Are you a new international student at Linköping University planning to start your studies in August 2020?
You are probably wondering how the coronavirus pandemic will affect your move to Sweden. Whether or not your studies will be on campus or conducted online and you likely have many more questions on your mind.
New students should note that Linköping University, LiU, has been operating in distance mode since mid-March. However, on 29 May, the Swedish government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden recommended that campus teaching was allowed from 15 June. LiU decided to remain essentially in distance mode until the start of the autumn semester 2020.
LiU is planning for the autumn semester to start as usual but has announced it will be in a hybrid mode with both on-campus and off-campus teaching and activities. The return to on-campus learning will happen in stages to be able to follow the Swedish government’s recommendations relating to social distancing and maximum group size.
New students were specifically mentioned in the new decision with an expressed objective from LiU that new students will be welcomed in the best possible manner and that the start of their university studies will be successful. New students and students taking longer single-subject courses with a high proportion of new students are to be given on-campus priority.
Nevertheless, given the coronavirus pandemic and how rapidly it can change, we urge you to follow the information on LiU's internal web page Corona - measures taken by LiU. All LiU coronavirus news and updates are being published there. You will also find useful links and an FAQ section that can help you with your questions.
We hope to welcome you to our university and to the programmes and courses you have been admitted to this August.
Please note: our internal web is not locked and does not require any form of log in.