Admissions to freestanding courses
Below you will find information on how to apply for freestanding courses at Karolinska Institutet.
Central online application portal
You apply for the freestanding courses through universityadmissions.se, the online application portal for higher education in Sweden.
Read more about prioritising/ranking your selections at universityadmissions.se.
Follow the instructions on universityadmissions.se on how to apply.
Do not send any documents to University Admissions in Sweden (universityadmissions.se) before you have completed the online application. Please also note that no documents should be submitted directly to Karolinska Institutet.
Before you apply you need to check that you have the required academic qualifications and language skills. All courses require previous academic studies.
Specific entry requirements
In order to be eligible for a course you need to fulfil the specific entry requirements for the course. Make sure that your academic qualifications meet the specific entry requirements and that you submit all necessary documentation. You can read more about the specific requirements in the course description.
English language requirements
All freestanding courses offered in English require proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school courses English 6/English B.
You may meet the English language requirement through previous university level studies, upper secondary school studies or English language proficiency tests. Please read the instructions on how to document your English language proficiency at universityadmissions.se.
Do not send any language proficiency test results such as IELTS or TOEFL directly to Karolinska Institutet. Please follow the instructions at universityadmissions.se.
It is important that you follow the instructions on supporting documentation when you prepare your application. Please make sure that you follow the documentation requirements for master's applicants at universityadmissions.se (since all freestanding courses offered in English are at the master's level). If you do not submit the documentation according to the instructions on universityadmissions.se, you cannot be considered for admission.
Most documents can be uploaded and you will find detailed instructions on how to upload when you are logged in at your account at universityadmissions.se. You must among others make sure that you scan the original documentation and scan in colour. Scanned copies and certified copies will not be accepted by University Admissions in Sweden.
Please note that some transcripts of records have to be submitted directly from the issuing university to University Admissions in Sweden, please check the country specific instructions. In the country specific instructions you will also find information on whether your documents have to be translated.
For more information on the selection process, please see the course description for the course.
For some courses the selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and letter of motivation. If the selection for your course is based on an overall assessment, you must make sure that you submit your CV, letter of motivation, certification of employment etc. by the deadline for the supporting documentation. Please check what applies to your course in the course description.
For information on key dates please visit universityadmissions.se.
If you have questions regarding
- entry requirements,
- documentation requirements,
- admissions and selection procedures
please contact the Admissions Office at Karolinska Institutet.
If you have questions regarding
- your user account at universityadmissions.se,
- application fee procedures
please contact Universityadmissions.se.