Linköping University

Linköping University (LiU) is one of Sweden’s larger academic institutions and among those that offer the largest number of professional degree programmes, in fields such as medicine, education, business, economics and engineering. Research is conducted within a variety of disciplines, with strong internationally recognised research environments, e.g. materials science, information technology and disability studies.

Since gaining university status in 1975 (and before that, too), LiU has worked with innovation in education and research. For example we were first in Sweden to introduce interdisciplinary thematic research, problem-based learning (PBL), graduate schools and several innovative study programmes.

Linköping University (LiU) is a unique organization that differs from traditional academic organizations that have served as a model for most European universities. Instead of being divided into separate faculties of humanities, social sciences, philosophy etc, Linköping University encompasses four faculties:

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering / Institute of Technology
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Educational Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts & Sciences, which stretches over such diverse disciplines as social anthropology, history of literature, political science, and political economy

Linköping University carries out research and education in the areas of humanities, medicine and nursing, social and behavioural sciences, technology and natural sciences and educational sciences.  A cross-subject, interdisciplinary perspective characterises our research.

Master's studies at Linköping University

Linköping University is a research-based university with excellence in education. International rankings, such as Times Higher Education top 150 universities under 50, have placed Linköping University among top higher education institutions in the world.

Studying at Linköping University means student-centred learning, an interdisciplinary approach and close collaboration with the business world. It also means high student satisfaction, as the International Student Barometer - the world's largest survey comparing graduate schools, institutes of higher education and universities - showed in the past few years.

Our international master’s programmes equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary in today’s competitive job market. Whether you choose academia or the industry, a master's from Linköping University is a big step in the right direction for your future career. Read more about each programme and decide which one is best for you.

Read more about Masters programmes at Linköping University

Single-subject Courses at Linköping University

We have a wide range of courses taught in English, covering various fields of studies. Take a look at the courses offered by each faculty and find the ones that are best for you. Application deadlines are 15 April for the autumn semester and Academic year, and 15 October for the spring semester.

Single-subject Courses at Linköping University

PhD studies at Linköping University

Linköping University has created a name for itself by focussing on interdisciplinary research, achieving excellence in scientific training and initiating Sweden’s first graduate schools. Linköping University has approximately 1,300 PhD students.

PhD studies are offered in about 100 disciplinary areas within 14 departments and a number of interdisciplinary graduate schools.

Read more about PhD studies at Linköping University

LiU offers a limited number of scholarships to outstanding students. For some programmes, it is also possible to apply for a scholarship through the Swedish Institute (SI).

The LiU International Scholarship is aimed at supporting international students with significant academic potential from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who are required to pay tuition fees for studies.

Linköping University offers a limited number of LiU International Scholarships to new students. With LiU International Scholarships, tuition fees are reduced by 25, 50, 75 or 100%.

Who is eligible?

  • Students who have applied for a master’s programme at Linköping University on time (before 15 January), AND
  • who have chosen a master’s programme at Linköping University as their first priority (ranked as number 1 of 4) AND
  • who have been admitted to their first choice in the First Notification of Selection Results (end of March), AND
  • who are required to pay tuition fees.

Read more about scholarships here

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