KTH Royal Institute of Technology Admission 2021-2022: Courses, Entry Requirements, Deadlines & Application Process

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    KTH Royal Institute of Technology is organized in five schools that offer 60+ UG and PG-level courses, all taught in English and open for international students. While the only available UG program is offered as a three-year BSc degree, KTH Royal Institute PG programs are majorly designed as per the two-year model.

    In terms of the academic session, KTH adheres to the semester-based academic system with sessions beginning in the Autumn (August) and Spring (January) seasons. However, the admissions are conducted annually only, wherein applicants are required to submit their applications via Swedish Central University. 

    For international students, securing admission at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is moderately difficult. Presently, international students comprise 30% of the total student population (13,500) of KTH. If you are interested in studying at KTH, you need to have a minimum academic score of above 60% and an IELTS score of 6.5. Students with average grades but a strong statement of purpose are also given preference. 


    Application System Swedish Central Application System
    Application fee 900 SEK
    Mode of Payment Online (Debit/Credit Cards)
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Seasons Autumn and Spring
    Financial Aid Scholarships and Grants

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology Admission Deadlines

    As mentioned, the academic sessions at KTH are divided into two semesters of 20 weeks. For UG courses, applications are invited in Round 1  and Round 2. Contrary to this, applications for all master's programs are accepted once only. The specific deadlines at KTH Royal Institute of Technology for UG and PG courses are tabulated below:

    Deadlines/Courses UG Round 1 UG Round 2 PG Courses
    Application Deadline January 15 April 15 January 15
    Supporting Documents Deadline February 3 May 7 -

    International applicants are recommended to apply for admission at KTH in Round 1 as applying Round 2 is too close to the commencement of the program. Thereby, not leaving enough time to apply and obtain Sweden resident permit. However, it is possible that final year high school students may not be able to apply for Round 1.

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology International Admissions

    KTH Institute accepts applications from international students for all UG and PG programs. Along with fulfilling the academic requirements, students are required to provide proof of language proficiency, nationality, financial statements, etc.

    International students are recommended to check the complete admission requirements before starting their admission applications.

    Admission Requirements for International Students

    • Application form along with SEK 900 application fee
    • Academic transcripts and degree/diploma
    • Letters of References
    • Motivation letter/Statement of Purpose
    • Evidence of English language proficiency
    • Proof of nationality
    • Financial statement/ Scholarship letter
    • Resume/CV

    English Proficiency Requirements for International Students 

    To be considered for admission at KTH Royal Institute of Technology international students must fulfill the minimum English language requirement. Students may complete this requirement by submitting the proof of upper secondary i.e. English 6.

    Apart from that, prospective students may attempt an English proficiency test and complete the minimum scores established by the institute.

    Test Name Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sectional Score
    IELTS 6.5 5.5
    TOEFL PBT 575 Written: 4.5 (Scale 1-5)
    TOEFL iBT 90  Written: 20 (Scale 0-30)
    MELAB 90 -
    PTE Academic 62  Writing: 61

    Sweden Visa Process for International Students

    Non-EU/EEA/Swiss students seeking admission into full-time programs at KTH will have to obtain a student visa from Swedish Agency. The application is to be submitted 3 months before applying for a visa at KTH.

    To get a visa students must submit the following documents:

    • Copy of the passport
    • Letter of acceptance
    • Financial Support details for the whole duration of the study
    • Proof of payment for a residence permit in Sweden
    • If the duration of stay is less than 1 year then a proof of health insurance is to be submitted as well
    • A copy of the insurance certificate

    Note: The application can be made online and for early decision on the application students may also pay the first-month installation at the University

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology Undergraduate Admissions

    Presently, KTH is offering only one undergraduate program to prospective domestic and international students- BSc Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This undergraduate course corresponds to three years of full-time study and costs 366,000 SEK.

    Application Portal: Swedish Central Application
    Application Fee: 900 SEK
    Admission Requirements:

    • Academic transcripts
    • English language proficiency
    • Coursework in Maths and Physics corresponding to Mathematics 4 and Physics 2 advanced level
    • Passing grades of higher Levels in English, Mathematics (or equivalent)

    NOTE: KTH doesn’t require UG applicants to provide LOR and Letter of Motivation for admission purposes.

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology Graduate Admissions

    Interested in pursuing a master's program in Sweden? KTH Royal Institute of Technology offers 60 masters-level courses to prospective students; all taught in the English language only. Of these, 15 graduate courses are available in collaboration with other prominent universities.

    All graduate programs at KTH are structured as two-year courses unless otherwise specified. While the admission process is similar for all, the core admission requirements vary from program to program.

    Application Portal: Swedish Central Application
    Application Fee: 900 SEK

    The program-specific requirements for a few KTH Royal Institute of Technology masters programs are tabulated below:

    Requirements Computer Science Aerospace Engineering Nanotechnology Engineering Material Science Architecture
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    Resume Required Not Required Required Required Not Required
    LOR(s) Required (1) Not Required Required (2) Required (2) Not Required
    Letter of Motivation Required Not Required Required Required Not Required
    Other Requirements Summary Sheet Summary Sheet* Work Experience (2 years) - Portfolio: 2-3 projects
    Selection Criteria (Scale of 1-75) University evaluation; Grades; Motivation letter University ranking and Academic performance University evaluation; Academic grades; References; Work experience University ranking; Credits obtained; Letter of Motivation; Experience Based on Portfolio
    Program Fees 310,000 SEK 310,000 SEK 310,000 SEK 310,000 SEK 520,000 SEK

    * It's an online sheet summarizing your application process and submission of documents. Failing to submit this will affect your application negatively.

    The results of the applications made are declared on the website itself during April. For the programs where the institute receives applications in huge numbers, there is a separate selection criterion. In those cases, the institute evaluates the applicant’s previous university, grades, and motivation to study.


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