How to apply: a step-by-step guide

Applying for Linköping University's Master's programmes

This is a step-by-step guide to everything you need to know about applying for LiU's international master's degree programmes using the application system in Sweden.

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Master's at LiU - How to apply

To ensure that you submit a complete application, watch our film for an overview and then follow these steps to submit your application.

Webinar about the application process

Webinar about applying for an international degree programme at Linköping University. Guests today are an admissions officer and a current student.

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Step 1: Choose your programme

Step 2: Start your application

Step 3: Finalise your application

Step 4: Waiting for an answer

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Important dates

Applications open

18 October 2021

Application submission deadline

17 January 2022

Documentation & application fee

1 February 2022

Notification of selection result

Master's programmes: 7 April 2022, Bachelor's programme: 13 April 2022

LiU Scholarship application period


Autumn semester 2022


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How to apply for bachelor programme studies at LiU

We are pleased that you are considering one of Linköping University's international master's programmes. If you want to apply for our bachelor's programme please visit resource.

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Second round applications

For students from Sweden and EU/EES countries: Some of our master's programmes are open for application in a second admission round. Please see the web page for each programme. You can read about the different admission rounds on University Admissions' Two admission rounds for each semester web page.

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Upcoming webinars

4 November 2021

Webinar – Master's programme in Experimental and Medical Biosciences

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Online

Do you want to work with medical research, developing drugs or become a future leader in a biomedical company? Understanding diseases and improving today’s diagnostic and treatment methods requires knowledge about genes, molecules, and cells? This webinar will learn you about The Experimental and Medical Biosciences master’s programme that will prepare you for a scientific career within the broad field of Life Sciences.

11 November 2021

Webinar – Master's programme in Applied Ethics

2.00 pm – 2.45 pm Online

In this webinar you will learn that Applied Ethics strives to tackle the moral issues surrounding these challenges. If these questions engage you, this master’s programme will meet your aspiration.

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Useful links

The government resource on studying in Sweden for prospective and current international students. You will find everything you need to know on the Swedish higher education system, finding and applying for a programme, searching for scholarships, living as an international student in Sweden and learning Swedish.

Swedish Migration Agency

Information about requirements for studying in Sweden from the Swedish Migration Agency. Rules regarding residence permits and visas differ depending on whether you are a citizen of the EU or not, so make sure to check what is applicable for you.

University Admissions

The official website for applying to all Swedish universities, run by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. They are responsible for managing the application process, reviewing applicants and registering your supporting documents.

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