After the Exchange

When you come back from your exchange you need to follow a few steps. Below you can find more information about these steps.

Credit Transfer

In order to transfer credits from your exchange studies to your study programme at Karolinska Institutet, you must have a certificate from the host university verifying that you have completed the courses and stages that were agreed before departure. It is best to try to get the certificate in your hand before you leave the host university. It is also a good idea to collect any course descriptions, timetables and lists of course literature.

You should apply to the director of studies or equivalent person you met before your exchange for a credit transfer. Use the application form for the transfer of credits from exchange studies and enclose certificates of courses carried out.

Application for the transfer of credits from exchange studies

Exchange Report

As an exchange student from KI you are required to write a report on your exchange. In the report we ask you to reflect upon your experiences from your exchange period. Your report will be an important part of the evaluation of the exchange programme, moreover it will also be a great source of inspiration and information for other KI students.

Furthermore, every year awards Karolinska Institutet the Best travel report of the year award to the best three travel reports. Here you can read more about the prizes awarded in the academic year 2019/2020.

Published Exchange Reports

The online exchange report system started in the spring semester 2009 among a small group of students. Previous reports are not published on the web, but they are accessible through the International Coordinators at the Education Support Office.

Published exchange reports
Exchange reports by incoming exchange students

Writing the Exchange Report

You write your exchange report via an online exchange report form. Follow the instructions carefully. You log in with your application's registration number and your e-mail address. If you forgot your registration number, use the link "Forgot your registration number?" and this will be sent to your e-mail address.

If you give your consent, your exchange report will be published on the KI website. You can choose if you want your name and e-mail address visible in the report or not. Please note that any staff at KI reviewing your report will be able to see who the author is. Your consent to publish the report is important in order to share knowledge and experiences with other students.

To participate in the second disbursement of the exchange scholarship, you must submit your report by 1 September the academic year following your exchange.

Please do not use Google Chrome when submitting your exchange report. At the moment we are experiencing some problems with that browser, and recommend you to use Internet Explorer or Firefox instead.

What should be included in the exchange report? Guidelines!

For any questions or comments regarding the exchange report, please contact the International Coordinator for your study programme.

Information Meetings

Another important part of your exchange studies is to convey your experiences, knowledge and impressions to your fellow students at Karolinska Institutet. This could be through seminars and information meetings for future exchange students.

Each semester a "kick-off/homecoming event" is arranged for students nominated for exchange and for students who have returned from studies abroad. The evening includes seminars, information sessions, and the opportunity to share your experiences with others. Future exchange students usually appreciate sharing others' experiences. It also gives you an opportunity to inspire others to go.

Become a Buddy

As a buddy for exchange students who come to KI you will have the chance to meet international students, make new friends, learn about new cultures and practise your language skills.

Contact Global Friends for more information.