Exchange studies at LiU

Experience Sweden and make friends from all over the world!

Be part of an unforgettable experience!

Each year Linköping University (LiU) welcomes around one thousand exchange students.

Take the chance to become one of them and come study at LiU for a summer, one semester or for a whole year. Studying abroad is not just new knowledge, but a life-changing experience. LiU is looking forward to seeing you!

Your guide to the future

Linköping University will never rest on its laurels. In close collaboration with the business world and society, we conduct world-leading, boundary-crossing research in fields including materials science, IT and hearing. In the same spirit, we offer many innovative educational programmes, many of them with a clear vocational focus, leading to qualification as, for example, doctors, teachers, economists and engineers.


How to be nominated

If you would like to study at Linköping University as an exchange student, your home university must have signed a formal exchange agreement with LiU. Contact the coordinator at your home university to learn if such an agreement exists, and if you can be nominated as an exchange student.

Important dates

Deadlines for nominations

Spring semester: 15 October
Autumn semester: 15 April

Deadlines for applications

Spring semester: 15 October (for exchange studies for one semester)
Autumn semester: 15 April (for exchange studies for one semester or studies lasting the full academic year)


LiU has hundreds of courses taught in English, covering various fields of study.
Use the course selector to check-out the courses.

Read more: Courses at LiU 

Application to LiU

Depending which LiU faculty your home university has an agreement with, there are different ways to apply.
Read more: Application procedure by faculty

LiU Summer Academy

If you want to study at LiU during the summer, LiU can offer a fantastic opportunity through the LiU Summer Academy! During four weeks, you will study with students from all over the world at Campus Valla, Linköping. There are several courses to choose from.
Read more: LiU Summer Academy

Life as an LiU exchange student

Are you curious to hear from other international students about their experience? Then you should listen to the Fika with us podcast or read the testimonials!

Read more: Fika with us podcast
Read more: Testimonials

When you are about to arrive at LiU

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.

Read more: Upon arrival

Further information

Contact Us

As a prospective or recently admitted exchange student, LiU is here to answer any questions in regard to your exchange. Below are the contact details for each of LiU’s Faculties and the LiU International Office.

Study related questions: contact your LiU Faculty

For study-related questions such as application, course information, timetable issues, etc., you will need to contact your Faculty's international student coordinator.

LiU Faculty contact details

International Office

Practical questions: contact LiU's International Office

The International Office (IO) offers support and practical advice to admitted exchange students.

International Office contact details

News relating to exchange studies