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Karolinska Institutet

Location

Campus Solna (HQ), Stockholm Sweden

Ranking

# 1QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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1Undergraduate programs

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10Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

$180000Average tuition fee

About Karolinska Institutet

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 11 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 at Karolinska Institutet often carry out research in parallel with teaching. This ensures that students are involved in the latest advances within the medical field. 

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.

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About Karolinska Institutet

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 11 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 at Karolinska Institutet often carry out research in parallel with teaching. This ensures that students are involved in the latest advances within the medical field. 

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.

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University information

Sweden has a central online application system and you apply on universityadmissions.se. The application period is open from mid-October until mid-January.

General

3+
6+
90+

Bachelor

30+
6+
90+

Master

2+
30+
62+
90+
6+

Education and research at Karolinska Institutet is conducted on two campuses: the northern Campus Solna and the southern Campus Flemingsberg. Most of the global programmes are given on campus Solna. Facilities are modern and offer plenty of green spaces. 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. 

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Student life

Karolinska Institutet is situated in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, which offers good public transport, culture, nightlife, and business, surrounded by plenty of nature and blue water. Stockholm is one of the most innovative cities in Europe and also one of the world’s most productive hubs for health care advancement and life science knowhow.  Stockholm is  one of the safest capitals  in the world, and nearly 90% of the population in Sweden speaks English. 

As you arrive, orientation activities will help you acclimatise to your new ‘home’.   Karolinska Institutet's student union offer excitinhttps://studyinsweden.se/scholarships/g events all year; sports activities, pubs, lectures, open meetings, dinners, and parties; and a diversity of union bodies and associations to get in involved in. As a student you have free access to modern and spacious gyms and can participate in a range of weekly classes. 

The Student Health Centre and Career Services offer students support throughout the studies. 

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.

World-class research and specialised research environments create a breeding ground for doctoral studies (PhD) at Karolinska Institutet.  A doctoral degree from KI gives you cutting edge skills within your research field and opens up a wide range of career opportunities.  

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

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International Students

180,000 SEK
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Rankings & ratings

Karolinska Institutet is one of the top public universities in Stockholm, Sweden. It is ranked #1 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2022.

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

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)

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Contact KI about the bachelor’s degree in biomedicine

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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


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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.

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