Become a Ph.D. student
Are you a student at Karolinska Institutet and interested in research? Perhaps you might already consider doctoral studies? The research at KI spans a wide field - from basic experimental research to patient-centered research and care science. As a doctoral student, you are one of the key people of the future. You contribute to the university's research and are an important representative of KI.
It started as a summer job for doctoral student Caroline Schagerholm
Caroline Schagerholm is a doctoral student at KI and also active as chairman of the association; Students in Research. According to her, curiosity and a commitment to research are important if you are interested in a doctorate. For her, the summer job developed into the doctoral position she has today.
Doctoral studies led Nina Rawal on an exciting track in her career
Alumnus Kristian Neovius is proud of his time as Ph.D. student at KI
Supervisor Carl Johan Sundberg gets motivated by being part of the doctoral student's way to becoming a researcher
Carl Johan Sundberg is a certified doctor, Professor of Molecular and Applied Exercise Physiology, Head of the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management, and Ethics (LIME), Karolinska Institutet. He has extensive experience in supervising doctoral students and ensures that the students develop into independent researchers.
Supervisor Carolina Hagberg feels inspired by the doctoral students' smart questions
Carolina Hagberg's research team consists of four people who study why obesity makes us sick and how overweight can disconnect from metabolic morbidity. She thrives in the role of supervisor for doctoral students and thinks it is fun to be involved and support their development.
Doctoral Education at Karolinska Institutet
Get inspired and read the brochure Doctoral Education at Karolinska Institutet which includes interviews with doctoral students and information about the research at KI.
Get an inside perspective on being a researcher and career advice
The blog is run by a team of Ph.D. students, postdocs, alumni, and KI Career Service staff at Karolinska Institutet. The blog aim to help prospective students and researchers get an idea of what studying and doing research at Karolinska Institutet is like.
A PhD can take you anywhere
So, what can you be with a Ph.D.? Or let us turn it around. What can you not be with a Ph.D.? This is probably easier to answer; you can be anything anywhere as long as you have the right awareness and attitude. In A Ph.D. can take you anywhere you will find a collection of career portraits with Ph.D.-students.
KI Summer School in Medical Research
KI Summer School in Medical Research introduces research for students studying in the undergraduate programs at Karolinska Institutet. During 7 weeks, you have the opportunity to carry out research projects together with researchers.
Amgen Scholars Program at Karolinska Institutet
During eight summer weeks, you have the opportunity to be part of a research group and participate in lab work, scientific discussions, seminars, and other topics, and test if research studies is something for you!
Get to know KI researchers
Meet some of the researchers at KI through these interviews and featured articles. More than 3,000 researchers and doctoral students have their workplace at KI.
Admission and entry requirements
If you study at the Biomedicine Program, the Biomedical Analyst Program or the Medical Program, you have the opportunity to try research at the beginning of your education. Here you will find available courses:
ISPOR - KI Student Chapter
ISPOR KI Student Chapter is part of the ISPOR Student Network. The organization disseminates knowledge about pharmacoeconomics and results research (HEOR).
Studenter i Forskning
Studenter i Forskning (Students in Research) is a student-driven organization that disseminates information to students in Stockholm, including from Karolinska Institutet, about pursuing a career in research.
The Doctoral Students’ Association (DSA)
The Doctoral Students' Association (DSA) aims to promote the well-being of doctoral students at Karolinska Institutet - supervision, education, salary, work environment, and other important aspects. DSA is the largest section within the Medical Association with, currently, around 2200.