The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Faculty of Educational Sciences offer short-term courses for exchange students. It's a great opportunity to try out exchange studies without having to commit to a full semester abroad.

This year's programme: early December 2023 to end of February 2024

Language of instruction: English (applies to of all courses listed below, except the Swedish language course in period 2)

Courses

Short courses are offered during three periods: early December-mid January, January and end of January-end of February. Students are welcome to study one, two or all three periods (only one course per period).

Period 1: Early December to mid-January

Starting on 04 December 2023 and ending on 21 January 2024. Choose one of the following courses if you want to participate in period 1.

Undergraduate courses

Master courses

Period 2: January

Choose the Intensive beginner's course in Swedish if you want to participate in period 2.

Intensive beginner’s course in Swedish
Credits: 7.5 credits
Study Period: 03 January 2024 – 03 February 2024
Level: Undergraduate
Language of instruction: Swedish

This course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of Swedish. It is a four-week full-time course aiming to give students a basic knowledge of Swedish with an emphasis on oral skills. The course has four components: pronunciation exercises, oral training, basic Swedish grammar and short writing exercises.

Period 3: End of January to end of February

Starting on 22 January 2024 and ending on 24 February 2024. Choose one of the following courses if you want to participate in period 3.

Undergraduate courses

Master courses

Application

Application deadline is October 15, 2023.

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Why take LiUs winter courses?

Sweden is known for its cold, snowy and dark winters. Why then study there during that time? Our winter courses will give you the perfect chance to study courses you are genuinely interested in and to gain some extra credits and living abroad. It's a great opportunity to try out exchange studies without having to commit to a full semester abroad.

Most of our winter courses are part of LiUs degree programmes, which ensures their high quality and standard of education. They are credit-bearing and taught in a truly multi-cultural and challenging environment including both local and international students.

Linköping and our university are well-known for a vibrant and active student life, and the winter months offers a variety of unique experiences and possibilities, including all kinds of winter sports, breath-taking nature sights and a cosy atmosphere. More about what there is to do in Linköping can be found on Visit Linköping’s website.

Winter courses could also be an excellent opportunity to travel and explore. The big Scandinavian cities (Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Oslo etc.) are just a train-ride away while the whole of Europe comes closer through our local Linköping City airport, with daily flights to Amsterdam, as well as the Skavsta airport, with low-cost flights to popular European destinations.

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