Linköping University is renowned for its innovative educational spirit and its longstanding tradition of cross-disciplinary studies and research. LiU has its educational roots in the late 1960s and acquired full university status in 1975. It is now one of Sweden's larger academic institutions and has a sterling international reputation for the excellence of its research centers and the quality of its educational programs. Courses have focused on the values of practical experience and interdisciplinary approach to higher education.
With 25,000 undergraduate students, 1,300 research students and 3,500 employees, Linköping University is Sweden's fifth largest university.
Education and research is conducted in the twin cities Linköping-Norrköping, ca 150 km southwest of Stockholm. These cities are the hub of one of Sweden's most vigorous regions, fast growing and with a highly diversified economy.
Linköping is an old city with a rich cultural history dating back to the 12th century when the city was a center of both political and spiritual power. Much of the old city can still be seen today; for example, Domkyran, a 13th century cathedral, and Gamla Linköping, a small village to which 18th and 19th century houses have been moved.
Linköping today is a growing city housing a regional museum and a theater as well as a number of Swedish government agencies, including the National Geotechnical Institute and the Swedish Road and Traffic Research Institute, which were relocated during the government's decentralization of the 1970s. It is also an industrial city, home of SAAB-Scania's aeronautics division as well as highly developed electronics and computer technology industry. One of Sweden's six regional hospitals is here and is an integral part of medical education at LiU.
Students choose to participate in either the original Swedish-taught courses or in the English-taught curriculum. Some overlap between programs can be arranged.
LIU`s courses for exchange students in English represent a wide variety of courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and the Sciences and Engineering.
Please note that you need to take 30 ECTS credits to be considered full-time.
The Fall semester lasts from August through January and the spring semester from January through June.
Rooms are reserved for exchange students in dormitories which are about a fifteen-twenty minute walk from the campus. They are organized in corridors, each with 8 single student rooms and a shared living room and kitchen. All student rooms have their own toilet and shower and are furnished with bed, desk and chairs. Students must provide their own linens and cook their own meals in the corridor kitchen. There are restaurants and coffee shops nearby.
All students at Linköping University belong to a student union which acts as a service agency. The student union is often able to provide information or assistance with questions concerning health care, housing, sports and social activities.
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Scholarship for female students for studies in Sweden for academic year of 2016-2017 in the amount of $8,000.
This scholarship will be awarded to one or shared by two well-merited female students for undergraduate or graduate studies in Sweden for at least one semester.
Go to the link to the online scholarship application form:
Deadline for applications is no later than April 1, 2016.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Gittan Lehman at GittanL@aol.com