Support and services
Coming to study in a new country can be a major change in 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.
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. You will apply for accommodation, and if you are from outside of Europe, it is time to apply for a residence permit.
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 helps you find your way through Swedish society and is a great way to make new friends.
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 can take 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 .
From idea to innovation at KTH
At KTH, your ideas get the best possible conditions for success. As a student here, you can get support from KTH Innovation, recognized around the world as one of the leading university innovation support systems. Structured processes, tailored methods and an innovative community gives you the tools you need to take on real-world challenges and bring your idea to life. The support is free, confidential, and KTH takes no equity.
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.
The main library at KTH Campus is Sweden's most extensive library for technology, with a vast selection of books, scientific journals and databases. At the library, the librarians can help you develop your information retrieval and organisation skills, and supervisors from The Centre for Academic Writing and Rhetoric can support you in developing your academic writing and presentation skills. The library regularly hosts lunch seminars and workshops on related topics. With its 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.
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.
Student health services
University studies can be challenging. The Student Health Service provides 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.
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.