KTH Master’s
Challenge 2018

Win scholarships for a Master’s degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

The KTH Master's Challenge deadline has now passed. The applications are being screened and the top three finalists from each programme will be announced on December 19.

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For the fifth year, KTH Royal Institute of Technology returns to India offering a unique opportunity for Indian students to compete for scholarships that cover the full tuition fee costs for one of four Master’s programmes: Electric Power Engineering, Engineering Design, Information and Network Engineering, and Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training THRUST. KTH is one of the leading technical and engineering universities ranked amongst the top 30 universities in the field.*

*KTH was ranked as the 29th best university in engineering and technology globally by the QS World University Rankings 2017.

Win a Scholarship to KTH

Indian students who are passionate about Electric Power Engineering, Engineering Design, Information and Network Engineering, or Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training THRUST, academically-driven, and internationally-oriented are challenged to show their skills in a series of tests culminating in a case study. One winner from each of the programmes will be awarded the grand prize - a full tuition scholarship* worth approximately 2,300,000 INR!** The top 3 candidates per programme will receive certificates of achievement as well as an invitation to the award ceremony in January 2018.

*The THRUST programme scholarship covers one year of tuition.
**The scholarship is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

Partners of the KTH Master's Challenge

Scania is a global corporation originally founded in Sweden. It develops the world’s largest selection of sustainable transport solutions, including a wide variety of trucks. This year, Scania is awarding the Scania India Scholarship to the winner of the Engineering Design scholarship. It includes a living stipend worth approximately 1.5 million INR to cover living expenses in Stockholm, as well as an internship at Scania.

Formulate IP is an intellectual property and innovation management firm owned by KTH alumni in India. They are offering internships to the winners in Electric Power Engineering, Information and Network Engineering and Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training THRUST. The internships are remunerated and include reimbursement for travel within India. Combined with your studies, an internship will provide you with a diverse background that makes you even more attractive to employers.

The competition process

  • Enter the Competition
  • Fill out your profile
  • Test your knowledge in 3 quizzes
  • Apply your skills in a case study
  • Submit your motivational statement
  • Apply to KTH through universityadmissions.se

Key Dates

October 16, 2017 University admissions opens for applications
November 21, 2017 KTH Master’s Challenge 2018 deadline
December 19, 2017 Top 3 winner nominees per programme are announced
January 2018 Programme winners are announced during the Award Ceremony

About KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a university with a rich history of pioneering ideas and innovation that dates back to 1827. For nearly 200 years KTH has educated students who have gone on to influence our present and make the technological advances that define modern society. It offers world-leading, high-impact research and education facilities and faculty. Studies at KTH extend beyond the campus buildings and are closely tied to the industry through research projects and ongoing collaborations.

Discover student life at KTH as an international student

Meet Our Previous Winners

Over the past few years, more than a dozen talented Indian students have been invited to pursue a Master’s degree at KTH on a full tuition scholarship through the KTH Master’s Challenge. Together with KTH, they were able to reach new heights in life.

“I am inspired by the quote, 'if you work hard and do your job, what is yours will come to you,' and even knowing about the top quality education in Sweden at KTH, I was even more impressed with the rank that KTH holds globally. I really worked hard to get into it through the KTH Master's Challenge India, and I am thrilled to be here. It has been a year already, and I have learned a lot through the intensive courses that we have in Electric Power Engineering and the industrial exposure that we get through guest lectures from organisational representatives and industrial visits. I am looking forward to another year as a master's student here.”

Neha Kumari, KTH Master's Challenge 2016 winner in Electric Power Engineering

Meet Our Previous Winners

Over the past few years, more than a dozen talented Indian students have been invited to pursue a Master’s degree at KTH on a full tuition scholarship through the KTH Master’s Challenge. Together with KTH, they were able to reach new heights in life.

“Stockholm is such a beautiful place. And the campus life at KTH is amazing for meeting a lot of new people and broadening my views on problem solving. I didn’t know much about Sweden before but when I saw this competition, it was so tempting with the challenge itself and also that KTH is collaborating with all these great companies that have offices in India, like Ericsson for example. So I started to read up on Sweden and KTH. Also, the fact that it was a full scholarship was of course important since studying abroad can be very expensive.”

Ashutosh Mittal, KTH Master’s Challenge 2015 winner in Wireless Systems

Meet Our Previous Winners

Over the past few years, more than a dozen talented Indian students have been invited to pursue a Master’s degree at KTH on a full tuition scholarship through the KTH Master’s Challenge. Together with KTH, they were able to reach new heights in life.

"I never thought I would win, but I knew there was a small chance and that I had to take it.”

Nishita Vegi, KTH Master’s Challenge 2015 winner in Aerospace Engineering

Meet Our Previous Winners

Over the past few years, more than a dozen talented Indian students have been invited to pursue a Master’s degree at KTH on a full tuition scholarship through the KTH Master’s Challenge. Together with KTH, they were able to reach new heights in life.

“The school of Electrical Engineering at KTH is one of the best in the world and I am proud to be a part of it. The research going on in KTH is of high quality. After joining KTH, I realized that there is so much to learn and to see in the world. I have been enjoying every moment of it. KTH truly provides an international experience with students from all across the world enriching your living experience, something that I would always cherish in my life.”

Salman Uddin, KTH Master’s Challenge 2015 winner in Electric Power Engineering

Partners of the KTH Masther’s Challenge