any more info about it would be great
    Yes I did!

    I think Lund is a perfect little city. It's beautiful and clean and historic and has loads of lovely cafes and little shops. I have to say though, it's not as vibrant and "happening" as I assume Manchester is. There is quite a lot going on in the way of student nations (which you should look up on Wiki if you don't know what they are) and bars and "corridor" (halls) parties, especially amongst international students, and Swedes certainly know to have a good time (!), but there aren't massive clubs. Also the music on a night out is usually awful, but I'm pretty sure that's just Sweden! :p: I honestly do recommend it, but as I'm not a massive clubber myself it's hard for me to estimate how you might find it :p: I actually, er, never went out in Malmo (haha) - but apparently it's really good. It is the third largest city in Sweden! (Though you should remember that Sweden has a population of 9 million.) Copenhagen is meant to be amazing as well but I guess that's harder in terms of travel logistics. There are tons of students there though so it's not really a problem. I definitely recommend signing up for an international mentor group as this is a great way to find out about parties.

    Accommodation can be a problem. Most internationals live in halls, which are self-catered flats. These are really nice in my experience - much nicer than the ones I've seen in the UK! And it is "student accommodation" but it is still self-catered and fairly independent, and the flats have a lot of people in them.

    In Lund people often switch accommodation each semester, so I lived in two corridors - and to be perfectly honest I much preferred the international corridor to the Swedish one, which was much less out-going and fun. Also, in the international corridors people a) usually don't already have friends, so are keen to socialise, and b) all speak English all the time, which is far easier! Other accommodation options involve living with Swedish families, which doesn't sound like it would be for you, or to get your own place. A mate of mine from the UK lived with a Swedish lady in his first semester and then got an AMAZING house with his friends in the second, which had a hot tub in the bathroom. The shower had two shower heads :erm: ... Anyway. It is tough to organise accommodation before going, which is why most internationals organise it through the International Housing Office - but it does rip you off in comparison to what Swedish students pay. It's still fine in comparison to the UK though. Some people I knew didn't get accommodation and had to start the year looking for somewhere to live! They all ended up all right though. I also knew people who lived in Malmo and preferred the lifestyle out there.

    If you do go, let me know and I'll dig up the website where people list available accommodation - so people going abroad for a semester sub-let their flats or try to find roomies, for example. You could probably advertise for a flatmate and try to find somewhere together! And feel free to ask any more questions. It was really great studying in Sweden, and I think more people should take advantage of the opportunity not to pay tuition
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    I want to do a masters in International Relations next year, and I've been looking at some Swedish Universities.
    So far the nicest ones I've seen are Gothenburg and Lund. Apart from what Jelkin said right above me (thanks for that) can anyone tell me anything about these two universities? Like, what kind of reputation they have, if they are any good for social sciences, what living there is like....
    Thanks a lot in advance!
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    (Original post by Jelkin)
    Yes I did!

    I think Lund is a perfect little city. It's beautiful and clean and historic and has loads of lovely cafes and little shops. I have to say though, it's not as vibrant and "happening" as I assume Manchester is. There is quite a lot going on in the way of student nations (which you should look up on Wiki if you don't know what they are) and bars and "corridor" (halls) parties, especially amongst international students, and Swedes certainly know to have a good time (!), but there aren't massive clubs. Also the music on a night out is usually awful, but I'm pretty sure that's just Sweden! :p: I honestly do recommend it, but as I'm not a massive clubber myself it's hard for me to estimate how you might find it :p: I actually, er, never went out in Malmo (haha) - but apparently it's really good. It is the third largest city in Sweden! (Though you should remember that Sweden has a population of 9 million.) Copenhagen is meant to be amazing as well but I guess that's harder in terms of travel logistics. There are tons of students there though so it's not really a problem. I definitely recommend signing up for an international mentor group as this is a great way to find out about parties.

    Accommodation can be a problem. Most internationals live in halls, which are self-catered flats. These are really nice in my experience - much nicer than the ones I've seen in the UK! And it is "student accommodation" but it is still self-catered and fairly independent, and the flats have a lot of people in them.

    In Lund people often switch accommodation each semester, so I lived in two corridors - and to be perfectly honest I much preferred the international corridor to the Swedish one, which was much less out-going and fun. Also, in the international corridors people a) usually don't already have friends, so are keen to socialise, and b) all speak English all the time, which is far easier! Other accommodation options involve living with Swedish families, which doesn't sound like it would be for you, or to get your own place. A mate of mine from the UK lived with a Swedish lady in his first semester and then got an AMAZING house with his friends in the second, which had a hot tub in the bathroom. The shower had two shower heads :erm: ... Anyway. It is tough to organise accommodation before going, which is why most internationals organise it through the International Housing Office - but it does rip you off in comparison to what Swedish students pay. It's still fine in comparison to the UK though. Some people I knew didn't get accommodation and had to start the year looking for somewhere to live! They all ended up all right though. I also knew people who lived in Malmo and preferred the lifestyle out there.

    If you do go, let me know and I'll dig up the website where people list available accommodation - so people going abroad for a semester sub-let their flats or try to find roomies, for example. You could probably advertise for a flatmate and try to find somewhere together! And feel free to ask any more questions. It was really great studying in Sweden, and I think more people should take advantage of the opportunity not to pay tuition
    Awesome - thanks for the reply!

    Lund sounds cool - I'm not looking for somewhere thats necessarily as big as Manchester or anything just aslong as theres stuff going on and plenty of people about I'm sure it'll be good. I was looking at somewhere in Norway and the course was good but the place was literally in the middle of nowhere with a uni of 3000 people undergrad + postgrad... thats too small for me!

    Definitely going to apply - I'm so excited I want December 1st to come around so I can get things started!

    Probably already answered in the above posts but - any tips on working? Dunno if I'll actually want / have time for a job during term time but is it possible to find part time / summer jobs with no Swedish (at present - keen to learn tho).

    And if you've ever been to Gothenburg or Uppsala - those would be my other choices - so any comparisions to Lund would be much appricieated!

    Thanks for the help - really want to go to sweden now!
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    (Original post by boblolblaw)
    Awesome - thanks for the reply!

    Lund sounds cool - I'm not looking for somewhere thats necessarily as big as Manchester or anything just aslong as theres stuff going on and plenty of people about I'm sure it'll be good. I was looking at somewhere in Norway and the course was good but the place was literally in the middle of nowhere with a uni of 3000 people undergrad + postgrad... thats too small for me!

    Definitely going to apply - I'm so excited I want December 1st to come around so I can get things started!

    Probably already answered in the above posts but - any tips on working? Dunno if I'll actually want / have time for a job during term time but is it possible to find part time / summer jobs with no Swedish (at present - keen to learn tho).

    And if you've ever been to Gothenburg or Uppsala - those would be my other choices - so any comparisions to Lund would be much appricieated!

    Thanks for the help - really want to go to sweden now!
    Ah, cool With regards to working, I did know some non-Swedish speakers who got work in a fish factory (apparently not that bad, and they did get some free salmon, and it paid really well!), but I think it was quite hard to find stuff. I wouldn't rely on the prospect. But yeah, there is some stuff - a Canadian exchange student I knew somehow got some work at a publishers, but I have no idea how :erm:

    By the way, you will be able to get free Swedish lessons (And that goes for anywhere you go in Sweden, I'm pretty sure - the government provides language lessons for all immigrants.)

    I'm afraid I haven't been to Gothenburg or Uppsala, which is quite shameful. I've heard they're both amazing places - someone I knew at Lund said Uppsala was much more exciting, but I've also heard it gets absolutely freezing. Lund has a really nice climate. If you look up "lund or uppsala" on this website you might find a thread I made about it ages ago, which should be quite helpful. I know someone who lives in Gothenburg and she says it's really lovely, but I have no idea how it compares to Lund. The only other thing I'd say is that apparently Gothenburg and Uppsala seem more "Swedish" than Lund, which (probably from being closer to mainland Europe) is more "European". It's still great though! 3000 people is tiny - Lund has something like 40,000 students :p:

    Anyway, I hope that also helps. You can keep 'em coming if that helps I could probably post some photos of Lund if that would help at all.
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    P.S. This is the thread I was talking about: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=762758
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    Thanks for your advice, Jelkin. We really appreciate it!
    It's really cool that you get free Swedish lessons, the amount of things you can do for free in Sweden is truly amazing:eek:
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    Yeah big rep for you Jelkin!

    Don't think I have any more questions - the thread you did before you went was pretty useful - makes me like lund > Uppsala more.

    On the off chance that you know anyone who did development studies or similar - what's the contact hours like? I was told in another thread it would be 1 lecture a week - which is worse than my undergrad *shock*
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    right now it is no tution fee for student from other countries than sweden studing in sweden. but the swedish government are planning to change this in the future i think. They are discussing it at least.
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    (Original post by Filuren)
    right now it is no tution fee for student from other countries than sweden studing in sweden. but the swedish government are planning to change this in the future i think. They are discussing it at least.
    Until last year, there were no tuition fees for Swedish universities.
    I think that this year they started charging tution fees to non-European students.
    But I think as long as you have an EU passport you should be fine
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    Hello everyone,

    I've decided i want to apply for some universities in Sweden for postgrad, only university i've looked at so far is Lund which sounds nice, but i figured i have a bit of time to do research, i'm more worried about the support documentation i have to send off, can anyone tell me if i have to send off all my qualifications from GCSE onwards, also the studera website mentions signed and stamped copies of documents etc, does that mean i have to write to my institutions for copies or can i photocopy the originals i have in my possession?

    Thanks for any help guys!
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    Sorry to re-open this thread, but I have quite an important question about academic references. The Swedish universities I'm applying to (Lund and Gothenburg) require me to send a letter of recommendation from one of my professors. However, I don't know whether this letter should be in a sealed envelope, or whether it can just be a normal sheet of paper, or even a photocopy.
    Since some people here have been through this process before, have you got any ideas?
    Cheers!
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    (Original post by Allow Usernames)
    Hello everyone,

    I've decided i want to apply for some universities in Sweden for postgrad, only university i've looked at so far is Lund which sounds nice, but i figured i have a bit of time to do research, i'm more worried about the support documentation i have to send off, can anyone tell me if i have to send off all my qualifications from GCSE onwards, also the studera website mentions signed and stamped copies of documents etc, does that mean i have to write to my institutions for copies or can i photocopy the originals i have in my possession?

    Thanks for any help guys!
    Where did it say about stamped copies etc? I keep looking on studera website about all this stuff but never get a definitive answer - I emailed them about how far back they want transcripts for - the reply I got was "it depends".

    I'm just gonna send them a transcript from uni and hope that covers it - dont think I have anything before that anyway!

    Have you picked your 4 choices yet?
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    (Original post by boblolblaw)
    Where did it say about stamped copies etc? I keep looking on studera website about all this stuff but never get a definitive answer - I emailed them about how far back they want transcripts for - the reply I got was "it depends".

    I'm just gonna send them a transcript from uni and hope that covers it - dont think I have anything before that anyway!

    Have you picked your 4 choices yet?
    I'll do the same, I will send them a transcript from uni. I honestly don't think they'll care what we got in GCSE History
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    Hi to everybody,

    sorry to re-open this thread, but I just registered to this forum and I found it very interesting, so I'm writing for asking further information!

    I will get my Master Level Diploma in Engineering in March 2011 (University of Bologna, Italy), and I'm looking for a PhD to start a research career. I postulated for a PhD position at the Chalmers University of Goterborg, on a subject I found very interesting

    What I'm asking here is:

    1) Is The Chalmers University of Technology a good University? I don't really know how to get information about that. I know it doesn't sound good, but I don't really want to spend 3 years or more for a PhD in a completely unknown university. I'll need to write on my CV where I studied, and I would like to improve my current low-level CV!

    2) How is life in Goteborg? I'm not looking for a spanish-like town with all-time parties, but since there is the possibility for me to spend there 3 years of my life, I wouldn't like to spend every night playing World on Warcraft because there is nothing better to do! (Please, do not misunderstand my words: I'm not saying life in Sweden is boring, I have no information at all about that, that is why I am asking!)

    Thanks a lot for your answers! I'm pretty worried for my future, I hope that someone of you will be able to help me make a good choice!!
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    Hi... sorry to revive this thread, but did anyone finally apply to any Swedish universities? Have you got any updates from studera.nu?
    I applied to Gothenburg and Lund, I have merit ratings of 900 and 999, respectively. Just 3 days left till decision day!
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    Yeah i applied, Stockholm and Lund. Got a merit rating of 7000 and 400 respectively, i got a decision and i've been put on the waiting list, placed 49 and 247 respectively.

    So i won't know till the end of the month if i have a place or not.

    Good luck to anyone else who has applied though!
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    What are these merit ratings?

    I messed up my application during the international round and sent some certified documents late. Still got my 4th choice of Gothenburg tho!

    Hav reapplied as a swede - apparently which EU citizens count as - so if anyone else messed up you have 2 weeks to reapply!
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    (Original post by boblolblaw)
    What are these merit ratings?

    I messed up my application during the international round and sent some certified documents late. Still got my 4th choice of Gothenburg tho!

    Hav reapplied as a swede - apparently which EU citizens count as - so if anyone else messed up you have 2 weeks to reapply!
    I got accepted by Gothenburg. Can't wait to go there, although sorting my accommodation will probably be a pain in the ass
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    Hi,

    im a native Swede and have lived in the UK for 13 years now and soon it is time to apply for university...

    with tuition fees high i figured i would possibly apply to somewhere in Sweden as i speak the language fluently, although my writing skills are lacking...

    has anyone applied for a Swedish university or any mainland Scandinavian university? would be interesting to hear your views on it!

    Cheers,

    Larsson
 
 
 
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