Student rights and responsibilities

We want you to have a good time at KTH and succeed in your studies! On the following pages we have gathered information about some of the rights and responsibilities that apply to you as a student.

As a university student you are bound by various rights and responsibilities. These are regulated in national laws as well as in local regulations and policies that apply at KTH specifically.

Did you for example know that students have the right to be represented when decisions are made that affect the education or the students’ situation? Or that higher education institutions are responsible for student welfare and to provide a good study environment?

Here we have collected information on some of the most important rights and responsibilities that apply to you as a student.

Questions regarding student rights

Would you like to know more, or want to know how to proceed with an issue that concerns you?

Ask about


General rules

Central study counsellor

Rules that apply to your school

First-cycle course coordinator

Master coordinator

Rules relating to your programme of studies

Programme coordinator


If you, as a student, need help regarding a specific issue, or feel that you have been incorrectly treated, you should contact the student union at KTH, called THS (Tekniska Högskolans Studentkår) .