Audiology 2022-2023

180 Higher Education Credits, 3 years.

ITo be accepted as an exchange student at Karolinska Institutet you must be enrolled at a higher education institution that has a written exchange agreement with Karolinska Institutet for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be selected and nominated by their home institution, however the final decision on admission is made by Karolinska Institutet.

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow the link to the course syllabus archive above.

You need to enter the course codes to access the syllabuses and they can be found right before the name of the courses or rotations listed on this page, under "Options in English" and "Options in Swedish".

Options in English

For exchange students with a very good command of the English language, the Audiology Programme offers options in English as presented below. For information on how to apply and application deadlines, please see below.

Clinical rotations and project work

All rotations and projects require at least 40 hours of work per week.

One study week is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS credits.

The performance will be graded in accordance with the ECTS grading scale and on the basis of the student's fulfillment of the learning outcomes stated in the course syllabus.

General requirements 

Specific requirements may apply.

Courses offered only autumn semester 2022

  • 1AU049 Speech and Sound - Production and Perception, 10.5 ECTS credits
  • 1AU042 Specialised Theoretical Studies in Audiology, 7.5 ECTS credits

Courses offered only spring semester 2023

  • 1AU066 Physics and Acoustics, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1EE021 Community and Home Based Rehabilitation - Cultural Perspectives, 7.5 ECTS credits (Interprofessional course, early May - early June )

Course offered both autumn semester 2022 and spring semester 2023

  • 1EE100 Introduction to Clinical Practice in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, 7,5 ECTS credits

Study programme website


Application deadlines

  • April 15 (for the autumn semester 2022, end of August to mid-January)
  • October 15 (for the spring semester 2023, mid-January to the beginning of June)

Who can apply? When you have been nominated by your home university for exchange studies at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply using the form below.

Will I be admitted? There are only a limited number of places on curricular courses and projects. You apply in competition and a study place cannot be guaranteed. Please choose more than one alternative when filling in the application form, since that will increase you chances of being admitted.

How do I apply? Start the on-line application below by selecting your home university, preferred period of study and language of instruction. Then look through the entire form and read all the information carefully, especially under proposed study programme at Karolinska Institutet. Mandatory information is marked " * ". You will not be able to submit the application if you omit this information.

Have all the information ready when you start. Once you have started to enter the required information on-line, you cannot save it to continue at a later stage. This means that you must have all information ready by the time you wish to submit your application, which will take about 15 minutes to complete. As long as you are actively entering information, there is no time limit.

Remember to print the application and registration number. Please note that you must print your application before you submit it electronically. You submit the application by pressing the "Submit" button at the end of the form. Note that when this is done you cannot make any changes! You will immediately get a notification that your application has been registered along with a registration number unique to your application. Please make a note of this registration number as it is used to check the status of your application.

What do I do with my printed application? Once you have printed the application, sign it and also have it signed by the international coordinator or contact person at your university. Please send the application to the international coordinator, either scanned or by regular mail, together with:

  • A verified transcript of credits and grades, i.e. list of courses passed at your home university
  • A verified copy of your passport, where your photo and details are visible. The copy MUST be certified by your university, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works at your university, who can certify that it is a copy of your passport. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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

Application form 2022-2023

Curriculum 2022-2023
Curriculum Audiology 2020-2021
Semester Course ECTS Credits
1 Audiology - introduction course 7.5
Scientific method 1 1.5
Nervous system: Structure and Function 7.5
The audiology system 7.5
Psychology 9
2 Audiological pathology 7.5
Physics and acoustics (in English) 7.5
Clinical audiology 1 12
Professional development 1 1.5
3 Signal theory 6
Clinical audiology 2 9
Speech and sound - production and perception (in English) 10.5
Scientific methods 2 3
Professional development 2 1.5
4 Hearing aid technology 7.5
Clinical audiology 3 21
Professional development 3 1.5
5 Pediatric audiology 7.5
Audiological counselling 6
Scientific methods 3 - scientific theory, method and study design 9
Elective course 7.5
6 Scientific methods 4 - project plan (in English) 1.5
Clinical education 12
Degree project in audiology 15
Professional development 4 1.5

Christoffer Bodforss

Administrative officer

More about the programme

In audiology, the study of hearing, technology and human sciences meet in the assessment of hearing. It is the audiologist´s job to investigate hearing impairment, find technological and pedagogical solutions to improve hearing in a process that includes needs assessments, technology trials and evaluations. The audiologist also has an important educational role, and conducts teaching individually and in groups. Another aspect of the audiologist's work is to prevent hearing damage.

The study programme in Audiology is an interdisciplinary one, and covers the fields of technology, medicine and behavioural science.

The study programme focuses on human hearing, hearing disabilities, hearing rehabilitation, hearing technology and the testing of hearing aids. A core feature of the study programme is communication during examination and rehabilitation. A scientific approach is also important and the latest research is woven into the course in the form of scientific articles, pilot projects and assignments. The final term includes an independent project.

After graduation

Audiologists work at audiology clinics and centres, within private-practice audiology care, at hearing aid companies, and in the occupational, child and school health services. Lately, it has become increasingly common for audiologist to set up their own practices.