Registering for your studies

This is a checklist that will guide you through the official  programme registration and administrative set up for your studies at Linköping University (LiU).

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It is finally time to start studying your degree programme! It is important to know that just attending your classes is not enough, you must register for your studies. In Sweden, it is a legal requirement that universities have a registry of their students. 

Programme registration opens on the first day of the autumn semester and stays open for three weeks. You need to register for your programme and the courses for your first semester by then, otherwise, you will lose your place.

Registration Checklist: Degree students

Step 1: Obtain your LiU-ID (IT account)

New students must obtain a LiU-ID before the semester begins. Your LiU-ID is your username that you will use to access our digital services. After 7 August, you can access to obtain your LiU-ID by following the instructions.

NB! In order to set up your LiU-ID yourself, you must have applied to the university with a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer) through University Admissions. If you do not have a Swedish identity number, you must obtain manual assistance with registration and your LiU-ID at our Info Centre. This will be possible on the day after the roll call or start of the course. 

Visit the Info Centre

Tip: Degree students studying for longer than 1 year are encouraged to organise a Swedish personal identity number. Learn more about it from the Swedish Tax Agency - Skatteverket.

What is a LiU-ID?
The LiU-ID is a central user identity consisting of a username and password, that you use to log in to all the university's IT services.

Studying via distance?
Send an e-mail to with your name, civic registration number, full address and your phone number. When we have received your e-mail an activation key and further instructions are sent by registered mail. The activation key gives you access to LiU-ID. 

Have you previously studied at Linköping University?

If you already have a LiU-ID from previous studies, you only need to register for the course at the student portal. If you have forgotten your password, visit and follow the instructions. If you have forgotten your LiU-ID username or if it has been disabled or deleted, send a request for account reactivation to

Step 2: Access Lisam - your digital course room and student portal

When you have obtained your LiU-ID, you can log in to Lisam, which is LiU's learning platform built on Microsoft Office 365. This is where you find your student email, the digital course room and collaboration forums, personal file storage, calendar and more. Note: All study-related information will be communicated to your LiU email account.
Here you will also find the Student Portal, where you can, among other things, register and sign up for exams. Note: You can access Lisam as you have been admitted, but certain functions will not be available until you have registered, but it is good to get familiar with the system before your classes start.

Go to Lisam

Step 3: Attend your mandatory roll call or virtual roll call 

Attendance at roll call is compulsory and may be combined with your first day of class or an introduction to your programme. You must notify LiU in advance if you are not able to attend the roll call. If you do not do so, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.

Information about the date, time, location and who your points of contact are for the roll call is all available on your programme specific admitted web page, which you can find the link to via the Admitted Students Web.

Studying via distance?
Distance students are required to attend a virtual roll call. Details will be emailed to distance students, please ensure we have your best email address.

Step 4: Officially register for studies at LiU

You must register for your programme and courses in order to participate in teaching and exams. LADOK is the student administration system used in all Swedish universities and college universities. There is a link in your Student Portal entitled ''Registration (Ladok)'', log in with your LiU-ID and register for your programme or courses.

Double check your contact details
In order to ensure that you receive all important information about your studies, it is important that you check that your email address is correct in the Ladok student registry. The current email address registered to you is given under the “My pages” tab. We recommend that you change it to the LiU student email address you have been given. Check also that your postal address and mobile phone number are correct. Make sure to fill in your Swedish residential address if available to be able to borrow books from the library.

If you have any problems with obtaining a LiU-ID or registration, contact LiU's Info Centre, and they will be happy to help.

Step 5: Check your course timetables

Build your timetables via Student Portal, or search in the Timetable database. In the LiU-app there is a function that helps you create a schedule subscription.
More information about timetables

Step 6: Pick up your LiU-card

Pick up your LiU-card at the Info Centre one day after you have registered. The card will be marked with a valid thru date.

If you were unable to register for your LiU-ID before roll call you will need to organise that at an Info Centre, activate it, and then pick up your LiU-card.

What is a LiU-card?
The LiU-card is a plastic card with the following functions:

  • Access card on Campus
  • Library card
  • Copy/print card
  • Bus card och the Campus bus
  • Electronic identification for internal use at LiU 

Step 7: Present original documents

If you were in your final semester of bachelor studies when you applied for our master’s programme your admission is granted on the condition that you present original documents confirming the qualifications are completed. An original diploma and transcript should be presented both in the original language and translated if that was required in your application. 

You need to show your documents to the Admissions Office between 9-13 September. On these dates, the Admissions Office staff will be present on Campus Valla, at the reception of Studenthuset, from 12:00 to 14:00. 

Step 8: Start using

Now you are a student at LiU you will find targeted content and support during your studies on The external website is aimed at prospective students, sharing LiU research and news with the world, and hiring new employees to Linköping University.

Problems with registration, or have academic questions?

If you have trouble registering for your programme or certain courses or have other questions of academic nature, you need to contact your Faculty Coordinator, whose details are provided on your programme specific admitted page.


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