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Entry requirements for master's studies

To be eligible for a master's programme at KTH you must meet the admission requirements of your chosen programmes and submit the required documents in your application. The same process applies to students with a bachelor's degree from a Swedish university.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree

Academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree.

Students in their final year of bachelor's studies can meet the requirement it they follow the instructions from University Admissions . Final-year students at Swedish universities must have completed 150 ECTS credits in their programme by 3 February.

English proficiency

English proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

You can meet the requirement with an English test, for example an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. Depending on your country of previuous studies you could also meet the requirement through completed upper secondary or university studies. Visit University Admissions  to see all recognised English tests and what applies to your country of previous studies.

Specific requirements for each master's programme

You can find the specific requirements required for each programme through the links below.

Application documents

Your application is not complete without the required documents. Some documents are required for all programmes, while some are programme specific. You will find the documents required by each programme through the links below.

Acceptance rate

The average acceptance rate in the 2024 admission to our master's programmes was 35 %. The acceptance rate is based on the number of admitted students in relation to the number of applicants who met the admission requirements for a specific programme. The acceptance rates vary widely between the programmes and change every year depending on the number of qualified applicants and places in each programme. 

Recognition of prior learning

Suppose you entirely or partially lack a formal requirement for a course or programme, but you believe you have the necessary knowledge to meet the requirement. In that case, you can apply for recognition of prior learning .