KTH / 王立工科大学 / Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)


Number of students 1
Eligibility Third- or fourth-year undergraduate students, or graduate students. Only science and engineering students are eligible.
Period of study August 2017 - June 2018
Location Brinllvägen 8, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
University profile KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is the largest, oldest (since 1827) and highest ranked technical university in Sweden and has a reputation as distinguished by a tradition of pioneering research, engineering genius and cutting edge science. KTH accounts for one-third of Sweden's technical research and engineering education capacity at university level, which reaches from natural sciences to all branches of engineering as well as architecture, industrial engineering and management, urban planning, work science and environmental engineering. There are a total of over 12,600 full-year equivalent undergraduate students, around 1,869 active postgraduate students and 3,550 full time equivalent employees. KTH is a popular university for international students with over 1,500 exchange students and 300 master students annually. KTH has extensive international research and educational exchange programs with universities and colleges, mainly in Europe, Australia and the U.S.A., but also increasingly in Asia. The university participates actively in various EU research programs.
Undergraduate programs open to exchange students Exchange students should take the majority of their courses within one specific school of the Science and Engineering programmes, provided that they meet the prerequisites specified for each course. Information on courses, credit system, grades, course descriptions, schedule, language of instruction etc can be found on the following page:
Please note that courses have prerequisites and therefore are not open for all students. In addition, the number of places may be limited. For information on the level, prerequisites and time period of a course, see the database with course descriptions which will be updated in late March for the upcoming academic year and is available at:
Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students KTH School of Architecture NOT open to exchange students.
Graduate programs open to exchange students The same fields as described above for undergraduate programs
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students KTH School of Architecture NOT open to exchange students.
Minimum GPA (UG) None, but students must show strong academic commitment and performance.
Minimum GPA (G) Same as above.
Minimum language proficiency  (UG) TOEFL iBT 70 or IELTS 5.5
Minimum language proficiency (G) Same as above. However, some departments have higher requirements.
Academic calendar 2016 FALL SEMESTER:
 Orientation date: First week in August, 2016
 Classes begin: August 29, 2016
 Classes end: January 16, 2017

 Classes begin: January 17, 2017
 Classes end: June 5, 2017
Important university website for exchange students http://www.kth.se/en/studies/exchange/exchange-studies-at-kth-1.6519
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Dormitory information KTH Accommodation tries to help exchange students to find an accommodation during their studies at KTH. Due to a difficult housing situation in Stockholm KTH Accommodation is not able to help all exchange students.
Other information The Language Unit at KTH offers Swedish language courses free of charge for exchange students. There is an intensive course starting early in August. During the academic year the Swedish language courses run parallel to the study programmes. Courses in english may also be available. Find out more on the Unit for Language and Communication website: