After KTH

A KTH degree is a sign of academic excellence, ambition and an innovative mind-set. KTH alumni are highly attractive on the job market and have exceeded in a wide range of fields.

Photo: Kalle Börjeson,

Truth in numbers

The latest career report shows that 97 percent of those who graduated from KTH 2013-2015 have been in employment since they finished their degree. Of the international student population, 20 percent go on to PhD studies at KTH or other renowned universities. 35 percent of KTH Alumni leave Sweden for work or studies abroad. 54 percent lead others in their work, and 16 percent have already received their first managerial position.

A reputation that precedes you

A degree from KTH is a springboard to a successful career. KTH alumni are quickly established on the job market with over 50 percent landing their first job even before receiving their degree – much thanks to KTH’s strong reputation among employees. In the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2019 KTH ranked as number 79 in the world for employer reputation.

Each year, over 500 degree project proposals are posted on the KTH project portal by companies like Ericsson, SAAB and Scania. 20 percent of the students get their first employment through their degree projects. KTH Career services help student achieve their future plans through career planning, career development seminars and job application support.  

Armada is the Student Unions’ career fair where around 150 companies take part every year to give students an opportunity to meet and network with what might become a future employer.

The innovative mind-set

As the home of the Nobel Prize, Sweden is known for its innovation and entrepreneurship. Swedes have invented everything from the steam turbine and dynamite to Bluetooth and Skype. At KTH Innovation students get support to commercialise their business ideas and over 15 percent of KTH Alumni go on to start their own company.

A life-long relationship

There are around 100,000 KTH alumni world-wide and the alumni community enables you to maintain and widen your social and professional network. KTH has 15 official alumni chapters in Brazil, Beijing, Shanghai, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, New York, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand and United Kingdom. Apart from the chapters there are also numerous KTH alumni groups offering exclusive social events and networking opportunities. Every year KTH hosts an annual Alumni Week with on-campus activities and celebrations at the chapters abroad.

Meet our alumni

Charlene Sequeira, Master's programme in Embedded Systems

"Currently I am working at Cybercom, an IT consulting company. I think moving to Sweden and studying at KTH was the best decision I’ve ever made!"

Simon Iaffa Nylén, Master's programme in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

"The programme really prepared me to work with people from all kinds of backgrounds – both academically and ethnically – which I really reap the benefits of now."

Visit the programme pages to meet graduates from a specific programme.

Master's programmes at KTH