Communication Systems, Master's programme - Information for admitted students

Welcome to Linköping University and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Here you will find information specific to you as an admitted master’s student.

This page will be continually updated so please check back.
Latest update: 24 August 2021

Congratulations on having been admitted to our master’s programme at Linköping University (LiU). You have been selected to join our competitive programme that teaches communication theory, signal processing, and networking. It will provide you with the analytical skills and practical know-how to set up a successful career. Communication engineers are being employed by traditional communication-focused companies, as well as consulting firms and companies that are just beginning their journey towards wirelessly connecting previously unconnected products.

The expertise of our faculty members has strongly influenced the curriculum. The programme provides a strong foundation in signal processing, an incredibly important tool in all systems engineering fields, hence, it will be useful throughout your career. We are also teaching the latest wireless technologies, including multiple-antenna communications, which is the main new aspect in 5G.

We take education seriously and want your time with us to be as useful as possible. The special admission requirements on calculus, linear algebra, probability theory, signals and systems, and basic programming are there for a reason. You will use these skills and theories in many courses, starting from the first week. We strongly recommend that you refresh your memory of these topics, for example by reading through course literature from your previous courses.

In class as well as in informal settings you will have a chance to learn from and interact with world-leading scholars. We are looking forward to incorporating you into this vibrant, international student body seeking to make an impact on future technologies. You will also meet many Swedish students who follow other programmes but are taking the same courses as you.

We recommend that you visit the following page where you can find links to course websites, videos, and other useful material:

Again, welcome to our stimulating intellectual environment and this challenging programme.

Introduction Days 25-27 August 2021

New master’s students to the Faculty of Science and Engineering will be formally welcomed at Campus Valla in Linköping 25-27 August. You will receive important information regarding your studies and meet your Master's Programme Contact Person. You will also meet senior students who will be your mentors during the start of the semester. They will assist you with practical issues and guide you through the various academic administration systems you need to be familiar with.

Wednesday 25 August – Mandatory roll call 

  • 10:15-11:15 A Digital Welcome Broadcast for Master´s Students -
  • 14:15- 15:00 Mandatory roll call with Mentor and Fadder meet-up on Campus
    A31, A-building, Campus Valla
    This is a drop in roll call, which means that you can drop in any time within the given timeframe

You must attend in person – on campus – to confirm your place on the programme. If you are unable to attend you have to notify us in advance. Send an e-mail to and explain why you cannot attend and when you expect to arrive. Unless you do this you will lose your place.

Thursday 26 August

  • 9.15-11.30 Online Info Session with Faculty Coordinators
    Invitation to Zoom-meeting will be sent by e-mail
  • 13.15-15.00 Programme Specific Information in room C3, C-building

Friday 27 August

  • 9.15-11.00 Online Info Session with your Mentor
    Invitation to Zoom-meeting will be sent by e-mail. 

Conditionally admitted students

If you are conditionally admitted you must upload your degree certificate and transcript of your last semester(s) both in original language and with an English translation to your account by 1 November 2021.

Residing in Sweden

As soon as you have been accepted to commence studies at LiU, we recommend applicants who are citizens of non-EU/EEA countries to do the following:

1) Pay your tuition fee.
2) Apply for a resident permit from the Swedish Migration Agency.

We advise you not to book any non-refundable travel until you are sure you can reside and study in Sweden. You can find further information here

Semester schedule

The first study period starts on Monday 30 August. This is the autumn 2021 semester schedule:

30 Aug - 15 Oct: Study period 1
25 Oct - 30 Oct: Examination period 1
 1 Nov - 17 Dec: Study period 2
 20 Dec - 3 Jan: Self-study
4 Jan - 8 Jan: Re-examination period
10 Jan - 15 Jan: Examination period 2

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Academic studies at LiU

Advice for applicants and admitted students, including recommendations before you arrive in Sweden, planning your studies, understanding what is expected from you, and the importance of working in groups as well as studying independently. You also learn about examination forms.

Study Counsellor Marie Carlsson and student Abhishek Raina offer helpful tips on how to plan your studies. You will learn about group work, network-building and what kind of support LiU can offer. They also describe a typical week as a student.


This webinar has tons of useful information for admitted students. Senior Lecturer David Grundlegård and students Sandra and Adam cover everything from the grading system, scholarships, workload and accommodation to Swedish weather and food.

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A detailed syllabus, curriculum and information on the courses, including literature, can be found in our study information database via the link below.

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For questions of an academic nature regarding programme content, specific courses etc, please contact Master's Programme Contact Person Erik G. Larsson.

For questions related to practical programme matters such as timetables and examinations, please contact Faculty Coordinators.

If you have general questions about the welcome period, accommodation, visa and insurance issues, please contact our International Office.

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Åsa Olsson

Faculty Coordinator for master’s students

Visiting address: Room C:209, D Building, Campus Valla (Linköping)

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Petter Almqvist-Ingersoll

Faculty Coordinator for master’s students

Visiting address: Room C:209, D Building, Campus Valla (Linköping) 

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International Office

The International Student Reception team welcomes and supports all admitted international students to LiU.

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