When you apply for exchange studies depends on whether you study your entire education at KTH or whether you only study a master's programme at KTH. This page contains all the information you need about the application process.
Application for exchange studies
Applications for exchange studies in the academic year 2024/25 are open from 9 to 29 February.
You who have studied for your bachelor's degree at a university other than KTH have reserved exchange places in this application round.
For those of you studying or have studied for your bachelor's degree at KTH, this application round works in practice as a late application, where you can apply for exchange places left from the application round in November.
We have compiled lists of all exchange places that are available to apply for during application round 2 for the academic year 2024-2025. On the page you see places all students can take part in KTH's university-wide agreements, as well as lists of exchange places that are school-specific.
Only you who are or have studied for your bachelor's at KTH apply in November
You who study your entire education, including your bachelor's studies, at KTH, can apply for exchange studies for the academic year 2024/2025 on 9-30 November 2023. The application opens and closes at 12.00.
Anyone studying a degree at KTH can apply in February
Anyone studying a degree programme with exchange possibilities at KTH can apply for exchange studies for the academic year 2024/2025 on 9-29 February 2024. The application opens and closes at 12.00.
You who have studied for your bachelor's degree at another university have reserved exchange places.
For those of you who have studied or are studying for your bachelor's degree at KTH, this application round works as a late application, where you can be allocated one of the places left after the application round in November.
You can apply for exchange studies during the second year of studies, but not perform exchange studies until during the third year of studies, at the earliest.
If you already have been nominated and carried out exchange studies, or been nominated and declined your exchange allocation, you can apply again. However, students who have not previously applied for and been allocated a place have priority when places are allocated. You can apply to a maximum of five universities and put them in order of priority.
As long as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has stated an advice against travel to other countries, exchange studies from KTH are not to be performed. Please carefully check entry requirements and restrictions in the country/region where you intend to perform exchange studies.
Before applying, it is important to check that you are eligible for exchange studies.
You can get a residence permit in Sweden even if you will be staying in another country for part of the permit period, if the stay abroad is part of the study programme that you are admitted to in Sweden. If you are going to another country as a part of the study programme, you should contact the authorities of that country to find out what is required for a stay in that country.
The application is made in two steps. In the first part, you fill in your personal details, study information and choice of exchange universities in our system MobilityOnline. Once submitted, you will receive an email from MobilityOnline prompting you to upload the following documents to your application:
preliminary course choice form (dotx 65 kB)
with a motivation to their relevance to your ongoing studies at KTH. You will find more information in the course choice form. You shall send your course choice form as a pdf file. You can find frequently asked questions about course choices and other topics in our
FAQ on exchange studies
Suppose you have been involved in THS reception activities for international students at any time during the last two years. In that case, you should also upload a certificate from THS to the application system. The certificate is, therefore, valid for two consecutive application rounds after completing the activities.
If your exchange studies are planned to start in your first year at the master's level, you must indicate which master's program you intend to apply for in your application for exchange studies.
Once you have started your application in MobilityOnline, you can work in it until the last application date.
It is mandatory for architecture students that applies for exchange studies to submit a portfolio.
The quality of the portfolio is evaluated by a jury that consist of the Programme Directors and a team of teachers at the School of Architecture. By reviewing the portfolio, the jury assesses whether the applicant can be considered to be nominated for an exchange spot.
Students at the master's programme in Architecture (TARKM) must have passed all of the courses in year 1 before they can start their exchange studies. Students at TARKM can only go abroad for one semester.
Applicants from the Master's Program in Architecture (TARKM) can include some projects from their previous studies in the portfolio. However, it is mandatory to include all of the projects from the studies at KTH. The jury at KTH, not the exchange university, will review the portfolio.
Upload the portfolio to OneDrive no later than February 29, 2024.
In order to receive instructions from the application system, you should enter your KTH e-mail address. Emails being redirected from that email address may not reach email addresses on these domains: live.com, live.se, hotmail.com, hotmail.se, outlook.com or gmail.com.