About 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.
Linköping University currently offers 25 English-taught master's programmes.
In 1975 Sweden's sixth university was founded in Linköping. Since then Linköping University (LiU) has grown considerably, expanding to Norrköping and Stockholm. Since its inception, 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.
Why study at Linköping University?
Since gaining university status in 1975, Linköping University has worked with innovation in education and research. We are renowned for creating degree programmes that give valuable cross-disciplinary knowledge, for example combining medicine and engineering or computer science and statistics. Valuable knowledge for today's and tomorrow's society.
We want our students to take an active role in learning, and aim to stimulate independent and critical thinking by nurturing problem-solving abilities. We seek to implement an innovative educational approach grounded in real-world systems and products.
Linköping University is home to several world-class research environments, for instance in materials science, bioelectronics and information technology. Our graduates and researchers have developed ideas that have led to successful spin-off companies such as Sciss, IFS and Sectra.
Linköping University collaborates with top universities across the globe, both in research and in student exchange. We have more than 500 partner universities, including Stanford University, University of Washington, Nanyang Technological University and LMU Munich. Some of our master's programmes – Adult Learning and Global Change, Experimental and Medical Biosciences, International and European Relations – are given in cooperation with universities in other countries. We work closely with many companies. Saab, ABB and the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute are just a few of our strategic partners.
We rank highly
The Swedish higher education system as a whole is ranked number five in the world and Sweden currently ranks in the top three globally for English proficiency. Among the 20,000 universities in the world Linköping University is in the top 300. In the 2017 QS Top 50 Under 50, a worldwide ranking of universities less than 50 years old, LiU placed 21.
Graduates of Linköping University are the quickest to enter the employment market in Sweden, according to the Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ. In 2007, UKÄ reported 80% of LiU students with new degrees were in the labor market. This figure rose to almost 86% by 2013.
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.
Scholarships are available for international students who meet the following requirements:
- Non-EU students
- Applying to a master's degree at LiU as their first choice
- Applying 15 January at the latest
Linköping University is particular known for its rich and one-of-kind student life. There are many student associations on campus that cater to a wide variety of interests such as music, sports, religion and much more.