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Karolinska Institute Sweden

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Description of Karolinska Institute Sweden

  • Established: 1810
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Language learning: Swedish, English.

The Karolinska Institute, located in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is one of the most powerful medical universities in Europe - almost half of the country's medical staff study at this university. In addition, on the basis of the Institute, large-scale scientific research is carried out in the field of human physiology, pharmaceuticals and medicine in general. The significant fact is that since 1901, 5 Nobel Prize winners have worked at the KarolinskaInstitute. The institute has only one faculty of life science and health with various medical trends. Most of the education is in Swedish, but there are courses in English.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Karolinska Institute Sweden

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Students can stay in a student dormitory, rent separate apartments separately or together with fellow students.


  • According to the QS Rankings, it ranks 8th in the world ranking, 1st place in Europe among medical schools, and ranks among the top 50 best universities in the world.
  • High standards of education, qualified teachers
  • Online learning
  • Career opportunities in large international companies.

Admission dates and extra charges

Applicants from Sweden and the countries of the European Union study at the Karolinska Institute for free, but for foreigners the payment is 180000-200000SEK for the academic year + entrance fee of about 900 SEK. Payment must be made before the start of the school year (no later than June 1). If, for objective reasons, the applicant could not start classes (visa denial, illness, family circumstances), the payment made can be returned (in this case, you must fill out an application on a special form).

Classes at the Karolinska Institute begin in September and are divided into 2 semesters, the school year ends in May.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

The prestige of the Karolinska Institute can also be assessed by the strict requirements for applicants - the passing grade is above the average, the IELTS language certificate from 7.0 (this is higher than in many European universities). Also for admission it is necessary to provide a diploma of completed secondary education, a questionnaire filled out in accordance with the requirements of the administration. On the master's program, where only bachelors can enroll, you will also need:

  • Motivation letter
  • Summary
  • TOEFL 90, IELTS 6.5.

Students are selected on the basis of secondary school assessments and standard test results twice:

  1. January 15
  2. April 15th.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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