Rights and responsibilities
As a student, you have rights and responsibilities concerning, among other things, examinations, curricula and syllabuses, degree projects, student involvement, the study environment and equal treatment. These rights and responsibilities are governed by laws, regulations and KTH's governing documents.
You have the right to influence your education
According to the Higher Education Act, as a student, you have the right to influence your education. KTH shall also encourage students to take an active part in education development. This means that your experience and knowledge should be taken into account. This applies to the involvement of individual students and the students involved in the student union.
The curriculum governs your education
According to the Higher Education Ordinance, each course must have a syllabus that specifies the level of the course, the number of credits, the objectives, the requirements for specific qualifications, the forms of assessment of student performance and any other necessary regulations. According to the same Regulation, each programme must have a programme syllabus which sets out the courses covered by the programme, the requirements for specific qualifications and any other necessary provisions.
In addition, KTH has decided that all courses must have course PMs, which complement the syllabus and contain information on how the course will be conducted.
KTH may take disciplinary action in cases of cheating and harassment
According to the Higher Education Ordinance, KTH may take disciplinary action against students who:
- use prohibited aids or other methods to attempt to deceive during examinations or other forms of assessment of study performance
- disrupt or obstruct teaching, tests or other activities within the framework of courses and study programmes at the higher education institution
- disrupt activities in the library of the higher education institution or other separate establishments at the institution, or
- subject another student or member of the staff of the higher education institution to harassment or sexual harassment
Access to student health services, counselling and support in your study situation
According to the Higher Education Ordinance, KTH is responsible for ensuring that students have access to health care, especially preventive health care aimed at promoting students' physical and mental health. KTH is also responsible for other tasks of a social nature that support students in their study situation or facilitate the transition to working life, and for ensuring that students have a good study environment in general. KTH shall provide students with access to study and career guidance.
KTH shall also ensure that students are insured for personal injury.
KTH shall work to promote equal rights and opportunities
According to the Discrimination Act, KTH shall work to prevent discrimination and, through active measures, promote equal rights and opportunities for students and applicants regardless of gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.
KTH is obliged to investigate if there is a suspicion of discrimination or harassment.
KTH has also developed a code of conduct that all students are expected to follow.
KTH must document information about students
According to the Regulation on Accounting of Studies etcetera at Universities and Colleges, KTH must document information about students and keep a register of studies. Information that must be documented about each student includes, for example, information about eligibility, selection criteria, admission, study results, grades and degrees.
You can lodge a complaint or appeal against a decision
If you experience shortcomings in your education or study environment, you can submit a complaint to KTH.
Under the Higher Education Ordinance, you also have the right to appeal against certain decisions made by the university. These include decisions concerning credit transfer, degree certificates, study breaks and the withdrawal of a doctoral student's educational resources.