To carry out the degree project abroad does not necessarily mean increased costs. Since your degree project is part of your curriculum and you are enrolled at KTH while you carry them out, you have the opportunity to receive student aid equivalent to that of conventional studies. If the degree projects is done within the EU you can apply for Erasmus+ scholarship to cover additional expenses such as travel to and from the place of study. For studies outside of Europe there are other scholarships.
Student finance from CSN
During your degree project, you can still recieve student finance from the Swedish Board of Student Finance, CSN, since you are enrolled and taking credits at KTH. This applies only if you already qualify for student finance. A so-called supplementary loan from CSN can be applied for to cover things such as higher living expenses, travel expenses and tuition fees. Learn more on
CSN's website, csn.se
Funding within Europe
Are you going to carry out a degree project abroad within Europe? In addition to everything listed on this page, there are additional options via, for example, Erasmus+.
Please note that it is Nordea that handles KTH's payments. To receive contributions paid to your bank account, you must register your account with Nordea. If you do not register for an account you will receive a debit card to redeem at a bank sent to your home address. KTH's employer number is 505751.
Submit your account details to Danske Bank (in Swedish)
Students who have been nominated by the EECS School for exchange studies can apply for a grant to cover a language course. A criteria to be eligible for the language course grant is that the language is spoken in the country where the student has been nominated fort exchange studies. Students taking degree project abroad can also take part of this offer.
The language course grant cannot be given for a course in English. The application is made retroactive, with a receipt for the language course. The grant can only be applied for once per student.
Please note that it is Nordea that handles KTH's payments. To receive contributions paid to your bank account, you must register your account with Nordea. This must be done before you submit your application. If you do not register for an account you will receive a debit card to redeem at a bank sent to your home address in Sweden. KTH's employer number is 505751.
Submit your account details to Danske Bank
If you do not have a Swedish Bank-ID, contact your international coordinator for assistance.
If you are admitted to a study programme given by the ITM school and do your degree project (master's thesis) abroad, you can also apply to the travel grant. In order to be entitled for travel grant you need to spend a minumum of 8 weeks of your your thesis abroad.
Notice that if you receive other scholarships from KTH, such as MFS/Field Studies or Linnaeus Palme for the same period you are not entitled to the travel grant.
The amount available will depend on the geographic area as shown below.
Europe: 3000 SEK
North America: 4000 SEK
Rest of the world: 6000 SEK
Important notice: Students can only receive travel grant on one occasion during their studies at ITM.
In order to apply for the travel grant you need to fill in the application form and hand it in to the ITM Educational Office, preferably to your International Coordinator.
If you do not have your bank account in Nordea you need to cpmplete the following form and send it to Nordea.
The adress is Nordea Löneservice, P1306, 105 71 Stockholm.
Reimbursement for language courses
We want to encourage everyone to learn the local language of the country where you are going. CBH school offer to cover the fee for a language course (maximum up to 4 000 SEK) taken in the country where you do your exchange or degree project. The reimbursement is done after you have paid the course fee.
How to apply
Fill out, print, sign and submit the travel grant application to your international coordinator with your receipt from the language course.
KTH's HR department will administrate the application. Payments are usually done on the 25th, the month closest to your exchange start together with the other salary payments that month. The payment is usually only marked on the receiver's account as "lön" (salary in Swedish). This means it will not be directly evident that the payment is a grant from KTH.
KTH makes all payments through Nordea Bank. To enable them to make the payment to your account, you need to submit your account details to them. If you do not submit your account details to Nordea, KTH will send a check to the address you have put in the form. KTH's employer number (arbetsgivarnummer) is 505751.
If you are planning a degree project abroad, you can apply for a travel grant of SEK 5,000 from the SCI office. A student who receives an Erasmus scholarship or equivalent or other scholarships for studies abroad through KTH (Field Studies, Linnaeus-Palme or GDH) is not entitled to a travel scholarship. You can only receive the grant once during your study period at the SCI school.
There are lots of other scholarships available, however often considerable efforts are needed to identify one that suits your needs. Below are a number of links to scholarship databases and organisations that advertise scholarships.
If you do your degree project for a company they might compensate you for your work. It is possible to receive compensation even if one is granted Erasmus scholarship. Remember, however, that you can be required to repay student aid if your annual income become too high. For more information,
CSN's website, csn.se