KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Statistics



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#234 of 14,131 In the World
#84 of 2,785 In Europe
#6 of 39 In Sweden
#3 of 12 In Stockholm
#20 of 1,013 For Nuclear Engineering
Top100 For 43 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate41%
Admissions RequirementsUpper secondary school certificate (tekniskt/naturvetenskapligt gymnasium) or foreign equivalent, and knowledge of Swedish
Academic CalendarAugust to June (August - December; January-June)

We've calculated the 41% acceptance rate for KTH Royal Institute of Technology based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a world-class research university with 85,922 scientific papers published and 2,108,582 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Computer Science, Biology, Materials Science, Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


KTH Royal Institute of Technology majors

by publication & citation count

67,612 / 1,605,234
62,614 / 1,535,517
50,593 / 1,364,190
Quantum and Particle physics
49,442 / 1,195,133
Computer Science
39,923 / 894,139
37,641 / 1,108,392
Materials Science
37,211 / 950,695
Environmental Science
36,072 / 899,497
Organic Chemistry
30,458 / 876,044
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
26,479 / 603,843
Electrical Engineering
21,710 / 468,821
20,283 / 422,451
Optical Engineering
19,402 / 440,985
18,652 / 469,894
Geography and Cartography
17,987 / 416,455
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
17,672 / 366,020
17,055 / 621,045
15,748 / 320,008
15,013 / 302,327
Metallurgical Engineering
14,968 / 397,640
14,884 / 414,154
14,065 / 273,760
13,424 / 293,314
13,064 / 347,740
Mechanical Engineering
12,924 / 282,170
12,149 / 416,288
Chemical Engineering
10,913 / 360,791
Physical chemistry
10,836 / 331,069
Computer Networking
10,602 / 197,312
Political Science
10,493 / 241,650
10,100 / 238,174
9,893 / 301,397
9,715 / 199,025
9,494 / 218,685
Nuclear Physics
9,140 / 216,772
8,800 / 251,484
Astrophysics and Astronomy
8,216 / 209,750
8,140 / 175,888
Aerospace Engineering
8,112 / 167,726
7,947 / 194,869

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 555 4557
1992 542 5335
1993 644 5707
1994 840 6138
1995 814 6921
1996 915 7994
1997 889 8926
1998 1000 9556
1999 1181 11220
2000 1204 12401
2001 1302 13698
2002 1933 18799
2003 1644 20042
2004 1658 22833
2005 1863 27510
2006 2127 32009
2007 2177 35128
2008 2059 39999
2009 2383 44852
2010 2603 50903
2011 2981 59862
2012 3306 68302
2013 3573 76526
2014 3731 84945
2015 3937 93848
2016 4014 102549
2017 4196 111919
2018 4158 128488
2019 4172 146112
2020 4463 169278
2021 4827 200054
2022 4132 202701
2023 4379 207943
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The tuition table for KTH Royal Institute of Technology gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (SEK)
Bachelor's Degree Free for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens; 140,000 SEK/year for others
Master's Degree Free for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens; 310,000 SEK/year for others
PhD Degree Free for all students

KTH Royal Institute of Technology has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business No Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics No Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences No No No
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology No No No
Högskoleexamen / Konstnärlig högskoleexamen Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Technology
Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts) Architecture, Technology
Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification) Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Maintenance, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Teacher Training, Technology, Technology Education
Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Architecture, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Real Estate, Town Planning
Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Automotive Engineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Management, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Naval Architecture, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Engineering, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Power Engineering, Production Engineering, Railway Engineering, Real Estate, Robotics, Structural Architecture, Surveying and Mapping, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Town Planning, Transport Engineering
Yrkesexamen (Second cycle professional qualification) Architecture, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Data Processing, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial and Production Economics, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Physical Engineering, Teacher Training
Licentiatexamen Engineering
Doktorsexamen Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Architecture, Automotive Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Industrial and Production Economics, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Machine Building, Management, Marine Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Medical Technology, Physics, Production Engineering, Social Sciences, Soil Science, Structural Architecture, Surveying and Mapping, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Transport and Communications, Water Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology alumni

  1. Dolph Lundgren

    Dolph Lundgren
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1957-.. (age 67)
    screenwriterboxerfilm produceractorfilm director

    Hans "Dolph" Lundgren is a Swedish-American actor, filmmaker and martial artist. Born in Spånga, Sweden, Lundgren became interested in martial arts at a young age. This would lead him to hold the rank of 4th dan black belt in Kyokushin karate and become European champion in 1980 and 1981. In 1982, while studying to get a master's degree, he became the boyfriend of singer Grace Jones. With her he moved to New York City and started to take acting classes. In 1985, Lundgren had a breakthrough role playing the lead villain as an imposing Soviet boxer named Ivan Drago in Sylvester Stallone's Rocky IV.

  2. Max Tegmark

    Max Tegmark
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1967-.. (age 57)

    Max Erik Tegmark is a Swedish-American physicist, machine learning researcher and author. He is best known for his book Life 3.0 about what the world might look like as artificial intelligence continues to improve. Tegmark is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the president of the Future of Life Institute.

  3. Ivar Kreuger

    Ivar Kreuger
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1880-1932 (aged 52)
    Enrolled in KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Studied in 1896-1899
    business executiveentrepreneurindustrialistengineercivil engineer

    Ivar Kreuger was a Swedish civil engineer, financier, entrepreneur and industrialist. In 1908, he co-founded the construction company Kreuger & Toll Byggnads AB, which specialized in new building techniques. By aggressive investments and innovative financial instruments, he built a global match and financial empire. Between the two world wars, he negotiated match monopolies with European, Central American and South American governments, and finally controlled between two thirds and three quarters of worldwide match production, becoming known as the "Match King".

  4. Christer Fuglesang

    Christer Fuglesang
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1957-.. (age 67)
    physicistastronautchildren's writerblogger

    Arne Christer Fuglesang is a Swedish physicist and an ESA astronaut. He was first launched aboard the STS-116 Space Shuttle mission on 10 December 2006, making him the first Swedish citizen in space.

All 100 notable alumni

KTH Royal Institute of Technology faculties and divisions

School : Architecture and the Built Environment Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Real Estate, Town Planning
School : Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Communication Studies, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Media Studies, Telecommunications Engineering
School : Engineering Sciences Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
School : Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, Polymer and Plastics Technology
School : Industrial Engineering and Management Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Materials Engineering, Production Engineering, Teacher Training

General information

Alternative names KTH
Kungliga Tekniska högskolan
Founded 1827
Accreditation Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)
Motto Vetenskap och Konst
Colors blue

Location and contacts

Address Brinellvägen 8
Stockholm, SE-100 44
City population 979,000

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