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International applicants

We welcome applicants from all over the world to join our vibrant student community. The requirements for admission to KTH are the same, regardless of where you are from. However, there are some factors, like tuition fees and residence permits, that you need to consider if you are coming to KTH from outside the EU.

Study levels and language

At KTH, all but one bachelor's programme  is taught in Swedish, so if you want to come to KTH directly from high school, there is only one option for you. Our master's programmes  and doctoral studies  are provided in English, as are our free online courses . Exchange students  study some of our over 1,000 master's level courses taught in English.

Fees depend on citizenship

Studying at university is free of tuition fees for Swedish citizens, which also makes it free for all other EU/EEA and Swiss citizens. Students without EU citizenship must pay tuition fees to study a bachelor's or master's programme at KTH. They also need to apply for a Swedish residence permit, which is done after they are admitted to KTH.

Doctoral students do not pay fees; instead, they receive a monthly salary, as doctoral studies in Sweden are considered employment.

Exchange students coming to KTH from our over 200 partner universities don't pay any tuition fees, regardless of where they are from. To become an exchange student, you must study at a KTH partner university and be nominated by that university.

How to apply

Bachelor's studies

Our bachelor's programme  is open for application in two rounds, where non-EU applicans are encourage to apply in the first round, leaving them time to apply for a residence permit after being admitted.

Master's studies

Our master's programmes  are open for application from mid-October to mid-January each year.

Doctoral studies

To become a doctoral student  apply for vacant position and pass the selection process.

Exchange studies

If you have been nominated by your home university for exchange studies  at KTH you also need to complete an online application.

Free online courses

Our free online courses  are open all of the time so you can start and stop whenever you want.