Based in Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet (KI) offers fascinating medical and health sciences courses in English at undergraduate and postgrad level.
Like Sweden’s capital city, KI has earned a reputation for world-leading research and innovative teaching methods. Ranked the third best university in the world for dentistry, and ninth in the world for its life sciences and medicine faculty, KI enjoys a particularly strong academic reputation, with a high number of citations per academic paper. It also benefits from an extremely favorable reputation with employers.
Since its inception in 1901, the Nobel Assembly at KI has been responsible for designating Nobel laureates in physiology or medicine. Students of the university continue to learn from, and network with, these Nobel laureates through frequent on-campus lectures and seminars.
Sweden is one of the world’s safest countries, and nearly 90% of its population speak English. Most of Sweden enjoys a temperate climate with four seasons. While winters are cold, summers are beautiful and warm. Stockholm, the biggest Nordic student city and Sweden’s capital, has a rich history and culture as well as a thriving business sector. It’s home to 80,000 students; 5,000 of whom are international.
Scholarships for international students are available to help finance tuition fees with KI and the Swedish Institute. Find out about important dates, selection processes and what each scholarship covers here .
KI’s student unions take a very active role in the daily life of students. When you arrive, orientation activities will help you acclimatize, while a student help desk is on hand throughout the semester to answer any queries you have. Staff will help you find accommodation, should you require assistance. The student health center features a gym and other sport facilities, as well as ecumenical prayer and contemplation rooms. Find out more about our student life here.
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.