ICT Innovation (EIT Digital), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #173 (WUR) ,
The EIT Digital joint master’s programme in Information and Communication Technology offers eight tracks which combine technical competence with a strong focus on developing skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. This ICT Innovation (EIT Digital) programme is offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.


ICT Innovation (EIT Digital) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The programme lets you build a curriculum of your choice, based on your interest in different areas of ICT. It also enables you to study at two universities in two different European countries, receiving a double degree.

EIT Digital has created a joint master's programme between top European universities. The programme consists of eight tracks for students to choose from when applying to the programme, six of which it is possible to study at KTH.

The programme focuses strongly on the acquisition of transferable skills, and especially in innovation and entrepreneurship the tracks are set up to ensure multiple career paths and to create awareness of functions and career opportunities in relevant industries, research domains and education. Besides gaining fundamental knowledge in each track, you will also learn how to get your innovations to the market. 

You have the opportunity to prepare a master’s thesis in collaboration with the ICT industry, and this includes creating a business plan for the commercial exploitation of your project. Business Development Labs Course are vital parts of this programme. Another important aspect of the programme is the mandatory summer school courses between year one and two. There are currently nine different destinations to choose from all around Europe.

EIT Digital is a joint programme where all students will study at two different universities (one year at each university during the two years of study). Students who complete the programme will receive a master’s degree from each of the two universities they have chosen to attend. They also earn an EIT Digital labelled certificate, documenting the EIT Digital specific learning outcomes.
Students interested in studying both years at KTH should instead look at the KTH master’s programme ICT Innovation to which this programme is attached. Students admitted to this programme are guaranteed accommodation during their time at KTH, usually for up to 11 months depending on contract start. Tracks available:

  • Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA)
  • Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)
  • Embedded Systems (ES)
  • Data Science (DSC)
  • Cloud Computing and Services (CCS)
  • Digital Media Technology (DMT)


A wide range of first-class businesses are partnered with EIT Digital to prepare students for their future careers. You will be working closely with business partners throughout the whole programme. You will also get the chance to prepare your master’s thesis with our partners on real-life projects. In addition to improving students’ cultural and language skills, this experience will give students expertise in their chosen technological field, as well as provide them with excellent qualifications for managerial posts in global markets.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers 
  • Business Development Lab of Entrepreneurship Engineers
  • Summer Course- Entrepreneurship for Engineers 
  • Open and User Innovation
  • Technology-based Entrepreneurship
  • Business Model Innovation 
  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
  • Minor Thesis Project within Entrepreneurship
Degree project and thesis

A key component in all specializations of ICT Innovation is the integrated combination of a Master Thesis (30 ECTS), an “Internship” (which should be included in the master thesis credits) and an I&E project (6 ECTS). The industry based master thesis (typically integrated with the "internship") is together with the I&E minor well integrated with the technical majors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • EU/EEA/CH/ Non-EU citizens November 21 - January 15
    • EU/EEA/CH/ Non-EU citizens January 15 - February 15
    • EU/EEA/CH citizens March 1 - April 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology, including at least 60 ECTS credits in computer science, basic digital and analogue electronics, basic control theory, computer systems / computer architecture and programming, and at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics, including analysis (calculus), linear algebra and mathematical statistics.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is 10000 € /year
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens


Scholarships are merit based and no separate application for the EIT Digital Scholarship is needed.

  • EU/EEA citizens: Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance ranging from €500 - €1000
  • Non-EU/EEA Citizens: Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded partial tuition fee waiver and a monthly allowance ranging from €500 - €1000

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