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 15. On this date, you will receive a form that must be filled out, signed and e-mailed back 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 22.

You can find information about the courses in the programme av 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 account by 1 November 2022.


This is a fulltime study programme, so expect the workload to be approximately 40 hours/ week, including self-study. 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 plan for one day for thesis presentations in early June 2023 and 2024 (dates to be announced).

Historically teaching instruction on the programme has combined online learning with the aid of a digital learning platform and 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 the Covid-19 pandemic, the on-campus period that was planned for August 29 - September 2 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.

At this point we have not decided regarding the remaining on-campus periods. Information whether these will take place on campus or online will be provided in the beginning of the autumn. The dates for these are:

February 27 - March 3, 2023
February 26 – March 1, 2024

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 1 June 2022 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

We are looking forward to meeting you online in August!

Contact details Show/Hide content

General questions

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

Study information Show/Hide content

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 Show/Hide content

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 Show/Hide content

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 Show/Hide content