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KTH Masters Challenge India 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open18-Nov-2015
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AwardKTH Scholarship of Rs 23 lakh
EligibilityGraduates, final yr graduating

What is KTH Masters Challenge India 2016?

Study in Sweden with a 2-year Master’s scholarship for KTH Royal Institute of Technology!

Give yourself the edge with an engineering masters at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology gives India’s next generation of engineers the chance to win a two-year scholarship worth 2 300 000 INR, application fee waiver and summer internship with FormulateIP in 2016! The winner also scores a VIP invitation to the prize ceremony in Bangalore, January 2016 - and a certificate of achievement. Second and third runners up earn a summer internship, VIP invite and competition certificate.

Entrants choose from three specialist areas: Engineering Design, Wireless Systems and Electric Power Engineering (additional Electric Power Engineering prize: ABB sponsored living allowance and summer internship).

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The competition is open for participation to anyone fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Indian citizen or legal Indian resident currently enrolled at an Indian university, or recent graduate holding a bachelor's degree from an Indian university (graduating no later than June 2016).
  • In order to be able to claim the first prize (scholarship), the winner first needs to fulfill the enrollment requirements set by KTH and the Master's programme. The prize winner must be accepted into the Master's programme in order to receive the scholarship. Thus, winning the competition does not automatically mean the student is guaranteed a place in the Master's programme.
  • Winners must abide by the application requirements of the host organization.
  • All users must provide submissions that the user has created him/herself.
  • All users must provide personal information that is truthful and accurate.
  • Sqore reserves the right to exclude users at its sole discretion.

How can you apply ?

You can complete the steps in any order.

Take the three quizzes
Provide your solution to the case question related to the Master’s programme
Write a short personal statement (motivational statement)
Fill out your profile (make sure to fill in your individual and educational background or you may not be eligible)
Apply to the Master’s programme on the University Admissions website (view the competition checklist for help)*

*Make sure to apply and upload all of your documents before November 22, 2015 in order to be able to win the competition. More information on the admissions requirements for the Master’s programme can be found here. Please note that these deadlines are only for you as a participant in the challenge, and do not reflect other Swedish University Admissions deadlines.


When can I apply for Master’s programmes at KTH starting in Autumn 2016?

The application period is open between October 16 and January 15.

How do I apply?

The application for Master’s programmes at KTH is web based and done via

Information regarding admission requirements.

How many programmes can I apply for?

You can apply for up to 4 programmes at Master's level via and you must rank them in order of preference.

Is it possible to change the order of preference of the programmes I have applied to?

You are able to make changes to your application until the application deadline (January 15).


Where should you send the supporting academic documents?

All documents should either be uploaded directly to your application at or be sent to:

University Admissions in Sweden
FE 20102
SE–839 87 Östersund

Documents that cannot easily be scanned, such as a portfolio or documents with many pages (i.e. thesis projects and long essays), should be sent directly to the university if they are required (stated in the programme description). If you have further questions about the specific admission requirements please contact the programme coordinator.

When is the deadline for receipt of supporting academic documents?

The deadline for the receipt of supporting academic documents is February 2, 2015 which means that your documents must have reached University Admissions in Sweden (address given on the cover sheet) by that date.

What happens if my documents reach University Admissions after February the 2nd?

If you submit documents after the deadline, your application will be considered late. Late applications are processed only if time, availability and resources permit.

How will I know when my documents have been received by University Admissions in Sweden?

After you have submitted your application for a Master's programme, you will be notified by email by (not KTH) when your documents have been scanned and matched with your application.

I am a conditionally accepted student and wish to hand in my documents?

Please send an email to to arrange a meeting for handing in documents.

When can I pick up my documents that I have handed in?

The assessment will take about one month from the day you hand in your documents.

Specific requirements

I have a query regarding the programme specific requirements. Can you help me?

Please contact the programme coordinator(s) with queries regarding the programme specific entry requirements. Contact information for programme coordinators can be found on the programme webpage.

It says on that I need to submit proof that I meet the programme specific requirements, where can I find these?

If the programme requires you to submit any specific documents it will be clearly stated in the programme description.

Programme descriptions

What are your English language requirements?

KTH has a strict policy regarding its English language requirements and it is important that you fulfil these in order for your application to be processed.

English language requirements

Can I send a copy of my TOEFL results?

No, all TOEFL tests must be sent straight from Educational Testing Service (ETS) and reach University Admissions in Sweden by the deadline for submitting documents. The institution code is Sweden 3477.

Can I send a copy of my IELTS results?

Yes, you should send a copy of your IELTS test results to University Admissions in Sweden. They will then verify your results online.

What is a course syllabus?

A course syllabus is a descriptive summary of a course you have taken in your Bachelor's degree.

Does the copy of my passport, letter of recommendation, letter of intent, CV and proof of work experience have to be certified?

If you are from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you are required to document your citizenship status in order to be considered exempt from paying application and tuition fees. The copy of your passport must be certified.

If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, certification of your passport copy is not required.

Letter of recommendation, letter of intent, CV etc. do not need to be certified.

Can I email you a copy of my transcripts etc. for you to look at before I apply?

KTH does not assess any documents before a full application has been submitted and the selection process has started. All documents should be sent to University Admissions, neither KTH nor University Admissions in Sweden accept documents sent by email or fax.

Do I need to send in more than one set of documents if I’m applying for more than one programme?

You only need to submit one copy of each document as your documents will be scanned and put into a database which personnel from all Swedish universities will have access to.

If the programmes require specific information such as letters of intent, letters of recommendation etc., you will need to provide a specific text for each programme you are applying for. Clearly mark on each document which programme they refer to and only submit the documentation requested.

All documents should be sent to:

University Admissions in Sweden
FE 20102
SE–839 87 Östersund

Documents should only be sent directly to the university if this is stated in the programme description.

Can I still apply even though my University is not listed in the International Handbook of Universities?

Each application will be assessed upon its own individual merit and we use several different sources to establish whether a Higher Education Institution is accredited.

Can I apply even if I haven’t completed my Bachelor's degree?

Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply to KTH and if qualified, receive conditional acceptance. If you have not yet completed your studies, please use this template:   Written statement for conditionally acceptance to KTH.pdf (pdf 96 kB)

This applies to both Swedish and international applicants.

I have previously applied via or so do I need to send all the documents again?

If you have previously applied for a Master's programme here at KTH via or and you sent a complete set of supporting documents you only need to submit new documents that are relevant for the Masters' programmes you are applying for now. Please check the programme description carefully. All new documents must be accompanied by a cover sheet. When logging on, you must use the same user account as you did when you previously applied via or

Please note that if you had not completed your undergraduate degree or if you were given conditional acceptance in the last application round and you did not submit a diploma/degree certificate and a full set of transcripts to your account on or, you must submit these documents following the instructions for submitting documentation. This must be done even if you submitted copies to the programme coordinator or showed your documents to the Admissions Office upon arrival.

Fees and scholarships

How much is the application fee?

Applicants from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay an application fee of 900 SEK.

Further information regarding application fees

How much is the tuition fee for studying a Master’s programme at KTH?

  • Programmes and courses within all subject areas except for the below: 145 000 SEK* per academic year (60 ECTS)
  • Programmes and courses within Architecture: 245 000 SEK* per academic year (60 ECTS)
  • The Master’s programme Molecular Techniques in Life Science: 200 000 SEK per academic year (60 ECTS).

Who is required to pay tuition fees?

All citizens of countries from outside the European Union and the European Economic Area who study at a Swedish higher education institution, and who do not have any other kind of residence permit in Sweden other than a residence permit for studies, will need to pay tuition fees. Formal exchange students and doctoral students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee.

Tuition fees at KTH

How do I pay the tuition fee?

The invoice for the first semester is sent via email after the second notification of selection results has been published.


Where can I find information about scholarships and tuition fee waivers?


How do I apply for a KTH Tuition fee waiver?

The application for the KTH Tuition fee waiver is online based. The application is found here:KTH Tuition fee waiver


I am interested in the Erasmus+ programmes. Who do I contact?

For queries regarding Erasmus+ please see the link below for more information and contact details.


I am an incoming exchange student/interested in exchange studies. Who do I contact?

For exchange studies please see the link below for further information and contact details.

Exchange studies at KTH

I have a query regarding PhD studies. Where can I find more information about this?

There is no central administration or application form for PhD studies so you need to contact the relevant School/Department directly.

Information regarding PhD studies

KTH Research Projects Database

I’m experiencing problems with my account on What shall I do?

For problems and queries regarding the application form, cover sheet, your user account and other queries relating to the application procedure please contact by using the contact form or calling the Contact Centre. Please also see their FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions for further information regarding the application procedure.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Tel: +46 (0)771 550 720

My date of birth/social security number is wrong on How do I change it?

Your date of birth/social security number will only be changed if you are accepted. If/when you have been accepted please contact the KTH Admissions Office to arrange this. No data will be corrected if your application is deleted or unsuccessful.

What does ‘reserve’ mean on my Notification of Selection results?

It means that you have been placed on a waiting list and you will be contacted by the programme directly in the event that you are offered a place.

Does KTH offer any programmes at Bachelor's level in English?

Yes, KTH offers one Bachelor's programme with English as the language of instruction.

Bachelor's programme in Information and Communication Technology

Do you offer single courses taught in English?

Information about single courses at KTH

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