Child Studies, Master's programme - Information for admitted students

Congratulations on having been accepted to our master’s programme in Child Studies 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

The mandatory virtual roll call will be on August 16. On this date, you will receive a form that must be filled out, signed and e-mailed back within 24 hours or you will lose your place on the programme. 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 course and information about how to register and activate your LiU-id. The first course begins on August23.

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.

On-campus periods

This is a fulltime study programme, so expect the workload to be approximately 40 hours/ week, including self-study. Teaching instruction on the programme combines online learning with the aid of a digital learning platform and five short (1-5 days) on-campus periods on Campus Valla in Linköping, Sweden. 

Due to the uncertain situation and potential difficulties for students to travel to Linköping caused by Covid-19 pandemic, the on-campus period that was planned for August 30 - September 3 is cancelled.Tuition will instead be online during this week. You will receive a detailed schedule later, but we want you to be prepared to participate in online classes and examination throughout the entire week from Monday noon to Friday noon (CEST). You will need a stable internet connection.

We hope to be able to carry out the remaining on-campus periods as planned. The dates for these are:

February 28 - March 3 2022
One day for thesis presentations in early June 2022 (date to be announced)
February 27 -March 2 2023
One day for thesis presentations in early June 2023 (date to be announced)

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.


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 tuition fees, scholarships, 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.

Do not hesitate to contact the programme director Judith Lind with any questions you may have about the programme structure, course content, specific course modules or the on-campus periods. For concerns on practical matters regarding your studies at Linköping University please contact LiU's International Office at

We are looking forward to meeting you online in August!

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