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Short-term courses for exchange students (December 2019, January and February 2020)


The Faculty of Arts & Sciences and Faculty of Educational Sciences at Linköping University offer short-term courses for exchange students.

Language of instruction (of all courses listed below, except Swedish language course in period 2): English


Short courses are offered during 3 periods: December-mid January, January and end of January-end of February. Students are welcome to study one, two or all three periods (only one course per period).

Period 1: December to mid-January

Starting on December 4, 2019 and ending on January 17, 2020. Choose one of the following courses if you want to participate in period 1.

Undergraduate courses

Master courses

Period 2: January

Choose the Intensive beginner's course in Swedish if you want to participate in period 2.

  • Intensive beginner’s course in Swedish

Credits: 7.5 credits
Study Period: January 8 – 31, 2020
Level: Undergraduate
This course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of Swedish. It is a four-week course aiming to give students a basic knowledge of Swedish with an emphasis on oral skills. The course has four components: pronunciation exercises, oral training, basic Swedish grammar and short writing exercises.

Period 3: End of January to end of February

Starting on January 20, 2020 and ending on February 21, 2020. Choose one of the following courses if you want to participate in period 3.

Undergraduate courses

Master courses


Why LiU’s winter courses?

Sweden is known for its cold, snowy and dark winters. Why then study there during that time?

LiU’s winter courses will give you the perfect chance to study courses you are genuinely interested in. Most of our winter courses are part of LiU’s degree programmes, which ensures their high quality. They are taught in a truly multi-cultural and challenging environment including Swedish and international students.

On the fun side of things, Linköping is notorious for its vibrant student life, while winter snow offers a variety of fun possibilities, including all kinds of winter sports. More about what's there to do in Linköping in Visit Linköping’s site.

Winter courses could also be an excellent opportunity to travel and explore. The big Scandinavian cities (Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, etc.) are just a train away while the whole of Europe comes closer through the Linköping City airport, with three daily flights to Amsterdam, and the Skavsta airport, with low-cost flights to popular European destinations!

Practical Information

Our Website for Incoming Exchange Students contains information about the following areas:


Accommodation can be offered in furnished student rooms costing from approx. 3300 SEK/month.

Activities ranging from dinner parties and short trips to guided tours will be organized for exchange students.

Welcome activites


Application deadline October 15, 2019.

Application form

To apply for the course "Teaching practice" please use the following form: Application form


Take a look at our practical guide for more information about travel instructions, etc.

Practical Guide


Examples of the cost of living for a student in Linköping.

Budget and other practical information


For studies lasting less than three months, you should not apply for a residence permit. Citizens of certain countries may remain in Sweden for up to three months without a residence permit or visa. They are allowed to study during this period.
Please observe that citizens of certain countries need an entry visa: Countries whose citizens require a visa for visits shorter than three months

More information about residence permit/visa



For any questions please contact international@ffk.liu.se

Page manager: anna.backlin.linden@liu.se
Last updated: 2019-10-02