Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions regarding tuition fees.
What is included in the Master’s programme tuition fee?
The tuition fee includes courses worth 120 ECTS credits (two year Master's programmes) and 60 ECTS credits (one year Master's programmes). You can study courses that will not be included in your degree, but you are then liable to pay additional fees (see below for additional information).
In addition to the ECTS credits, the tuition fee paying students and students holding a KTH Tuition fee waiver/scholarship are also covered by the Swedish State's Insurance for fee-paying students FAS+
Apart from these benefits, a wide range of study related services are offered such as student health care, student counselling, computer labs, support for students with disabilities, etc.
Is the KTH accommodation rent included in the tuition fee?
No, the accommodation rent is not included in the tuition fee.
Can I drop a course that I am registered in?
If you want to drop a course and change to another one, it is possible to do so within three weeks from course start. In order to drop a course, you need to contact your programme coordinator who needs to deregister you from the course. Reimbursements are not applicable.
When three weeks have passed, it is no longer possible to be deregistered from a course, regardless if credits are reported in the course or not.
I want to take a language course. Will I have to pay additional fees for that course?
Swedish language and culture course
is offered for all international Master's degree programme students who don't have Swedish as their mother tongue. The course is conducted in the first study year. Participation is free of charge and the participants will not receive any academic credits after completing the course.
In addition, the Unit for Language and Communication offers a distance-learning Swedish course called
that is free of charge and is available for all international students.
International degree seeking students that are interested in taking a language course that generates academic credits at KTH need to turn to their programme coordinator to find out whether it is possible to include a course in their degree or not. If possible, the coordinator will be able to help you sign up for the course.
How many credits do I need to pass in order to progress to the next semester?
All students enrolled in a two-year Master’s degree programme need to have completed 45 ECTS credits in the first year in order to progress to the second year. Students enrolled in a one-year Master’s degree programme need a minimum of 10 ECTS credits in the first semester in order to progress to the second semester.
To find out if your programme has additional requirements for progression, you need to turn to the programme coordinator for further information.
I hold a KTH tuition fee waiver/scholarship. What are the requirements for getting an extension of the waiver/scholarship?
If you are a student holding a KTH tuition fee waiver/scholarship you need to obtain a minimum of 45 ECTS credits in your first year of studies in order to receive a continued waiver for the second year. If you are enrolled in a one-year Master's degree programme, you need a minimum of 10 ECTS credits in the first semester in order to get a continued waiver for the second semester. The requirements are clearly stated in the guidelines that the students receive when being nominated for the waiver/scholarship.
The KTH tuition fee waiver will be withdrawn for the students who do not obtain the required number of credits.
Students holding a scholarship from the Swedish Institute need to turn to the contact person at relevant school at KTH or at the Swedish Institute to find out what the requirements are.
My tuition fee status has changed. What do I need to do?
If your student status changes, you need to submit documents that certify the change to:
A change in status does not affect the tuition fee for ongoing semesters.
A change in student status (from the following semester) will lead to you no longer being eligible for additional services for tuition paying students (e.g. guaranteed accommodation, comprehensive insurance, primary health care, etc.).
What happens if I do not pay the tuition fee for the following semester?
A student who does not comply with the payment regulations will be suspended from further studies at KTH. The decision on suspension enters into force immediately and applies until full payment is made.
Students with accommodation through KTH will lose their tenancy contract. The same applies to the other benefits within additional services for tuition paying students (e.g. insurance, primary health care, etc.) until the suspension is reversed.
Am I liable to pay tuition fees if I get an approved leave from studies?
Students who intend to apply for approved leave from studies shall, in order to not be liable to pay tuition fees, submit an application for an approved leave from studies to the student counsellor/master coordinator at relevant school no later than the deadline for payment of the tuition fee. The same applies to students who intend to not complete their studies. The international study advisor should be notified as well.
I want to write my thesis abroad. Can I do that within my Master's degree programme?
Students who, within their programme, wish to study abroad through an exchange agreement have to pay a tuition fee to KTH for the semester in which the exchange is taking place. For further information on exchange studies, please turn to the
at the relevant school.
If you have a scholarship through the Swedish Institute, you need to contact them to get information on their regulations regarding exchange studies.
Students holding a KTH-India scholarship are not able to do an exchange semester according to the scholarship statutes decided by the donator.
What happens if I am not able to transfer 30 ECTS to my master's degree and need to take supplementary courses at KTH?
During your exchange studies, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are registered for the equivalent of 30 ECTS credits during the semester and that the foreign credits equivalent to 30 ECTS are correctly transferred to your master’s degree.
If you are not able to transfer 30 ECTS to your master's degree and need to take supplementary courses at KTH, you will have to pay additional fees (per credit) for these courses. If the missed credits are caused by extenuating circumstances beyond your control, you should contact your programme coordinator. If these circumstances are accepted by the Educational Administration Manager (UA) at your School, you may be exempt from paying additional fees.
I have an approved leave from studies from my school. Am I still entitled to the additional service for tuition paying students?
During the period in which you are having an approved leave from studies, you are considered as a non-active student. For this reason, you are not entitled to the additional services for tuition paying students during this period. This means that the comprehensive insurance FAS+ does not apply. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you have sufficient insurance coverage until you resume your studies at KTH.
In addition, the accommodation contract will be cancelled.
What if I do not finish my studies on time? Will I have to pay additional fees?
You only have to pay for a course once and have the right to complete the started studies for which tuition fees have been paid. It is however important that you contact your coordinator and/or programme director to get information on how to arrange your studies in order to get your degree.
Please note that the maximum length of stay with a KTH accomodation contract is 11 months for students enrolled in a two-year Master's degree programme. Students enrolled in a one-year Master's degree programme are guaranteed accommodation for a certain time. If you plan to stay longer, you are strongly advised to register as soon as possible at
Stockholm Student Accommodation
The same applies to the Swedish State's Insurance for fee-paying students (FAS+) and the primary health care service provided by Avonova. For the extended study period you need to purchase insurance coverage by yourself.
In addition to the regulations at KTH, there are regulations regarding study achievements for the extension of the residence permit which you have to keep in mind. For further information on the requirements, please visit the
Swedish Migration Agency
For how long am I able to keep my accommodation through KTH?
Tuition fee paying students and scholarship holders enrolled in a one-year or two-year Master's degree programme are guaranteed accommodation from August till June during their first year of studies.
If you plan to stay longer or do not finish your studies on time, you are strongly advised to register as soon as possible at
Stockholm Student Accommodation