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Freestanding courses

KTH offers many freestanding courses taught in English, an excellent opportunity for you to develop your career or deepen your understanding of a particular subject. Courses are primarily aimed at graduated and professional engineers and architects, but everyone with a relevant background can apply. Some courses are given on campus, and some online.

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What is a freestanding course? 

Freestanding courses are not part of any of KTH's programmes. Anyone can apply, whether or not you are a current student at KTH. Make sure to check that you meet the specific prerequisites for the course before you apply. This type of course can also be called independent course or self-contained course.

Students not located in Sweden may have problems attending a course at KTH

You cannot be granted a residence permit in Sweden based on a freestanding course at KTH.

To start a course, you need a KTH Account which can be activated with Mobile BankID or by visiting KTH’s campus. If you do not have Mobile BankID or are not able to visit campus, you cannot start a course.

Please also note that our freestanding courses have an administrative turnaround time that may make it difficult for fee-paying students to pay the tuition fee and start a course in time. If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen or hold a residence permit in Sweden for something other than studies you generally do not have to pay tuition fees.

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Other study opportunities

Degree studies at KTH

Freestanding courses can normally not be combined into a KTH degree. For this purpose, you must have been admitted to a study programme at KTH. KTH offers one three-year bachelor's degree programme and over 60 two-year master's degree programmes in English.

Master's studies  
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Free online courses

Are you interested in artificial intelligence or digital development and how it can develop your business? KTH offers several MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, that you can take completely free of charge in just a few hours.

Short, free online courses for professionals

Lectures and seminars

KTH organises lectures and seminars in many different subjects for everyone interested in learning more about or deepening their knowledge of a particular topic.

SFINX - Swedish for engineers and architects

Are you a foreign engineer or architect and want to learn Swedish at a fast pace? SFINX gives you a good knowledge of Swedish and technical terms. You will also learn about the Swedish job market, a great way to increase your chances of getting a job.