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No-fee, non-credit-giving courses for international master students

Fee-paying international students and fellow Masters degree students, including Erasmus Mundus, EIT, and SAP students, who study at KTH for the first time in the autumn semester, are welcome to take four non-credit courses, all of which are free of charge.

Pre-sessional course in English

A course for practising English, academic writing and study techniques. 

Pre-sessional course: Study skills and English for academic purposes  in August, before your first semester at KTH.

The Swedish package

Master's studies at KTH are held in English, but for international master's students who want to learn Swedish, we also offer a package of three courses:

Introduction to Sweden: language and culture

Introduction to the Swedish society, language and culture  the first semester at KTH, period 1-2.

Swedish - advanced beginners

Swedish for advanced beginners  the second semester at KTH, period 3-4.

Professional Swedish

Professional Swedish for Master students  the third semester at KTH, period 1-2.

Certificate of global competence

In their future roles, KTH students need to communicate and work in environments characterised by cultural and social diversity. Global competence is increasingly demanded in professional life and is a prerequisite for working successfully in our global society. In order to satisfy this need, KTH offers a Certificate of Global Competence, which consists of three parts; two courses and your stay in Sweden.

Certificate of global competence


In addition to the language courses, you may go to language cafés  and/or get a language tandem partner .


If you have questions, send an e-mail to .