Admission requirements for COSSE
To qualify for the COSSE programme applicants need to fulfill the admission requirements based on previous studies, English proficiency and documentation. Please note that the admission requirements can vary for each Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme.
1. Previous studies: A completed Bachelor's degree
Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university. Applicants must have a solid background in mathematics, computer science and numerical analysis and have taken the following subjects: vector calculus, ordinary differential equations, stochastics and statistics. In addition, a basic understanding of partial differential equations and basic experience of a higher programming language are required. The B.Sc. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) must be at least 75% of the scale maximum.
Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and if qualified, receive a conditional offer. If you have not completed your studies, please include a written statement from the degree administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled on the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date. If you receive a conditional offer, you should present your degree certificate to the Admissions Office before enrollment at the latest. Applicants following longer technical programmes and who have completed courses equivalent to an amount of 180 ECTS, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
2. Language requirements: Proof of English proficiency
Applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency, which is most commonly established through an internationally recognized test.
A minimum overall mark of 6.5 is required, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic Training accepted). IELTS-tests are verified online by KTH admissions office, sending a photocopy of your test together with your application documents is therefore sufficient.
All TOEFL tests must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The institution code of University Admissions in Sweden is Sweden 3477. You must provide this code in order for your results to be reported to University Admissions. When sending your score, you can choose any school type and department for University Admissions; it does not matter which one you select.
Examinee score reports or photocopies are not accepted. Please also note that neither TOEIC nor institutional TOEFL are accepted as sufficient proof of English proficiency.
The following TOEFL test scores are accepted as a minimum:
Paper-based test: total result of 575 (written test, grade 4,5)
Internet-based test: total result of 90 (written test, grade 20)
University of Cambridge/ University of Oxford Certificates
Certificate in Advanced English (minimum grade C).
Certificate of Proficiency (minimum grade C).
Diploma of English Studies (minimum grade C).
English proficiency tests are waived for the following:
- Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, in accordance with the recommendations in the edition of the International Handbook of Universities that was current the year the degree was awarded.
- Applicants with a Bachelor's degree entirely taught in English. It should be clearly stated in the transcripts or degree certificate that the language of instruction was English. Other documentation regarding language of instruction will not be accepted.
- Applicants with a 4 year Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or Technology from India or Pakistan.
- In some cases English proficiency can be fulfilled from upper secondary education, e.g. a British GCE O-level (minimum grade C), a German Abitur with English as first foreign language “Grundstufe” (ausreichend at least 5/15) or Leistungsfach or French students who have taken English as LV 1 in Série L (littéraire) Langue Vivante or Série ES, Langue Vivante. Proof thereof must be enclosed in the application.
- Students with 30 higher education (HE) credits from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland where the language of instruction of the course is English. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on the official documents.
- Students with 30 higher education (HE) credits from Great Britain, Ireland, Malta, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, or English speaking parts of Canada. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on the official documents.