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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.

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.

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


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