Exchange students within Architecture have a set study plan with courses given at the School of Architecture.
– the School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), the School of Electrical Engineering (EES) and the School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), will be integrated into the new School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS);
The study plan (learning agreement) will be finalised and signed by the international coordinator after arrival to KTH.
The first letter of the course code, for example BB2520, indicates the school responsible for the course. The first digit in the course code, BB2520, represents the level of the course. “1” indicates that the course is given at bachelor’s (basic) level and “2” means master’s (advanced) level. Course codes starting with the digit “3” are PhD-courses and not available for exchange students.
The international coordinator at KTH will contact you if you need to revise your course selection.
You will recieve information on how to create your schedule once your letter of acceptance has been sent from the international coordinator at KTH.
As part of a reorganization at KTH in January, 2018, ten academic schools have merged into five:
School of Architecture and the Built Environment (A) School of Biotechnology (B) School of Chemical Science and Engineering (K) School of Computer Science and Communication (D) School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (L) School of Engineering Sciences (S) School of Electrical Engineering (E) School of Industrial Engineering and Managment (M) School of Information and Communication Technology (I) School of Technology and Health (H)
In the application form, you should upload a study plan (learning agreement) with the selected courses, which have been approved and signed by your home university.
The main language of instruction on bachelor’s level (year 1-3) is Swedish, the main language of instruction on master’s level (year 4-5) is English. Nevertheless, Swedish language courses are offered – and recommended – to get an introduction to Swedish society and culture. If you have some knowledge in Swedish and choose to follow a course given in Swedish, it should be noted that normally a considerable proportion of the course literature is in English and the teaching staff can be expected to have a good command of English.
The European Credit Transfer System, ECTS, is used at KTH. One week of full time studies (40 hours including lectures, individual studies, etc.) is equivalent to 1,5 ECTS credits. One academic year equals 60 ECTS credits and one semester equals 30 ECTS credits. The grading scale goes from A (excellent), B (very good), C (good), D (satisfactory), E (sufficent) to F/FX (fail). A distinction is made between the grades FX and F that are used for unsuccessful examinations. FX means: “fail- some more work required to pass” and F means: “fail – considerable further work required”.
The educational offerings, courses and programmes, will however not be changed during the upcoming academic year 2018/19. This means that the merger will not affect the application round for 2018/19 and applying students will still apply according to the old KTH school structure in April and October, 2018.
Exchange students in all subject areas except from Architecture make an individual course selection, with more than 1000 master’s level courses in English to choose from. Exchange students within Architecture have a set study plan, tailored for students to make the most out of their exchange.
As an exchange student you apply to the KTH school where you will study most or all of your courses. Students select courses of 30 ECTS credits per term of which at least 50 percent should be given at the school to which you are applying. You must also meet the admission requirements for each course.
As an exchange student, you create an individual study plan (learning agreement) which should be approved by your home university before applying to KTH. If necessary, there will be a possibility to revise your initial course selection when you have arrived at KTH.
-the School of Biotechnology, the School of Chemistry and the School of Technology and Health, have merged into the new School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH).
Course descriptions are found in the course and programme directory reached through the links below. All course descriptions include admission requirements, information on ECTS credits, language of instruction and grading.
Select courses of 30 ECTS credits per semester (corresponding to full-time studies at KTH). Courses in Swedish language and society may be excluded from the 30 ECTS credit maximum. Choose a minimum of 50 percent of the credits at the school to which you are applying (applicants to the School of Architecture must take all their courses within that school).
Meet the admission requirements for each course. How to select courses 1. Find relevant courses