Gender 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 programme at Linköping University (LiU).

There are a few important activities and dates to keep in mind:

Roll call and programme start

On 31 July you will receive an e-mail about the mandatory virtual roll-call to which you must respond by e-mail no later than 15:00 (CEST) 7 August. If failing to do so, you will lose your place.

The programme starts on Monday 21 August with the first course 757A21: Introduction to Studies of Intersectional Gender at Advanced Level.

This course includes an intensive face-to-face week 28 August-1 September, which takes place on campus. 

NB! Please note that you need to book accommodation for the on-campus period on your own, e.g. on or airbnb.

In the middle of July, you will receive more detailed information about both the programme and the first course (teaching, course literature, examination). The schedule for all autumn courses will be available on this link from July 15

We use Zoom for the online activities. Here you can find more information about Zoom:

To get in contact with other students, please join the Facebook group:

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.

Upcoming courses and on-campus periods spring semester 2024

The autumn semester consists of three courses. Please see the course overview here:

In our master's programme, each academic year includes two obligatory on-campus periods (face-to-face weeks). The dates of the upcoming on-campus period are 5-9 February. The periods for the academic year 2024/25 will be announced later.

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.

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 20232 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.

We welcome you again to our exciting intellectual environment and challenging programme. We are looking forward to meeting you on campus in August!

More links:

Learn more about the programme:  
Check out the webinar about the programme

Read about our alumni:

Contact details

General questions

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

Study information

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