LiU welcomes new exchange students at the beginning of each semester with a welcome period full of information and social activities. We want you to get the best possible start for your stay in our part of Sweden and to meet new friends right away. Try to arrive before your studies start to make the most of the welcome period.
Please note this information is for exchange students, if you are looking for information on starting your degree studies please see LiU's Admitted Students Web.
LiU recommends students to arrive on one of the official Arrival Days.
On Arrival Days LiU has extended opening hours from 11.00 – 20.00 and you will receive a free shuttle service from Linköping City Airport and Linköping train station to Campus Valla. You will also receive free transport from Campus Valla to your accommodation, the schedule will be published later. If you decide to arrive outside the official Arrival Days, the International Office will be open Monday to Friday from 09.00 – 16.00.
Every August, LiU also has an Arrival Day for students who are studying in Norrköping
Arrival Days for January 2024 are:
- 2 January
- 9 January
- 16 January
When you arrive on campus
Useful information for when you arrive.
First stop on campusesIf you will study in Linköping, your first stop should be the International Office (IO) for registration. The IO is located in Studenthuset, 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 announce your arrival at the Info Centre in Kåkenhus at Campus Norrköping which is open on weekdays from 09.00 – 16.00.
Norrköping students are also always welcome to access services on Campus Valla in Linköping.
Travel between campusesThere is a free bus service between the three LiU campuses in East Sweden– but you will need your LiU-card to be able to use this service.
If you arrive by public transport to Campus Valla there are several bus stops around campus. All buses stop either at Nobeltorget or Mäster Mattias Väg. Click on the links to get directions to Studenthuset from these bus stations. Click here for further information about how to get to Linköping and Campus.
Keys for LiU accommodationStudents studying in Linköping, who have received accommodation via LiU, can pick up the keys at Info Centre on Campus Valla. Info Centre's opening hours are 09.00 – 16.00 (during Arrival Days until 20.00). If you arrive outside office hours, you will have to arrange for accommodation at a hotel or youth hostel for the first night/nights. If you arrive on a Saturday or Sunday you cannot pick up your key until Monday morning.
Students studying in Norrköping will receive detailed information about key pick up via email before arrival.
Welcome to LiU
Digital information and welcome package
LiU wants to give you an official welcome as a student and have put together a programme aimed at making your transition here as smooth and informative as possible.
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.Read more: Welcome to LiU