Apply for student exchange at Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet uses an application system called Mobility-Online for managing incoming exchange students. You complete your application in three steps.

Online application guide

Please note that you have to be nominated for an exchange by your home institution before applying. Follow the steps below to apply for exchange studies. Read the instructions carefully and make sure to include all required documents as described below. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are obligatory.

Before you start, read the programme specific information regarding available courses on Courses and Application for Exchange Students 2023-2024 

Required application documents

You are required to upload the following documents with your online application. Check with your international coordinator at KI if you have any questions.

  • Transcript of Records: must be verified and include credits and grades of the courses passed at your home institution.
  • Passport or EU national ID card: the copy with your photo and details visible must be certified as a true copy of the original by someone not related to you. The certifying person should sign, print their name, and include their telephone number. If you cannot upload a copy at this point,​​ you will be required to do so later in your workflow.​
  • CV: in English (not applicable for Medicine or Speech and Language Pathology)
  • Nomination by home institution: an official letter from your home institution confirming your nomination as an exchange student to Karolinska Institutet.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The information you provide in Mobility-Online will be stored and treated according to EC Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), or the EU Regulation 2016/679 and its implementing complementing national laws.

Who can apply? When you have been nominated by your home institution for exchange at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply.

Will I be admitted? There is a limited number of places on each course. You apply in competition and a study place cannot be guaranteed. Please select also alternative courses to your firsthand options to increase your chances of being admitted and accepted for exchange.

How do I apply? Start by preparing the required application documents and when the application round for incoming exchange students opens you can submit your application.

Step 1-3 in the application process

Online application form

If you have any questions, please contact your International Coordinator at KI.

Good luck!

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