Tuition fees

All details about the payment of tuition fees will be emailed along with an invoice to admitted fee-paying students. Here you will find a summary of the process.

Payment of tuition fees

The tuition fee will be charged in advance for each semester (30 ECTS credits for full-time studies). The tuition fee is based on price per credit. This means that your tuition fee will increase if you take more than 30 ECTS credits per semester.

An invoice for the first semester is sent, by email, after the notification of selection results have been published. If the tuition fee is not paid within the deadline, you will lose your place in the programme. Deadline for paying the tuition fee is 31 May, 2020. 

If you are accepted to KTH and receive an invoice but wish to decline the offer, please notify the programme coordinator and send a copy to the email address stated on the invoice. Note that admission to KTH is conditional until the first tuition fee payment has been received.

Payment methods

Paying by card

If you are paying by card, follow the instructions on the invoice. We only accept card payments via Visa or MasterCard. For identification purposes, state the invoice and customer number when paying.

Paying by bank transfer

If you are paying by bank transfer, follow the instructions below.

  • Inform your bank that you wish to transfer the sum stated on the invoice. The bank details can be found at the bottom of the invoice.
  • Inform your bank that the payment must be received by KTH by the set deadline for paying the tuition fee. Deadline for paying the tuition fee is 31 May 2020. 
  • It is important the invoice number is included in the payment. This is your personal reference number and without this number we cannot match the payment to your student record.
  • Note that we receive the funds in Swedish kronor, and that you are responsible for paying all fees associated with this transfer.

Paying with your Swedish bank account by Plusgiro

If you are paying with your Swedish bank account by Plusgiro you must indicate the invoice number (OCR) stated on the invoice.

If you have queries regarding your payment please use the contact details stated on the invoice.

Payment and repayment of fees to/from Iran

Due to international regulations, it is currently not allowed for Swedish universities to pay money to Iran. You should be aware of this already when you make a payment, and be careful about which account you choose to make the payment from. A reimbursement is always made to the same account as the payment was originally made from. Consequently, we recommend that you choose a payment method that works also if a refund must be made.

Reimbursement of fee

The following is taken from the Guidelines regarding application and tuition fees for degree programmes and courses at KTH.

Reimbursement for newly admitted students (autumn 2020)

Due to COVID-19 (Corona) KTH has temporarily changed our rules regarding tuition fee reimbursement for newly admitted students. If you wish to withdraw from your programme/studies and you have already paid your tuition fee, you will receive a full reimbursement if you apply for a refund before the start of the semester (August 24).

Extenuating circumstances

The tuition fee can be fully reimbursed if a cancellation of studies is caused by extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control. For example extenuating circumstances can be that the student’s cancellation of studies is due to their residence permit having not been granted. It can also be serious illness or death of the student, the student’s partner or member of the immediate family that prevents the student from attending the education. Under these circumstances the upcoming or ongoing semester’s tuition fees can be reimbursed.

A written request for reimbursement, including supporting documentation certifying the extenuating circumstances for reimbursement, shall be sent to info@kth.se  for assessment. Reimbursement can be made up to the amount corresponding to the remaining ECTS credits for the current semester. For the upcoming semester the whole amount of the tuition fee, excluding transaction fees shall be reimbursed. The decision on reimbursement is made by the university director.

Change of fee status

Reimbursement of the tuition fee for the upcoming semester can be made up until the start of the semester. When a change in fee status is made during an ongoing semester, reimbursement of the tuition fee is not possible.

A written request for reimbursement, including supporting documentation certifying the change in fee status, shall be sent to info@kth.se  for assessment. The decision on reimbursement is made by the university director.

Cancelled degree programme or single course

Students admitted to a degree programme or single course that is cancelled by KTH before the start of the programme/course are entitled to reimbursement.