KTH Royal Institute of Technology Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, located in Central Stockholm, is the largest technical university in Sweden. With a world ranking of #98 (QS World Ranking 2021), the university contributes to one-third of Sweden’s total technical research capacity. Presently, KTH is home to over 13,000 full-time students and 1,600 doctoral students pursuing over 60 UG & PG-level KTH courses

    In the last 5 years, KTH Royal Institute of Technology has witnessed immense growth in terms of the international student population. Courses like Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, saw equal interest from domestic and international students. Admission requirements at KTH include taking tests required to study in Sweden, documents like SOPs and recommendations, along with academic grades (minimum  60% in UG).

    Over the years, the university has equally grown in the area of education and research. As of 2020, KTH has primary responsibilities for five national strategic research areas, namely, E-science, IT and mobile communication, Transport research, Production engineering, and Molecular Biosciences. In addition to these, the university collaborated with other public sector universities in Sweden- Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University. 


    University Type Public Research University
    Year of Establishment 1827
    Campus Setting Urban
    Number of Campuses 5
    Mode of Programs Full-time only
    No. of Programs (in English language) Bachelor: 1 | Master’s: 60 | Doctoral: 2
    No. of International Students 2,270
    No. of Full-Professors 604
    On-Campus Residence Yes
    Work while study Yes
    Annual Cost of Attendance 366,000 SEK (41,706 USD)
    Admission Desk | +46 8-790 80 00

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology Campus

    In addition to the main campus located in central Stockholm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology has 4 other campuses spread across Greater Stockholm. Offering more than 60 UG and PG level courses, the campuses are strategically situated close to Stockholm's research and study centers. The locations details and USP’s of all campuses are:

    KTH Kista
    Located in the north of central Stockholm, KTH Kista is at the heart of Sweden’s ICT sector. As one will expect, the educational setup at the campus focuses on the field of Information technology including areas like Material and Nano Physics, Communication Systems, Industrial and Medical Electronics, and Software Technology and Computer Systems.

    KTH Sodertalje
    This KTH campus focuses on innovating new courses and research in the field of Sustainable Production. Thereby, its location in the South of Stockholm, an area known for strong connections to the manufacturing and production industry, is highly significant.

    KTH Flemingsberg
    Like the KTH Sodertalje, KTH Flemingsberg is also situated in the south of Stockholm. However, while the former is a known manufacturing area, Flemingsberg is famous for its prominent Biotechnology centers. The KTH campus is a hub of research overlapping medical technology and biotechnology.

    KTH Solna
    Known for its research and education in the field of Life Sciences, the KTH Solna campus is established in the north of Stockholm. The campus presently focuses on research in the area of Genomics, Drug Discovery, Bioinformatics, Environmental Physiology, etc.

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology Accommodation

    KTH is committed to assisting international students in finding accommodation for the course of their program. Since housing options are limited within KTH, the institution ensures that the students are able to find suitable housing in Stockholm. The type of accommodation varies from campus to campus:

    Type of Accommodation Campus
    Single one-room apartment  Main Campus; Bjorksatra
    Shared one-room apartment  Skrapan
    Shared apartment with two or more rooms Main Campus
    Corridor room Lappkarrsberget; Kungshmra

    As mentioned, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology Accommodation facilities are limited; the details around the same are mentioned below:

    • KTH housing facilities are offered for one academic year only. Post that, students need to find off-campus accommodation.
    • Accommodation is available to students belonging to the following student groups:
      • Students commencing full-time master's programs.
      • Joint masters students
      • Exchange students 
    • The KTH’s accommodation assistance facilities are limited to students and do not extend to their family members.

    Everyone who applies for student accommodation is notified of the decisions by the end of June. This way, students who aren’t offered hostel facilities can seek off-campus housing and can also plan their traveling essential to study in Sweden.

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology Programs 

    • The Royal Institute offers one Bachelor’s program taught in English in Information and Communication Technology.
    • The Institute offers around 60 Master’s Programs in fields like Architecture, Real Estate and Construction Management, Sustainable Technology, etc, and many fields like it in its five Schools available. 
    • The Institute also offers around 15 joint Master’s Programs in collaboration with other Technical Universities. 
    • Each year the Institute welcomes around 1000 exchange students for exchange studies and even a larger number of international degree-seeking students.
    • Students with master’s or equivalent degrees are allowed to complete the Doctoral Degree. Around 2000 doctoral students are studying at KTH. 

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology Admissions

    Like all the other universities in Sweden, KTH offers a selective range of programs to prospective international students. Presently, KTH Royal Institute of Technology offers 1 undergraduate and 62 postgraduate level courses, all taught in English. While the admission requirements at KTH varies, the application process is similar and as follows:

    • Application Deadlines: Varies for UG and PG programs:
      • For UG: Round 1 (January 15); Round 2 (April 15)
      • For PG: January 15
    • How to Apply: Swedish Central Application 
    • Application Fee: 900 SEK
    • Student Supporting Documentation: Along with the academic qualifications, you must provide the following documents:
      • Transcripts & degree
      • LOR(s) & SOP (for PG programs only)
      • Resume
      • Sweden Student visa
      • 2 passport-size photographs
      • Financial statement/Sponsorship letter
      • Proof of nationality

    Language Proficiency Test

    The acceptable test along with their minimum scores are:

    Test Name Minimum Score
    TOEFL iBT 90
    TOEFL PBT 575
    IELTS  6.5
    PTE 62
    MELAB 90

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology Cost of Attendance

    Tuition Fees

    Tuition fee is different for different programs at KTH. Tabulated are fee for some programs offered at the institution:

    Name of the Program Tuition Fees (full-time)
    Master’s in Architectural Lighting Design (1 Year)  SEK 155,000 (for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens)
    Master’s in Architecture SEK 520,000
    Master’s in Communication Systems  SEK 310,000
    Master’s in ICT Innovation SEK 310,000
    Bachelor's Technology  SEK 1,17588.20
    Master’s in Aerospace Engineering  SEK 310,000
    Master’s in Medical Biotechnology SEK 310,000

    Cost of Living

    The cost of living while studying at KTH ranges between 5000 SEK to 10,000 SEK per month, depending upon your lifestyle. The estimated bifurcation of the overall expenses are tabulated below:

    Expense Type Cost (in SEK per month)
    Accommodation 4,500
    Food & Groceries 1,000
    Local Transportation 610
    Phone/Internet 150
    GYM 65
    Miscellaneous 600
    Insurance 70-100

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology Scholarships

    Financial support is available only to full-tuition fee-paying international students who will be commencing master's programs at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Scholarships. Some of the scholarships available to Indian students are

    KTH Scholarships: 

    • ​Benefits: Full-tuition fees
    • Eligibility: Applying for KTH as the first priority
    • Number of Scholarships: 30
    • Application: Not Required
    • Deadline: January 15, 2021

    KTH India Scholarships:

    • ​Benefits: Full-tuition fees and 10-month living allowance
    • Eligibility: Applying for KTH as the first priority
    • Number of Scholarships: 2
    • Application: Not Required
    • Deadline: January 15, 2021

    KTH One-Year Scholarships:

    • ​Benefits: Full-tuition fees
    • Eligibility: Entering full-time 2 years masters program
    • Application: Required
    • Deadline: April 15, 2021

    KTH Joint Programme Scholarships:

    • ​Benefits: Full-tuition fees
    • Eligibility: Applying for a Joint Programme at KTH
    • Application: Not Required
    • Deadline: January 15, 2021

    All the internal scholarships at KTH Royal Institute of Technology are awarded on the basis of the applicant’s academic qualification. For external scholarships, click here.

    KTH Placements

    As one of the leading technical universities in the world, KTH is working with resources in Sweden to create a sustainable solution to our existence. All the programs offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology are designed to support this vision.

    • 97% of the graduates from the KTH Institute in 2013-2015 have been employed right after graduation, among the International students, 20% go for PhDs. 
    • QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020 ranked KTH as 75th in the world. 
    • Companies like Ericsson, SAAB, and Scania by the KTH Project portal post over 500-degree project Proposals every year. 
    • KTH Career Services help students in Career Development and Planning.
    • There is a Student Unions’ career fair called Armada where around 150 Companies take part in placements of KTH students. 
    • The Average Salary for Stockholm, Sweden is 473k KR and the Hourly Salary is 179.34kr (by payscale)

    Average Salary for Royal Institute of Technology Alumni and Graduates (by emolument):

    Activity  Average Salary in USD
    By Job 
    Programme & Project Management 111,000
    Finance Control & Strategy  103,000
    Financial Services 98,000
    Executive Management & Change 92,000
    Sales & Business Development 81,000
    Marketing, Products & Communications 74,000
    By Degree
    Doctorate  125,000
    Master 107,000
    Masters in Management 103,000
    Masters in Science 63,000
    Bachelor of Science 62,000

    Karolinska Institute, KTH Royal Institute of Technology & Stockholm University complement each other and offer an environment for research & education with more than 4000 researchers and 47,000 students. KTH offers more than 60 master’s programs taught in English & conducts world-level research in Technology & Engineering. In the early 1950s, Sweden’s first nuclear reactor was installed in KTH Campus.


    Ques. Is KTH Royal Institute of Technology reputed?

    Ans. Yes, KTH institute is a very reputed Technical University in Europe. It was ranked 98th in Global World University by the QS TopUniversities.

    Ques. How to apply for KTH Royal Institute of Technology scholarships?

    Ans. Students can apply Online for all kinds of Scholarships available by submitting documents like Work Experience, Applicants GPA, Applicants motivation, extra-curricular activities, The ranking of the University that awarded the applicant's degree. The Institute assesses all the documents.

    Ques. What does KTH stand for?

    Ans. KTH stands for ‘Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan’. 

    Ques. What are the programs available at KTH Royal Institute of Technology?

    Ans. There is one Bachelor’s Program and 60 Master’s Programs. Also, there are Doctoral Programs available with the internship placement programs at the Institute. 

    Ques. What are different Scholarships available at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology?

    Ans. There are a total of 42 Scholarships available at the Institute, some among them are, KTH India Scholarship which offers a Scholarship amount of Rs 17,63 960 per student, similarly KTH Scholarship, Narotam Sekhsaria’s Scholarship, and more

    Ques. How much Application Fee at KTH Royal Institute of Technology?

    Ans. 900 SEK as an application fee is required.

    Ques. What is the mode of application?

    Ans. The mode of Application is Online by Swedish Central Application. 

    Ques. Is there any facility for on-campus accommodation?

    Ans. Yes, both on and off-campus accommodation facilities are available at KTH Institute. 

    Ques. What is the average salary of KTH Royal Institute of Technology graduates?

    Ans. The average salary for Stockholm, Sweden is 473k KR and the Hourly Salary is 179.34kr (by payscale)

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.S Computer Science
    fall (15th Jan 2019)
    $16,981 /Yr
    M.S Electric Power Engineering
    fall (15th Jan 2019)
    $16,981 /Yr
    USD 16,981/Yr
    Application Deadline: 15 Jan, 2019
    USD 16,981/Yr
    Application Deadline: 15 Jan, 2019
    USD 16,981/Yr
    Application Deadline: 15 Jan, 2019
    USD 33,964/Yr
    Application Deadline: 15 Jan, 2019
    USD 16,981/Yr
    Application Deadline: 15 Jan, 2019


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    Tuition fees
    Post Graduate Program
    $16,981 / Year
    Brinellvägen 8, 114 28 Stockholm

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    Bus Station

    Ruddammsparken0.65 km
    Odengatan1139.13 km

    Shopping Mall

    Sturegallerian1.54 km
    MOOD1.74 km
    Zeel International Store1.75 km
    Birger Jarlspassagen1.79 km
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    Book Store

    La Reina GIFTS0.73 km
    Jure Bokhandel1.36 km
    Aderton Antikvariat1.38 km
    Antikvariat August1.49 km
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    Helikopterplattor2.16 km
    Helikopterplatter4.68 km
    Blodski Dom5.53 km
    Bromma Stockholm Airport7.28 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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