International and European Relations, Master's programme - Information for admitted students

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It is a pleasure to welcome you to our master's programme in International and European Relations at Linköping University (LiU).

You will partake in a study programme that has a long record of successful operation. You will also be part of the dynamic international environment of LiU, with 2000 international students attending each year.

Our mission is to provide academic training in tune with the challenges encountered by young professionals working in complex institutional settings and facing an increasingly competitive and globalized labour market.

Graduates of the International and European Relations programme are found in governmental institutions and in international organisations in the public as well as the private and non-governmental sectors, putting their skills to work in a wide variety of functions, from the practical running of policy programs to scientific research.

You will be received by a dedicated teaching staff, which includes specialist guest lecturers from other Swedish as well as European universities. You will also have the opportunity to rely on the experience and advice of our programme's 2nd-year students.

The strongest asset of our programme is undoubtedly our students, who are recruited from all over the globe. Our challenge is to train students with very different origins and academic backgrounds in a curriculum which blends theory and practice. You are warmly invited to participate in and contribute to the continuing development of this programme!

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

Roll call and programme start

A mandatory roll call will take place at 13.15-15.00 21 August in room A37, A Building, Campus Valla. You must attend in person - on campus - to confirm your place on the programme. If failing to attend, you will lose your place. If you have any issues outside of your control, please use the form further down on this webpage. To prevent issues with Visa delay we recommend you that you should pay the fees and apply for Visa to Sweden as soon as possible.

During the run-up to the programme introduction in August, you will receive more information about the student reception and plans for the first semester of studies. You are also welcome to visit web page for our programme, . For more general questions about the welcome period, accommodation, visa and insurance issues, please contact LiU's International Office.

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.

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 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 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.


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.


We warmly welcome you to Linköping in August!

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.

Preparing to move to Sweden

What do I need to do?

First steps: Where will you live? Do you have fees to pay? Are you allowed to reside in Sweden?

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)

Getting set up (checklist and tips)