Admissions to Global Bachelor's Programmes

Below you will find information on how to apply for the Global Bachelor's Programme i Biomedicine.

Karolinska Institutet offers one undergraduate programme in English, the Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine. All other undergraduate programmes, including the the medical programme and the dentistry programme, are taught in Swedish and the information regarding admissions process is only available on the Swedish programme pages. The information below is aimed for applicants interested in the bachelor's programme in biomedicine.

Central online application portal

You apply for the Global Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine through, the online application portal for higher education in Sweden.

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Follow the instructions on on how to apply

Do not send any documents to University Admissions in Sweden ( before you have completed the online application. Please also note that no documents should be submitted directly to Karolinska Institutet.

Autumn 2023 intakes

There are two separate admissions rounds for bachelor's studies starting autumn 2023. Please note that University Admissions in Sweden must have received your final upper secondary school qualifications by the deadline for the receipt of supporting documents

First admissions round (online application open 17 October 2022 to 16 January 2023):

  • Open for all international applicants with completed upper secondary studies.
  • Applicants who need to apply for a visa to study in Sweden must apply before 16 January.
  • EU/EEA citizens with completed upper secondary school/high school are also advised to apply in this application round.

Second admissions round (online application open 15 March 2023 to 17 April 2023):

  • Open for national and EU/EEA citizens.
  • EU/EEA applicants studying in their final year of secondary school/high school must apply in the 19 April application round.
  • National applicants should also apply in this application period.


Entry requirements

Before you apply, you should check that you have the required qualifications and language skills. In order to be eligible for the programme you must meet the general entry requirement, the programme-specific requirements, and the English language requirement.

General entry requirements

The general entry requirement is a completed upper secondary school/high school education (post-16) which qualifies you for higher education in your country. For detailed information on how you can meet the general entry requirement, check the country specific requirements.

Studying in your final year

If you are an EU/EEA citizen in your final year of upper secondary school, you can apply, but you are advised to apply in the second admissions round with application deadline 17 April 2023. In this application round you have until the deadline 21 June or 5 July 2023 to submit your final upper secondary school credentials, please check the key dates for detailed instructions. If you are an IB student in your final year you must request an early result from the IB coordinator at your school.

Citizens from outside the EU/EEA will not be able to apply in the second admissions round since there will not be enough time to apply for and receive a residence permit. Citizens from outside the EU/EEA are advised to apply in the first admissions round with application deadline 16 January 2023. In this admissions round, the final upper secondary school credentials must have been received by University Admissions in Sweden by 1 February 2023.

Specific entry requirements

In addition to the general eligibility requirements you also need to meet the specific entry requirements. The specific entry requirements for the bachelors programme in biomedicine are courses equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary level courses Biology 2, Chemistry 2, Mathematics 4, or the equivalent courses.

Your upper secondary school courses will be assessed by University Admissions once you have submitted a complete application. In the assessment of foreign upper secondary school courses and grades, University Admissions uses among others the following country handbooks developed by the Swedish Council for Higher Education.

Karolinska Institutet is not involved in the eligibility assessments and we cannot guide you regarding the assessments.

English language requirements

All applicants have to meet the English language requirement which is profiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6.

You may meet the English language requirement through your upper secondary school studies, previous university level studies, or English language proficiency tests. Please read the instructions on how to document your English language proficiency at

Do not send any language proficiency test results such as IELTS or TOEFL directly to Karolinska Institutet. Please follow the instructions at

Documentation requirements

It is important that you follow the instructions on supporting documentation when you prepare your application. If you do not submit the documentation according to the instructions at, your application 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 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 upper secondary school credentials have to be submitted directly from your school 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. If you are an IB student in your final year you must request an early result from the IB coordinator at your school.

If you already have university level studies, you must also follow the documentation requirements for master's applicants. Please read the country specific requirements and check whether your university records have to be translated, and if your university records can be uploaded.


First admissions round 
The selection is based upon the applicant's upper secondary school qualifications (grade tariff).

Second admissions round
The selection is based upon the applicant's upper secondary school qualifications (grade tariff) and the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (Högskoleprovet) in the ratio 66% / 34%.

The Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test is arranged twice per year in Swedish only. The test is not mandatory, and if you are not able to take the test you will compete for a seat with your upper secondary school credentials.

Key dates

For information on key dates, please visit


Read more on the most frequently asked questions among our applicants at FAQs - Global Bachelor's Programmes.


If you have questions regarding

  • entry requirements,
  • documentation requirements,
  • admissions and selection procedures

please contact the Admissions Office at Karolinska Institutet.


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