Master's programme in Electrophysics

A two year master’s programme in Electrophysics incorporates a strong foundation in electrical engineering with an understanding of electromagnetic fields and how they interact with matter.

Application closed

The application for the programme closed 16 January 2017

16 January 2017: Application deadline
1 February 2017: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
24 March 2017: First notification of selection results
12 April 2017: Last date to reply to your offer

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310,000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Electrical Engineering (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator.

Programme coordinator:

Electrophysics at KTH

Electromagnetic fields are the basis of communications, most modern technology and are integral to our understanding of the universe. Ionized matter (plasma) dominates in space and finds its applications on earth – from material processing to the promise of fusion energy, the same source that powers the Sun.

The programme is built around three distinct areas of focus: Plasma, Space and Radio Science – with a core selection of courses and flexibility for students to specialise in their individual areas of interest.



KTH has an international reputation in plasma physics and has been the home of Hannes Alfvén, a pioneer in the field and Nobel Prize winner. Today, the university is active in several aspects of the development of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), from plasma modeling to engineering material facing the plasma. Space research at KTH is done in both large international projects under ESA and NASA, and in smaller collaborations with leading research centres and universities around Europe, USA, South Africa and Japan.

Emphasis is placed on both the theoretical and applied aspects of the field with a multidisciplinary approach and close proximity to real research applications – with many MSc theses done in international collaborations. The Electrophysics programme offers students a unique breadth of experience with a multitude of career prospects following their degree.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

Jingwei Miao, KTH student

- KTH is a great university with a lot of collaborations with my home university.

Meet the students

Faculty and research

The programme in Electrophysics is given by the School of Electrical Engineering at KTH. The field of Electrical and Electronics at KTH is currently ranked 17th in the world by QS (16th in 2015). Faculty from the Department in Electromagnetic Engineering, Space and Plasma Physics and Fusion Plasma Physics is teaching courses within this programme.

Faculty and research

Changes in the programme may occur.

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