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What happens after you have applied

Have you applied to a master's programme at KTH in 2024? That's great! We are currently assessing your application to get your admissions results ready for 21 March. If you are interested in knowing more about the admissions process we have gathered all the information you need.

What happens now?

Around 25,000 students apply for master's studies at KTH each year. Your application will be processed in an orderly fashion to make sure that everything is done correctly. We can not answer questions about the status of your application or the chance of being admitted until after all applications are assessed. Make sure to check your University Admissions account regularly in case you receive any messages regarding your application. We will not send out any confirmation that we have received your documents, so do not worry if you do not receive any notification. Regardless of when you have made your application, your admission result is announced in your account at on 21 March.

The admissions process

The Swedish admissions process is designed to create equal opportunity for all applicants. The process is described fully on the University Admissions website, but let us summarise.

  1. Your application is assessed for each of the programmes you applied to. If you meet the general and programme specific requirements, you compete for a place in the programme(s). Your eligibility is assessed by University Admissions and programme representatives.
  2. If eligible, your merit is rated. The higher the merit rating, the better chance you have of being awarded a place. Your merit rate is evaluated based on the selection criteria determined for your programme and decided by programme representatives at KTH. The selection criteria for each programme is described on the programme Entry requirements page.
  3. After the merit rating, all eligible applicants are ranked based on their merit, and the applicants with the highest merit ratings are awarded a place in the programme. If you have applied to multiple programmes, you will first compete for a place in the programme you ranked the highest in your application. If you do not obtain a place in that programme, you are considered for your second programme, and so on. You can be offered a place in one programme only.
  4. When we have awarded the places, we will publish the admissions result on your account at It is available on 21 March. There are different statuses that your application can receive in the admissions results.

Admissions result status


Congratulations! You have been offered a place in the programme, and we will contact you soon.

Conditionally admitted

Congratulations! You have been offered a place in the programme, but there are some steps you need to finalise before being officially admitted. You may need to pay the first instalment of the tuition fee if you are a fee-paying student. You may also be in your final year of your bachelor's studies and therefore required to present a degree certificate and final transcripts after arriving at KTH. All details on what you need to do are provided on your University Admissions account.


Unfortunately, you have not been admitted but placed on a waiting list. In some rare cases, applicants placed on reserve are offered a place. If we offer you a place, you will receive an updated admissions result and further information. You do not need to contact us for any updates. If you are not offered a place, you are welcome to apply again next year.

Deleted or not processed

You will receive the status deleted if you did not meet the entry requirements (for example due to missing documents, verification difficulties or insufficient knowledge of English) or if you are offered a place in a programme you ranked higher in your application. You will receive the status not processed if your application was late and therefor not processed. 

What can I do while I am waiting?

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If you have questions about student life in Stockholm you can also contact our students. We have gathered a selection of students below but you can find even more students under Ask us about studies . Note that the students can not answer questions about the status of your application or your chance of being admitted.