University of Illinois, ranked among the top 50 universities in the world, is one of KTH’s strategic partnerships with a vast array of collaborations ranging from summer courses, joint and online programs, and research. UI is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in east-central Illinois. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive south of Chicago (140 miles). The university comprises of 17 colleges that are spread out between the two cities including a large number of research facilities connected to industry. There is a main street that students refer to as Campus Town that gives a true Big Ten University college feeling.
University in brief
Language of instruction: English Academic calendar: Late August-mid December, late January-mid May. Credit system: Undergraduate: 15 credits per term Graduate: 12 credits per term Website:illinois.edu/ Note: Mandatory orientation one week prior to term start. College of Business is a not available. KTH has exchange with both the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences which has many relevant courses and programs. Students must purchase UIUC's insurance plan
Number of spots: Approx. 8 semester spots per year Grade requirements: Previous Nominations: ; 4,6 (Fall18), 3,59 (Spring19), 3,83 (Fall19), 3,686 (Fall20), 3,818 (Spring21), 4,0962 (Fall21), 3,6938 (Spring22)
Programme specific information
If your programme or your school is not listed below, contact the international coordinator at your school.
A portfolio is required together with the application. You also need to submit a TOEFL-test.
Master’s Programmes: Civil and Architectural Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
This university offers courses that are relevant for your programme.
Master’s Programme, Real Estate and Construction Management
This university offers relevant courses for your programme, but you should also be prepared to take elective courses. Note that you cannot take courses at the College of Business. Please investigate the courses offered carefully.
Master’s Programme, Sustainable Technology
No student from you programme has been on exchange at this university before. Please investigate the courses offered carefully.
Master’s Programme, Transport and Geoinformation Technology
This university offer relevant courses for your programme, but you should also be prepared to take elective courses.
School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH)
Agreement: Shared between all schools at KTH + 2 places for BioTech at the
Within the College of Engineering you can find the following relevant departments: Aerospace Engineering, Physics Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Science and Engineering. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics. 50% of the courses must be taken within the college you are admitted to.
Please visit the partner university's webpage for the latest information and contact your International Coordinator for further guidance.