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.

Admissions and application questions


Can I participate in the competition if I haven’t applied to KTH?

Application to KTH through universityadmissions.se is one of the required steps in KTH Master’s Challenge.


Do I need to apply to KTH by November 21, 2016?

Yes. If you would like to participate in KTH Master’s Challenge, you need to follow a separate timeline and submit your full application to KTH through universityadmissions.se by November 21, 2016.


Do I need to pay University Admissions application fee by November 21, 2016?

No. If you are selected as one of the three winners, competition organizers will arrange the payment of your application fee. If you are not selected as a winner, but wish to pursue your application to KTH, you will need to pay your application fee yourself by February 1, 2017.


When is the last chance to register and complete my KTH Master’s Challenge submission?

November 21st, 2016 is the last day to register and complete all steps of the KTH Master’s Challenge.


When will I find out if I have been admitted to KTH?

Official admissions results will be posted on universityadmissions.se in late March 2017.


When will I find out if I have won KTH Master’s Challenge?

The three competition winners will be revealed during the official Award Ceremony in early 2017. Detailed information will be provided.


Can I still attend KTH if I don’t get the scholarship?

If you have been accepted, absolutely! Keep in mind that you will still be responsible for all fees associated with the cost of attending KTH. However, there may be other scholarships available. You can learn more here.


I applied to another Swedish university, can I use the scholarship for that university instead?

No, this scholarship is only valid at KTH.


Can I apply the tuition waiver to another programme at KTH?

The tuition waivers only apply to the three participating programmes and cannot be used for other programmes.


I was accepted at another Swedish university and now my application to KTH has been deleted, what happened?

The Swedish university admissions site asked you to rank the programmes you applied for by preference. If your application to KTH was deleted, it may be because you were accepted to another university whose programme you ranked higher. If the programme(s) at KTH were your highest ranked preference(s), then you were not admitted to KTH and your application moved to the next highest ranked programme at another university.


Competition questions


Who will judge the quizzes, case studies, and personal statements?

The competition organizers and KTH will judge the quizzes, case studies, and personal statements.


When will the submissions be judged?

The submissions will be judged following the competition deadline in November 2016.


What are the judging criteria?

The judging criteria will be based on the following:

  • The case question and motivational statement will be judged based on creativity, originality, and consideration for local perspectives, all connected to the master's programme.
  • The competition organizers reserve the right to choose the winners at their sole discretion.
  • Although not anticipated, competition rules and prizes may be changed or altered at any time.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into by the judges in relation to that decision.

Technical help


I am having trouble submitting my competition materials, what can I do?

Please contact us at kthchallengeindia@sqore.com for support. If the deadline is near, please include your competition materials in your email before the deadline.


What file formats are acceptable for the submissions?

The case study and personal statement should be written or copy/pasted into the text box on the submission pages. Please double check that your desired formatting has not changed if you paste the text from another document.


What happens if I don’t submit all of the required information?

Incomplete submissions will not be eligible for the KTH Master’s Challenge, and will not be judged. If you have trouble completing the required information or believe there has been an error, please contact kthchallengeindia@sqore.com.


What if my university is not listed?

If your university is not listed, please inform us by email at kthchallengeindia@sqore.com.


I am having difficulty loading the page. I think it may be a browser issue. What are the recommended browsers to enter the challenge?

The latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, or Internet Explorer 10.


I did not receive a confirmation email after signing up for the competition. What should I do?

If you did not receive a confirmation email within 5-10 minutes, try checking your spam box. If it is still not there after 10 minutes, please contact us at kthchallengeindia@sqore.com.


Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Email us your question at kthchallengeindia@sqore.com and we will respond to you as soon as possible.