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Entry requirements

To be eligible for the master's programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training, 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

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 3 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 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.
    TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments: University of Michigan, Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 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 Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training

A bachelor's degree corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in Science, Engineering or Technology with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Energy Technology, Aerospace Engineering or Materials Science/Engineering.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) results are required only for the specialization Unsteady Aerodynamics (2nd year at Duke University). The minimum GRE scores required are: Quantitative Reasoning 155, Verbal Reasoning 150 and Analytic writing 3.0.

Please note that the following TOEFL test score requirements and University of Cambridge/ University of Oxford Certificates are specific for the Master's programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training (THRUST):

TOEFL

  • Paper-based test: total result of 580 (written test, grade 4,0)
  • Internet-based test: total result of 92 (written test, grade 22)

University of Cambridge/ University of Oxford Certificates

  • Certificate in Advanced English- CAE (minimum grade C).
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English- CPE (minimum grade C).

Application documents

Your application is not complete without the required documents. Some documents are required for all programmes, while some are programme specific. Only submit documents requested below. For example, if a summary sheet is not requested below, you should not submit one. Unless otherwise is specified, all documents should be uploaded to your application at University Admissions and not sent to KTH. We may verify your documents' authenticity with the issuing institution. Applications made with fraudulent documents will be rejected, and legal action may be taken. Incomplete applications are not processed.

General documents for all programmes

1. Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree(s)

Certificates and diplomas must be officially issued by the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at your university. The documentation requirements differ between countries; find out what is required for your country at University Admissions (scroll down to choose country) .

Applicants who already study at a Swedish university that use Ladok do not need to submit certificates and transcripts. Just make sure the same personal identity number is used in Ladok at the university and your application at University Admissions.

2. Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree

Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree must be officially issued as per the certificates and diplomas. If you have had courses credited and/or transferred from previous studies, you must also submit official transcripts for those.

3. Proof of English proficiency

What proof of English proficiency is required depend on your country of study and if you meet the English requirements through a test or previous studies. Most English must be verifiable online. Find out what proof you need at University Admissions .

4. Identification

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

Specific documents for Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training

5. CV

KTH does not require a standard template, but the CV should clearly and concisely outline your education, work experience, computer literacy, qualifications and achievements (awards, publications, expertise knowledge and skills, etc.). It must be written in English.

6. 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.

The letter of motivation should include an indication of the desired mobility option.

7. Letters of recommendation

The two letters of recommendations explicitly describe why you would be the right choice for admission to the programme. If possible, have one referee who knows you from an academic environment and one from a professional setting. The letters must have the referees' full contact details. You must provide an English translation if the letters are in a different language. If your referee wants to submit the letter directly, it must be sent by post to University Admissions  and state your full name and application number.

8. Graduate Record Exam ( GRE) General Test

The GRE results are only mandatory for students taking mobility option Unsteady Aerodynamics (KTH-Duke University) and must be submitted together with the overall application documents.

Selection process

The selection of students to the programme is made by the programme's Steering Committee, in consultation with the Admissions Office at KTH. The selection process is based on the following criteria: university, credits awarded (for instance grades, grades in specific subjects and English), motivation for the studies (for instance, letter of motivation, references and relevant professional experience). The evaluation scale is 1-75.

Applications are processed in three evaluation rounds:

  1. Documentation and eligibility control regarding academic background and English proficiency (Admissions Office)
  2. Control of specific prerequisites for each programme applied for (Programme Committee)
  3. Ranking (Programme Committee)

Please be aware that the number of study places available is limited and that the application process is highly competitive. Scholarships are awarded to the highest ranked students. Finally, becoming accepted to the Master’s Programme does not guarantee that you will be assigned to your mobility option preference. Selected applicants will be offered a study track based on preference and availability. If an applicant cannot be offered a seat in the preferred study track an alternative track will be offered.

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 .

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