Single-subject courses

Linköping University offers individual courses at both bachelor and master's levels in a variety of study fields. 

Courses taught in English

Courses (single-subject or self-contained) taught in English are offered for non-degree students and exchange students.

Application to such courses is made online through the national application service “University Admissions in Sweden”, More information about the application process is available at

Please note that it is possible to take individual courses taught in English, but such courses cannot be combined to form a final degree at Linköping University.

One week of full-time studies corresponds to 1.5 credits and a 20-week academic semester corresponds to 30 credits.

More information about courses offered for exchange students and how to apply is available at: exchange agreements.

Qualifying Course in Swedish 

Linköping University offers a qualifying course in Swedish for non-Swedish-speaking students who plan to study at Linköping University. This is an intensive, one-year, full-time course, designed to satisfy the general requirements in Swedish and civics for university studies.

The course is open for:
Nordic and EU/EEA citizens or long-term residents 
Citizens/residents outside EU/EEA
Semester 2 for Swedish-speaking students, information in Swedish

More options for learning Swedish 
Swedish language studies in general

Courses taught in Swedish

Students with sufficient skill in Swedish can choose from a large number of individual courses. Linköping University offers approximately 500 single-subject courses taught in Swedish, most of them at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Students applying for courses taught in Swedish must fulfil the general admission requirements, the specific admission requirements, and the language requirements in Swedish.
More information about our courses taught in Swedish is available at: our Swedish website.


For any questions about single-subject courses, please contact the Info Centre.

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