Application instructions - Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The application form for the autumn semester 2023 will open soon. Before starting your application, please thoroughly read the instructions below.


Application period start: Early March 2023
Application deadline: 15 April 2023, 23:59 CEST
Admission letters (non-EU citizens): 01-08 May 2023 (preliminary)
Admission letters (EU-citizens): 05-12 June 2023 (preliminary)
Arrival Day for Intensive course in Swedish 01-02 August 2023 (preliminary)
Start day for Intensive course in Swedish: 03-04 August 2023 (preliminary)
Arrival days: 15 & 16  August 2023 (preliminary)
Welcome to LiU 17 August 2023
Faculty Introduction (mandatory) 18 August 2023
Autumn semester dates 21 August 2023 - 21 January 2024
 Spring semester dates  22 January 2024 - 09 June 2024

Application steps

1. Preparation

Read carefully the information in the "How to construct a study plan" section to understand:

  • The concept of study periods and the scheduling system at out faculty
  • The difference between full-time and part-time courses
  • How to combine them in a study plan

2. Search for courses

  • You will find all our courses offered to exchange students in the course catalogue 
  • You will find the syllabus by clicking on the course
  • Pay attention to the entry requirements for each course described in the syllabus

3. Register on the "Portal for incoming exchange students"

  • The application form is to be completed exclusively online. Do not send any hard copies by post.
  • It includes personal data, academic background, choice of courses and the period of study for your stay at Linköping University.
  • At the end of the instructions you will find a video tutorial which walks you through the application form step by step.
  • The link to the application portal can be found underneath the video tutorial. It is active only during the application period.

4. Required documents

You will need to upload and submit the following documents:

(Click on the links for examples of the documents you need to submit)

All documents must be scanned into one pdf file. (10 MB max)

5. Submit the form

A PDF-file/print-out version of your application will open for your reference.

6. After you have submitted your application

We will start the assessment of your applications directly after the deadline has expired. It will take around eight (8) weeks for the process to be completed. In the meanwhile, if we need additional information or documents from you, we will contact you.

7. Admission letters

The admission letters will be sent: 

  • on 7 November 2022 for the students who need a visa to study in Sweden
  • on 5 December for the rest

8. Learning Agreement (Erasmus+ students)

The learning agreements or any other similar document will not be signed before the admission letters have been issued and sent. More information regarding the learning agreement here

*) Proof of skills in English. You need to show that you have adequate proficiency in English to take academic courses with English as the language of instruction. This may be demonstrated by, for example, an international English test (such as IELTS or TOEFL), a certificate from your coordinator at your home university, or a transcript of records showing previous studies with English as the language of instruction. Students studying in English and students with English as mother tongue do not need to provide proof of skills in English.

Application form

MoveON - portal for application form for incoming students


How to apply - video tutorial

This video tutorial takes you through each step of the application process.