Entry requirements

Interested in studying the master’s programme in Polymer Technology? To be eligible you must meet the admission requirements of the programme and include the documents stated below in your application. All applications are assessed according to predetermined selection criteria set for the programme.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the programme, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English and meet the programme-specific requirements.

Bachelor's degree

A bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree, or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university, is required. Students who are following longer technical programmes, and have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students in their final year of undergraduate studies may apply and, if qualified, will receive a conditional acceptance. These applicants must include a written statement according to the instructions given by University Admissions in Sweden. Students in the final year of undergraduate studies at a Swedish university do not have to provide a written statement in order, if qualified, to receive a conditional acceptance. They must, however, have completed 150 ECTS credits in the bachelor’s programme by 1 February.

English proficiency

English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6 is required. The requirement can be satisfied through a result equal to, or higher than, those stated in the following internationally recognised English tests:

  • TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575.
    TOEFL ITP is not accepted.
  • TOEFL iBT internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90
  • IELTS Academic: A minimum overall mark of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
  • Cambridge ESOL: Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificate in Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 90
  • University of Michigan, ECPE (Examination for the certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61)

All TOEFL tests must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to University Admissions in Sweden, the institution code "Sweden 3477" must be provided. When sending the score, any school type and department can be chosen.

The language requirement can also be fulfilled through previous university and upper secondary school studies. Information on proficiency through previous studies and documentation requirements for English tests is provided by University Admissions in Sweden.

Specific requirements for the master's programme in Polymer Technology

A bachelor's degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in chemistry or closely related subject including courses in:

  • Chemistry or closely related subject corresponding to at least 50 ECTS credits. 
  • Mathematics, numerical analysis and computer science corresponding to at least 20 ECTS credits.

Please note that the following TOEFL test score requirements are specific for the master's programme in Macromolecular Materials, track Polymer Technology:

  • Paper-based: 580 (written section grade 4,5)
  • Internet-based test: 92 (written section grade 22)

Application documents

Your application is not complete without the required supporting documentation. The following general and programme specific documents must, therefore, be included in the application in the specified order:

General documents

  1. Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies
  2. Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree
  3. Proof of English proficiency
  4. A copy of your passport including personal data and photograph, or other identification document

Specific documents for the master's programme in Polymer Technology

How to submit your documents

  • Most applicants can upload all documents in their application on universityadmissions.se. Submitting your documents.
  • The documentation requirements and academic qualifications may differ between countries.
    Instructions for your country of studies.
  • No documents should be sent to KTH unless you are instructed to do this.
  • The authenticity of your documents may be verified with the issuing institution. Applications made with fraudulent documents will be rejected and legal action may be taken. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Selection criteria

The selection process is based on the following criteria: university, previous studies (for instance GPA, grades in specific subjects and English), motivation for the studies (for instance letter of motivation, references, thesis proposal and relevant work experience). The evaluation scale is 1-75.

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a Swedish university

The same admission requirements and application process apply for students with a bachelor's degree from a Swedish university. If the university uses Ladok and the same personal identity number is used at the university and on universityadmissions.se the applicant do not need to submit transcripts of records or degree certificates.

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