Joint Nordic Master in Polymer Technology

120 credits (MSc, 2 years)

The programme provides a solid base in the chemistry and physics of organic materials, as well as their connection to real-life applications. A broad range of courses and specialisations allows students to customise their own degree profile enabling the focus on individual areas of interest.

Please note that Chalmers is no longer a part of this joint Master’s Programme. Students currently enrolled in the programme will be able to complete their studies, but no new students will be admitted​.
Students will learn of design, synthesis, characterisation, production and development of polymeric materials throughout the duration of the degree programme. The material group includes plastics, rubber, composites, paper, wood and other biological materials; students will be able to handle questions pertaining to the choice of raw materials (renewable versus fossil), and the choice of production processes, material combinations and manufacturing methods to achieve the desired characteristics in the finished product. Great emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as environmentally-friendly material production and the development of sustainable materials.

Study at two Nordic universities

The Master’s programme in Polymer Technology is a collaboration between five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

You will get to study at two of the partner universities in different countries (however, note that it is not possible to study at both Chalmers and KTH), spending one year at each one, and you will graduate with a double master's degree. The universities participating in the Master's in Polymer Technology are:

Aalto University, Finland
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (Closed for intake)*
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
* Since Chalmers is no longer participating in this Joint Master’s Programme, the regular master's programme Materials Chemistry at Chalmers might be of interest.

​The coordinator of the Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).


The application has to be made to the university which is responsible for the specific programme. The application process and deadlines may vary for the different programmes. Make sure that you read carefully the information specified on each programme description. When you apply you must include a motivational letter.

The application period opens 16 October 2020 and the deadline is 15 January 2021.
Polymer Technology (application through KTH)

Tuition Fees

Each of the participating universities have different rules regarding tuition fees. Please check what rules apply for each of the two universities where you will be studying.
Tuition fees at Chalmers


All Nordic Five Tech applicants who are required to pay tuition fees at Chalmers (regardless of their year of study) are eligible to apply for scholarships. All Nordic Master applicants will receive an email at the end of March, or in the beginning of April with instructions regarding the scholarship application. Kindly take note that it is not possible to apply scholarships through Chalmers’ website for all Nordic Master applicants, since all administration is handled at other Universities (DTU, NTNU or KTH).

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The practical aspects of your stay in the Nordic countries depend on the rules that apply in each country. Generally you should check what applies for each of the two countries that you will be studying in, as well as for each of the two universities.

Residence permit

Generally EU/EEA citizens do not need a residence permit for the Nordic countries. For details, please check the regulations of each of the two countries that you will be studying in.


Please check what rules apply at each of the two universities that you will be studying at.


The process of getting student accommodation differs at each participating university.

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