Last edit: 08/05/2012
Approved: 08/05/2012

A completed Bachelor’s degree, equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits), from a university recognized by government or accredited by other recognized organization. A Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering is required for most programs.

To qualify for the Communication Systems Master program, the student should have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology, including at least 60 ECTS credits (hp) courses in computer science, basic data/telecom and internetworking, computer systems (computer architecture and operating systems) and programming, at least 30 ECTS credits course work in mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra and mathematical statistics.

A good knowledge of written and spoken English:

Applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English. The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) accepts a

TOEFL paper based test, total of 575, 4.5 writing section

TOEFL internet based test, total of 90, 20 writing section

IELTS score of at least 6.5, no band lower than 5.5 (only academic training accepted)

English proficiency tests are waived for applicants with English as language of instruction (minimum 3 years of full-time higher education studies). The student should provide relevant certificate from his/her university with the application.

For EU citizens from KTH’s partner universities, a certificate from the University language department or the relevant Head of department stating the student’s good English level is satisfactory. However, knowledge of English may be taken into account in the selection process, i.e. a good TOEFL/IELTS result may be of added value.

For selection please see KTH local regulations for degrees.