Select Country

    KTH India Scholarship

    Sonal Vaid's profile photo

    Sonal Vaid

    Content Curator

    The KTH India Scholarship is awarded by the KTH India Foundation annually under the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. First introduced in 2012, the KTH India Scholarship is sponsored by the generous donations from an anonymous donor. The award covers the tuition fee up to 2 years of study along with a living allowance for 10 months.

    • Awarded only to Indian students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    • Only two scholarships each year are awarded to shortlisted recipients.
    • Awarded to students pursuing a master’s program
    • Scholarship application deadline is January 15, 2021.
    • Renewability of scholarship depends on satisfactory results showcased by the students.

    The scholarship applications are open for applicants who will be starting their studies in Sweden at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Autumn 2021.


    Scholarship TypeMerit-Based, College-Specific
    Offered byTrust
    OrganizationKTH India Scholarship Foundation
    Application Deadline Jan 15 ,2021
    No. of Scholarships2
    RenewabilityOne Time Payment
    International Students EligibleYes
    Scholarship Website Link

    Eligibility Criteria

    Prospective students who wish to apply for the KTH India Scholarship need to meet the eligibility criteria to be able to apply. Being a merit-based scholarship the eligibility criteria are basic requirements that have been listed below:

    • Must be a citizen of India
    • Must be a fee-paying student
    • Applied for admissions to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in a master’s program
    • Applicant’s first priority for admission to a master’s program must be KTH.
    • Must hold an undergraduate degree from India.

    Applicants with conditional eligibility can also apply for the scholarship. Applicant’s willing to apply for a joint master’s program are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

    Application Process

    There is no separate application process for availing the scholarship. The admission application of candidates to whom admission is offered by KTH is assessed for granting the scholarship.

    The KTH India Scholarship Foundation specifically states that the applications from Mumbai Metropolitan Area and Pune will be given priority over those from other regions. The applications for studying one of the Master’s programs need to be submitted within the dates specified by KTH. The table below represents these details.

    Particulars Dates
    Application Opening Date December 1, 2020
    Application Closing Date January 15, 2021

    Selection Process

    The basis for selection decisions for the scholarship is done by considering the academic excellence of the candidate. Applicants should primarily fulfill admission criteria for being considered for the scholarship. Various factors that influence the selection decision are as follows:

    • The GPA or equivalent grades of the applicants
    • The ranking of the university from where the applicant has been awarded the bachelor’s degree
    • The director of the master program at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    • The applicants’ performance in extra-curricular activities
    • Applicant's motivation to join KTH and pursue a master’s program
    • Work experience in a related field of study

    According to the foundation's statutes, applicants from Mumbai Metropolitan Area and Pune are prioritized for the KTH India Scholarship.

    Grant Details

    The KTH India Scholarship is offered to graduate students who have the status of a fee-paying student at KTH. The scholarship award covers the tuition fee for the first year. The scholarship is renewable for the second year provided the students continue to maintain satisfactory progress in their first year of study.

    In addition to this, recipients are eligible to receive a monthly living allowance for up to 10 months during their academic tenure.

    Study-Level Graduate
    Eligible Candidates Indian students
    Number of Scholarships 2
    Scholarship Award Tuition fee and monthly living allowance
    Award Distributed Annually

    The scholarship recipients are shortlisted on the basis of their academic standing. Knowing that the number of scholarships awarded is just two it must be understood that the level of competition among applicants is high.

    The selection of candidates is also very selective. Applicants should satisfy the requirements of the KTH master’s program in all sense to qualify for the award. Any details related to this scholarship can be gathered by contacting the KTH International Student Recruitment office.

    Similar Scholarship

    Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: Variable Amount
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Doctorate
    • Number of Scholarships: 150

    Rotary Foundation Scholarships- Global Grants

    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: Variable Amount
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Master
    • Number of Scholarships: N/A

    Hornby Scholarships

    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: Variable Amount
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Master
    • Number of Scholarships: 10