Eligibility and selection

Master's Programme, Materials Science and Engineering, 120 credits (TMSEM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2009

Last edit: 12/03/2010
Approved: 15/03/2010

Basic eligibility requirements

A Bachelor degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), from a university recognized by government or accredited by other recognized organization. Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and if qualified, receive a conditional acceptance. A good knowledge of written and spoken English is required. Applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English. KTH accepts a TOEFL test score of a minimum of 550 (213 in the computer-based test, 79 in the internet based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.0, no band lower than 5.0 (both general and academic accepted). English proficiency tests are waived for applicants with English as language of instruction (minimum 3 years of full-time higher education studies). A relevant certificate from the university has to be enclosed 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 level of English will be enough. 

Specific eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to the master’s programme, a higher education degree of at least 180 credits technical bachelor’s degree, or another corresponding technical or natural scientific degree in the first level within physics, metallurgy, material science, machine engineering, or chemical engineering must be completed. Other studies or work experiences are judged on the basis of the actual competencies which are referred to.

Selecion criteria

The selection to the programme is based on the evaluation of the folowing criteria: university/higher education institute, courses relevant to the programme, suggestion to the degree project, recommendation letters and references.

The reference to KTH’s admission policy can be found in the KTH Regulaions.