Phase 2: Start your application
Apply for your chosen programme(s)
Go to your programme’s webpage. When the application period is open, an “Apply” button is available – click on it to be redirected to Sweden's national admissions website: University Admissions. You will lodge your application there.
You can also view our programmes and apply directly on University Admissions.
Important: Students who are not EU citizens must take courses of at least 30 ECTS per semester, which corresponds to full-time study, as one of the requirements for being granted a residence permit by the Swedish Migration Agency.
Create an account
Create a personal account on University Admissions (if you have applied before you must use that account). Make sure to register with an email address that you check frequently as you will receive important correspondence from University Admissions via email.
Select the programme(s) you are interested in and rank them
You can apply for a maximum of four different master's programmes in Sweden. Rank the programmes in order of priority - you can only be offered one study place. This means that you will only be admitted for your second programme choice if you are not accepted into your first choice, and so on. You can only apply for a LiU International scholarship for your first choice, so the order in which you rank the programmes is very important. Find more information about ranking your selections on University Admissions.
Submit your application, programmes ranked from most to least preferred, through your online account with University Admissions before the application deadline (15 January 2021).
Phase 3: Finalise your application
If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you need to pay an application fee. Paying your application fee (University Admissions).
If you are a citizen of a country within the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you need to provide a copy of your passport with your application to prove your status as a non-fee-paying student.
Documenting your eligibility for studies
Before your application is processed, you need to provide documentation that proves your eligibility for acceptance into your programme of choice. This includes:
- Certificates and diplomas from your bachelor studies
- Supporting documents for proficiency in English
- Supporting documents for specific entry requirements
- Copy of passport or ID
To make sure that you have everything in order for your application, carefully read the details under "Am I eligible" above and on the web page of each programme you are applying to.
In addition, there are specific instructions for what documentation rules apply based on what country you completed your bachelor's education in.
Check for country-specific instructions on University Admission.