Ethnic and Migration Studies, Master's programme - Information for admitted students

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It is our great pleasure to congratulate you on having been accepted to our master’s program in Ethnic and Migration Studies. We are looking forward to greeting you on the University’s campus in Norrköping in September.

We are currently planning the autumn semester, and you will receive detailed information later. Already at this stage, however, we do want to highlight some important dates and our first week’s activities.

Roll-call and programme start

The programme starts on Monday 6 September at 15:15 at Campus Norrköping. There will be a mandatory roll-call of admitted students. By attending the roll-call, you confirm your place in the programme. At the roll-call you will also be provided with practical information about studies, facilities and social activities. If circumstances prevent you from being present, you must notify the program director Claudia Tazreiter or program administrator Gunilla Bygdén, otherwise you will lose your place. After the roll-call you will receive additional information and will have the possibility of attending a campus walk with second-year students, who will introduce you to the facilities on Campus Norrköping.

Academic studies start 7 September, with the first seminar in your course “Historical perspectives on ethnicity and migration”. You will be introduced to our field, our academic environment and the programme. You will also receive detailed instructions about the schedule and content of your studies in the first period. In the following days we will continue to slowly enter the field of ethnic and migration studies and also make sure that students in the class get to know one another. We will spend some time discussing our different skills and background knowledge, which is important because that programme recruits students from different parts of the world and across the social sciences and humanities.

It is important to note that studies at master’s level are demanding. We take education seriously and want your time with us to be as useful as possible. We know that this does not prevent you from having a lot of fun and interesting experiences during your time in Sweden. Above all, you will make many new friends from around the world.
You may want to prepare for your studies in the programme. In the summer you will receive a reading list of introductory readings that you may want to explore before your studies begin. If you do this, you can be sure that you will be excellently prepared.

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.se account by 1 November 2021.

The academic year consists of two terms. The autumn term runs from end of August to mid-January and the spring term from mid-January to the beginning or middle of June. While there is no formal study break around Christmas, there is a self-study period for one or two weeks with no scheduled lectures or seminars.

Welcome reception

If Covid-restrictions allow us, we are organising a welcome reception for you, which will take place in the evening on 9 September, and here you will also meet the second-year students in the programme as well as some of the teachers whom you will meet in the classroom. During the first or second week, there will also be an information tour at the University Library (to be scheduled), as well as other introductory activities that we soon will inform you about.

Linköping University’s Master’s Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies is hosted by a research institute called REMESO (Research in Migration, Ethnicity and Society). This means that your studies will take place in the context of ongoing research, carried out by the people who are also your teachers in the Master’s programme. If you want to find out more about the research institute, please visit the website at https://liu.se/remeso.

We welcome you again to our exciting intellectual environment and challenging programme. You will receive more information at a later stage, but do not hesitate to contact the programme director Claudia Tazreiter with any questions you may have. For concerns of a practical nature, please contact LiU’s International Office.

If you want to decline your offer

While we really want all of our admitted students to choose Linköping University, it can happen that you decide to attend elsewhere. If this is the case it is very important that you let us know you won’t be attending the programme as soon as possible, by declining your offer at universityadmissions.se. 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.

Residing in Sweden

Students who are not citizens from Sweden or the EU/EEA are required to pay their tuition fees by 1 June 2021 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.

Questions?

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 onformation. Swedish students may find Antagen more relevant.

If you have any concerns about the programme content, please contact the programme director Claudia Tazreiter. For questions about practical matters such as the welcome period, accommodation, resident permits, and insurance issues please contact LiU's International Office.

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