Linköping University


Linköping University (or Linköpings Universitet, LiU) is a public research institute in Sweden, initially established during the late 1960s. Later, it was upgraded to the university level in 1975. This institute has created a reputation during the past 40 years through the brilliance of its academic programs. 

LiU has four campuses in three cities. These are Campus Valla and Campus US in Linköping, Campus Lidingö in Stockholm, and Campus Norrköping in Norrköping. A campus bus is available for students, which charges no fee. It connects the Norrköping and Linköping campuses. 

The university provides quality education in four faculties, including Arts, Health, Educational Sciences, and Technology. It is focused on bringing knowledge from different faculties and striving for results. Under these faculties, they have ten departments. Here it's important to know that there is one international bachelor program taught in English. Apart from that, they have eight research centers. Also, LiU is a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. It is a founding member of the Conceive Design Implement Operate Initiative.

Notable alums from Linköping University include:

  • Cecilia Widegren - Vice Chairman of Parliamentary Defense Committee and Group
  • Gustav Fridolin - former Education Minister of Sweden
  • Björn von Sydow - Defence Minister
  • Carl-Henric Svanberg - CEO Ericsson, Chairman BP, Chairman Volvo


There are approximately 17,907 students in LiU, out of which 606 are doctoral students. The total number of international students is 2,000 from around 50 countries. 

Apart from academics, the university provides local and international students opportunities to make new friends and enjoy different weekly events. They boast about giving the best life to students on campus. 

The university understands the different needs of international exchange and the program students; thus, there is a dedicated page for them. Here you can find all the answers to your queries and whom to contact when you need some help. 

International students at LiU who have exceptional academic achievements can apply for a scholarship, as several are available. Also, local students can also avail them. 


Students are required to find nearby housing options. Linköping is not as populated as most cities in Sweden, so you won't have much problem finding a suitable residence. Check the breakdown of living costs provided by the university, including minimum accommodation expenses. 

International students who came on Student Visa of Sweden and after receiving a residence permit, should look for housing options. If you are an exchange student, there is a strong chance that the university will offer you accommodations.


LiU has the following Global rankings. 

  • Rank from 301 to 400 by ARWU World

  • Rank 320 by QS World 

  • Rank from 251 to 300 by THE World

Global rankings in Science and Engineering are as below. 

  • Rank from 101 to 125 by THE Engineering

  • Rank from 76 to 100 by ARWU Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Linköping University
581 83 Linköping, Sweden

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