Design, 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 the Design Master’s Programme. We are delighted that you will be joining us at Linköping University (LiU)!

This exciting programme will develop your understanding of and skills within design, but also your skills and confidence in presenting such work. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the programme. Please scroll down for contact info.

If you are following the Visual Media Design track, your home studio will be in Norrköping. During your first year of study however, several parallel courses will be given in Linköping.

If you are following the Sustainable Design or the Service Design track your home studio will be in Linköping.

Please note that there is a free bus service connecting our campuses in Norrköping and Linköping, with a travel time of approximately 40 mins.

Depending on the chosen track, students will be looking for accommodation either in Linköping or Norrköping. Students looking for housing in Norrköping will need a letter of support from the University.

Introduction week 23-27 August 2021

New master’s students to the Faculty of Science and Engineering will be formally welcomed at Campus Valla in Linköping 23-27 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.

A week before the programme starts you will receive an email with more details on where to be, and how to get there on campus.

Monday 23 August

9.15 – 17 Introduction to the MSc Design programme (Linköping)

Tuesday 24 August

9.15 – 17 Introduction to the Norrköping studio and its environments (Norrköping)

Wednesday 25 August – Mandatory roll call 

Location: Campus Valla, Linköping

  • 10:15-11:15 A Digital Welcome Broadcast for Master´s Students -
  • 14:15-15:00 Mandatory roll call and Fadder meet up on campus
    A37, 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 – 17 Introduction to the A-building studio and its environments (Linköping)

Friday 27 August

  • 9.15-11.00 Online Info Session with your Mentor
    Invitation to Zoom-meeting will be sent by e-mail.
  • 11 – 17 Introduction to the E-buildning studio and its environments (Linköping)

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 Stefan Holmlid.

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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