Entry requirements

Interested in studying the master’s programme in Vehicle Engineering? 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 Vehicle Engineering

A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a vehicle, mechanical engineering, or similar programme with sufficient theoretical depth and good academic results. Course work must include linear algebra, differential and integral calculus, differential equations, transforms, numerical analysis, rigid body mechanics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and control theory.

The specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if:

  • the total points of mathematics is lower than 25 ECTS (including linear algebra, differential and integral calculus, differential equations, transforms, numerical analysis)

It is recommended but not required to have some previous knowledge in MATLAB/Simulink or similar software

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 in Vehicle Engineering

*In order for your application to be considered complete, you need to fill out the online summary sheet. If you do not include a summary sheet, this may negatively affect your evaluation score. Please be sure to fill out all of the required information before you submit the form.

If you have questions regarding the summary sheet please contact the programme directly.

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 a total evaluation of the following criteria: University, Cumultative Grade Point Average (CGPA), relevant course work and motivation to study. The evaluation scale is 1-75.

The applicant may receive a lower evaluation score if a filled-in programme specific summary sheet is missing from the application documents.

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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