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Karolinska Institutet 1810

Solna (Sweden)

171 77 Karolinska Institutet, Berzelius väg 3, Solna, Sweden

Tel. 0046 08 524 800 00

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Year of establishment: 1810

Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, is one of the world's leading medical universities. It accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research in Sweden and offers a broad range of education in medicine and health sciences.

Karolinska Institutet is a one-faculty university dedicated solely to the health and life sciences, with the widest range of medical education in Sweden. It is located in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.

It is consistently ranked in the top 50 universities globally, and the top 10 medical universities in Europe. Awarding the prestigious Nobel Prize every year has given Karolinska Institutet an invaluable contact network and a unique survey of medical research results worldwide.

We offer 7 global master's programmes in biomedicine and public health. There are international career opportunities for graduates, with close links to the public and private sectors throughout the time of study, as well as opportunities for further PhD studies. As a KI student, you can become an active part of our mission to improve human health and open doors to a global future.

HEI International Masters
HEI International Bachelors
Biosciences Biosciences
Health Professions Health Professions
Pharma and Pharmacology Pharma and Pharmacology


Karolinska Institutet offers 7 Global Master’s Programmes in English and with an international focus:
• Bioentrepreneurship
• Biomedicine
• Global Health
• Health Informatics (joint programme with Stockholm University)
• Molecular Techniques in Life Science (joint programme with Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
• Public Health Sciences
• Toxicology

For more information, please go to our website by following the link.



The Swedish Institute's scholarships

The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, has a number of scholarship schemes open for students from countries outside the EU/EEA area. Depending on your nationality and field of study, the scholarships may apply to you. The SI scholarships cover both tuition fee and living expenses to the amount of 9,000 SEK per month for studies at master's level. A travel grant is also issued to the recipient. The scholarship application period opens with a first application round 1–15 December 2015, followed by a detailed second application round for successful candidates from the first round, on 1–13 February 2016.

Important dates - Swedish Institute scholarships
Application first round: 1 -15 December 2015
Application second round: 1-13 February 2016
Notification about decision: 12 April 2016

Read more on the www, scholarships page

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Hello I would like to know how much is your Medical course. Are there scholarship opportunities? How long does it last and can I stay and work as a doctor in Sweden once I have completed my degree? Thank you.


Thank you for your interest in Karolinska Institutet. Unfortunately the medical programme is entirely taught in Swedish and we usually do not recommend anyone who is not already fluent in Swedish to study the language just in order to meet the entry requirement. The programme is an integrated programme of 5,5 years (no division into undergraduate and graduate studies). The requirements for the medical programme at Karolinska Institutet are to have successfully completed your upper secondary (high school) education (post-16) and to meet the entry requirements for the medical programme through the Swedish secondary school courses: Biology 2, Physics 2, Chemistry 2, Mathematics 4 (field specific entry requirements A13), English 6/English B and Swedish B/3 or equivalent courses. The selection process in Sweden (to all programmes offered in Swedish) is based on upper secondary school grades and Högskoleprovet (a scholastic aptitude test only arranged in Swedish): The competition is extremely tough, and applicants need top grades and a very high score on the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (given in Swedish only) to have a chance to get admitted in the selection. The total tuition fee for the medical programme (5,5 years) is: 1.430 000:- SEK for non EU/EEA citizens. There are unfortunately no scholarships for the medical programme.