Before arrival for exchange studies

You need to prepare some things before you arrive in Sweden for your exchange studies. Here you will find information about accommodation, finances and residence permits. If you are bringing your family, you will find useful information under “Family and schools”. 

Once you have been admitted to Linköping University, LiU, there are some things to prepare before departure. We recommend you make sure you arrive in time for LiU's Welcome period and your exchange orientation. You will receive important information about your studies and LiU during your orientation porgramme. Consider business hours and getting the key to your new accommodation when making your travel arrangements. Detailed information provided in the Upon Arrival page, link below.

If you are interested in having a peer student, you have the possibility to sign up in the Peer Programme before your arrival. Students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will be assigned a peer student through the faculty, but can of course also sign up for the Peer Programme.

We would also advise you to read through our Survival Guide for new exchange students for detailed information about getting set up on campus for your studies and getting settled in to your new life in Sweden.

Survival Guide
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The guide for your stay

This booklet is intended to answer questions that you might have when you arrive in Linköping or Norrköping as an exchange student. The different chapters cover practical matters with information useful throughout your whole stay.

Download the guide below.

Resources to help you prepare for your move to Sweden 
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