Study Guide@lith

Study Guide 2017

Index | Student service




There are student service desks in house Zenit in Linköping and in Kåkenhus in Norrköping.


The main purpose of the student counsellors at LiTH is to provide guidance and support to the individual student in issues related to studies.

The reception hours of the student counsellors for master's programmes offered in English are shown on the counsellors' web page


a3.1 Information

LiTH mainly distributes information to the students electronically, i.e. via email, in the Student Portal, or on web pages.

Some important information, like the LiU rules and regulations database, is only available in electronic format.

a3.2 Bulletin boards

Official messages are announced on the University's bulletin board and/or on departments' bulletin boards.

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a3.4 Study Guide

The English version of the LiTH Study Guide is published on The Study Guide contains general information, syllabi and curricula of the study programmes, schedule for examinations etc.

a3.5 Information paths

A strategy for LiTH is that students should mainly interact with the administrative systems of the university electronically. Computers in computer labs on Campus ('knutpunkter', student labs and department labs) as well as off Campus can be used to access the administrative systems.

LiTH provides computer labs, access points, software and email service for students and staff. For access, the student has to agree to follow the rules for IT systems at LiU. Also, the student is obligated to obtain necessary knowledge about information retrieval from different information systems, such as library databases, the Student Portal, LiU and LiTH web pages, the Study Guide, course home pages, registration for examination etc.


Students sign up for courses in advance; in April for autumn courses and in October for spring courses. Information can be found on and is also announced via email. Students sign up for courses in the Student Portal.

Every semester the student must register, for the programme semester and all courses taken. The student can register for courses in the Student Portal. The registration is a validation of the student being active and a requirement for the student to obtain study allowance and, without a course registration, the student will not get credits for successfully completed courses.

Registration for the spring and autumn semester 2017 is performed (prel.):

  • spring semester: January 17 - February 2
  • autumn semester: August 23 - September 7

NOTE! If a student decides to drop-out from a course within three weeks after the start, he should notify the administration by filling in the online form to ensure that the course registration is cancelled.



a6.1 Rules

Every student is obligated to follow the rules and regulations of LiU.

a6.2 Compensation for damages caused by a student

Every student is expected to handle university property with care and is obligated to cover costs for damages caused by him/her according to common practice of law.


Semester dates for LiTH are presented here.


a8.1 Timetable

The students can retrieve the timetable from the Student Portal.

a8.2 Teaching

Teaching is mainly performed in forms of lectures, seminars in larger (36-60 students) or smaller groups (10-15 students) and laboratory work.

a8.3 Examination

The course content (as defined by the course syllabus) that the student should have acquired, is accounted for at the examination, for example in a written test. Written and oral examinations are offered at least three times every year; see more information here, unless the Board of Studies decides otherwise.

Examination in courses that are only given every second year after decision by the Board of Studies, is available three times only the year the course is given.

Examination in courses, that are cancelled for one or more years, will be scheduled three times during the first year the course is not offered.

For courses, that are given several times during the year, the Board of Studies may decide how many re-examinations that will be scheduled and when.

Examination in a course that has been permanently removed from a programme, is available in all three retake examination periods (January, June and August). Then, there is one last examination available in the next year, unless the Board of Studies decides against it.

At LiTH the students are granted the possibility of renewed examination for a higher grade, even in courses in which they already have achieved a grade 'Pass' (3).

a8.4 Registration for examination

To be allowed to attend a written examination the student has to register in advance, as a rule at least 10 days before the examination takes place. Registration is made in the Student Portal. Where the examination is to take place is announced by email four days in advance. Students, who have not registered for the exam in advance, risk being rejected if there are no available chairs.

a8.5 Grading

Grading of courses of the engineering programmes (Master/Bachelor) is usually done according to the scale: 'Fail' (U), 'Pass' (3), 'Pass with credit' (4) or 'Pass with distinction' (5). To achieve one of the 'Pass' grades a student should show sufficient knowledge of the course content stated in the course syllabus, and also participate in and complete all required elements, such as laboratory work, seminars, field studies etc.

The study results are registered by the department responsible for the course, and a an email is also sent to the student when the result has been reported. All students' results are stored in a central computer database, LADOK. Questions about LADOK should be directed to the Student Affairs Division.

a8.6 Programme syllabus

The programme syllabus lists the goal of the programme, and the criteria for the exam/degree set by the Board of Studies. From the curriculum, which is a part of the programme syllabus, it is evident in what order the courses are taken; which semester and study period they are offered..

a8.7 Course syllabus

The course syllabus states the goal and main content of the course and what prerequisites that are expected of the students at the start of the course. The courses of a programme can be obligatory (o), elective (v, "valbar"), volountary (f, "frivillig").

a8.8 Course literature

The course literature should be set no later than three weeks before the course starts and listed in the course syllabus.

a8.9 Credits

Each course corresponds to a set amount of credits decided by the Board of Studies. One year of full-time studies corresponds to 60 credits.

a8.10 Degree Certificate

The degree requirements are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance and in the programme syllabus.

A student who fullfils the requirements for a degree receives, on demand, a degree certificate from the university. Contact the Student Affairs Division.

a8.11 Beginning of Studies and Postponed Admission

Students admitted to study programme should begin studying the semester the admission is valid for. Time and place for the roll call, at which participation is mandatory, is announced via mail to the admitted students.

You can only be admitted to one study programme each semester. If you have been admitted to one programme and accept admission to another programme in the complementary admission round, you will be removed from the first programme.

Rules about postponed admission are also listed in the LiU rules and regulation database.

Postponed Admission can only be granted for student admitted to study programme in the regular admission rounds. A student who was admitted in complementary admission rounds ( admission from waiting list or after late admission) or admitted to part of a programme can not be granted postponed admission.

If you have been granted postponed admission, you must send the decision along with the new application.

a8.12 Interruption of Studies

Notification of interruption of studies is made in the Student Portal. If the student neglects to announce the interruption and fails to register the first inactive semester, the interruption is considered as a drop-out. Interruption of studies without loss of place can only be granted for a whole semester and for no more than two consecutive semesters at the time. Announcement of resumed studies must be made no later than at the registration at the beginning of the semester when the studies are to be resumed. If no registration is made it will be considered as a drop-out.

During the interruption, the student may retake examinations after re-registering for studies on the latest programme semester. The Board of Studies can after a request allow a student access to one or more new courses during an interruption in exceptional cases. The student is responsible for signing up for courses and making the necessary elections of specialization courses in due time before resuming the studies, see section a.4).

a8.13 Withdrawal from Studies

A student who has decided to withdraw from studies, announces the decision to the student counsellor. If a student neglects to register for studies without announcing an interruption of the studies, it is considered as a drop-out. A student may resume the studies after a drop-out only if there are vacancies in the programme that will not be filled by students who are resuming studies after interruption or students who have been admitted to part of the programme.

a8.14 Admission to part of a study programme

Admission to part of a study programme means admission to the programme with an objective of finishing the studies with a degree.

Application of admission to part of a study programme should be sent to the student counsellor no later than May 15 or October 15, for autumn and spring semester, respectively.

Before admission to part of a study programme is granted, the applicant's ability to meet the general and specific admission criteria of the programme is checked and his/her prior studies are valued and matched against the entrance level. Admission can only be allowed if there is a vacancy in the programme.


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Last updated: 2016-02-29 07:24