The origins of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm – "Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan", KTH – go back to 1827, as the "Teknologiska Institutet" then began to offer education in technological subjects with a strong professional touch.
KTH is Sweden’s largest and most prestigious technical university. The university has a rich history of pioneering ideas and innovation that dates back to 1827. KTH’s global reputation for excellence attracts students from all over the world. The university offers a range of study options for international students seeking world-class education within science and technology.
KTH is Sweden's largest technical research institution and has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities.
We gather researchers and faculty from around the world whose work encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, natural sciences, architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
KTH Career acts as a link between students, employers and industry, and helps students with their career planning. Free of charge, it offers various events and individual guidance, such as career coaching and a mentor programme.
KTH provides qualified and confidential student counselling to all students. The counsellors can help you become more aware of your own resources and make better choices about your studies and professional development.
Some international student groups are guaranteed housing through KTH, while some have to find housing on their own. Stockholm offers a range of housing opportunities, but finding accommodation can take time so you must start looking early. The vast public transportation system makes it possible to study in one part of Stockholm and live in another.
The main library at KTH Campus is Sweden's largest library for technology with a vast selection of books, scientific journals and databases. With its study spaces, group rooms and cafe, the library is a popular meeting place for students. In addition to the main library KTH Kista, KTH Haninge, KTH Södertälje and the School of Architecture all have local libraries.
University studies can be challenging. The Student Health Service provide counselling and support in psychological matters related to your studies. The staff is bound by confidentiality and the services are free of charge.
The five KTH campuses in Greater Stockholm, gather more than 12,000 full-time students, some 2,000 PhD students and approximately 3,700 full-time employees. The campuses are strategically located close to their areas of research and study, for example KTH Kista is situated in the middle of the Kista ICT hub, with some of the world’s leading Information and Communications Technology companies. One of our other campuses, KTH Flemingsberg, is located in one of Northern Europe’s leading medical technology centres for research and industrial activity.
Although KTH campus is located in central Stockholm it is next to the National City Park – a large green area with great natural and cultural resources and excellent for jogging, walks etc.
On the main campus there is a sports centre which offers a fully equipped gym, aerobics classes, spinning and sports such as basketball, floorball, badminton, etc. Students may buy membership at a reduced price. Near the main campus there is an indoor swimming pool.Stockholm Student Sports Association offers a wide variety of activities at various locations around the city. Activities include, for example; martial arts, racket and ball sports, dance classes, kayaking, fencing, mountain climbing, swimming and acrobatics.