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New at KTH? Here’s What Will Happen Next!

Hello everybody and welcome! If you are reading this post, chances are you have been admitted to KTH for your Master’s studies: so let me congratulate with you! You made it, and you took the first step towards your Swedish adventure: we will be happy to welcome you to KTH in August!

This post will serve as a follow-up to Sam’s post from last week: you may want to read that post first, especially if you are concerned with making sense of your admission status (“admitted”, “reserve”, etc). Let’s get started and find out what your next steps are!

KTH campus in Autumn, with lots of red leaves
Welcome to KTH!

The “New at KTH” webpage

This post will include plenty of links and useful resources for you to orientate yourself and help you get through this exciting new chapter of your life. So, let me introduce you to what will become your best friend for the upcoming weeks: the New at KTH webpage. Here, you will find everything you need to know regarding what to do after admission, starting from a useful checklist.

The Next Steps

  • Pay your tuition fee: if you do NOT come from EU/EEA/Switzerland, you are required to pay tuition fee to KTH. The payment details will be published on Ladok for students from April 3, and you will have to ultimate your fee payment by May 31. You can find out more regarding tuition fees on this webpage, and you are always welcome to write to in case you have any enquiries and questions.
  • Apply for your residence permit: if you do NOT come from EU/EEA/Switzerland, you will also be required to hold a valid residence permit to come and study in Sweden. You apply for a residence permit through Migrationsverket, and you can find out more about this on this KTH webpage. Remember: the sooner the better when it comes to the residence permit! Also note that, before applying to the residence permit, you will have to pay the first installment of the tuition fees.
  • Arrive at KTH: the 2024/25 academic year at KTH starts on August 26, and KTH hosts Arrival Days for all international students on August 1, 17 and 18. The Arrival Days are the perfect time to arrive to Stockholm: you will be welcomed at Arlanda airport by student guides, you’ll have free transport from the airport to KTH, you will be able to meet with the student union (THS), and much more! After that, you will have to attend a compulsory School Introduction from your specific school and you’ll have to register to the courses you want to take in Ladok. But more on that in the following months!
KTH campus in Winter, with snow
The snowy KTH campus this Winter

KTH Webinars

One thing I love about KTH is how close the university is to its students. KTH personnel is always available to help you and guide you not only as a KTH student, but also as a prospective student. An example? KTH organises plenty of webinars to guide you through the different steps of your KTH journey. I already talked about the reasons why I loved KTH webinars, so today I will just focus on disclosing what the next webinars will be about:

  • March 26: Admitted to KTH? These are your next steps. This webinar will discuss your next steps in more detail, by building on what we have been talking about on the blog and Instagram in these weeks.
  • April 16: Accommodation at KTH – and where to find it. Accommodation is always a hot topic (and we’ll be sure to cover thoroughly in the next weeks!): in this webinar, you’ll learn how KTH accommodation works and how to find accommodation in Stockholm as an international student.
  • May 21: Your arrival guide to KTH. Here, you’ll learn more about what will happen when you land in Sweden for the first time, and what to do in your first hours in Stockholm.

During all webinars, KTH staff and Student Ambassador will make you discover more about the different steps of your KTH journey, and you’ll have the chance to interact with the chat to have your questions answered by KTH. Highly recommended!

On the KTH webinars page you will also be informed about programme specific webinars and events, so remember to keep an eye on that!

Connect with KTH

In Spring, you will be contacted by a Student Ambassador of the Master’s programme you applied to. You have the chance to have a call with them and to discuss every doubt you may have: which courses to take, how much it costs to live in Stockholm, what is their favourite aspect of KTH… You can ask the Student Ambassador literally anything! This programme – called “Connect with KTH” – really helped me clear my mind when I was thinking about applying to KTH: I had so many doubts solved and was really happy to speak to a fellow student, who could give me her down-to-Earth advice and opinions.

Purple sunset over KTH campus
One of the perks of studying at KTH: the incredible campus sunsets

That is all for today’s post. I hope it was useful, and I hope as well to see you in one of the upcoming KTH webinars! In case you have any question, feel free to get in touch with KTH and/or leave a comment down below. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and subscribe to KTH newsletter 😀!

See you in the next post and on Instagram, and congratulations again!

// Lorenzo

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