Last edit: 25/10/2018
Approved: 25/10/2018

The general admission requirement for masters programmes at KTH is a completed Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university. In addition, students have to meet following specific requirements:

  • a completed Bachelor’s degree in architecture or landscape architecture, physical planning, civil engineering in the built environment, energy and environment or equivalent, urban and regional planning, social or natural sciences relevant to the scope of the programme.
  • at least 30 ECTS in the field of urban design, urban, transport or regional planning, national/ regional economy or environmental sciences.

For further information see KTH:s admission regulations in the KTH regulatory framework,

Admission to the programme does not imply that all students are eligible to register for all courses within the programme. Some of the courses have specific pre-requisites which either relate to other courses within the master programme or to the student's previous studies. However, all students are offered different combinations of courses which correspond to full-time studies in each semester.


The selection process is based on the following selection criteria: University, previous studies (for instance GPA, grades in specific subjects and English). The evaluation scale is 1-75.

Specific documents for the master's programme in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design are:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Portfolio (for students with a degree in architecture, landscape architecture and physical planning) The portfolio should contain three to five projects showing design processes from research/ fieldwork/ analysis to conclusion; an interest in sustainability questions; an engagement with architecture + urbanism; personality, curiosity, motivation; design- and representation skills. The student should certify that the portfolio only contains own work or contributions to group work.