Statistics and Machine Learning, 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 at Linköping University (LiU). You will soon know that you have made the right choice in choosing our programme.

Indeed, almost all students that have completed our education are now employed by private companies or state agencies (mostly in Europe) or have PhD positions in various universities.

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

Roll call and programme start

Our programme is scheduled for two years, and the first course that you need to attend after the Information day is “732A60 Advanced Academic Studies“. There will be a mandatory roll call of admitted students who have confirmed their intention to enrol at the first lecture of this course. The roll call will be between on 16th of August between 10.15-15.00 but the exact roll call time is different for different students. All admitted students will be informed per email about their exact roll call times

Attending the roll call confirms your place on the programme, therefore it is vital that you attend. If circumstances prevent you from attending, you must notify the programme director Oleg Sysoev by email, otherwise, you may lose your place. Note also that a lot of information related to your studies such as programme overview, statistical and machine learning analysis software, document processing software, program regulations etc are explained during the first week of the studies which means that late arrival will lead to big efforts from your side to catch up with the studies.

The studies at the programme cover in depth both theoretical and practical aspects of different models and methods which require a good understanding of mathematics, statistics and programming. If you haven’t been using knowledge from these subjects for some years, you are highly recommended to refresh your knowledge in these subjects before coming to the programme. In addition, courses in Statistical Methods and Advanced R programming will be offered for you in order to fill in some knowledge gaps.

The studies at the programme are divided into autumn and spring semesters, and the teaching periods for different courses in autumn 2021 are specified in this document: In the same document, approximate examination dates are specified. The autumn semester will start on August 16, 2021 and the spring semester will start on 17th of January 2022.

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 2021.

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 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.


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.


You are always welcome to contact the programme director Oleg Sysoev if you have any questions related to the programme or your studies here. For concerns on practical matters such as the welcome period, accommodation, visa and insurance issues please contact LiU's International Office.

We look forward to meeting you in August!

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