KTH Master’s
Challenge 2017

Compete for a full tuition fee scholarship for a Master’s degree
from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Enter the Competition

Deadline: November 21, 2016

KTH Master's Challenge welcomes applications from Indian students.

KTH Master's Challenge

The KTH Master’s Challenge seeks the brightest minds of India for the opportunity to pursue their master’s degree tuition-free at KTH, one of the world’s premier technical universities located in Stockholm, Sweden. KTH is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world* and has a tradition of research and innovation spanning centuries. Students at KTH are given the resources to not only grow academically, but to develop real world solutions in science and technology.

*According to the QS World University Rankings, 2016.


Participants in the KTH Master’s Challenge have the chance to win a tuition fee waiver for a Master’s programme within Electric Power Engineering, Engineering Design, and Information and Network Engineering, worth approximately 2,300,000 INR. One winner from each of the programmes will be also offered a 6-week internship at Formulate IP, which will include the reimbursement of travel expenses within India and INR 20,000 compensation.

Eligibility Criteria

Participants in the KTH Master’s Challenge must be residents of India and eligible to study at the master’s level at KTH. You can view the admissions requirements for each master’s programme at universityadmissions.se. Check Terms and Conditions for the competition's detailed eligibility criteria.

Competition Steps

You can participate in the KTH Master’s Challenge in five simple steps.

  • Register or log in and fill out your profile information.

  • Test your knowledge and skills in logical reasoning, knowledge of Sweden and KTH, and your academic background.

  • Complete a programme-related case study presented on the competition site.

  • Submit your motivational statement highlighting your motivation and unique character.

  • Apply to the KTH programme you have chosen through www.universityadmissions.se

Finals Stage

On December 9, 2016 five finalists per each of the three programmes will be announced. All finalists will be invited for a Skype interview with a Programme Director from their chosen master’s programme at KTH. Based on the evaluations by Programme Directors, three winner nominees per programme will then be selected.

Screening Criteria

Contestants will be judged based on their quiz results, the case study, and their motivational statement, as well as educational background and prior academic performance. Winners will be selected from among those who are accepted to KTH.

Social Media Award

  • Tell the world about your participation in the KTH Master’s Challenge! Share the results of your performance in the quizzes and encourage your friends to show their support by writing a recommendation for you.
  • All you need to do is share the link to your Public Profile page on social media and invite your friends to leave you a recommendation.
  • The three participants with the highest number of recommendations collected on the Public Profile page will win KTH merchandise such as satchels and t-shirts.
  • Participation in the Social Media Award is optional and will not affect your chances of winning the competition.


November 21st, 2016

  • Deadline to complete and submit KTH Master’s Challenge quizzes, case study, and motivational statement.
  • Deadline to apply to the KTH master’s programme - upload all required documents through universityadmissions.se. Please note, that this deadline applies only to you as a competition participant, and does not reflect the general Swedish University Admissions deadlines. Be aware, that the area of engineering, which you choose to pursue through KTH Master’s Challenge, must be the same as the programme to which you will apply through universityadmissions.se. Also, you do NOT need to pay your application fee by November 21st:
    • If you are selected as one of the top three winner nominees per programme, competition organizers will arrange the payment of your application fee.
    • If you are not selected as a winner nominee, but wish to pursue your application to KTH, you will need to pay your application fee yourself by February 1, 2017.

December 9, 2016

Top five finalists per programme are announced.

December 19, 2016

Top three winner nominees per programme are announced.

Early 2017

Winners are announced during the official Award Ceremony.