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Entry requirements for Interactive Media Technology

To be eligible for the master's programme in Interactive Media Technology, you must meet the listed admission requirements and submit the documents required in your application. We will assess your application according to the selection criteria set for the programme. The same process applies to students with a bachelor's degree from a Swedish university.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree

Academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree.

Students in their final year of bachelor's studies can meet the requirement it they follow the instructions from University Admissions . Final-year students at Swedish universities must have completed 150 ECTS credits in their programme by 3 February.

English proficiency

English proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

You can meet the requirement with an English test, for example an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. Depending on your country of previuous studies you could also meet the requirement through completed upper secondary or university studies. Visit University Admissions  to see all recognised English tests and what applies to your country of previous studies.

​Specific requirements for Interactive Media Technology

A bachelor's degree, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, including:

  • A basic course in programming introducing concepts such that the student can use a syntax, data structures and control flows to create basic interactive prototypes and interfaces, develop and test simple algorithms, as well as use program libraries to access more advanced functionality.
  • A basic course in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Students should be able to use concepts within HCI at a level such that they can select and use field study or design methods to develop and evaluate interactive systems according to the needs of a stakeholder, and can apply basic theories to the development of a simple interface.

Within the programme there may be conditionally elective or recommended courses with additional requirements for special eligibility, e.g. in Algorithms and data structures or in Mathematics. The requirements are stated under the heading Special eligibility in the syllabus.

Application documents

You need to submit all of the following documents according to the instructions from University Admissions .

General document

Degree certificates

Official certificates of your completed degrees. The documentation requirements vary between countries. Visit University Admissions  to see what applies to your country.

General document


Official transcript of courses and grades completed in your degree. Students from Swedish universities that use Ladok do not need to submit degree certificates or transcripts. 

General document

Proof of English proficiency

What proof you need depends on whether you meet the requirement through a test or previous studies. Visit University Admissions  to see what applies to you.

General document


A copy of passport with personal data and photograph, or other identification document.

Programme document

Letter of motivation

The letter of motivation explains why you have chosen this programme at KTH, what you hope to gain from it and how your interests and skills will help you succeed in your studies. Include an autobiography with the development and relevance of your academic and professional pursuits, extra-curricular activities and related experiences. KTH does not require a standard template, but it must be in English and less than 500 words. If you apply to multiple programmes that require a letter of motivation, you should submit one for each and state which programme each letter applies to at the top of the page.

Programme document

Letters of recommendation

Two letters of recommendation describing why you are the right choice for admission. Preferably, have one referee from an academic environment and one from a professional setting. If you apply for multiple programmes at KTH that request letters of recommendation, you may use the same letters for several programmes. You must provide an English translation if the letters are in a different language. The letters must have the referees' full contact details. If your referee wants to submit the letter themselves, they must send it by post to University Admissions  and state your name and application number. They can not submit the letter via email.

Selection criteria

The selection process is based on the following criteria: study results (grades in relevant subjects), and English language skills (assessed through grades and writing), as well as motivation for studies (motivation letter and/or relevant work experience). The merit evaluation is carried out on a scale of 1-75.

Acceptance rate

The acceptance rate for the master's programme in Interactive Media Technology for 2024 was 31 %. We admitted 188 students out of the 385 applicants that met the admission requirements. To increase your chances of getting admitted to KTH, we advise you to select more than one programme when applying. You can apply for up to four programmes and rank them in your order of preference.

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 .