Exchange studies - Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Linköping University!
The information provided here is valid for exchange students nominated by their home universities only.


The application form for the spring semester 2018 is now closed.  The form will open for applications again in March 2018. To prepare your application, please read the instructions below.

1. Search for courses

Note that full-time courses at Faculty of Arts and Sciences run during four (4) periods per semester. You can only choose one full-time course for each period. 

2. Specific requirements

Make sure you are eligible for all 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.

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

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

After you have submitted your application
We will start the assessment of your applications directly after the deadline has expired. It will take around ten weeks for the process to be completed. In the meanwhile, if we need additional information or documents from you, we will contact you. You will receive an admission letter after the assessment process has been completed, in early June. Students who need visa to study in Sweden will be prioritised and receive their admission letter in good time to start their visa application. Please note that learning agreements or any other similar document will not be signed before the admission letters have been issued and sent.

6. Deadline

The deadline for the autumn semester 2018 is April 16, 2018, 23.59 o'clock (UTC +2h).

7. Admission documents

Information and admission documents will be sent during June 2018.

*) 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.

Find your courses and apply

Courses in English or Swedish

Courses listed in the list and the dropdown are taught in English. When you have been selected by your home university, you should complete the application procedure described above. 

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

Course list

Linköping University has recently built a new webpage. Some of the information is, however, still on our old webpage. It is therefore highly recommended that you choose your courses from this course list:

Link to course list (courses for spring semester 2018)

Application form

MoveON - portal for application form for incoming students


In this dropdown you can find our courses sorted by course code and main field of study. Please note that this dropdown is still under construction and that information may not be fully updated.

Suggested course packages

Course information and timetable 

Full-time courses, part-time courses and ECTS credits

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.

ECTS credits

Linköping University implements the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

ECTS credits are a value allocated to course units to describe the student workload required to complete them. They reflect the amount of work each course requires including lectures, practical work, seminars, private study – in the library or at home – and examinations or other assessment activities

examples of timetable

Make up your timetable

This is two ways of making up your timetable.

Learning agreement and information for admitted students

Contact information

Visiting hours Linköping

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 12:00 to 13:00
Place: Exchange Student Help Desk - Zenit building (ground floor).


Visiting hours Norrköping

Day: Friday January 12 and January 30
From March first Friday each month
Time: 12:00 to 13:00
Place: Room 2342, International Office, Kåkenhus, Norrköping

Contact person

Kostas Mitropoulos

Position: International Exchange Coordinator
Phone: +46 13 281719