Graduate Programs at Linkoping University
Linkoping University

Linkoping University

Linkoping University
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?
We innovate
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.

We collaborate
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.
Lecture Theatre at Linkoping University
International students
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
Campus life
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.
Student life at Linkoping University



Aeronautical Engineering, Master's programme
This programme offers a holistic view on aircraft design. An aircraft is a complex, integrated, closely connected system of various technologies and disciplines such as aerodynamics, structure, propulsion, actuation and other on-board systems.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Design, Master's programme
This programme offers a studio-based, interdisciplinary approach to design, tackling societal challenges. Established and innovative design concepts are incorporated in a unique collaborative setup across campuses.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's programme
This programme focuses on the integration of IT and telecommunications into transport and logistics systems, with the aim of increasing efficiency, safety, mobility and customer satisfaction while reducing environmental impact.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's programme
This is a competitive programme that provides students with specialist knowledge in the area of new materials. Huge advances in modern technology and products in recent decades have to a large extent relied on developments in this field.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
MSc Business Administration – Strategy and Management in International Organisations
In the two-year master’s program in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) we aim to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can analyze complex problems and make well-balanced decisions.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
MSc Computational Social Science
How do ideas spread? How do cities become segregated? The programme prepares you to harness complex data and advanced computational tools to address these and other important social questions.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
MSc Experimental and Medical Biosciences
The Experimental and Medical Biosciences master’s programme prepares students for a scientific career within the broad field of the life sciences, with particular emphasis on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms related to health and disease.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
MSc in Science for Sustainable Development
MSc Science for Sustainable Development is a two-year, full-time study programme that provides a strong basis for a career related to sustainable development and environmental change.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
MSSc Child Studies
Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. 
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Outdoor and Sustainability Education, Master's Programme
The master’s programme provides students with knowledge and understanding of how outdoor studies can enhance learning and contribute to better health, a sustainable development and an active citizenship.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing


Guruprakash.V.N, India

Place of residence: Hyderabad, India. 

Nationality: Indian. 

Work: Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, FactSet Research Systems Inc. 

Current working activities: My work involves engaging with two major groups, one is analysis and sharing the inference on big data samples and second is working with interesting people. 

Education at LiU: Master in Industrial Engineering & Management.

Most memorable LiU experience: I have plenty to share; the top most includes late night group studies at the university. Lot of cycling in and around Linköping city, only in summer! Meeting students from around the globe and travelling to a few European countries long with best friends.

Guruprakash.V.N, India
Anna-Katharina Deinhard, Germany

Place of residence: Bangkok.

Nationality: German.

Work: Climate Finance and Adaptation Expert at UNEP, Bangkok. Current working activities: Helping countries in the Asia-Pacific region with their accreditation for direct access to the Adaptation Fund. I am also working on building climate resilience of urban systems through ecosystem-based adaptation in Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar.

Education at LiU: Master in Sustainable Development.

Most memorable LiU experience: One of the things I enjoyed the most was to study together with people from all over the world. Especially on a topic such as sustainable development – it brought together an interesting and unique mix of different perspectives, which challenged my own perspectives and helped me a lot to develop my understanding of global sustainability.

Anna-Katharina Deinhard, Germany
Desi Waluyanti, Indonesia

Place of residence: Greater Jakarta Area, Indonesia.

Nationality: Indonesian.

Work: Officer at Indonesia Transport Ministry. Current working activities: Working on design of Master plan of road transport and traffic network; meeting people from around the world at International Transport Meeting.

Education at LiU: Master in Intelligent Transport Systems.

Most memorable LiU experience: Everything about LiU was impressive; studying and working in projects with people from other countries; cycling; fika with Swedish and friends from around the globe; International Day when everyone showcased their home countries’ cultures including food, dance, song, traditional clothes etc; and also LiU has the best school environment.

Desi Waluyanti, Indonesia
Elena Shabrova, Russia

Place of residence: Ireland.

Nationality: Russian.

Work: Account Strategist at Google Dublin – headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. SMB Sales at Google.

Current working activities: I have been working at Google for almost 2 years now. As an Account Strategist I provide strategic advice and help high-value clients get the best ROI on their advertising investment. I also run product trainings for both Google
employees and our advertisers.

Education at LiU: Master in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations (SMIO).

Most memorable LiU experience: It is, for sure, the excursion into the Unknown! One of the greatest traditions we have at SMIO is an unforgettable one-day excursion near Rimforsa, south of Linköping. This day is full of outdoor activities, including navigating in the forest, getting into the caves, cooking for the team and building a raft to get to the other side of the lake. This is something that everyone definitely remembers in my programme!

Elena Shabrova, Russia
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