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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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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DIY Application Webinar

In this webinar, our Admissions Officer will guide you through the application process and stages to programmes starting in August/September 2022. You get tips on how to make sure you are completely on board with what needs doing and why ranking your choices is important.

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.

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Accommodation process

It is important to look for accommodation even before getting admitted to a programme at Linköping University. This video will guide you through the accommodation process and provide you with some tips on how to find accommodation.

Application tips

In this video we share some tips and tricks on how to apply for an international degree programme at Linköping University.

English requirement

When applying for an international programme at Linköping University you need to fulfil the English requirement. Most students need to show language proficiency by means of an English test. Here are some tips on how.

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Important dates (first application round)

Applications open

17 October 2022

Application submission deadline

16 January 2023

Documentation & application fee

1 February 2023

Notification of selection result

Master's programmes: 30 March 2023, Bachelor's programme: 5 April 2023

LiU Scholarship application period


Autumn semester starts

August 2023

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Application options

Programmes that are open in the second admission round for EU students have an Apply button on their webpage. You can only apply for a programme when this button is active.


You can read about the different admission rounds on University Admissions' Two admission rounds for each semester web page.

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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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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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