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Karolinska Institute Sweden

Address: Solnavägen 1, 171 77 Solna, Sweden

Description Karolinska Institute Sweden

  • Established: 1810
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Type of training: joint
  • 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 training is in Swedish, but there are courses in English.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Karolinska Institute Sweden

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  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 3 years.

At Karolinska Institute, only one undergraduate program is taught in English - biomedicine. The remaining subjects are offered in Swedish, so foreigners should understand that learning will require thorough knowledge of the language. During training, the successful completion of disciplines is evaluated by credits, which are necessary for further study in graduate and postgraduate studies.


  • Age of students: 21 years.
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 2-3 years.

The institute offers the following graduate programs:

  • Computer technology in medicine
  • Biomedical Entrepreneurship
  • Global health (public health, immunology)
  • Molecular technology
  • Medical economics, politics, management.
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Graduate School

  • Age of students: 22+
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 1-4 years.

Only graduate students who are fluent in Swedish and English and have earned the required number of credits can apply for postgraduate studies.

Accommodation, housing and food

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.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

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, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

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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- 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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