Admitted students - Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to Linköping University! We are very glad that you chose LiU and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for your exchange studies. Below you will find useful information about the academic calendar, welcome activities and practical issues.

Important Dates:

The semester periods for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are:

Spring semester 2019: 21 January 2019 - 7 June 2019

The arrival days for the spring semester 2019 are:

15-16 January 2019

For students who have been admitted to the Intensive course in Swedish - 8 January 2019

Orientation Programme

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers a compulsory Orientation Programme during which you will be officially welcomed and you will receive useful information and advice about your life on and off campus. The programme will be held on

Thursday 17 January and Friday 18 January 2019. 

Presentations from the orientation programme

Studies administration


Academic English support

Study in Sweden

Business and Economics

Practical issues (International Office)


In order for you to have full access to course material and information and to be able to receive your grades, you must register to your courses on the Student Portal (study administrative service). It is possible to register after the start of the semester and only after the course has begun. The registration must be completed within the first two weeks of the course start. Please read more about study issues here.

Student Portal

Read more about study issues


You can find the timetable for your courses on TimeEdit. Please note that the schedule will be available in mid-December.


Swedish courses

The university offers to exchange students a great variety of Swedish language courses. Find out more about the different levels and the content of the courses via the link below. You can sign up for one of them until early February by sending us an email at

Swedish courses

Residence permit and budget

If you come from a country outside the European Union/EEA and you will study for longer than three months in Sweden, you need to apply for a residence permit at the Swedish embassy/consulate in your home country. You can do that only after you have received your admission letter and the process can take 8-12 weeks. We strongly recommend that students apply as soon as possible after they have received their admission letter. Please read more about residence permits here and at the website of the Swedish Migration Agency.

List of EU/EEA countries

Read more about residence permits

Swedish Migration Agency

If you would like to have an idea of how much money you will be needing in order to finance your exchange studies, a rough estimation of the monthly cost of living for a student in Linköping is approximately 8,500SEK. This does not include international traveling, out of the ordinary health care, course literature or furniture and extensive household equipment.

Detailed description of the monthly budget