Before arrival for exchange studies

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.

LiU 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 started 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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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.

Important news
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Learn more about the study environment
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How to get to LiU
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Next step: arriving
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