When applying to a new programme, gathering all the documents and following the requirements can feel frustrating in a new country. How excited are you to start a new chapter at KTH? Are you ready to open a new page? We will go together step-by-step through the application manual!
- First, you should select your master’s degree programme. All the master’s programmes are explained on the kth.se website. I would recommend reading and analysing each programme in depth. Most importantly, contact student ambassadors of the programme you have chosen and ask them questions about anything! I have met them all myself, and I can assure you they would be glad to answer all your questions!
- Check admission requirements for your specific programme/-s. You must have academic qualifications equivalent to a Swedish bachelor’s degree. Also, have proof of English proficiency. If you have graduated with a bachelor’s programme in the United Kingdom, as I did, it will be counted as your proof of fluency in English. Lucky us, right? Otherwise, you need to get an IELTS or TOEFL certificate or another kind of proof.
- You are all set when you have gathered all the programme-specific documentation! Apply to KTH through university admissions by creating an account. Note: the application period runs from 17 October until 16 January. You don’t want to leave it to the last minute, do you? Or are you the last-minute person? Then select the programmes you wish to apply and do not forget to put them in ascending order!
- It is time to submit your application documents. You will be asked to submit general documents, such as a copy of your passport and a transcript (a record of the courses taken in your previous education). Eventually, the programme-specific documents should be uploaded, such as a letter of motivation, resumé, and a summary sheet. Tip for architecture students: If you are applying for a master’s programme in architecture as I did, submitting a portfolio of your previous education is an additional requirement. That is a document you should spend a lot of time editing and thoroughly reviewing the layout and details.
- After uploading documentation, check your country’s requirements. If you are outside the EU, there may be an application fee in order to complete your application. This can be paid directly on the university admissions website.
Phew! I think we did it together! After all these ‘small’ steps, your application is complete! Treat yourself to a nice drink…
If you are stuck at one of these steps, let me help you! Or contact one of the student ambassadors of the specific programme. I hope I see you around the campus!