Last edit: 22/03/2012
Basic eligibility requirements
A completed Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 university credits), from a university recognized by government or accredited by other recognized organisations. 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 overall score of at least 6.0, no section 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 accepted.
Specific eligibility requirements
The applicant must have a basic degree, Bachelor’s or similar, from a mechanical, aeronautical engineering, engineering physics, or similar programme with sufficient theoretical depth and good academic results. 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.
3. the degree does not qualify for admission to equivalent Master level in the country where the degree is awarded.
The selection process is based on a total evaluation of the following criteria: University, Grade Point Average (GPA), relevant course work, motivation letter, references and work experience. In addition, English language skills above the minimum requirements will give a higher overall evaluation score. Complete information on the eligibility requirements can be found at the local admission policy of KTH: