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Linköping University

Check whether Linköping University is right for you as an international student.

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Linköping, Sweden
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Study abroad at Linkoping University

Linköping University (LiU) is one of Sweden's largest academic institutions and offers a large number of professional degree programs. Qualifications are in fields such as medicine, education, business, economics and engineering. Linköping University is home to several world-class research environments, for instance in materials science, bioelectronics and information technology.

Three of four of Linköping’s campuses offer international programs, and two campuses are located in Linköping and one is in Norrköping, with free transport available between them. As part of your tuition costs, international students receive an offer from LiU for a single occupant student room for one year. Campuses offer restaurants and coffee shops, and are home to the students’ unions.

Why study at Linköping University?

  • Highly ranked

    LiU was ranked in the top 50 universities under 50 years old (QS World University Rankings 2019)

  • World leading research

    Linköping University conducts boundary-crossing research in fields like materials science, IT and hearing

  • Global environment

    Learn and connect with students from different countries

Life as an international student

Each faculty at Linköping has its own student union. Student union representatives are members of university boards and committees, giving students a voice on the direction of the University. The three student unions have a collective service called the Student Union Service (Kårservice) which can help international students with any housing, academic, and social issues.

There are about 100 student associations at Linköping University, based on a wide variety of interests. Joining an association as a member is a great way to meet others with similar interests. Students in Linköping can also join the Students’ Sport and Athletics Club.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 27
    • Restaurants 27
    • Cafe’s 27
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Badminton Courts 1
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 120
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 1

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Fees and funding

University studies in Sweden are free for Swedish and EU/EEA citizens. If you are not from one of these countries or exempt for other reasons, you will need to pay tuition fees.

Linköping University (LiU) offers a limited number of scholarships to outstanding international students. For some programs and nationalities, it is also possible to apply for a scholarship through the Swedish Institute. There are also other funding opportunities for studies in Sweden.

LiU International Scholarship

The LiU International Scholarship is aimed at supporting international master's degree students with significant academic potential who are required to pay tuition fees. The tuition fees for a student awarded a LiU International Scholarship are reduced by 25, 50, or 75%. There are a limited number of these scholarships for new students.


Linköping University

581 83 Linköping, Sweden

Campus Valla is located near Linköping town center. It is surrounded by a popular recreation area, a golf course, the innovative new district Vallastaden and Science Park Mjärdevi.

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Visa requirements for Linköping University

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