Last edit: 25/05/2016
Approved: 25/05/2016

The general admission requirement for masters programmes at KTH is a completed Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university. English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6. In addition, students have to meet following specific requirements:

The admission requirements for the Nordic masters’ programme in Sustainable Urban Tran­si­tion differ between the tracks, depending on the admission requirements of the part­ner universities involved in the study track. Students who apply to KTH for admission to Urban Regional Transitions (UR Trans) can complete their studies in year 2 at either Aalto Univer­sity or DTU. For students who aim to be admitted to the track Transitions of Urban Structures should apply to NTNU.

Students who start at KTH and continue their studies at Aalto University need a completed Bachelor's degree in Architecture, corresponding to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 credits), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university.

Students who start at KTH and continue their studies at DTU need a completed Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in the Built Environment, corresponding to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 credits), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university. In addition, students should have completed courses in the following fields:

a.: Operations research, Operations Management and Engineering Economy

b.: Urban Planning, Project Management and Management & Organization

At least 5 credits has to be obtained in field (a), at least 5 credits in field (b) and at least 15 credits in total in the two fields.

Students with a B.Eng degree must have completed additional courses within the areas of operations research or discrete mathematics (5credits) and algorithms and stochastic processes (5 credits).

For English language proficiency following requirements are defined:

English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6.

TOEFL: Paper-based: 580 (written section grade 4,5) or Internet-based test: 92 (written section grade 22)

IELTS: 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic Training accepted).

For altervative ways to meet the English language requirements check http://www.kth.se

Students in their final year of their under­­graduate education may also apply and if qualified, receive a conditional acceptance.

For candidates fulfilling the admission requirements, the ranking and selection of students is carried out by the partner universities on basis of the student’s academic achievements, motivation letter and portfolios (for students in Architec­ture). The evaluation scale is 1-75.