Last edit: 31/08/2009
Approved: 31/08/2009

1. Previous studies A completed Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 hp), from a university recognized by government or accredited by other recognized organization. A Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering is required for most programs (please see the relevant program description). Applicants admitted to longer technical study programs and who have completed courses equivalent to an amount of 180 hp, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  2 Specific admission requirements   Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent degree. Courses with information technology or computer science equivalent to at least 90 hp credits. 3. Language requirements A good knowledge of written and spoken English. 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). 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 is sufficient. Knowledge of English may be taken into account in the selection process. 4. Selection process Students who apply for more than one Master's program at KTH must place the program in order of preference. Students will only be accepted to one program, according to the priority stated on the application form. Multiple applications will not be accepted.When the application reaches KTH, it is screened by the KTH Admissions Office, which will check the general requirements and the document legacy (falsified documents will be reported to the police). The Admissions office will send an acknowledgment to the applicant when the application documents have reached KTH. The application is then screened by the Program Committee, which will check the specific requirements and nominate applicants for admission.  The Program Committee will evaluate candidates according to the following criteria (the criteria are given in the order of their importance – the more important criteria first):

  1. evaluation of university (for foreign students only)
  2. grades from previous study
  3. motivation to study
  4. merit rating
  5. references

The specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if

  1. the average grade is in the lower third on the grading scale used (above pass level)
  2. the degree awarding institution is not considered to meet acceptable quality standards by the authorities of the country in which the institution is located
  3. the degree does not qualify for admission to equivalent Master level in the country where the degree is awarded