Last edit: 29/11/2019
Approved: 29/11/2019

A completed Bachelor's degree - corresponding to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 credits), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university.

For more information regarding general admission requirements, see;"Study at KTH/master’s programmes/entry requirements” at

Specific admission requirements
In addition to the general admission requirement, the programme requires:

  • Courses in cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and gene technology/molecular biology corresponding to a total of at least 20 credits
  • Courses in chemistry corresponding to at least 30 credits
  •  Courses in mathematics, numerical analysis and computer science to a total of at least 20 credits.
  •  English proficiency corresponding to Engelska B/Engelska 6 in Swedish secondary school.

English proficiency is most commonly established through an internationally recognized test.

For more information on how to show English proficiency, see; "Study at KTH/master´s programmes, /admission requirements” at

Selection process

The selection process is based on the following selection criteria: University, previous studies (for instance GPA, grades in specific subjects and English), motivation for the studies (for instance letter of motivation, references, thesis proposal and relevant work experience). The evaluation scale is 1-75.

KTH's general admission regulation (in Swedish) see;