• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Electromagnetic fields are the basis of telecommunications. They are employed, for example, to transmit high-speed data through optic fibres or mobile wireless systems. Additionally, electromagnetic fields are transmitted from objects in the universe, such as stars, and they provide key information to help us understand the universe. 

A fundamental understanding of plasma is needed for controlling and generating fusion energy, the same source that powers the Sun, and which promises to power the Earth in the near future.

With these objectives in mind, the Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is built around four distinct areas of focus. These four areas are defined as four specialisations with a common core of selected courses in plasma and electromagnetic theory.

  • Microwave Engineering
  • Photonics
  • Plasma
  • Space


KTH has an international reputation in plasma physics, and has been the home of Hannes Alfvén, a pioneer in the field and Nobel Prize laureate. Today, the university is active in several aspects of the development of ITER, from plasma modelling to engineering material facing the plasma. 

Space research at KTH is carried out in both large international projects under ESA and NASA and in smaller collaborations with leading research centres and universities around Europe, USA, South Africa and Japan.

Emphasis is placed on both the theoretical and applied aspects of the field with a multidisciplinary approach and close proximity to real research applications – with many master’s theses completed in international collaborations. 

The master's programme in Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering offers students a unique breadth of experience with a multitude of career prospects following their degree.

Programme Structure

Topics covered:

  • Electromagnetism
  • Fusion
  • Space engineering
  • Antennas
  • Microwave devices
  • THz circuitry
  • Photonics
  • Plasma

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

To be eligible for the programme, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English and meet the programme-specific requirements.

Programme Specific requirements

A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits including courses in:
  • Electrical engineering, physics, electronics or computer science, including courses in basic electromagnetics and mechanics, corresponding to at least 60 ECTS credits.
  • Mathematics including calculus, vector algebra, differential equations and numerical methods corresponding to at least 30 ECTS credits.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14496 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the full programme is SEK 310,000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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