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Apply to KTH: FAQ

In today’s post, I will answer some of the most common questions about how to apply to KTH. If you haven’t done it yet, I would suggest you to check Martyna’s post on how to apply to KTH and Raygo’s post on why study at KTH – I’m sure you’ll find the answer to many of your doubts there!

What is University Admissions?

University Admissions is the website in which you need to upload all your documents for applying to universities in Sweden. In other words: when you apply for KTH, you do not directly apply through KTH’s website, but you need to do everything on University Admissions. It’s like a central Swedish admission hub: you select the degree programmes you want to apply to (even from different universities), you rank them in order of preference, and then you upload the documents you need for every programme all on the same webpage. Very handy!

Which are the deadlines?

You can find all the important dates on this University Admission’s website section. In particular, you have to rank your preferences by January 16, 2023 and by February 1 you will have to upload all the supporting documents for your application (transcript of records, English certificate, portfolio, letter of motivation, CV…) and pay your application fee (if you are not from the EU – if you come from the EU you don’t need to pay anything but you have to prove you’re European by uploading your passport/identity card). You can find out which documents you need to upload under the entry requirements section of your programme’s page on the KTH website.

What if I haven’t graduated yet?

No problem! You will have time to upload your university diploma and/or final transcript of records until the end of August (minimum), and in the meantime you can still apply. Indeed, if you get “conditionally admitted” you will be required to present all the missing documents before the start of the academic year 2023/2024 (end of August 2023). You can find out more on the University Admissions website.

Which documents do I need to upload?

You can find out which documents you need to upload under the entry requirements section of your programme’s page on the KTH website. Also, don’t forget to check your country’s specific document requirements on the University Admissions website. At KTH, you will be asked to present an English level certificate regardless of the degree programme you’re applying to.

What is the English level required?

KTH courses require English level B2. Various certifications are accepted (IELTS, Cambridge ESOL, …) and the best thing you can do is to check the requirements directly on University Admissions – what’s written there also applies to KTH. Be careful, as getting an English certificate may require some time (and preparation), so get started as soon as you can! You have until February 1 to present your certificate to KTH.

What scholarships are available?

To find out more about scholarship opportunities, you can visit the scholarship page on the KTH website. You have different opportunities to get a scholarship, both from KTH and from external organisations. In general, the scholarships are assigned based on academic merit. We will write a blog post on that in the following days, so keep in touch!

How can I know the acceptance rate for the program I’m applying to?

Simply go to your programme’s webpage and click on “Entry requirements”. Scroll down and, along with all the documents you will need for applying, you will find this year’s acceptance rate. The average acceptance rate at KTH is around 30%. Please: do not get discouraged! I was really scared by the low acceptance rate of my programme, but that shouldn’t stop you from applying. Who knows what the future holds?

That’s a wrap for today’s post. Stay tuned, in the following weeks we will talk again about the application! Do you want to hear some tips on how to write a convincing letter of motivation or curriculum? Or maybe you want to know more about scholarship opportunities? Whatever your doubt, we have you covered.

Remember you can always leave a comment down below, write to a student of your course or send an email to KTH if you have any questions, even the smallest ones. Everyone will be more than happy to help!

I wish you a very pleasant week, and good luck with your application.

// Lorenzo

7 thoughts on “Apply to KTH: FAQ”

  1. Please I have completed Bsc construction technology and management from (KNUST) Ghana but I do not have IELTS certificate. l want to know if l have opportunity to apply for masters

    1. Hello Abraham, thank you for your comment. Of course you are welcome to apply to KTH, but you will be required to present an English certification. We also accept certifications different than IELTS, try having a look here! Good luck with your application 🙂

  2. Hello, I have submitted most of my application documents in the portal, however how are my recommenders supposed to submit the Letter of Recommendation? Are they supposed to send me so that I can upload it in the same portal, or is there any other procedure to email the recommenders directly?
    Thank you in anticipation

    1. Hello Rahul, you can make your referee sign the letter and send it to you, so that you can upload it directly to universityadmissions. If your referee wants to submit the letter his/herself, it must be sent by post to universityadmissions stating your full name and application number. In any case, remember that the letter must include his/her full contact details. Good luck!

  3. If I apply to two different programmes in KTH, do I need to provide separate reference letter from the same referee?

    1. Dear Naomi,
      If both programmes require you to present a reference letter, then I think you’d need to upload two. In any case, I suggest you to send an email to or to your programmes’ coordinators to be sure. To find your coordinator email, go to your Master’s programme webpage, then click on ‘Ask about studies’ and there you’ll find her/his contact. I wish you good luck with your application!

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