How to apply

Students who have been nominated by their home university for exchange studies at KTH should complete the online application for exchange studies. There are two deadlines for applicants related to their study start, please see below. Make sure that your complete application, including all required documents uploaded, has been done in the KTH online system by the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Application deadlines

15 April

for studies in the autumn semester, full academic year and double degree. Application opens mid-March.

15 October

for studies in the spring semester. Application opens mid-September.

General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR

The new regulation concerning personal data is in place since May, 2018. Please read the text in this document (pdf 91 kB) before you apply.


If you have been nominated by your home university for exchange studies at KTH, please submit the application (on-line) according to the steps below. The form also includes application for Swedish language courses at KTH and accommodation.

Application, step by step

  1. Read the information about how to select courses before starting your application
  2. Complete the first step of the online application (published below when application is open) and submit it
  3. You will receive an e-mail on how to proceed with your application
  4. Prepare the following documents to be uploaded in the application system:
  • a clear recent passport-size photo in JPEG
  • a scanned copy of personal page in passport/national ID-card/identity card with citizenship indicated. For EU/EEA citizens national ID card is also accepted if it clearly states citizenship and the card's expiration date, to be provided in a PDF-format. Both kind of documents,  in PDF-format, should be valid for at least 6 months from the commencement of your studies at KTH. Please note: If you have difficulties getting a new passport before the application deadline, please upload a copy of the passport which is available to you right now.
  • a verified copy of your transcript of records in English in PDF-format, i. e. list of completed courses at the university level, from both the bachelor’s (e.g. bachelor’s certificate, classes préparatoire or similar) and master’s level (please see * below)
  • a list of courses you are currently pursuing and plan to complete before starting your studies at KTH
  • a complete, signed and approved Learning Agreement listing your selected courses (please see * below)
  • a signed* Nomination form, approving your exchange studies at KTH (please see * below)

*if an original signature is not possible to get on these documents, please have the responsible person at your home university either copy or scan a signature into the documents. There is no need to have the documents stamped! The Learning Agreement could alternatively be sent to you by email to confirm your course choices. This email is to be uploaded together with the LA as ONE document (in Pdf format). Alternatively, the same course choice confirmation could be emailed to the KTH School international coordinator.

The application for exchange studies at KTH during the spring 2021 will open by September 15, 2020 and stay open until October 15, 2020.

Apply for exchange studies at KTH for the academic year 2020/21

Your application will only be assessed if all documents are uploaded in the system before the application deadline, which is October 15 at midnight (Swedish time). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that no printed documents are to be sent by post to KTH. In case of technical problems with the application system, please contact

Letter of Acceptance

You will receive a notification of admission a few weeks after the application deadline. If admitted, you will receive a Letter of Acceptance, which is the formal decision about exchange studies at KTH. For non-European citizens this is needed when applying for a residence permit for studies , which you must do immediately. The process may take up to three months.