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KTH Account

A KTH account is needed to be able to use KTH's resources.
Read more about the account and how to activate or change its password.

Information for new students

The rules for activating a KTH account may differ depending on the type of studies you are admitted to.

Read this first if you are a new student at KTH, KTH account for new students

Confirm the identity on your KTH account

As of 10 December 2023, all students with a Swedish personal identity number must have at least assurance level AL2 on their KTH account in order to be able to login to Ladok. If you haven’t already, you need to raise your assurance level as soon as possible.

Read more on Confirm the identity on your KTH account

Information about your KTH Account

Your KTH account is your identity in KTH's central user database. You use the account to access IT and student services, for example Personal menu, e-mail, Canvas, wireless network, KTH Print or Ladok.

A KTH account is automatically created for you after you have been accepted to a program or course. The account consists of a username and password. The password is personal and must be kept secret and thus only known by you.

In our computer systems, we use the same username and password as the KTH account. If you change the password in one place, it is automatically changed in all other systems connected to the account.

Activate account or change password

You activate your KTH account or change your password with Mobile BankID or with an activation code that you receive at KTH. This also applies if you have forgotten your password. To activate your account or change your password remotely, you must have Mobile BankID.

As a new student, you need to activate your KTH account before it can be used.

Consider this before changing your password

You must log out of or turn off applications that use your password on your other devices, such as your mobile phone or tablet, before changing your password. After you have changed your password, update the settings of the application with the new password before starting it again, to not risk locking your account.

Password requirements

  • At least 12 characters.
  • Must not contain three or more consequent letters from your username, first name, last name, birthdate, Swedish Personal Identity Number or phone number.
  • Must contain following character groups:
    • Uppercase letters (A-Z)
    • Lowercase letters (a-z)
    • Numbers (0-9)
    • Other characters (e.g. #_.-.)
    • Must not contain spaces

 Read more about Password rules at KTH

Questions and answers

If you want to know more about your KTH account, you can read the FAQ about KTH Account .

If you want to know more about Bankid, you can read the most common Questions and answers about BankID ( .

Deactivation of KTH account

Read more Deactivation of e-mail and KTH Account .