Ageing and Social Change, Master's Programme - information for admitted students

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Congratulations on having been accepted to our master's programme in Ageing and Social Change at Linköping University (LiU).

Prior to your arrival, there are a few important activities and dates to keep in mind:

Roll call and programme start

For students admitted to the on-campus and on-distance programme

The mandatory virtual roll call will be on August 7. On this date, you will receive a form that must be filled out, signed and e-mailed back no later than 15:00 (CET) 11 August. If failing to do so, you will lose your place. You will receive more information about the procedure later, but for now, it is important that you mark the date. After the roll call, you will receive a detailed study guide for the first two courses and information about how to register and activate your LiU-id.

The first two programme courses (755A05 and 755A06) begin on Monday, 9.15-12.00, August 21, K1, Campus Norrköping with the mandatory on-campus week.

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 Universityadmissions account as soon as possible.

Upcoming courses and on-campus periods

This is a fulltime study programme, so expect the workload to be approximately 40 hours/ week, including scheduled teaching, group work and self-study. The first semester, Autumn 2022, consists of four courses, with two courses (755A05 and 755A06) running in parallel in the first half of semester and two (755A07 and 755A08) in the second half. Please see the course overview here

This is a hybrid programme, and it has two ways of participation: on-distance and on-campus. It is one classroom, where students simultaneously meet on-distance and on-campus and take part in lectures, seminars, workshops and group work.

In addition, the programme has mandatory on-campus weeks, where both, students admitted on-campus and on-distance meet together on Campus Norrköping, in Norrköping, Sweden.

More information about a hybrid model can be found here:

Please, check, if you are admitted to on-distance or on-campus studies. You cannot attend both or flexibly switch between the two.

You have to choose one:

  • On-distance studies and participate online as well as attend the mandatory on-campus weeks on Campus Norrköping, Sweden.
  • On-campus studies and move to Sweden, attend the scheduled teaching on Campus Norrköping.

There are two (2) mandatory on-campus weeks during Autumn semester 2023:

  • CAMPUS 1: August 21 – 25, 2023
  • CAMPUS 2: November 6 – 10, 2023

Dates for the remaining on-campus weeks will be announced later.

There will be three (3) lecture-free periods during Autumn semester 2023:

  • October 30 – November 3, 2023
  • December 25 – 29, 2023
  • January 1 – 5, 2024 (a self-study period)

If you want to decline your offer

If you for some reason cannot attend the programme as planned, we kindly ask you to inform us as soon as possible, by declining your offer at You do this by logging into your account and following the instructions under the 'Applications' tab. This might free up your place to someone on the waiting list.

Tuition fee, payment and residence permit

Students who are not citizens from Sweden or the EU/EEA are required to pay their tuition fees by 15 May 2023 to commence studies at LiU. This is also the recommended deadline for applying for a resident permit from the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket). Until you are sure you can reside and study in Sweden, we advise students not to book any non-refundable travel. Being admitted to a distance programme does not make you eligible for a residence permit in Sweden.


LiU will be sending out an email series to all students admitted to an international programme at LiU in the lead up to the autumn semester with details about accommodation, tuition fees, scholarships, residence permits and other important steps to consider if you are an international student. The Admitted students page is also a hub of information. Swedish students may find Antagen more relevant.


Please contact the programme director Inder Genelyte with any questions you might have regarding the programme contents. For concerns on practical matters such as the welcome period, accommodation, visa and insurance issues please contact LiU's International Office.


We are looking forward to meeting you in August!

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General questions

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

Study information

Preparing to move to Sweden

Studying Social Sciences programmes at LiU

Studying Social Sciences programmes at LiU

Webinar about the academic side of studying a master’s programme in Social Sciences, Business or Humanities at Linköping University. In this webinar for newly admitted students two current students share their experiences of being a student at LiU while a faculty coordinator gives advice on what to expect. Recorded in April 2022.

Admitted students information hub

For incoming students who have not started their studies yet. Information for both on-campus programme and on-distance programme.

Once you have been admitted to LiU there are many things to prepare. What those preparations are, depends on your personal circumstances and if you are studying on campus or via distance, so browse the articles to see what applies to you.

Getting set up (checklist and tips)