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). We are happy to welcome you to the programme and are looking forward to having you as a student.

Prior to your arrival, there are a few important activities and dates to keep in mind We also want to give you som overall information about the teaching on the programme

Roll call and programme start

The mandatory virtual roll call will be on August 14. On this date, you will receive an e-mail that you must reply to within 24 hours. 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 course and information about how to register and activate your LiU-id. The first course begins on August 21

You can find information about the courses in the programme on this link:

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.


This is a fulltime study programme, so expect the workload to be approximately 40 hours/ week, including self-studies. Teaching instruction on the programme combines online learning with the aid of a digital learning platform and on-campus periods on Campus Valla in Linköping, Sweden. The courses include a mix of self-study, recorded teaching, group work, and online teaching in real time. Exactly which elements vary between courses, but you should be prepared to take part in real-time teaching and group work throughout the programme. You will need a stable internet connection.

Some specific dates to plan for is the campus weeks (dates below) and one day for thesis presentations in early June 2024 (first year thesis) and 2025 (second year thesis).

The programme includes three periods of onsite teaching on Campus Valla in Linköping, Sweden. The dates for the campus weeks are:

Campus week 1 (first year) August 28 – September 1, 2023
Campus week 2 (first year) February 26 – February 29, 2024
Campus week 3 (second year) February 24 – February 27, 2025

You will receive a detailed schedule before each course and before each campus week. During the campus weeks we want you to be prepared to participate in classes and examination throughout the entire weeks. Information of the first course and the first campus week will be sent out in June.

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. 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 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 Lina Söderman Lago 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

Alumni insights

Again, welcome to the Child studies programme!


Contact details

General questions

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

Study information

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

Studying a distance programme at LiU

Studying a distance programme at LiU

Webinar for newly admitted students to distance learning degree programme at Linköping University, 2021 intake.

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.

Preparing for distance studies with LiU