Support and services

Coming to study in a new country can be a major change to your life. Whoever you are you will find a place at KTH and be a part of a diverse community of students. To help you settle in KTH provide a welcoming environment with a full range of support and service tailored to the needs of international students.

Students celebrating Holi, the Indian festival of colours, on campus

The road to KTH

After receiving your letter of acceptance KTH will provide you with all the information and support you need before making the move to Sweden. Practical matters such as residence permit and accommodation can be attended to as soon as your admission is confirmed.

When arriving in Stockholm for your studies, you will take part in an extensive introduction programme provided by KTH and the Student Union. The programme includes the traditional KTH welcome reception in the Stockholm City Hall, site of the annual Nobel Prize celebrations, as well as guided tours and social activities. The introduction help you find your way through Swedish society, and is a great way to make new friends.

Learning Swedish

Speaking Swedish is a great tool when it comes to getting to know Swedish society and Swedish people. All students who do not have Swedish as their mother tongue are invited to an introductory course in Swedish language and culture. The course is free of charge for all students since it does not generate any academic credits. If you want to start practising your Swedish before heading to KTH there are plenty of online courses available, view them all on Study in Sweden .

Student counselling

KTH provides qualified and confidential student counselling to all students. The counsellors can help you become more aware of your own resources and make better choices about your studies and professional development.

KTHB, the main library at KTH Campus

KTH Libraries

The main library at KTH Campus is Sweden's largest library for technology with a vast selection of books, scientific journals and databases. With it's study spaces, group rooms and cafe, the library is a popular meeting place for students. In addition to the main library, KTH Kista and KTH Södertälje have local libraries.

Academic resources

The Academic Resource Centre supports students seeking to develop their skills in academic writing and information retrieval. The centre also provides advice about improving your study skills, and regularly arranges lunch seminars and workshops on related topics.

Career services

KTH Career acts as a link between students, employers and industry, and helps students with their career planning. Free of charge, it offers various events and individual guidance, such as career coaching and a mentor programme.

Students taking in the sun outside KTH Hallen, the sports facility on KTH Campus

Student health services

University studies can be challenging. The Student Health Service provide counselling and support in psychological matters related to your studies. The staff is bound by confidentiality and the services are free of charge.

Support for students with disabilities

KTH strives to provide equal opportunities to all students and offer students with disabilities the support necessary to enable them to carry out their studies on the same terms as other students. Please note that in the case of exchange studies, your home university is responsible for any additional costs for supportive measures.

More information for students with disabilities

Religious matters

If you need someone to talk to about religious matters you can visit the chaplaincy. They can also put you in contact with chaplains of other faith traditions. There are contemplation rooms available for prayer and meditation at KTH Campus, KTH Haninge and KTH Kista.