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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

A bachelor's degree or comparable qualification equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university is required. Students following longer programmes that have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students in the final year of undergraduate studies may apply and, if qualified, be conditionally admitted. These applicants must include a written statement according to the instructions given by University Admissions . Students in the final year of a bachelor's programme at a Swedish university do not have to provide a written statement to, if qualified, be conditionally admitted. However, students at Swedish universities must have completed 150 ECTS credits in their programme by 1 February.

English proficiency

English language proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6 is required. You can meet the requirement by achieving the minimum required score in the following internationally recognised English tests:

  • IELTS Academic/IELTS UKVI: An overall score of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90. We accept TOEFL iBT Home Edition and Paper Edition. We do not accept TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT MyBest, Institutional TOEFL, TOEFL Essentials, or the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test.
  • Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments: University of Michigan, Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
  • Pearson PTE Academic or PTE Academic Online: Score of 62 (writing 61)
  • Cambridge ESOL: C1 Advanced (CAE), minimum overall score 180 (points awarded since 2015), or Cambridge English certificate level C1, minimum score 180, or Cambridge English: Advanced

Completed upper secondary and university studies in some countries can also fulfil the requirement. Detailed information on how you can meet the language requirement is provided by University Admissions .

Specific requirements for each master's programme

You will 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 2022 admission to our master's programmes was 30 %. 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 .