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Newly admitted exchange students

Congratulations on your admission to KTH! Exciting times await you, and we look forward to meeting you. It's now time for you to start preparing for your move to Stockholm. To help you out, we have gathered all information you need; just follow the necessary steps below.

Checklist for new exchange students 

Letter of acceptance from KTH

1. Letter of Acceptance

In early May/November you will receive your Letter of Acceptance from KTH and essential information regarding your exchange. The Letter of Acceptance is required if you need to make an application for a residence permit.

2. Apply for a residence permit

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss student and are about to study in Sweden for a period of time longer than three months, you need to apply for a residence permit for higher education.

Arrival and introduction

3. Arrive at KTH and join the introduction

We offer an official Arrival days in August 2024. Once you arrive, we encourage you to join the introduction for international students.

4. Attend the school introduction meeting

The semester kicks off with the school introduction meeting where you will meet your academic contacts and get introduced to your school.

School introduction meeting

Give KTH your emergency contact information

KTH is collecting emergency contact information from all newly admitted international students. This is done so that we can contact someone close to you in case of an emergency.

Living and studying in Sweden

Moving to a new country is a big step, and we at KTH are here to make the transition easier. Please read our guide to living and studying in Sweden and learn more about the insurances you need, how to find accommodation and how to apply for our language courses. 

Living and studying in Sweden

Find accommodation in Stockholm

Find accommodation

It's time for you to start looking for accommodation. You may be offered housing by KTH Accommodation - however, most often, students need to find accommodation on their own.

Figue out your insurances

Figure out your insurances

Make sure you have additional medical insurance coverage in case of an emergency or if you fall ill during an off-campus activity.

Apply for our language courses

We offer pre-sessional courses in English and Swedish. Some students are given priority to a place in these courses, but everyone can apply.

Pre-sessional language courses

Get free WiFi through Eduroam

As a student, you have access to free wireless networks at KTH. You can access it as soon as you have activated your KTH account.

Student discount card

As a KTH student, you can access student discounts through a digital student discount card from Mecenat. Find out more on the student unions (THS) website.

Registration for exams

When you eventually write an exam, you have to register for the exam. Otherwise, you will not be able to attend. Find out how to register and at what dates. 

Support and services at KTH

Support and services

Student Health Services

Stockholm Student Health Services complements the public healthcare that is available to residents of Sweden. As a KTH student, you are welcome to contact us if you have health-related issues. You can get individual support or join group workshops.

Your international coordinator

Your international coordinator is your main academic contact during your studies. They will help you with any study-related concerns you might have, and send information about the school and programme activities before you arrive in Stockholm.

Support for students with disabilities

Students with documented, permanent disabilities can get compensatory support in their studies at KTH. What support you can get is an individual assessment and depends on what disability you have. Find out what support you can get and how to apply.

Do you have any questions?

We understand that you might have a lot of questions regarding your upcoming studies. Do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help. KTH can help you get answers to your questions about KTH and your move to Sweden. You can email us at , call us at +46 8-790 80 00 or visit us if you are already on campus. 

Opening hours

Each academic school at KTH has an international coordinator for exchange students. Ask your international coordinator if you have any questions about your programme or the school introduction at the start of the semester.

Contact persons for exchange students