KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

Top reasons to study here

  • KTH is working with industry and society in the pursuit of sustainable solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges.
  • KTH encourages versatile solutions and the innovative climate creates many opportunities to realise great ideas.
  • KTH's educational programmes foster a new generation of engineers, architects, teachers and undergraduate engineers.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (42)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



The origins of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm – "Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan", KTH – go back to 1827, as the "Teknologiska Institutet" then began to offer education in technological subjects with a strong professional touch. 


KTH will continue to focus on research and education for a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. We will continuously assess the impact of our efforts in society and contribute with the intellectual resources of our students and researchers to create new approaches to some of the most critical challenges of our times.

In collaboration the three universities offer a comprehensive university environment for research and education. More than 4,000 researchers and 47,000 students across all scientific fields have chosen one of the three renowned institutions.


The wide spectrum of research at KTH demands variation in focus, approach and formation. KTH works to create an open atmosphere and break down traditional barriers between academic disciplines. 

Basic research is conducted in parallel with applied research, and the same is true of multidisciplinary work and specifically targeted work. Based on strong areas of research at KTH, six focus areas have been created. These work as platforms for multidiciplinary research.


KTH Career acts as a link between students, employers and industry, and helps students with their career planning. Free of charge, it offers various events and individual guidance, such as career coaching and a mentor programme.

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University Ranking

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Student services

At a student office (also called course office) you can e.g. re-register for a course, pick up exams or purchase course compendiums. What office you should turn to depends on which school/department is responsible for the course. If you have questions about what course to choose or your studies on your program, you should instead turn to your education office or programme counsellor.

Housing services

For exchange students and master students from the EU there is unfortunately no guarantee of receiving a housing offer from KTH. Therefore and due to the housing situation in Stockholm, it is a good idea to start looking for private accommodation as soon as possible.

Library services

In 1825 the foundation of the KTH Library was laid through the first purchases and donations. Nowadays, the focus of acquisition is on electronic resources. The library takes great account of requests from students, teachers and researchers when acquiring resources or starting new subscriptions.

Student Reviews

Practical Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

What I like most is, practical experience is considered very important and you need to get it to pass most of the courses. This is exactly what an engineer needs.

Great. Highly Recommended.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was given very free environment to develop my own ideas and to pursue the ideal built environment in my mind.

Highly Satisfied
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good professors and a healthy learning environment.

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

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