Entry requirements

To be eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific varies between the programmes. When applying, all documents described on this page must be supplied.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements to be considered eligible for a programme. The general requirements are the same for all programmes while the specific requirements differ between programmes.

General requirements

Programme specific admission requirements

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)

Required documents

All applicants must supply the documents required in their application before the documentation deadline. The general documents are the same for all programmes while the programme specific documents differ between programmes. Please do not send additional documents unless they are requested by the programme.

General documents

Programme specific documents

In addition, the following set of documents is required for the Master's programme in Macromolecular Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Relevant work experience, if any
  • List of qualifications for specific requirements

In the letter of motivation, please indicate your study track and specify which universities you will attend in accordance to the mobility scheme.

The list of qualifications for specific requirements should be divided in two sections under the headings: 

  • Chemistry or closely related subjects
  • Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Computer Science

The student should list all courses from previous studies that qualify under the different headings. The student needs to convert the local credits system to ECTS credits for each course, where one full academic year of studies is equal to 60 ECTS credits. The ECTS total under each heading should amount to at least 50 ECTS credits Chemistry or closely related subjects and 20 ECTS credits Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Computer Science.

All courses in the two fields taken previously should be listed under the headings. On-going relevant courses could also be listed, but they have to be clearly marked as not concluded.

  Example, list of qualifications for specific requirements (pdf 174 kB)

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.

Swedish applicants

The same requirements and application process apply for Swedish applicants.

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