After you have applied for the Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine

What happens after you have applied for the Global Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine? The admissions process is divided between University Admissions in Sweden and Karolinska Institutet. We have different responsibilities.

Assessment of your fee status

Initially your application is processed by University Admissions in Sweden. University Admissions checks whether you are required to pay the application fee or whether you are exempted from the fees. Please note that your application will not be processed by University Admissions before they have received the application fee or proof of exemption. 

Assessment of your eligibility

Once your fee status has been processed, University Admissions starts to assess whether you meet the general eligibility requirement and whether you have documented your upper secondary school studies according to the country specific requirements. University Admissions also checks whether you meet the English language requirement. The English language requirement is defined as proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school English 6.

University Admissions also converts your foreign upper secondary school courses and grades into equivalent Swedish upper secondary school courses and grades. In the assessment, University Admissions follows these country guidelines.

Calculation of your merit rating

University Admissions converts your grades into equivalent Swedish upper secondary school grades, and calculates your merit rating based on the country guidelines. Karolinska Institutet is not involved in this process, and if you have questions, we recommend that you contact University Admisions directly.

In the first application round applicants compete for a seat with the merit rating. In the second application round it is also possible to compete for a seat with a result from the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (Högskoleprovet). The Swedish scholastic Aptitude Test is not mandatory, and it is only arranged in Swedish.  

Assessment of your university level studies

If you do not meet all the requirements for the Swedish upper secondary school courses Biology 2, Chemistry 2 and Mathematics 4, Karolinska Institutet may be able to consider your university level studies. Please make sure you document your university level studies according to the instructions for master's applicants.

Follow your application status

In case you have not documented your fee status or eligibility according to the instructions, University Admissions will notify you at your account at universityadmissions.se. Please note that there is no guarantee that University Admissions will have processed your application before the deadline for the supporting documentation/application fee deadline.

At universityadmissions.se you will also be able to find the courses which University Admissions has registered. University Admissions will only register the courses based on your final upper secondary school documentation.

Admissions results

In the first application round the admissions results are published on 16 April 2021, and you will receive a notification to your email address when the notification of selection results are available at your account at universityadmissions.se. You can download the notification of selection results (which is the official admissions decision) from your account at universityadmission.se.

In the second application round the admission results are published on 9 July 2021, and you will receive a notification to your email address when the notification of selection results are available at your account at universityadmissions.se. You can download the notification of selection results (which is the official admissions decision) from your account at universityadmission.se.

You must accept or decline your admissions offer

In the first application round all admitted and waitlisted applicants will receive information sent directly via email from Karolinska Institutet on how to accept or decline their admissions offer. Please note that you will lose your admissions offer if you fail to accept your admissions offer within the deadline.

In the second application round (April application round), you need to reply to your admissions offer at your account at universityadmissions.se. Please note that you will lose your admissions offer if you fail to accept your admissions offer. Please read more under 'Key dates' at universityadmissions.se.

Fee-paying students are conditionally admitted

If you are a fee-paying student, you are conditionally admitted on condition that you pay the first installment of the tuition fee by the deadline. You will receive the invoice and instructions on how to pay via e-mail from Karolinska Institutet. The e-mail is sent to the address which you have registered at your account at universityadmissions.se.

If you are placed on the waiting list (reserve list)

The programmes are responsible for admissions from the waiting list, and admissions from the waiting list will only start if there is a need to fill the seats for the programme. Karolinska Institutet admits more students than the number of seats for the programme, and when an admitted student decline their admissions offer, this does not automatically lead to an offer for a waitlisted applicant. Usually there are only a few applicants on the reserve list that receive an offer.

Admissions from the waiting list may start as soon as the second admissions results have been published for the second admissions round at the end of July, and continue until the start of the programme, sometimes even after the start of the programme (does not apply to applicants who have to apply for a residence permit). If you become admitted, the programme administrators will contact you, usually through e-mail, and you will have at least 24 hours to reply to your offer.

If you are waitlisted at KI and receive an offer at another university, and no longer wish to remain on the waiting list, you should withdraw your application from your account on universityadmissions.se.

Deferral of the study start

If you need to postpone the start of your studies, you can apply for a deferral of the study start. Please note that you must have a valid reason. Reasons such as financial shortage concerning payment of tuition fee or living expenses, difficulties to find an apartment, preferring to pursue another study or work opportunity, etc. will unfortunately not be sufficient for granting a deferral. Please see the instructions on How to apply for a deferral.

Appeals

If you have been denied admission because you do not meet the general and/or specific requirements, and you believe that the assessment is incorrect, you can appeal the selection result. Appeals on any other grounds are not possible. You can submit the appeal after you have received the notification of selection results. Read more about appeals on universityadmissions.se.