Linköping University fact sheet

Traveling to + living in Sweden

Coronavirus updates

Student visa information: U.S. students will need to apply for a residence permit via the Swedish Migration Board. Students of other nationalities may need to apply for a visa. Learn how to apply for a residence permit/visa after being admitted to LiU.


Air travel: Exchange students will be responsible for arranging and purchasing their own round-trip international airline tickets for dates appropriate for the term at the host university. Exchange students should only purchase tickets once LiU has confirmed the dates of arrival. Students who are nominated for the exchange are eligible to apply for a travel grant from College International.


Nearest international airport: Linköping City Airport (LPI) or Arlanda Airport (ARN) in Stockholm

Plan your travel to LiU


Housing: Student housing is a short distance off campus, with individual or shared rooms with a shared kitchen and living space.

Learn more about housing


Pre-departure orientation: College International staff will provide an orientation the prior semester to help students prepare for their programs. Students are also invited to sign up for GLLC-G 291, Study Abroad: Before You Go, a one-credit, second eight-weeks course in Fall 2022.


Departure preparation + arrival details: Learn more about packing information and departure details.

View official Arrival Days when the International Office team can welcome you at the airport and explore LiU’s welcome activities.

The optional Peer Student program pairs you up with a Swedish LiU student.


Estimated costs per semester:

  • Tuition: IU Tuition
  • Food: $1,410
  • Student accommodation: $2,400
  • Transportation and other expenses: $1,000
  • OVST administrative fee: $238
  • Plus insurance, visa, airfare, and any extra course fees

Learn more about ASPIRE Exchanges

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