Your application must be supported by the following documentation, sorted in the same order as this list. Put all documents in the same envelope and send it to University Admissions in Sweden together with a signed cover sheet.
Please note that incomplete applications or applications not supported by officially certified documentation will not be processed. It is your responsibility to ensure that proper documents are submitted so please read the information carefully. If your Bachelor's degree was awarded by a Swedish university you are not required to send your transcript of records and degree certificate.
- Cover sheet (generated from the web-based application). This applies only to applicants without a Swedish personal ID number.
- Certified copies of certificates and diplomas from previous education at an internationally recognised university
- Certified copies of transcripts of records (including course list). All courses taken and grades must be included. Sort them in reverse chronological order, i.e. put the last received document on top.
- Proof of English proficiency
- Proof that you meet the specific requirements of the programme(s) chosen, see information in the programme descriptions.
- A copy of your passport or some other document of identification
Requirements for documents
- Please note that the documentation requirements may differ between countries, see below.
- Do not apply using original documents unless you are requested to do so. As all documents are scanned the Admissions Officers are unable to tell whether a document is original or a copy, therefore please only submit certified copies.
No documents will be returned
- Please avoid staples, paper clips and documents printed on both sides.
- Please only send the documents required, sending additional documents will not increase your chances of being accepted.
- The diploma/degree certificate and transcripts should be in the original language, and in officially certified translations into Swedish, English, French or German, if the documents are issued in any other language than the Scandinavian languages.
- The copies of diploma/degree certificate and transcripts, in original language and translation, must be stamped and signed by the issuing institution, or a Notary Public.
- If you are from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and are required to document your citizenship status in order to be considered exempt from paying application and tuition fees, your passport copy must be certified.
If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, certification of your passport copy is not required.
- English test results from TOEFL (code 9520) should be sent directly from the test centre to the address stated on the cover sheet by the deadline for submitting documents.
- Please note that we check the authenticity of your documents with the issuing institution. Applications with fraudulent documents will invariably be rejected.
- The application package should be sent to University Admissions in Sweden (the address given on the cover sheet).
- Please note that KTH does not accept any documents by email or fax, any documents sent to KTH by post will be forwarded to University Admissions in Sweden.
Country specific requirements
If your degree was awarded in Cameroon, Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, or the USA, your transcript of records must be sent directly from your University. If you send it yourself it will not be accepted. Also, do not send your cover sheet to the University/Universities you have previously attended and requested transcripts from. If they send your transcripts to University Admissions in Sweden with your cover sheet, your documents will be rejected. For Cameroon and Nigeria, the majority of all degrees will also have to be confirmed by the issuing institution before the applicant can be considered eligible.
If your degree was awarded in Pakistan, your degree certificate/diploma and transcripts have to be attested by the Higher Education Commission in Pakistan. Please note that a faster verification process will be applied for academic documents certified by the HEC after February 2009. We therefore urge everyone with older attestations to arrange for new ones.