Blekinge Institute of Technology, with its profile of applied IT and sustainable development, is charged with a task: to contribute to sustainable growth not only in Sweden but also in Europe and the rest of the world. Therefore, BTH offers high-quality education and research aimed at providing a scientific and technological knowledge base.
At BTH we offer some 30 first- and second-cycle study programmes, about 350 single subject courses and 14 third-cycle study programmes.
Studying in Sweden may be quite different from what you are used to. The Swedish educational system emphasises not only the academic quality but is also permeated with an open and informal atmosphere where the students are expected to develop their own academic intellect. Group work as well as personal initiative and critical thinking are important in Swedish university studies.
BTH's International Office is responsible for the coordination of internationalization at Blekinge Institute of Technology and work together with the institute's different departments and units. The International Office and the departments are engaged in a large number of international programmes, offering valuable international opportunities to students, teachers and researchers.
These pages are designed for all international students interested in studying at Blekinge Institute of Technology.
International students may apply for education at undergraduate level (as an exchange student or a 'free mover'), as a master's candidate or at doctoral level - depending on your previous education. The Swedish education system is divided into three cycles: first, second and third.
Undergraduate degrees (First cycle):
- University Diploma: 120 ECTS
- Bachelor's Degree: 180 ECTS
Postgraduate degrees (Second cycle):
- Master's Degree (1 year): 60 ECTS
- Master's Degree (2 years): 120 ECTS
Doctoral degrees (Third cycle):
- Licentiate Degree: 120 ECTS
- Doctoral/PhD Degree: 240 ECTS
Every term, BTH offers Swedish Language Courses for international students admitted to BTH campus programmes. You must begin a BTH programme before you can apply for and attend a Swedish course. There is a beginner's course as well as a number of continuation courses.