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Engineering: Faculty Led in Sweden (NPRE)
Stockholm, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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KTH Royal institute of Technology
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Program Overview

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is one of the largest universities in Sweden and in all of Scandinavia.  At least one-third of all technical research and engineering education in Sweden is completed at KTH.  KTH is a prestigious university, particular well-known for its research in technology and natural sciences. KTH’s main campus is located in Ostermalm, one of the most populous areas of central Stockholm.
This summer program has been established specifically for students taking NPRE 498 Special Topics: Spent Nuclear Fuel storage in Bedrock.
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General Study Abroad Information
The City of Stockholm
Stockholm is Sweden’s capital and with over 1.8 million residents—its largest city.  The city is located on 14 islands all connected by 57 bridges in Lake Malaren. Outside of Stockholm and into the Baltic Sea is the Stockholm archipelago which comprises some 24,000 islands that can be explored by ferry.  Dating as far back as the 12th century, Stockholm is a combination of old world charm and modern vitality.  Stroll through Gamla Stan, the old area of Stockholm to delight in the cobblestone streets, stucco buildings, the Royal Palace, and the Swedish Parliament. For a more modern and trendy Stockholm experience visit Sodermalm, an area known for its restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and specialty shops. Places to see include the Royal Palace, Drottingholm Palace and the Vasa Museum which houses an almost fully intact 17th century warship.
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Academic Environment
Where you will study
KTH Royal institute of Technology was found in 1827 as the first polytechnic university in Sweden.  With over 15,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students, KTH is one of the largest universities in Sweden and in all of Scandinavia.  At least one-third of all technical research and engineering education in Sweden is completed at KTH.  KTH is a prestigious university, particular well-known for its research in technology and natural sciences. KTH’s main campus is located in Ostermalm, one of the most populous areas of central Stockholm.
To participate in this program, you must enroll in NPRE 498 Special Topics: Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage in Bedrock.  Course will meet for several lectures during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring term with specific dates and times to be determined.  Enrollment in course requires attendance at lecture and field work June 5th-17st in Sweden. 

The lectures and field work encompasses about 11 days, including classroom and field excursions in Oskarshamn, two days of mapping int he field at Äspö and oral presentations and discussion of the results.  Transportation to and from Oskarshamn will be provided.
For further information on the course, please contact Professor William Roy or Professor Tomasz Kozlowski or Becky Meline at
Note: As a study abroad participant through a University of Illinois approved program, once you are accepted, you will be required to go through a Course Approval Process, during which the courses you plan on taking abroad will be evaluated by a 299 Advisor for Illinois credit (that can then be used to fulfill major, minor, general education, or elective credit). Details about this process will be provided once you are accepted to a program.
No language experience required.
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Onsite Support
This is a faculty led program which means students will be accompanied by the professor teaching NPRE 498.


Accommodations will be in designated housing arranged by KTH.
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NPRE 498 is a 4 semester hour course.


A relevant course in geology, nuclear waste management or civil engineering and upper division or graduate standing in science or engineering.  Credit or concurrent registration in NPRE 442, radioactive waste management is recommended. 
Students must have completed the basic engineering requirements, show a strong commitment to academic achievement, and be in good standing with the College of Engineering. In order for seniors to participate, they must fulfill a campus/college general education requirement or the international minor while abroad. 
Eligible applicants will require approval from the NPRE department and the International Programs in Engineering Office.

Returned Study Abroad Student Reflections
Student Experiences
 Engineering students returning from a program abroad (winterbreak, summer, semester or even academic year) write about their experiences to provide students a firsthand knowledge of their thoughts and activities while they were away.  The following website will provide you both written and PowerPoint versions of experiences of students abroad – whether on an IPENG program or campus related program.  ( )

Additional Program Resources
Before You Leave
The “preparing to go”  section on our website provides you with information on what to pack, money abroad, transportation, communicating with family members while abroad, and even what to do the day of your departure. ( )
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Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
 All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines posted on the brochure page: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.
Summer Programs
Deadline: February 15th
How to Apply
Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page) to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable $50 application fee by clicking Apply Now and logging in.
The Study Abroad Application can include:
  • 4 Passport-type Photos
  • Personal essay questions
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Signature verification form
  • Official Transcript (prefer a hard copy transcript)
  • Online questionnaires

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Who Can Apply?
  • Engineering students who have met the basic eligibility requirements listed above may apply for this program.
Contact Information
International Programs in Engineering (IPENG)
1308 West Green St.
210 Engineering Hall
Urbana, IL 61801
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  

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Program Cost and Advance Fees
For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets,” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information, which also includes information on Financial Aid, and Scholarships.
All students should be aware that once they are accepted and commit to a program, they will be charged the non-refundable processing fee.
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Financial Aid and Scholarships
Because this program is sponsored by the University of Illinois, financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with a financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package. 
In addition to financial aid, there are other alternatives to funding your time abroad. Click here to learn more about our over $850,000 in scholarship opportunities. One scholarship that everyone is eligible for is the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Scholarship. For more information, click 
Interested UIUC Engineering students may also want to receive the International Engineering Fellowship to help with airfare.  Check the IPENG website for further information on eligibility and guidelines for the fellowship.  ( )  Application deadlines are very strict for this fellowship.  Only students planning to study abroad during a current application cycle may apply.
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Health, Safety, Pre-Departure
Pre-Departure Activities
All students are required to attend all Pre-Departure Activities the semester before their term abroad. The exact dates, times, and location will be given to students post-acceptance so that they can arrange for their attendance at the activity(ies). Topics such as Culture Shock, health and safety scenarios, and other helpful pre-departure information will be presented. This is also a really great opportunity to talk about packing, meet other classmates on a program, and talk to returnees who have already been to the host country.  Check the IPENG Calendar for upcoming dates. 
Health and Safety
 The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty. These services can be found on our website:
Additionally, students are required to sign off on a Health and Safety Orientation , and are encouraged to read through the Safety and Security section of our website which includes topics from road safety and keeping your valuables and money safe, to nontraditional student identities while abroad.  This link includes information on our 24-hour Emergency service, Health Matters, Insurance, and Safety and Security
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Passport/Visa Information
You must have a valid passport to participate on this program. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. 
You may also be required to get a visa for your program.  Please consult the host country’s consulate website or a visa agency to determine whether or not a visa is required to travel to your destination country or countries. (

Withdrawal, Change, and Cancellation Policy
To change to a different program during the application process, please visit this link (

To withdraw from a program after committing to participation, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy ( )
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/28/2017
Rolling Admission 06/10/2017 06/22/2017
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA

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