KTH – Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm
Sweden

Language of instruction

Swedish
English

KTH is Sweden’s largest and most prestigious technical university. It 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. It is currently ranked within the Top 200 universities in the world, and among the Top 50 for engineering and technology.

Sweden is considered to be one of the most technologically innovative countries in the world and Stockholm is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most entrepreneurial, innovative and attractive cities.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Term January–June
Semester 2 Autumn Term August/September–January

View the KTH academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

KTH has online resources to help get more out of your exchange:

Campuses

KTH has four campuses:

  • KTH Campus (main campus)
  • KTH Kista
  • KTH Flemingsberg
  • KTH Södertälje

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at KTH.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the KTH course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Engineering
Aerospace engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Information technology
Materials engineering
Mechanical engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Software engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
Philosophy
Sciences
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Mathematics and statistics
Physics
Regional and town planning
Postgraduate
Architecture
Engineering
Aerospace engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Information technology
Materials engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Software engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
Philosophy
Biological sciences
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Physics
Regional and town planning

Course restrictions

Architecture is only available for postgraduate level students. 

Students must take the majority of their credits from their admitting school. Applicants to the School of Architecture must take all their courses within that school.

Additional academic information

KTH has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Students can apply for accommodation through KTH Accommodation. The rooms allocated by KTH Accommodation are located on and around the main campus as well as in the suburbs of Stockholm. Due to a difficult housing situation in Stockholm, KTH Accommodation is not able to organise accommodation near campus for all exchange students.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Stockholm can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle. KTH has a quick overview of estimated expenses you can expect to encounter while in Stockholm. Study in Sweden also provides a guide to the local cost of living.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

KTH has specific insurance cover applicable to exchange students. It is not mandatory for students to purchase additional insurance, however, it is recommended that students are familiar with KTH insurance policies.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

KTH provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Swedish Migration Agency for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.