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Karolinska Institutet

Location Campus Solna (HQ), Stockholm Sweden
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# 1

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1

Undergraduate programs
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21

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Based in Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet (KI)  is a one-faculty university dedicated to the medical and health sciences, with a reputation for top quality research and innovation. We are consistently ranked in the top 50 universities globally and the top 10 medical universities in Europe.

Education in close connection to research
Karolinska Institutet offers ten global programmes, taught in English and with an international focus. The programmes proactively incorporate an interactive teaching model that emphasises informal and close contact between students and teachers and facilitates the active participation of students.


Teachers divide their time between teaching and conducting research which contributes to keeping them informed of and involved in ongoing developments in their respective fields, making the courses current and cutting edge. A master’s degree from Karolinska Institutet will give you a competitive advantage on the global labour market and prepare you for doctoral studies should you wish to pursue an academic career.

The Nobel Prize
Since 1901, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. There are regular opportunities for students to hear and see Nobel laureates in action, by attending their lectures or seminars on campus.

Stockholm and Sweden
Sweden is one of the safest countries in the world and nearly 90% of the population speaks English. Most of Sweden has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The winters can get cold, but the summers equally beautiful and warm. Stockholm, where Karolinska Institutet is located, is the capital of Sweden and offers a rich history, a bustling cultural life and a thriving business sector, surrounded by plenty of green space and blue water. Stockholm is the largest university city in the Nordic countries and the home of approximately 80 000 students, of which 5 000 are international students.

Two campuses, one university
Education and research at Karolinska Institutet is mainly conducted on two campuses: the northern Campus Solna and the southern Campus Flemingsberg. Karolinska Institutet also has an established cooperation with several regional health care organizations. A 15 minute ride with public transport is the estimated travel time between the campuses and the city. Karolinska Institutet runs its own shuttle bus between the Solna and Flemingsberg campuses that is free for students and employees. A bicycle can also be a good investment.

Student Life
As an addition to the excitements of city life, the student unions at Karolinska Institutet take an active role in the study and leisure environment at the university. As you arrive, orientation activities will help acclimatise you to your new ‘home’. For matters of the body and soul, the Student Health Centre, student gyms and other sport and leisure facilities are open to all students, and there are ecumenical prayer/contemplation rooms on both campuses.

Read about student life on the student blog


Funding
A limited number of scholarships are available to support the tuition fee cost at Karolinska Institutet for international fee-paying students. The application process for the Karolinska Institutet scholarships runs in parallel with the application process for the programmes. The Swedish Institute also offers scholarships. For further information visit

Careers

Visit our web pages for interviews and profiles on  KI alumni
.


Helpful links

FAQs about bachelor’s programs at KI

FAQS about master’s programs at KI

Scholarship opportunities 

Explore student life at KI

 
Interact with Karolinska Institutet on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram!

Based in Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet (KI)  is a one-faculty university dedicated to the medical and health sciences, with a reputation for top quality research and innovation. We are consistently ranked in the top 50 universities globally and the top 10 medical universities in Europe.

Education in close connection to research
Karolinska Institutet offers ten global programmes, taught in English and with an international focus. The programmes proactively incorporate an interactive teaching model that emphasises informal and close contact between students and teachers and facilitates the active participation of students.


Teachers divide their time between teaching and conducting research which contributes to keeping them informed of and involved in ongoing developments in their respective fields, making the courses current and cutting edge. A master’s degree from Karolinska Institutet will give you a competitive advantage on the global labour market and prepare you for doctoral studies should you wish to pursue an academic career.

The Nobel Prize
Since 1901, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. There are regular opportunities for students to hear and see Nobel laureates in action, by attending their lectures or seminars on campus.

Stockholm and Sweden
Sweden is one of the safest countries in the world and nearly 90% of the population speaks English. Most of Sweden has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The winters can get cold, but the summers equally beautiful and warm. Stockholm, where Karolinska Institutet is located, is the capital of Sweden and offers a rich history, a bustling cultural life and a thriving business sector, surrounded by plenty of green space and blue water. Stockholm is the largest university city in the Nordic countries and the home of approximately 80 000 students, of which 5 000 are international students.

Two campuses, one university
Education and research at Karolinska Institutet is mainly conducted on two campuses: the northern Campus Solna and the southern Campus Flemingsberg. Karolinska Institutet also has an established cooperation with several regional health care organizations. A 15 minute ride with public transport is the estimated travel time between the campuses and the city. Karolinska Institutet runs its own shuttle bus between the Solna and Flemingsberg campuses that is free for students and employees. A bicycle can also be a good investment.

Student Life
As an addition to the excitements of city life, the student unions at Karolinska Institutet take an active role in the study and leisure environment at the university. As you arrive, orientation activities will help acclimatise you to your new ‘home’. For matters of the body and soul, the Student Health Centre, student gyms and other sport and leisure facilities are open to all students, and there are ecumenical prayer/contemplation rooms on both campuses.

Read about student life on the student blog


Funding
A limited number of scholarships are available to support the tuition fee cost at Karolinska Institutet for international fee-paying students. The application process for the Karolinska Institutet scholarships runs in parallel with the application process for the programmes. The Swedish Institute also offers scholarships. For further information visit

Careers

Visit our web pages for interviews and profiles on  KI alumni
.


Helpful links

FAQs about bachelor’s programs at KI

FAQS about master’s programs at KI

Scholarship opportunities 

Explore student life at KI

 
Interact with Karolinska Institutet on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram!

Rankings & ratings

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2013
    #10
  • 2013
    #4
  • 2013
    #101-150
  • 2013
    #=36
  • 2014
    #51-100
  • 2014
    #16
  • 2014
    #7
  • 2014
    #101-150
  • 2015
    #1
  • 2015
    #51-100
  • 2015
    #6
  • 2015
    #9
  • 2015
    #40
  • 2015
    #151-200
  • 2016
    #151-200
  • 2016
    #40
  • 2016
    #10
  • 2016
    #7
  • 2016
    #51-100
  • 2016
    #3
  • 2016
    #5
  • 2017
    #10
  • 2017
    #7
  • 2017
    #51-100
  • 2017
    #=12
  • 2017
    #7
  • 2017
    #251-300
  • 2017
    #101-150
  • 2017
    #151-200
  • 2017
    #6
  • 2017
    #38
  • 2017
    #451-500
  • 2018
    #10
  • 2018
    #7
  • 2018
    #251-300
  • 2018
    #51-100
  • 2018
    #51-100
  • 2018
    #451-500
  • 2018
    #11
  • 2018
    #6
  • 2018
    #151-200
  • 2018
    #6
  • 2018
    #31
  • 2019
    #31
  • 2019
    #9
  • 2019
    #251-300
  • 2019
    #51-100
  • 2019
    #401-450
  • 2019
    #14
  • 2019
    #6
  • 2019
    #151-200
  • 2019
    #1
  • 2019
    #=15
  • 2020
    #13
  • 2020
    #10
  • 2020
    #251-300
  • 2020
    #51-100
  • 2020
    #51-100
  • 2020
    #401-450
  • 2020
    #18
  • 2020
    #5
  • 2020
    #251-300
  • 2020
    #151-200
  • 2020
    #8
  • 2020
    #34
  • 2021
    #6
  • 2021
    #251-300
  • 2021
    #101-120
  • 2021
    #=86
  • 2021
    #=17
  • 2021
    #20
  • 2021
    #=8
  • 2021
    #151-200
  • 2021
    #10
  • 2021
    #32
  • 2021
    #401-450
  • 2022
    #7
  • 2022
    #=36
  • 2022
    #1
  • 2022
    #151-200
  • 2022
    #12
  • 2022
    #18
  • 2022
    #21
  • 2022
    #401-450
  • 2022
    #101-150
  • 2022
    #201-250

Ranking criteria

87.1
Overall
86
Academic Reputation
94.1
Employer Reputation
94.2
Citations per Paper
78.8
H-index Citations

Available programs

Bachelor’s degree in biomedicine

Stockholm’s Karolinska Institutet offers an undergraduate program exclusively in English: a bachelor of medical science with a major in biomedicine.

Lasting three years, the program will impart you with a comprehensive knowledge of biology and the human body, with an understanding of molecular processes causing disease and allergies.  

Career opportunities
Graduating from the program, you would be prepared to pursue a career in research, clinical testing, management, or even marketing and communications within biomedicine or the life science industry. If you are interested in academia and research, you could also further your studies with a master’s degree in biomedicine or bioentrepreneurship and toxicology.

Admissions
Apply online here with your supporting documents, including your high school diploma and English test results. Once you do, your application will be checked and saved, and you will be notified of your results a few weeks later.

To be eligible for the bachelor’s degree in biomedicine, you would need:

  • to have studied biology, chemistry, and mathematics for your A Levels (or any country equivalents),
  • English language proficiency tests (TOEFL, IELTS or English B/5 in your Swedish high school diploma)

Keep track of deadlines here

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Stockholm’s Karolinska Institutet (KI) specializes in medical and health sciences and enjoys a reputation for innovation and research in the field. KI is consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 medical universities.

The university offers master’s degrees with the following specializations:

  • nutrition science
  • global health
  • bioentrepreneurship
  • biomedicine
  • public health sciences
  • health economics, policy and management
  • health informatics
  • molecular techniques in life science
  • toxicology


Browse postgraduate course descriptions here.

Admissions

For the autumn 2021 intake application period is open from mid October 2020 to mid January 2021. Application is made online.

Careers

KI’s career service helps students find work opportunities. KI alumni have gone on to work for the World Health Organization, the Center for Advancement of Global Health, the National Neuroscience Institute, the Leibniz Institute of Environmental Medicine, and many other prestigious employers.

Helpful links

FAQS about master’s programs at KI

Read about student life at KI

Scholarship opportunities 

Spend a semester abroad at KI


Follow Karolinska Institutet (KI) on  YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram!

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