Linköping University

Linköping University


Linköping and Norrköping, Sweden 



Available University-wide.

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    Founded in 1975 in close collaboration with the business world and society, Linköping University (LiU) conducts world-leading, boundary-crossing research in fields including materials science, IT and hearing. In the same spirit, the university offers many innovative educational programmes, many of them with a clear vocational focus, leading to qualification as, for example, doctors, teachers, economists and engineers.

    LiU has four campuses in three cities: Campus Valla and the University Hospital Campus (both in Linköping), Campus Norrköping (in Norrköping) and Campus Lidingö (in Stockholm). The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers courses in two of the campuses: Campus Valla and Campus Norrköping and has a free student bus connecting the two campuses.

    The areas of Migration and Ethnicity, Computational Social Sciences, Social Work and Social, Environmental Sciences and Cultural Analysis offer courses in Campus Norrköping. Other areas of study offer courses in Campus Valla (Linköping).

    LiU is known for a great student life. There are several student associations that organise all kinds of events to participate in. The biggest association for exchange students is ESN Linköping, which arrange semester long activities for exchange students, including cultural activities, parties and trips.

    Exchange students who wish to have a peer student can sign up for one at ESN Linköping’s website. The peer student is a Swedish student that can introduce arriving students to the Swedish culture and student life at LiU. The main purpose of the Peer Student Program is to create a greater integration between exchange students and Swedish students.

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    Linköping, located 1.5 hours south of Sweden's capital Stockholm, is the country's fifth largest city with a population of approximately 161,500 inhabitants. Linköping is famed for being an early diocese, first mentioned in 1104. The city has a long tradition of education, with the earliest cathedral school on record dating to 1266. Today, Linköping is known for its university and high-technology industry.

    Gamla Linköping Open-Air Museum is worth a visit to experience what life would have been like in a small Swedish city a hundred or more years ago. Here, you will find wooden houses, cobblestone alleys, gardens and many museums, providing a very different picture from the more familiar modern Sweden.

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    • The Vasa Museum
    • The Royal Palace
    • Fotografiska
    • Moderna Museet
    • The City Hall
    • ABBA The Museum
    • Skansen Open-Air Museum
    • Nationalmuseum
    • Gröna Lund's Amusement Park
    • Drottningholm Palace
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    Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe in terms of area. The capital city is Stockholm.

    The climate is generally mild despite its northerly latitude, and Sweden often has warm continental summers. The climate and environment varies significantly from the south and north, and much of Sweden has cold and snowy winters.

    Sweden has a population of 10.3 million people, of whom approximately 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre, with most people concentrated in the central and southern half of the country. The official language is Swedish, but many minority languages are spoken and 89% of Swedes say they're able to speak English.

    Sweden is one of the best countries for those who love wilderness, mountains, lakes and forests. Allemansrätten, translated as “all man's right”, means that nature is free for everyone in Sweden. You have the right to camp almost everywhere you want and forage wild fruit and berries, as long as you don't disturb others. This is the country where you can see wild reindeer, the Northern Lights, Viking remnants, fresh drinkable water in streams, massive mountains for hiking, 100,000 lakes, midnight sun, and piles of snow.

    If you're into history or architecture, there are hundreds of castles, old ships, classic Gothic structures, modern Gothenburg structures, ice hotels, medieval cities, and more to discover. Culture wise, Sweden is the third biggest exporter of music after the US and the UK, and loves a big music festival. The biggest sport in Sweden is ice hockey, and watching a match is a great experience.

    Sweden is also home to massive Christmas markets. The country is a very friendly and safe location for tourists, and Stockholm is home to Scandinavia's biggest Pride festival. If you're not one for the cold, why not visit during the warmer months and experience the Midsummer holiday traditions.

    Did you know?

    There are about 300,000 to 400,000 moose roaming freely in the woods of Sweden. Sweden is so good at recycling that the country imports waste from other countries such as Norway.

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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Autumn Semester (SP5)
August to December/January

Spring Semester (SP2)
January to June

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    • Applied Ethics
    • Business Administration
    • Cognitive Science
    • Commercial Business Law
    • Computational Social Sciences
    • Economics
    • English
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Ethnic and Migration Studies
    • Global Studies
    • HRM/HRD
    • Language Studies and Literature
    • Political Science and International Relations
    • Social Work
    • Society, History and Culture
    • Social and Cultural Analysis
    • Statistics

    Limited courses in English:

    • Gender Studies
    • Information Systems
    • Media
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies


    Limited courses available at masters level. 

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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions. 

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    • UniSA academic transcript
    • Passport
    • Evidence of English proficiency (if applicable)
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    Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

    18 units = 30 ECTS
    13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

    It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your Program Director if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS.

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    Students studying in English and students with English as their native language do not need to provide evidence of skills in English.

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    Find courses at Linköping University

    The codes “A1X” and “A1N” in the level column refers to courses given at the master level, while the codes “G1X”, “G2X”, “G1N”, “G1F” and “G2F” refer to undergraduate level courses.

    Limitations and restrictions may apply to courses offered within Linkoping’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Linköping University factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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Autumn/Winter: -3°c to 14°c
Spring/Summer: 5°c to 25°c

₩ Swedish Krona (SEK)

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    Linköping University does not offer airport pick up. Students will need to make their own way to the Campus Valla (Linköping) from Linköping City Airport and to the Campus Norrköping from Norrköping Airport.

    Norrköping and Linköping are both situated by the E4 Highway: Norrköping 160 kilometres and Linköping 200 kilometres southwest of Stockholm. Both cities have centrally placed travel centres (railway stations) with many train and bus connections. The Campus Bus connects the three main campuses (Valla, Norrköping and the University Hospital) and is free of charge for students. There is also an airport in each city.

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here.

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    Linköping University does not guarantee accommodation for all their incoming exchange students. They do, however, have a limited number of rooms that we offer exchange students on a first come, first served basis. Students apply for these rooms by using the same application form as for courses.

    The student halls are furnished and equipped with shared kitchen facilities. They are within walking/biking distance from the University. If a student is not offered a room from the University, further instructions will be sent by the housing coordinator at Linköping University on how to search for accommodation.

    More information on accommodation can be found here.

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Linköping University as these are included as part of your fees at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $3200
    Accommodation from $570 per month
    Meals/Groceries $370 per month
    Transportation $90 per month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $300 to $400 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    You may be eligible to receive additional grants or scholarships to fund your experience. For more information please see the funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found  here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

Linköping University factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information

Please note that you will be required to travel to your nearest Swedish Embassy to physically present your Passport which does mean you will need to travel to Canberra. You can also find your nearest Swedish Embassy here

Australian Government DFAT brief on Sweden is available here.

Swedish embassy website can be found here.

Linkoping University student visa FAQ is available here.

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the  Smartraveller website. 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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Linköping Short Programs

Linköping University Summer Academy
Linköping, Sweden 
UniSA Application Deadline:
29th February 2024

Program Dates:
28th June - 27th July 2024
4 weeks


7.5 ECTS (see credit note below)

Program Fee:
No program fee *(however, see housing package information below)

Mode of delivery: 
Language of Instruction: 

Program Website:
Liu Summer Academy Website
LiU Summer Academy Brochure
LiU Summer Academy FAQs

Credit Notes:
7.5 ECTS is equal to 4.5 UniSA units

Program Fee Information:

Students must be able to cover course literature, living expenses and travel to and from Linköping

The accommodation package is SEK 6500 and includes:
• Single student room with wifi and utilities included (electricity, heat, water).
• New bed linen, pillow, and towels. Kitchen utensils are provided in shared kitchens.
• Access to laundry facilities.
• Unlimited bus card (valid until departure day) which gives students access to travel around Linköping and the Östergötland region.
• Final exit cleaning service for the room

*If students have not booked and paid for the accommodation package, they must organise accommodation by themself and will not receive the bus card as well as the other things included in LiU’s accommodation package.
The accommodation is only available after 12:00 (noon) on 28 June and until 12:00 (noon) on 27 July 2024. It is not possible to arrive earlier or stay longer than the above dates.

LiU has arranged for an hourly free pick-up service from Linköping City Airport and Linköpings Resecentrum (train and bus station) on 28 June to ensure students get a smooth start to the LiU study exchange. LiU encourage all students to arrive on the official arrival day as LiU has limited resources to hand out keys to the accommodation during the weekend and there are no pick-up service available.

The LiU student hosts organise different kinds of social activities to ensure they make the most of their stay in Sweden. Many social activities are arranged, a few at the student’s own expense but most are free of charge. All social acitivities are non-compulsory.
• Welcome Dinner (approximately SEK 500)
• Two-day excursion to Stockholm (approximately SEK 1700)
• One day excursion to Vadstena (approximately SEK 500)

All students must meet standard short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 
Linkoping Eligibility Criteria: To meet the general entry requirements, students must have completed one year of full-time studies upon application, passed 60 ECTS credits or equivalent, and be nominated by one of LiU’s partner universities. Nominated students must have a good command of English writing, reading, listening, and speaking at a recommended CEFR level B2.

Funding Available:
OS-HELP loans are available for eligible students.

Other Information:
This program is part of student exchange agreement - students stay enrolled at, and pay normal tuition fees, to UniSA.
Final credit pre-approval to be determined by your Program Director.



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