International Staff Support

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LiU welcome international staff and visitors to the university and the cities Linköping and Norrköping

There are many things to consider when relocating, and especially abroad. LiU International Staff Support will assist you to make the transition smoother and will try and help with any queries you may have. On this page, you will find information on different topics regarding your employment at the university, which might be extra important for international staff.

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International Staff Support

Feel free to contact International Staff Support!

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Here you can find available accommodation rented out by private landlords who have contacted LiU and who are interested in renting out to international staff. If you cannot find anything suitable today, please check again later as this page is updated continuously. To enquire, contact and clearly state the object ID of the accommodation you are interested in.

Available accommodation

Anna Nilsen

Object ID 1: House 65m2

Location: Borensberg/Linköping
Rent: 8800 SEK/month

Direct express buses to and from LiU every day (25 minutes).

The home has three rooms and a kitchen (new stove and oven): two bedrooms, a living room and bathroom with toilet, bath, and shower and washing machine.  

Available to visiting or new professors or PhD students. We seek caring, responsible, non-smoking, pet-free, individuals or a couple. Parking is possible adjacent to the house. The small garden area in front is yours to enjoy.

The rent includes electricity, heating and water. Low-cost Wifi is possible. One month's rent as a deposit may be refunded upon departure.

Anna Nilsen

Object ID 2: Room in house, 10m2

Location: Linköping
Rent: 4200 SEK/month

The room is fully furnished with a bed, study desk, bookshelf, and a closet. Window facing the south, with a view of the garden. Bathroom with shower shared only with one person. Walking distance to the university (1.6 km). Walking distance to Ryd supermarket. Direct bus to the city centre. Garbage disposal, electricity, water, heating and wifi/internet included Note: the room is only for one-person occupancy. Free access to a modern, fully equipped kitchen. Free access to the garden with fruit trees and flowers (in summer).

Anna Nilsen

Object ID 3: Apartment studio, 42m2

Location: Linköping
Rent: 5200 SEK/month

Fully furnished private apartment studio within walking distance from LiU. The apartment/studio consists of a very spacious room with big king-size bed, study desk, bookshelf, big closet, dining table for 4 people, many chairs, equipped kitchen (with vitro-ceramic stove, microwave, big fridge with freezer, pots, pans, plates, cutlery, etc etc), and private bathroom and shower. There is also free access to laundry machines. We provide for pillows and blankets. The price is for the whole apartment! Prefer long-term stays.

Rental price includes all utilities: electricity, water, heating, garbage disposal, and WiFi/internet.

Walking distance to RYD supermarket. Direct bus to city centre.

Anna Nilsen

Object ID 4: Room in house, 13m2

Location: Ryd, Linköping
Rent: 3500 SEK/month

A furnished room in a house in Ryd is available (preferebly for polish speaking tenants). The house will be shared with a retired university lecturer and kitchen and bahtroom will be shared with the landlord.

Rent includes electricity, water, heating and WiFi/internet.

Walking distance to the university. Walking distance to RYD supermarket. Direct bus to city center.

Anna Nilsen

Object ID 5: Rooms in house, 7/9m2

Location: Hackefors, Linköping
Rent: 2500 SEK/month for the 7m2 room, 3000 SEK/month for the 9m2 room

Two bedrooms, with a shared common room and a nice newly renovated bathroom on the upper floor in a house for rent to one or two people. Kitchen and dining room is on the first floor and is shared with house owner. There is also a porch and a garden to use.

The total area of the upper floor is 40m2.

The rent includes internet, water, electricity, heating, TV and parking.
Anna Nilsen

Object ID 6: Room in house, 10m2

Location: T1, Linköping
Rent: 4800-5000 SEK/month and room (depending on the size of the room)
Note: Female tenant only

The room is fully furnished. Full access to kitchen, bathroom, laundryroom, cleaning supplies etc. The house is shared with female owner and three other female students.

The rent includes internet, water, electricity, heating and cleaning products.

Note: There is a cat in the house. 

Anna Nilsen

Object ID 7: Room in house, 12m2

Location: Lambohov, Linköping
Rent: 4500 SEK/month

Semi-furnished room in a house with a nice garden, close to Campus Valla (10mins). Several bus options to both the university and the city centre. The room as its own entrence and a private bathroom. Kitchen is shared with one other person. 

Electricity, water, heating and wifi/internet included in the rent.

Anna Nilsen

Object ID 8: House, 140m2

Location: 30 km to Linköping University (Campus Valla), 20 min by car. Distance to nearest bus stop is 8 km (direct bus to the University). It is 10 km by car to Rimforsa (local shops and restaurants).
Rent: 10 000 SEK/month

Furnished 5 room villa outside Linköping in a very nice rural environment with good possibilities for hiking, cyckling, fishing etc.

Electricity, water, heating and wifi/internet and security alarm included. There is also a garage on the property.

Anna Nilsen

Object ID 9: Overnight room in apartment, 10m2

Location: Lambohov, Linköping
Rent: 260 EUR (as overnight/commuter apartment Monday-Friday)

Furnished room in a four bedroom apartment, equipped with a bed (bring own bed sheets), study desk, a bookshelf, and a wardrobe. Bathroom and kitchen is shared with one other person. Access to a fully equipped kitchen. Note: the room is for one person occupancy!

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Introduction programmeShow/Hide content

Introduction programme for international staff

Welcome as a member of staff at LiU! This introduction program is for anyone who is here for six months or longer and will help you prepare for your stay in Sweden and at LiU. Even if you already have been with LiU for a while, the information here can be very useful.

This part of the introduction program is digital and consists of episodes from the Podcast “Work at LiU” and short films. You can go through these at your convenience before you arrive in Sweden. The introduction program ends when you arrive in Sweden and have attended the Welcome Fair for International Staff.





Episode one: LiU - an international university
Episode two: Michael Jury's move to Sweden
Episode three: HR and international staff
Listen to more episodes: Work at LiU podcast

Linköping University - our story
Right of residence and residence permit
Social security
About working in Sweden

International staff welcome film

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