Contemporary Challenges Credits

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Stockholm, Sweden

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Academic Year 2019
Aug 26, 2019
Jun 01, 2020
Mar 01, 2019
Fall 2019
Aug 26, 2019
Jan 14, 2020
Mar 01, 2019
Spring 2020
Jan 14, 2020
Jun 02, 2020
Oct 01, 2019
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Swedish
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Senior
3.0
Restrictions

Rutgers students are not eligible to take Architecture courses at KTH

Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

Hip but historical, Stockholm is home to Sweden's capital and one of the most prestigious engineering universities in the world - KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology has  16,000 students and is one of the most prestigious and highly ranked universities in Sweden for engineers. At least one-third of all technical research and engineering education in Sweden is completed at KTH, particularly well-known for its research in technology and natural sciences. KTH’s main campus is located in Ostermalm, one of the most populous areas of central Stockholm.

Program Locations

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On the banks of a river, the sunset is reflected in the windows of homes clustered together. In the background, there are bigger, traditional style buildings with tall steeples

Sweden

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.

 

Academics

 

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.

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.

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.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the KTH web page.

Fall Semester

Mid August

Mid January

Spring Semester

Early January

Early June

Housing 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.

Photographers names are Ola Eriksson and Helena Wahlman, Jann Lipka and Håkan Lindgren.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,400
Housing $4,000
Meals $2,300
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $155
Books and Classroom Materials $350
Local Transportation $150
Personal Expenses $2,600
Total $10,955.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per semester $9,915 $13,115
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,400
Housing $8,000
Meals $4,600
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $155
Books and Classroom Materials $700
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $5,200
Total $20,355.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,400
Housing $4,000
Meals $2,300
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $155
Books and Classroom Materials $350
Local Transportation $150
Personal Expenses $2,600
Total $10,955.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

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.