Last edit: 13/09/2016
Approved: 13/09/2016

General admission requirements
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, “Admission requirements” at

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

  • Courses in life science, e.g. courses in cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology or gene technology/molecular biology corresponding to a total of at least 20 credits.
  • Courses in theoretical mathematicscorresponding to at least 10 credits
  • English proficiency corresponding to "Engelska B" 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: “Admission requirements” at

Required documents

All applications must be supported by documentation including Transcripts of Records, Degree certificate/Diploma, proof of English proficiency etc.

Detailed information about required documents can be found at “Admission requirements” at

In addition, the following set of documents is required

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Description and documentation of relevant work experience, if any
  • Completed Summary sheet

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 motivational text in Summary sheet, references, courses, and relevant work experience). The evaluation scale is 1-75.

KTH's general admission regulations (in Swedish) see