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KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Your Host City: Stockholm
Stockholm is Sweden’s capital and with over 1.8 million residents—its largest city. The city is located on 14 islands all connected by bridges in Lake Malaren. Outside of Stockholm and into the Baltic Sea is the Stockholm archipelago which comprises some 24,000 islands that can be explored by ferry. Dating as far back as the 12th century, Stockholm is a combination of old world charm and modern vitality. Stroll through Gamla Stan, the old area of Stockholm to delight in the cobblestone streets, stucco buildings, the Royal Palace, and the Swedish Parliament. For a more modern and trendy Stockholm experience visit Sodermalm, an area known for its restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and specialty shops.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available in English and/or Swedish, you should visit the KTH website. For course descriptions, please visit the Course and Program Directory. All course descriptions are translated into English and include information on the number of ECTS credits, language of instruction, prerequisites, grading, number of lectures, etc.
Swedish Language Classes
For students who do not speak Swedish, it is recommended that you enroll in a Swedish language class. The Swedish language course will also give you an introduction to Swedish culture. Classes are divided into four levels, from elementary to advanced Swedish. Students with previous knowledge in Swedish can take a web-based placement test to confirm their level.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. Thus, most students take four to five classes a term at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Mid-August – Mid-January
Spring Semester: Early January - Early June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the KTH web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
KTH does not offer on-campus housing for students. However, they will help you locate housing in Stockholm through their list of off-campus apartments or private rooms throughout the city. Depending on the housing location, the commute to the main campus can range from a fifteen minute to a forty-five minute train ride. Each student room/student apartment is furnished with basic amenities and a shared kitchen and bathroom.
Students are also encouraged to search for their own housing as early as possible. Please note, although it can be very useful to start your research before arrival, we do NOT recommend you rent an apartment sight unseen from a stranger.
For more information on accommodations please visit the KTH website.
Financial InformationProgram Cost: 2013-2014
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the KTH Expenses Worksheet:
KTH Spring 2014 Expenses Worksheet
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Global Reach Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Center for Global Education Diversity Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.
Photographs of Stockholm credited to Ola Eriksson and Helena Wahlman/imagebank.sweden.se