Scholarships - an overview

Students studying at KTH or employees, including PhD students and research staff, can apply for scholarships and travel grants from the KTH affiliated foundations. The following information includes foundations that are not affiliated with KTH but provide students and faculty with scholarships in their statutes.

General information about applying for scholarships

During the respective application period, more information and application forms will be available under 'Current scholarship announcements'.

If you are awarded a scholarship you will normally be notified by e-mail.

If money has been paid out for travel grants and it has not used for the intended purpose/destination, the amount must be repaid. Some changes to the arrangement may be permissible. For more information, contact the University Administration/Finance Office, e-mail: If the travel grant has not been fully used, the remainder shall be repaid.

For awarded travel grants, a travel report shall be submitted to no later than one month after the trip.

Certain schools/institutions have their own grants, e.g., travel grants, to hand out to directors of undergraduate studies. Contact the Dean's Office at your department regarding this.

Undergraduate students

General student scholarships

Open for applications January 15 - February 15. Application form with instructions will be found under the heading 'Utlysning studerandestiftelserna' during the application period.

General student scholarships from various foundations for students at KTH in study year 3 and up with good study results. (This year an average grade of 4.3 was required). Some foundations are intended only for students on the Materials Engineering/Materials Design programmes (lower average grades required) or the Degree Programme in Architecture. Another option is the Wahlbäck foundation for students from Värmland and certain areas of Skaraborg municipality; this can be applied for as early as the first study year but priority is of course given to students in their third study year.

Henrik Göransson's Sandviken Scholarship Foundation

Open for applications January 15 - February 15. Application form with instructions will be found under the heading 'Utlysning studerandestiftelserna' during the application period.

The purpose of the foundation is to facilitate education at KTH by means of study assistance in the form of scholarships. The scholarships can be awarded to students in study year 3 and up on the Master of Science in Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Engineering programmes who have achieved very good results. (This year an average grade of 4.50 was required in order to receive a scholarship.) According to tradition, scholarships are not awarded several times to the same person.

To be eligible to apply, you must have passed all compulsory courses in study years 1 and 2 before the end of August in the preceding academic year.

The Engineer Ernst Johnson Foundation

Application form with instructions will be found under the heading 'Current scholarship announcements' during the application period.

Scholarships are awarded to gifted students at second level (following 180 credits studies) with preference for persons who prior to admission to KTH studied and resided in Sweden, though outside of the Stockholm area. A scholarship can be awarded for a maximum of two years to one and the same person. At the beginning of each semester, we will send mail to all existing scholarship holders with information about how application for the extension should be conducted.

Lecturers, researchers and PhD students

The Jubilee appropriation from Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation

Grants have been put at the KTH President's disposal in order "first of all to use as subsidies for such travelling, which promotes a personal scientific exchange which will benefit Swedish research. Subsidies shall primarily be granted to young researchers. In exceptional cases funds can also be made available to guest researchers following assessment by the KTH President".

Look under 'Current scholarship announcements' for information on the application process.

KTH's general travel foundations

Open for applications from February 15 - March 15. Primarily travel grants for lecturers, researchers and PhD students at KTH.

Look under 'Advertisement of TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS' for information on the application process.

The Karl Engver foundation

Application form with instructions will be found under the heading 'Current scholarship announcements' during the application period.

Travel grants with preference for researchers and lecturers at KTH (not PhD students).

The administration of the KTH affiliated foundations

More than 100 foundations, formed through generous donations to KTH over the years, are currently administered by KTH. The purpose of each foundation is stated in the statute of each individual foundation. The largest group of KTH affiliated foundations, comprising around 50 foundations, awards scholarships for studies to undergraduate students. Among this group is found the oldest of the foundations administered by KTH, which made a donation back in 1866. For these donations, scholarship funds were created for students without means who distinguish themselves through diligence, natural ability and honourable conduct. These foundations still award scholarships to KTH students (general student scholarships).

Some 20 foundations award travel grants to lecturers, researchers and PhD students regardless of the field of study. Other foundations contribute to the research activity within a particular branch of KTH's research.

One of the largest foundations administered by KTH is The KTH Great Prize, taken from the proceeds of a donation made in 1944, which awards the KTH Great Prize each year. The donor, who wished to be and has remained anonymous, has stipulated that the prize shall be awarded to a Swedish citizen who through epoch-making discoveries, ingenious applications or artistic activity has been of national importance. More information about the KTH Great Prize is found here:

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