Exchange studies at KTH
KTH is a popular university for international students. Nearly 100 nationalities make up our vibrant student community. During 2015, KTH received 962 exchange students and a large number of international master's students. Exchange studies normally entails studying a selection of individual courses. These courses do not lead to a KTH degree. Students from double degree partner universities however, do have the possibility to complete a double degree exchange in which they follow a KTH degree programme and receive one degree from each university.
Who can become an exchange student?
In order to become an exchange student at KTH, you have to be enrolled at a partner university with which KTH has an exchange agreement. In order to qualify you must have completed at least two years of the educational programme at your home university, with grades above average.
As an exchange student in all subject areas except from architecture, you make an individual course selection and create your own study plan. KTH offers more than 1000 Master's level courses in English. Exchange students within architecture have a set study plan.
Who can become an double degree student?
As a double degree student you are awarded a degree from KTH, as well as your home university after completed studies. In order to become a double degree student at KTH, you must be enrolled at a partner university with which KTH has a double degree agreement. Please contact the International office at your home institution to find out whether such an agreement exists. In order to qualify you must have completed at least three years of the educational programme at your home university, with grades above average. Application is done according to the same process as exchange studies.
Degree project at KTH
Exchange students normally take courses relevant to their degree programme at the home university, but can also request to perform a degree project at KTH. A student who wants to carry out a degree project must contact a relevant research group or professor directly and make the arrangements with them. Students cannot be guaranteed to be accepted for a project. If you are accepted by the research group or professor, you should contact the International coordinator at KTH.