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Prepare your stay  

We hope you are excited about your upcoming Exchange stay and your LiU experience! However, before you leave you will need to look into some practical matters in order to get the best possible stay. Make sure you read the following information carefully as it will help make the transfer to your new study destination smoother.


Practical matters pre-departure

Insurance; ​Before leaving your home country make sure you have a valid insurance coverage for your whole period of stay in Sweden. A complete insurance coverage is recommended to include:

- personal injury (outside school hours)
- medical care and dental care cover. For EU citizens, a valid European Health Insurance Card will ensure urgent medical care (according to EU regulations)
​- liability cover (in the event you are subject to a claim for damages)
​- legal expenses cover (if you need to make a claim for damages)
 -​home transport (in case of serious injury)
 -​private property cover (luggage, lap-top, phone etc)

Residence permit; Students from outside the EU/EEA require a residence permit to study in Sweden. The authority responsible for issuing residence permits in Sweden is the Swedish Migration Agency and a residence permit is granted for a maximum of one year at a time.

Residence permit, Visa and Insurance guide

Accommodation;  Please note that even though you have applied for housing through LiU, you are not guaranteed accommodation. Therefore it's very important to start looking for accommodation on your own as well, and as soon as possible, in order to avoid coming to LiU without having a place to stay. This folder will help you get started.


Getting started on campus 

Survival guide for Exchange Students - the ultimate guide when you are New@LiU. It includes a checklist for your first days as well as information that is useful throughout your whole stay in Linköping. It will answer many of your questions regarding practical matters such as accommodation, insurance, welcome activities and more. 

Student Examination Guide - you need to sign up in advance to be able to take your exams at LiU.
For detailed information and guidelines or read more here.

Welcome period activities - A lot of activities, both social and informative, are arranged at the beginning of each semester to welcome new students. The Orientation Programme of one or two days combines study related and practical information for getting started in Linköping and in Sweden. The Welcome Fair held in connection to the Orientation Programme invites you to discover the support and services LiU offers new students and to discover Östergötland and the surrounding local areas. ​

​Check out the calendar with Welcome Period Activities


If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us at Intco@liu.se

Page manager: intco@liu.se
Last updated: 2019-04-15