Welcome to LiU

Linköping University wants to give you an official welcome as a student at LiU and have put together a programme aimed at making your transition here as smooth and informative as possible. Remember to check the information about your programme's mandatory roll call!

Welcome to LiU package

Before you arrive we would like you to take part in a digital welcome package with information related to your studies and also to stay in Sweden. You will find information about e.g the University Library, banking, insurance and much more. This package will contain important practical information for your studies. See the information below.

Programme specifics 

Each programme has specific orientation information you need to know about your programme and starting your studies.

Mandatory roll call & first day of class

When you start a new degree programme at LiU you must attend the mandatory roll call in person. If failing to attend you will lose your place in the programme. See your programme admitted web page for details and contact information regarding your programme.

You can find your programme admitted web page via the Admitted Student Web: liu.se/admitted

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Info Centre

LiU-ID and LiU-card

Study administration

Lisam - your digital course room and student portal

Need help with your academic English?

LiU's Library

The LiU Student Health Care Centre

Equal opportunites for all


Register in Sweden if you are staying longer than one year


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The second part of your introduction is a physical event arranged by LiU.

Welcome to LiU event

Date and time: 19 January 2023, time to be decided.
Location: C1 and C2, C building, Campus Valla


Welcome Fair

Afterwards, students are invited to the Welcome Fair held outside of C1 and C2. The Welcome Fair will be between 14:00-16:00.
NOTE! You will all also have a faculty introduction with faculty-specific information - information about this will be sent out by your respective faculty.

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Magnus Johansson

Arriving in Sweden

It is strongly recommended that all students arrive on one of LiU’s official Arrival Days so the International Office can welcome you. On official Arrival Days, the International Office has extended opening hours from 11:00 - 20:00 in Studenthuset on Campus Valla, Linköping. On official Arrival Days, a shuttle service is also provided to help new students get to campus easily. If you decide to arrive outside our official Arrival Days International Office will be open Monday to Friday from 09.00 – 16.00.

Arrival Days in January 2023 are:

  • 2 January
  • 10 January
  • 17 January

Arriving at LiU

Free shuttle

On the official Arrival Days listed above, LiU provides a free shuttle bus from Linköping City Airport and the Linköping central train station direct to Campus Valla.

You will also receive free transport from Campus Valla to your accommodation.

First stop on campus
If you will study in Linköping, your first stop should be the International Office (IO) for registration. The IO is located in Studenthuset on Campus Valla. Even if you will attend classes at the University Hospital Campus you should come to Campus Valla for registration.


If you will study in Norrköping, you can visit the Info Centre in Kåkenhus from 08.00-16.00 to be welcomed and register your arrival.

Norrköping students are also always welcome to access services on Campus Valla in Linköping.

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Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Ethology and Animal Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Ecology and Sustainable Development
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics
  • Materials Physics for Nano and Quantum Technology

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Protein Science

  • Sustainability Engineering and Management

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine (BSc)
  • Experimental and Medical Biosciences

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

  • Applied Ethics
  • Business Administration – Strategy and Management in International Organisations
  • Child Studies
  • Computational Social Science
  • Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change
  • International and European Relations
  • Science for Sustainable Development
  • Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Strategic Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty of Educational Sciences

  • Outdoor and Sustainability Education
  • Adult Learning and Global Change

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