You need to prepare several things before you arrive in Sweden for your exchange studies. Here you will find information about accommodation, finances and residence permits, as well as other useful information.

Once you have been admitted to Linköping University (LiU) there are some things to prepare before departure. LiU recommend you arrive in time for LiU's welcome period and your exchange orientation. You will receive important information about LiU and your studies during your orientation programme. When making travel arrangements, plan your trip so you arrive on one of LiU's arrival days. Detailed information is provided in the Upon Arrival section.

If you are interested in having a peer student, you can sign up to 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.

Resources to help you prepare for your move to Sweden 

When you are about to move abroad, plenty of preparation is required. This section will help you to plan your move to Sweden and LiU.

Student Accommodation

It is important to start looking for accommodation as soon as you intend to study at LiU. Learn how to find housing in Sweden. Join the queues today to increase your options for future studies.

Peer student

Our peer student programme gives you an opportunity to get to know your new city, make new friends and experience the rich student life at LiU.

Residence Permits and Visas

Are you allowed to enter and reside in Sweden? Make sure you confirm your rights or obligations in time for processing requirements at the Swedish Migration Agency.

Study assistance at LiU

Do you have a disability or special needs and require assistance with your studies? Contact our coordinators today.

Campus cities and our region

Linköping University's three main campuses are located in the cities of Linköping and Norrköping which are both located in the region of Östergötland. Find out what our campus cities and the region have to offer.

Living costs

You must be able to cover your personal living expenses while studying in Sweden. Check out our student budget, tips to keep your living costs down and information about working while studying.

Learn more about the study environment

How to get to LiU

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