KTH: Royal Institute of Technology

Program Details

Program Location Stockholm, Sweden
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20273
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 08/20/24 to 12/20/24
2024-25 Academic Year 08/20/24 to 06/02/25
Past Dates
Fall 2023 08/19/23 to 12/21/23
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


KTH: Royal Institute of Technology

The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) is the largest and oldest institution for engineering education and technical research in Sweden with roots going back to the beginning of the 19th century. The academic program covers a wide spectrum of subjects from natural sciences to all areas of technology for about 14,500 students.

Stockholm is considered one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Nicknamed the "Venice of the North," Stockholm is located upon 14 islands between two waters, Lake Malaren and the Baltic Sea. Stockholm was founded in 1252 and is an extraordinary city with a unique composure of old and new. Sweden is located between the Baltic and North Seas and is the fourth largest country in Europe. Due to the warm Gulf Stream in the Atlantic, Sweden has a rather mild climate considering its location.

A NOTE TO FALL SEMESTER APPLICANTS:  The fall semester at KTH  ends in early January with final exams taking place in mid-January.  The school will make special arrangements for students who have to leave in December.  Please speak to a Study Abroad advisor about these accommodations before you apply.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


KTH: Royal Institute of Technology

Students participating in this program take graduate-level courses.  This program is open to Engineering and Computer Science majors who have completed at least 5 semesters of university study (Junior status) before the start of the study period at KTH. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Science]
Specifically from: CS (SCI), COM,SLC,POL,IDIS,SOC, PHIL (CLA)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English (courses for years 4-5)

Semester Course Load: 24 ECTS (12 Purdue credit hours)

Courses taught in English are graduate level courses.


Students can apply for on-campus accommodation located around Stockholm within commuting distance that consists of both single rooms and studio apartments. However, students also have the option of living off campus, although this is not recommended. More information on housing on and off-campus at KTH can be found here.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Housing $3,000.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Visa $175.00
Books and Supplies $250.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Fall Semester Mar 1
Spring Semester Sep 15

Returnees Information

KTH: Royal Institute of Technology

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.