KTH origins go back to the 1690s when the Swedish scientist, inventor and industrialist Christopher Polhem started providing technical education in Stockholm through his Laboratorium Mechanicum. A hundred years later, the Laboratorium Mechanicum was absorbed into the School of Mechanics and finally established as KTH in 1827. In the 1910s, we moved into our emblematic campus in central Stockholm.
KTH offers over 60 two-year master's degree programmes in English to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent. We also offer one three-year bachelor's degree programme in English in Information and Communication Technology.
At KTH, you will access a vibrant student life and a prestigious academic environment.
KTH's research platforms promote interdisciplinary collaboration that provides conditions for new, pioneering knowledge that contributes to solving future challenges.
A degree from KTH is a springboard to a successful career. KTH graduates quickly establish themselves on the job market with over 50 per cent landing their first job even before receiving their degree – much thanks to KTH’s strong reputation among employees.
Of the international student population, 12 per cent go on to PhD studies at KTH or other renowned universities.
As the home of the Nobel Prize, Sweden is known for its innovation and entrepreneurship. Swedes have invented everything from the steam turbine and dynamite to Bluetooth and Skype. At KTH Innovation, students get support to commercialise their business ideas, and over 10 per cent of KTH Alumni go on to start their own company.
Stockholm offers a range of housing opportunities, and the vast public transportation system makes it possible to study in one part of Stockholm and live in another. Tuition fee-paying students doing a full master's or bachelor's programme (including scholarship holders) are guaranteed accommodation for up to 12 months through KTH. Non-tuition fee-paying students cannot access accommodation through KTH and need to look for accommodation on their own.
The KTH Library supports the academic and digital skills of students and researchers. It provides e-journals, e-books and databases via subscriptions, purchases and open access. We proudly assert that we are one of Sweden's – or perhaps the world's – most beautiful libraries.
The Swedish healthcare system is financed by social insurance that provides all citizens with subsidised healthcare through the government. There are both public and private providers of healthcare.
KTH's five campuses are open environments for students, staff and the general public. The campus areas are designed as shared spaces for pedestrians, cyclists and cars where accessibility and pedestrian safety is prioritised. In addition to facilities for research and education with libraries and student health, there are also info centres, housing and green areas.
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