Application instructions - Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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


Application period start: Early September 2022
Application deadline: 15 October 2022, 23:59 CEST
Admission letters (non-EU citizens): 07 November 2022
Admission letters (EU-citizens): 05 December 2022
Arrival Day for Intensive course in Swedish 03 January 2023
Start day for Intensive course in Swedish: 05 January 2023
Arrival days: 16 & 17 January 2023
Welcome to LiU 19 January 2023
Faculty Introduction (mandatory) 20 January 2023
Spring semester dates: 23 January 2023 - 11 June 2023

Application steps

1. Preparation

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

  • The concept of study periods
  • 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 of 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 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 is underneath the video tutorial. It is active only during the application period.

4. Upload required documents

You will need the following:

(Click on the links to find 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 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.