How to apply - a step-by-step guide

We are pleased that you are considering making an application to one of Linköping University's Master's programmes. To ensure that you submit a complete application, follow this step-by-step guide.

How to apply

Submitting your application

1. Find your programme

Find the programme(s) you want to apply for using or

Important: Students outside of the European Union must take courses of at least 30 ECTS per term, which corresponds to full-time study.
Studying 30 ECTS per term is one of the requirements for being granted a residence permit by the Swedish Migration Board.

2. Review the admissions criteria

Make sure that you meet the admission requirements. For general admission requirements please check carefully the description given at For the specific entry requirements for each programme please check carefully the information given on our website

3. Create an account

Create an account on (if you do not already have one) using an active e-mail address. This e-mail address becomes your "username". It should be an e-mail address that you check frequently as you will receive important correspondence from University Admissions at this address.

4. Select the programme(s) you are interested in

Select the programme(s) you are interested in. You´ll find the programme search function on the start page of Note that you can apply for up to four master's programmes, which you must rank in order of preference.

Here you can find important information about ranking your selections.

5. Complete your application

Submit your application at

6. Application fee

Check if you are required to pay an application fee. If so, pay the application fee. Otherwise, submit documentation to prove your status as a non fee-payer.

7. Documenting your eligibility for studies

Check the information about documentation requirements at our website or at and make sure that your documents satisfy the requirements.

8. Review country-specific instructions

Check for special instructions for your country at Checking for special instructions for my country of study.

9. Checklists

Complete the relevant checklist (you find the pdf-files down below) and enclose it with your application package. 

10. Assemble your supporting documents

Submit all documentation on time. There are two ways to submit your documents to University Admissions – you can either upload them to or you can send them by regular post to the address: University Admissions in Sweden, FE 20102, SE- 839 87 Östersund, Sweden.

Please note that for some countries, Sweden requires applicants to send in certified copies of their academic documents by regular post. It is important that you check what is required for your country: Checking for special instructions for my country of study.

Follow your application

If you have followed this step-by-step guide correctly, your application is complete. You can follow the progress of your application by logging into your account at There you will be notified when your documents arrive and you can see the status of your application. Your notification of admission will also be published there.

Reply to your offer

Admission results are published on your account. If you are offered a place on a master's programme, the term "Admitted" will appear after the title. If you are offered a place on the programme, you must accept your offer via the website before the deadline. If you do not confirm your place, it will be given to another student.

More information about when admission results are published, and how to accept your offer

For exchange students

If you wish to attend Linköping University as part of an exchange programme, contact the international department at your home university. You cannot apply for an exchange programme through University Admissions.


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