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About KI

Karolinska Institute (KI) — public non-profit university. It is located in Stockholm, Sweden. As a member of European University Association (EUA), League of European Research Universities (LERU), KI is actively working on developing the academic environment.

The university is one of the top-1000 universities in the world. The university is highly rated by the independent university ranking THE. It is in the top-50.

KI offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs in different fields of study.

Location
Stockholm, Sweden
Establishment year
1810
Students
8,393
International students
1,500
Female students
69%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2020#1001+
Rating THE
2024#50
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Life Sciences & Medicine10
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KI tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at KI is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. For foreigners, the tuition fee at KI depends on the program and starts from 15,739 USD per year. With the help of scholarships, students can partially or fully cover the cost of education. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Scholarships
Yes
Bachelor
Foreign18,608USD/year
Master
Foreign15,739USD/year

Study programs at KI

Medicine
Biomedicine
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0
Other
Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
CAE, IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, IB
Scholarships
Yes
Other programs
Computer Science & IT
Joint Master's Programme in Health Informatics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Scholarships
Yes
Applied Sciences & Professions
Nutrition Science
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Applied Sciences & Professions
Physical Sciences
Global Health
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Medicine
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Toxicology
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Global Health
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Medicine
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Toxicology
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Medicine
Bioentrepreneurship
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Medicine
Biomedicine
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Global Health
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Study field
Medicine
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Health Economics, Policy and Management
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Medicine
Master's Programme in Biomedicine
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Medicine
Scholarships
Yes
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Economics & Business Management
Bioentrepreneurship
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Medicine
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Bioentrepreneurship
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Medicine
Molecular Techniques in Life Science
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Nutrition Science
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Applied Sciences & Professions
Translational Physiology and Pharmacology
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Other
Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
Master's Programme in Global Health
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
Master's Programme in Nutrition Science
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, CAE, IELTS, PTE, TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, CAE, IELTS, PTE, TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
Master's Programme in Toxicology
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, CAE, IELTS, PTE, TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
Other programs
Other
Doctoral Programme in Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation (AII)
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
Doctoral Programme in Biology of Infections and Global Health (BIGH)
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
Doctoral Programme in Cardiovascular Research
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
Doctoral Programme in Cell Biology and Genetics
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
Doctoral Programme in Development and Regeneration (DevReg)
Study degree
PhD
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Scholarships
Yes
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Bachelor degree at KI

Before submitting documents to the university, applicants take an English language exam. The university accepts the results of IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The IELTS score is not lower than 6. Additionally, upon admission, an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma can be accepted.

IELTS
6

Master's degree at KI

The academic performance of a student in an undergraduate program plays an important role in the selection of candidates. In order to enroll at KI for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS, PTE or TOEFL.

KI campus

The city campus of KI provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Stockholm has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. Student life at KI is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

After graduation, you can stay in Sweden for another year. You can do this by extending your student visa or applying for a job search visa. Graduates of KI are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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