Exchange studies - Faculty of Educational Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Linköping University!

The information provided here is valid for exchange students nominated by their home universities only.

Application 

The application form for the spring semester 2018 is now open. To prepare your application please read the instructions below.

Courses in English or Swedish

Courses listed in this dropdown are taught in English. When you have been selected by your home university, you can search for courses from the Faculty of Educational Sciences.

Courses can also selected from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Admission may be granted if there are places and you fulfill the requirements. 

You find the courses in the dropdown below or at liu.se/en/education/exchange-studies

Swedish speaking students can apply for courses in Swedish, admission may be granted if there are places in the course.

Courses in Swedish for Swedish-speaking students

1. Search for courses

Note that full-time courses run during four periods per term. You can only choose one full-time course for each period. Please note that it is important that you choose the faculty with which your home university has an agreement.

2. Specific requirements

Make sure you are eligible for all the courses you select. Read the information detailing the specific requirements for each course.

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

The application form includes personal data, academic background, choice of courses and the period of study for your stay at Linköping University. The form is to be completed online and is only available during the application period.

Link to the application form

4. Upload required documents

  • Transcript of records of all university education
  • Proof of English language skills*
  • List of ongoing courses
  • Degree certificate (if applicable)

All documents must be scanned into one pdf file.

5. Submit the form

You will receive a confirmation e-mail and a pdf copy of your application.

6. Deadline

The deadline for the spring semester 2018 is 15 October 2017, 23.59 o'clock (UTC +2h).

7. Admission documents

Information and admission documents will be sent during November 2017.

*) 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.

Course information and timetable

Course information

To choose courses you need to read  the course information about ECTS, admission requirements, full-time/part-time, campus and study period. 

examples of timetable

Make up your timetable


Full-time courses

  • Approximately 8 hours of work per day, which include lectures, seminars, studying, group work, reading etc.
  • Cannot be combined with other full-time courses. Only one full-time course can be taken at a time.
  • A full-time course of 7.5 ECTS will continue for 5 weeks. A full-time course of 15 ECTS will continue for 10 weeks. A full-time 30 ECTS course will continue for the whole semester (i.e. 20 weeks).
  • For 7.5 ECTS full-time courses we divide the semester into four periods. When choosing your courses please make sure to choose one full-time course per period.

Part-time courses

  • Usually continues through the whole semester with 1-2 lectures per week.
  • Most part-time courses have their lectures during evenings in order not to collide with full-time courses.
  • Can be combined with full-time courses and other part-time courses.

Find your courses

Learning agreement

Your home university may have prepared a Learning Agreement for your studies here. Please bring this with you to Linköping university and we will sign it for you. Please note that all Erasmus+ and Nordplus students must have a Learning Agreement. Contact your home university and ask for the form if you haven’t received one.

If you need the Learning Agreement before you go to Linköping, you can scan it, or send the agreement by post, to us beforehand for signing. Please send it to international@kfu.liu.se.

If you want to add, or cancel courses in your Learning Agreement, this has to be done before the course starts. It may be possible if there are places left and you fulfill the course requirements. Check with the Exchange Student Help Desk in the Zenit Building, or in Kåkenhus, Norrköping, during opening hours. You can also contact us via e-mail.

Contact information

Visiting hours Linköping

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 12:15 to 13:15
Place: Exchange Student Help Desk - Zenit building (ground floor).

Visiting hours Norrköping

Day: First Friday each month
Time: 12:00 to 13:00
Place: Room 2342, International Office, Kåkenhus, Norrköping

Contact person

Caroline Kelly

Position: International Exchange Coordinator
E-mail: international@kfu.liu.se
Phone: +46 13 284097