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Entry requirements for Systems, Control and Robotics

To be eligible for the master's programme in Systems, Control and Robotics, you must meet the listed admission requirements and submit the documents required in your application. We will assess your application according to the selection criteria set for the programme. The same process applies to students with a bachelor's degree from a Swedish university.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree

Academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree.

Students in their final year of bachelor's studies can meet the requirement it they follow the instructions from University Admissions . Final-year students at Swedish universities must have completed 150 ECTS credits in their programme by 3 February.

English proficiency

English proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

You can meet the requirement with an English test, for example an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. Depending on your country of previuous studies you could also meet the requirement through completed upper secondary or university studies. Visit University Admissions  to see all recognised English tests and what applies to your country of previous studies.

Specific requirements for Systems, Control and Robotics

A Bachelor's degree, corresponding to 180 ECTS, in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, vehicle engineering, mechanical engineering or similar. Previous education must include basic mathematics courses in linear algebra, analysis in one and several variables, probability theory, programming and computer science. The student must also have knowledge of differential equations and control technology.

Within the programme there may be courses with additional requirements. The requirements are stated under the heading "Special eligibility" in the syllabus.

Application documents

You need to submit all of the following documents according to the instructions from University Admissions .

The document information is currently being updated for all programmes. Updates completed by 20 June.

Specific documents for Systems, Control and Robotics

5. CV

Programme document


KTH does not require a standard template, but the CV should clearly and concisely outline your education, work experience, computer literacy, qualifications and achievements (awards, publications, expertise knowledge and skills, etc.). It must be written in English.

6. Letter of motivation

Programme document

Letter of motivation

The letter of motivation explains why you have chosen this programme at KTH, what you hope to gain from it and how your interests and skills will help you succeed in your studies. Include an autobiography with the development and relevance of your academic and professional pursuits, extra-curricular activities and related experiences. KTH does not require a standard template, but it must be in English and less than 500 words. If you apply to multiple programmes that require a letter of motivation, you should submit one for each and state which programme each letter applies to at the top of the page.

7. Letters of recommendation

Programme document

Letters of recommendation

Two letters of recommendation describing why you are the right choice for admission. Preferably, have one referee from an academic environment and one from a professional setting. If you apply for multiple programmes at KTH that request letters of recommendation, you may use the same letters for several programmes. You must provide an English translation if the letters are in a different language. The letters must have the referees' full contact details. If your referee wants to submit the letter themselves, they must send it by post to University Admissions  and state your name and application number. They can not submit the letter via email.

8. Summary sheet

Submit the summary sheet for Systems, Control and Robotics . If you do not submit a complete summary sheet, it will negatively affect your evaluation score. Fill out all of the required information before submitting the form. For questions regarding the summary sheet, please contact the programme coordinator  directly.

Selection criteria 

The selection process is based on the following criteria: study results (grades), motivation for the studies (letter of motivation, references, courses and/or relevant work experience) and/or previous education. 

Previous education is assessed on the quality that the previous education is considered to have in the subjects that are relevant to the education applied for. To assess this, e.g. UKÄ's quality review for Swedish higher education institutions. For foreign universities, e.g. university ranking. The merit evaluation is done on a scale of 1-75.

Acceptance rate

The acceptance rate for the master's programme in Systems, Control and Robotics for 2024 was 11 %. We admitted 61 students out of the 569 applicants that met the admission requirements. To increase your chances of getting admitted to KTH, we advise you to select more than one programme when applying. You can apply for up to four programmes and rank them in your order of preference.

Recognition of prior learning

Suppose you entirely or partially lack a formal requirement for a course or programme, but you believe you have the necessary knowledge to meet the requirement. In that case, you can apply for recognition of prior learning .