KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Website

kth.se/en

Availability

Available for students in IT, Engineering, Architecture and Design programs only


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    Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. KTH is Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

    There are five campuses across greater Stockholm, all located strategically close to their areas of research. Each campus is situated near accommodation, parks, sports facilities, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

    KTH is a popular university for international students with a vibrant student community made up by nearly 100 nationalities. Each year the university welcomes 1,000 exchange students and an even larger number of international degree seeking students.

    KTH is working with industry and society in the pursuit of sustainable solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges: climate change, future energy supply, urbanisation and quality of life for the rapidly-growing elderly population. KTH are addressing these with world leading, high-impact research and education in natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

    In 2019, KTH is ranked 72nd best university in Europe and 201 to 250 in the best universities by Times Higher Education.

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    Stockholm is a dynamic capital where city life, nature, business, culture and international cuisine are all close at hand. It’s been rated as Europe’s safest capital and one of the world’s top student cities. The city is comprised of fourteen islands within Lake Mälaren runs into the Baltic Sea.

    Renowned for its innovation and creativity, environmental commitment and progressive social policies, Stockholm is epicentre of Swedish culture . International flights arrive at the main airport, Arlanda, and regular public transport is available from the airport to the SU campus.

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    • The Vasa Museum
    • The Royal Palace
    • Fotografiska
    • Moderna Museet
    • The City Hall
    • ABBA The Museum
    • Skansen Open-Air Museum
    • Nationalmuseum
    • Gröna Lund's Amusement Park
    • Drottningholm Palace
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    Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe in terms of area. The capital city is Stockholm.

    The climate is generally mild despite its northerly latitude, and Sweden often has warm continental summers. The climate and environment varies significantly from the south and north, and much of Sweden has cold and snowy winters. Sweden has a population of 10.3 million people, of whom approximately 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre, with most people concentrated in the central and southern half of the country. The official language is Swedish, but many minority languages are spoken and 89% of Swedes say they're able to speak English.

    Sweden is one of the best countries for those who love wilderness, mountains, lakes and forests. Allemansrätten, translated as “all man's right”, means that nature is free for everyone in Sweden. You have the right to camp almost everywhere you want and forage wild fruit and berries, as long as you don't disturb others. This is the country where you can see wild reindeer, the Northern Lights, Viking remnants, fresh drinkable water in streams, massive mountains for hiking, 100,000 lakes, midnight sun, and piles of snow.

    If you're into history or architecture, there are hundreds of castles, old ships, classic Gothic structures, modern Gothenburg structures, ice hotels, medieval cities, and more to discover. Culture wise, Sweden is the third biggest exporter of music after the US and the UK, and loves a big music festival. The biggest sport in Sweden is ice hockey, and watching a match is a great experience.

    Sweden is also home to massive Christmas markets. The country is a very friendly and safe location for tourists, and Stockholm is home to Scandinavia's biggest Pride festival. If you're not one for the cold, why not visit during the warmer months and experience the Midsummer holiday traditions.

    Did you know?

    There are about 300,000 to 400,000 moose roaming freely in the woods of Sweden.Sweden is so good at recycling that the country imports waste from other countries such as Norway.

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KTH Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Autumn semester (SP5)
August to January

Spring semester (SP2)
January to June


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    Undergraduate

    Undergraduate courses are taught in Swedish – see language requirements.

    Postgraduate

    • Computer Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering Sciences
    • Industrial Engineering and Management
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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    UniSA Architecture students can only take courses within the School of Architecture at KTH.

    The Department of Learning in Engineering Sciences at KTH offers Swedish language courses free of charge for exchange students. There is an intensive course starting in the beginning of August. During the academic year Swedish language courses are offered along with the rest of the major studies. The course catalogue for Swedish language courses is available in March.

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    • UniSA academic transcript
    • Passport
    • Learning agreement
    • Nomination form
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    Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies: 

    • 18 units = 30 ECTS 
    • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS  

    It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your Program Director if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

     

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    KTH does not ask for result from official language tests, however they strongly recommend that students applying for exchange studies at KTH have a proficiency of English equivalent to the European B 2 level. See here for more details.

    Undergraduate courses are taught in Swedish. English language courses are available at postgraduate level (which can be made available to 4th year undergraduate students).

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KTH Factsheet

Download factsheet

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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Weather
Autumn/Winter | -3°c to 14°c 
Spring/Summer | 5°c to 25°c 

Currency
Kr Swedish Krona (SEK)

Local language/s
Swedish


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    KTH Royal Institute of Technology does not offer airport pick up. Students will need to make their own way to the campus from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here.

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    KTH Accommodation rents rooms for exchange students in student housing buildings (dormitories) or in apartment houses. The rooms are in central Stockholm as well as in the suburbs of the city. KTH can only offer this service to a limited number of international students as the housing market is difficult in Stockholm. The location of the room will depend on the number of rooms available. There is no possibility to choose your room or address, nor to change an allocated room. Exchange students will be able to register their interest in finding accommodation in the online application for exchange studies at KTH. KTH Accommodation will be in contact the after you have been accepted to confirm and allocate a room prior to your arrival in Sweden. Please note that the housing contract is signed upon arrival at KTH.

    Alternatively, if you are considering off-campus living, it is recommended that you start looking as soon as possible and join the SSSB.

    More information on accommodation can be found here.

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to KTH Royal Institute of Technology as these are included as part of your fees at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $3200 
    Accommodation $390 to $950 per month 
    Meals/Groceries $310 per month 
    Transportation $100 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $300 to $500 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

KTH Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.

Australian Government DFAT brief on Sweden is available here.

Swedish embassy website can be found here.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology student visa FAQ is available here.

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

KTH Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

Enquire

How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is not an exchange partner for winter/summer school.

To see current short-term opportunities, please click here.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology website

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