General entry requirements
A bachelor's degree
To meet the entry requirements for master's level studies, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.
Students in their final year of a bachelor's degree
Students who do not hold the required degree, but are registered for the final year of a programme leading to such a degree, may be accepted.
An official document stating that you are likely to be awarded the degree by the start of the master's programme must be sent in with your application. The document must be issued through and certified by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office or an equivalent office of your current university. Certification from other staff members will not be accepted. Then the degree certificate must be presented to Linköping University when you register for your studies.
Proficiency in English
To be admitted to master's level studies, you must also demonstrate proficiency in English, corresponding to the level of English achieved in Swedish upper secondary education (English B/ English 6). For applicants who have not taken Swedish upper secondary education, skills in English are normally confirmed by means of an internationally recognised test such as:
- IELTS (Academic modules) with an overall mark of 6.5, and no section below 5.5
- TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, with a total score of 575
- TOEFL internet-based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, with a total score of 90. Note - TOEFL Examinee Score Records are not accepted. All TOEFL tests must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Exemptions based on upper secondary studies
Some students who meet the basic entry requirements for admission to university studies in Sweden also meet the requirements for English 6.
See exemptions based on upper secondary school studies at the University Admissions in Sweden website
Exemptions based on previous university studies
Students who have previously studied in English at the university level may be exempt from submitting formal test results to show their English proficiency.
Important information for applicants with a degree from Bangladesh:
Please note that, starting with admission to autumn semester 2020, students with a degree from Bangladesh no longer meet the English requirement through university studies taught in English unless the university is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Neither a formal university transcript or degree certificate stating that the language of instruction for the programme was English, nor a degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction will be sufficient.
You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through an internationally approved English test (link provided above).