Laws and regulations at KTH

Operations at Swedish universities are governed by the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance.

As a student, it is good to know what rights and obligations you have according to Swedish law. This applies especially if you, as a student, were to become involved in a dispute with your university or if you are of the opinion that you have been treated inappropriately during the course of your education.

Most of the rules that apply in state universities have been described in the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition, there are also the regulations which the [Swedish] National Agency for Higher Education has issued, as well as the regulations that govern the university. The latter can be found in the laws and regulations that apply to specific issues or special universities. There are also local regulations which the universities and university colleges have decided. For example, KTH has its own regulations, which include certain general rules and provisions that apply to universities and university colleges, and its own regulatory system in the form of a policy document, guidelines and internal regulations.

A course syllabus will be provided for all courses, which will contain provisions that are binding and must be followed by both KTH personnel and students.

KTH is also a government body and must comply with the Swedish Administrative Procedure Act. The Swedish Administrative Procedure Act specifies how government bodies and municipalities deal with matters. The act establishes regulations whose primary purpose is to safeguard the legal rights of citizens when they are involved with government bodies.

The Swedish Higher Education Act

The Higher Education Ordinance

The Administrative Procedure Act (Swedish)