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 (by 1 November).
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).
There are also a few other ways in which you can fulfill the English requirement. Some students who meet the basic entry requirements for admission to university studies in Sweden, through upper secondary studies, also meet the requirements for English 6. Students who have previously studied in English at university level may be exempt from submitting formal test results to show their English proficiency. The ways in which you can prove your English skills depend on what country you apply from. Find out what applies for you on University Admissions' website.