Funding for exchange studies

Exchange students don't pay tuition fees at the exchange university. However there might be administrativ fees, usually under 1000 SEK. There are often scholarships available to cover extra costs for travelling. There is a great deal of competition for all scholarships so applications must be thoroughly prepared and adapted to the relevant organisation.

Financial aid from CSN

It is possible to receive financial aid for exchange studies through CSN. The requirements are the same as for studies in Sweden. The financial aid for studies abroad is the same amount as for studies in Sweden. A so-called supplementary loan can be applied for to cover, among other things, higher living expenses and travel expenses. Information about eligability for financial aid from CSN.

Travel grants

Apart from the scholarships offered through KTH certain schools also offer travel grants and internationalisation grants. If your school is not listed below you can contact the international coordinator at your school for more information.

Choose your school from the tags above.

Travel Grant

If you are accepted to exchange studies through the CBH School to a university outside of EU and Switzerland you will receive a travel grant of 7 000 SEK.

  • The travel grant is awarded for participation in an exchange programme and the studies abroad must consist of at least 10 weeks.
  • You may onlt receive the grant once during your time at KTH
  • Students are not eligible for the CBH travel grant if they receive another financial support for their studies abroad, such as Erasmus+ scholarships, SEMP (Swiss Mobility Program), LinnaeusPalme or Minor Field Studies (MFS).

Reimbursement for Language Courses

We want to encourage everyone to learn the local language of the country where you are going. In addition to the travel grant, we can cover the fee for a language course (maximum up to 4 000 SEK) taken in the country where you do your exchange. The reembursment is done after the course fee has been payed by the student. Submit the form below and include your receipt.

How to apply?

Fill out, print, sign and submit the travel grant application to your international coordinator.

Ansökningsblankett för Resestipendium (doc 51 kB)

Application form for Travel Grant (doc 298 kB)

The application will be administrated by the KTH HR-department and payments are usually done on the 25th closest to your exchange start togther with the other salary payments that month. The payment is usually only market on the receiver's account as "lon" - it will not be directly clear that the payment is a grant or that it is from KTH.

KTH makes all payments through Nordea Bank. To enable them to make the payment to your account you need to submit your account details to them. If you do not submit your account details to them we will send a check to the address you have put in the form.

 KTH's employer number (arbetsgivarnummer) is 505751.

Submit your account details to Nordea here

Travel grant for exchange studies

If you are admitted to a study program given by the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM) and you are nominated for exchange studies (one or two semesters) outside Europe you can apply for a travel grant from ITM.

Notice that if you receive other scholarships from KTH, such as MFS or Linnaeus Palme for the same period you are not entitled to the travel grant.

The amount available will depend on the geographic area as shown below.

  • North America: 6000 SEK
  • Rest of the world: 8000 SEK

If you are going to study in Europe, you should apply for Erasmus+ Scholarship, see information further down. Specific rules apply for Switzerland.

Travel grant for Degree project/ master´s thesis

If you are admitted to a study program given by ITM and do your Degree project (master´s thesis) abroad you can also apply to the travel grant. In order to be entitled for travel grant you need to spend a minumum of 8 weeks of your your thesis abroad.

Notice that if you receive other scholarships from KTH, such as MFS or Linnaeus Palme for the same period you are not entitled to the travel grant.

The amount available will depend on the geographic area as shown below.

  • Europe: 3000 kr
  • North America: 4000 kr
  • Rest of the world: 6000 kr.

Important notice: Students can only receive travel grant on one occasion during their studies at ITM.

Application

In order to apply for the travel grant you need to fill in the application form and hand it in to the ITM Educational Office, preferably to your International Coordinator.

Application form (doc 297 kB)

If you do not have your bank account in Nordea you need to cpmplete the following form and send it to Nordea.

The adress is Nordea Löneservice, P1306, 105 71 Stockholm.

Nordea form (pdf 120 kB)

Compensation for preparatory language courses for exchange studies

If you need to take a language course in the country you are going to and the receiving university doesn´t organise courses that are free of charge, you can apply for a grant to be able to learn or improve the local language.

The maximum is 4000 sek. You can only receive the language grant on one occasion and not for courses in the English language.

The grant for a language course is applied for by filling in travel grant application form.

An original receipt stating the name of the school that gives the language course and the receipt of the paid fee must be attached to the application.

Students who are nominated for exchange studies within one of KTH's exchange agreements or will do their degree project abroad can apply for a travel grant from the SCI student office. In order for you to apply for a the travel grant, you may not receive any other grant for your exchange studies from KTH, for example the Erasmus scholarship, Erasmus internship scholarship or Swiss Mobility Scholarship. In order for you to receive the travel grant, you must submit a study plan and have it approved by the programme director. The stay must be at least 3 months. You can only receive the travel grant once. Expect that it takes 2-3 months from submitting the application until the money is paid out. Fill in the application for the travel grant (doc 297 kB)  and submit it to your International Coordinator.

KTH makes all payments through Nordea Bank. To enable them to make the payment to your account you need to submit your account details to them. If you do not submit your account details to them we will send a check to the address you have put in the form.

KTH's employer number (arbetsgivarnummer) is 505751.

Submit your account details to Nordea here  (document or via BankID)

Please note, if you have a foreign bank account you need to fill in the following document instead: Utbetalning av lön/pension till utlandet. (pdf 150 kB) and send it to Jonna Holmlund Åsman jonnahol@kth.se.

Travel grant for exchange studies within exchange agreements:

• Australia, North America and South America 8000 SEK

• Asia 6000 SEK

Travel grant for degree project abroad

• outside of the EU 5000 SEK

Reimbursement for Language Courses

We want to encourage everyone to learn the local language of the country where you are going. In addition to the travel grant, we can cover the fee for a language course (maximum up to 4 000 SEK) taken in the country where you do your exchange. The reembursment is done after the course fee has been payed by the student. Submit the form above and include your receipt.

Sholarships for exchange studies within the EU (Erasmus+)

Students who are awarded an exchange place in the EU can apply for Erasmus scholarship, which is usually granted to all who received an exchange place. From 1 January 2019 only those awarded an exchange spot through KTH, Erasmus Exchange Agreement, can receive the Erasmus grant. As a student, you may receive a scholarship for up to 12 months per level of study (bachelor’s and master’s level). So you can go several times, staying at least 3 three months at a time. The scholarship is paid for the entire time you are at the partner university before the studies begin, provided that it is mandatory, for example, intensive courses and introductory weeks. 70 percent of the following amounts is disbursed on departure, the rest is disbursed when you come back to KTH. Deadline for full year studies 2019-2020 and autumn semster 2019 is June 15 .

Scholarship amount for Erasmus+ exchange studies (based on study destination)

The amounts are valid for studies starting after June 1st 2019

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway and UK
€15,3 per day (around €460 per month)

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Croatia, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Germany and Hungary
€13,3 per day (around €400 per month)

Students without EU citizenship should note that a visa may be required.Read more about the rights and responsibilites connected to the scholarship in the Erasmus Student Charter (pdf 62 kB) . Switzerland is not part of Erasmus+ but offers its own scholarships for incoming students. You apply for this scholarship at the partner university you will be studying at when you arrive.

Scholarship applications for Erasmus+

When you have been allocated an exchange spot you should:

  1. fill out a Learning Agreement (doc 180 kB) , a plan for the studies abroad, which then must be signed by you, the person in charge/international coordinator at your academic school and the host university. The international coordinators at your school will send out information about the Learning Agreement.
  2. upload the document in the system Mobility Online.
  3. Fill in your precise semester dates including the prepatorial language course (if you take one), teaching language and any previous Erasmus participation in Mobility Online.
  4. From Mobility Online, print the scholarship application (Grant Agreement) that you then sign and upload back into the system. The Erasmus Coordinator will sign it digitally when uploaded in the system.
    When this is done, you have completed what is the basis for the first installment of your Erasmus scholarship. The scholarship will be at your disposal when your exchange studies start.

Any changes in your Learning Agreement must be made in a revised Learning Agreement, which shuld be signed and uploaded in the same way as the original. For the second installment of the scholarship to be done at homecoming you must upload a definitive/Final Learning Agreement, together with a Studietidsintyg/Certificate of Attendance (docx 62 kB)  (as ONE Pdf document), signed by the host university, an exchange evaluation and a language test. If you are extending or interrupt your stay abroad you should notify your international coordinator and the person responsible for the installment of the scholarship, Adisa Halilovic . Do not forget to apply for extension at least one month before the regular period is over, since extensions are not granted retroactively.

Language tests for Erasmus+ scholarship receivers

The European Commission requires that all students who receive an Erasmus+ scholarship must take the two OLS language tests that are sent out before and after their stay abroad. The language tests evaluates your knowledge in every language area and is done in the language of your exchange studies, internship or degree project. The students who have level B2, C1 or C2 in the first language assessment has the opportunity to attend a language course of study or training in the national language, as long as the language is included in the OLS system. The course that is offered is voluntary, but to get the last part of the scholarship both tests has to be completed and the automatically sent out evaluation.

Scholarships from other organisations

There are lots of other scholarships available, however often considerable efforts are needed to identify one that suits your needs. Sholarships can be found through scholarship databases, organisations that advertise scholarships and partner universities.