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Erasmus Experience in Malmö, Sweden by josco

Published by josco de Mik — one year ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Malmö, Malmö, Sweden

Why did you choose to go to Malmö, Sweden?

Swedish education is known for being a good level of education, on top of that the education that I follow is not available in the Netherlands as part of a bachelor program.

How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

6 months, I do not receive any money since I am a freemover, which means that my home-university is not a partner-university with Malmo Hogskola

What is the student lifestyle like in Malmö?

It is one of the most diverse cities in the world, a lot of different cultures and nationalities. If you want to party (a lot) during your student life, this is not the city to go to, the nightlife is not the best.

Would you recommend the city and the University of Malmö to other students?

Yes, it is a very diverse city, the University is a good university with good facilities, such as a library in which you are able to study pretty well.

What is the food like?

The food is very diverse, because of the many nationalities. One will be able to find different kinds of foods from different cultures.

Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Malmö?

yes, living in Malmo can be pretty expensive, I have to rent privately which obviously is even more expensive. Also, I would recommend starting to look for apartments as soon as possible. The housing market is a mess. There are way too many people wanting to live in Malmo and not enough places, especially in the beginning of the 1st semester of the school year (August-January).

How much does it cost to live in Malmö?

depending on your accommodation it can differ a huge amount. But food in supermarkets is more expensive than for instance The Netherlands.

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?

There should be language courses one can follow if he/she is coming from a partner university. I would say the language is easy to pick up, at least the basic sentences as "Hi, how are you?"

What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Malmö from your city?

I live in Malmo now, when I flew back to The Netherlands I was able to get a return flight, Copenhagen-Eindhoven - Eindhoven-Copenhagen for 50 euro.

Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Malmö?

There are few clubs in Malmo and the beer is pretty expensive, in a club you can easily pay 64 SEK for one beer. But there are some clubs which are nice.

And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Malmö?

I haven't eaten at many places yet, I mainly make my own food. But at Mollevangstorget and the surrounding area there are a couple of restaurants.

What good cultural sites are there to visit?

Malmo does not have a lot of cultural sites, I would recommend to check other cities out for sure! In Malmo it self the Kungsparken is a nice park to walk around in nice weather.

Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Malmö in the future?

Be on time with trying to get an accommodation, and prepare for an expensive city. The atmosphere is very nice though and I do certainly recommend living in this city!

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