Courses for incoming exchange students in Biomedicine/Toxicology/Bioentrepreneurship
To 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.
Find your course or rotation syllabus
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.
All courses are full-time courses and require at least 40 hours of work per week. The courses are given in blocks, and a student can only attend one course at a time. 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.
Courses offered on Bachelor's level in Biomedicine
(courses starting with BACH in the application)
Specific requirements may apply.
Courses offered during semester 3 in the curriculum (autumn semester)
- 1BI043 Biostatistics, 4.5 ECTS credits (Beg September-Mid September)
- 1BI040 Tissue Biology, 4 ECTS credits (Mid September-Mid October)
- 1BI041 Immunology and microbiology, 13 ECTS credits (Mid October-Beg December)
- 1BI042 Neuroscience, 8.5 ECTS credits (Beg December-Mid January)
Courses offered during semester 4 in the curriculum (spring semester)
- 1BI046 Physiology, 13 ECTS credits (Mid January-Mid March)
- 1BI047 Pathology, 3 ECTS (Mid March-End March)
- 1BI045 Pharmacology and Toxicology, 10 ECTS credits (End March-Mid May)
- 1BI044 The Life Science Industry, 4 ECTS credits (Mid May-Beg June)
Courses offered during semester 5 in the curriculum (autumn semester)
- 1BI049 Molecular Medicine - Oncology, 15 ECTS credits (Beg September-End October)
- 1BI048 Molecular Medicine - Cardiometabolic and Infectious Diseases, 15 ECTS credits (Beg November-Mid January) Note that attendance requires Hepatitis B vaccination.
The Biomedicine Programme offers research-oriented projects on Master’s level during both autumn and spring semester. You can choose between 7.5, 13,5, 15, 18, 22.5, 30, 40, 51 and 60 ECTS credits. One week of full-time studies is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS. One example of a syllabus is presented below. You need to make your own initial arrangements. The most successful approach is to participate in an ongoing research project and to find a supervisor interested in coaching students. When you initiate contact with potential supervisors inform them that you will apply for exchange at KI. The subject area and the hosting supervisor at Karolinska Institutet should be stated in the application form. Depending on which project you will be perfoming, Hepatitis B vaccination might be required. For more information contact your supervisor or the international coordinator at Karolinska Institutet.
One example of a syllabus is presented below.
- 1EE046 Biomedical project for exchange students, 10 ECTS credits (6.5 weeks)
Courses offered on Master's level in Biomedicine
(courses starting with MAS in the application form)
Bachelor Degree in a relevant subject area. In addition, please consult the course syllabuses for other specific requirements.
Research-oriented projects (offered autumn semester 2022 and spring semester 2023)
The Biomedicine Programme offers research-oriented projects on Master’s level during both autumn and spring semester. You can choose between 7.5, 15, 18, 22.5, 30, 40, 51 and 60 ECTS credits. One week of full-time studies is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS. One example of a syllabus is presented below. You need to make your own initial arrangements. The most successful approach is to participate in an ongoing research project and to find a supervisor interested in coaching students. The subject area and the hosting supervisor at Karolinska Institutet should be stated in the application form. Depending on project Hepatitis B vaccination might be required. For more information contact your supervisor or the international coordinator at Karolinska Institutet.
- 2EE086 Biomedical project for exchange students 15 ECTS credits (10 weeks)
Courses offered on Master's level in Toxicology
(courses starting with TOX in the application form)
General requirements: Bachelor Degree in life sciences or equivalent. In addition, specific requirements may apply. Please consult the course syllabuses for specific requirements.
Courses offered during semester 1 (autumn semester)
- 4TX018 Principles of toxicology, 7.5 ECTS credits
- 4TX029 Target organ toxicology – toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics, 17.5 ECTS credits
- 4TX016 Histopathology and clinical pathology, 5 ECTS credits
Courses offered during semester 2 (spring semester)
- 4TX030 Applications of methods in toxicological research, 16.5 ECTS credits
- 4TX031 Health risk assessment, 9 ECTS credits
Courses offered on Master's level in Bioentrepreneurship
(courses starting with BIOENTR in the application form)
Bachelor Degree or equivalent and a university level course in economics. In addition, please consult the course syllabuses for other specific requirements.
Courses offered during semester 1 (autumn)
- 4BP038 Theory in Bioentrepreneurship, 4 ECTS credits
- 4BP040 Communication in Bioentrepreneurship 1, 3 ECTS credits
- 4BP041 Project Management - Theory, 3 ECTS credits
- 4BP042 Market Analysis, 8 ECTS credits
- 2QA326 Digital Health From an Entrepreneurship Perspective, 7.5 ECTS credits (part time (75%) two nights per week, 30 August 2021 - 17 October 2021)
More information about the study programmes, please visit the websites:
The study programme website (Bachelor´s level Biomedicine)
The study programme website (Master´s level Biomedicine)
The study programme website (Toxicology)
The study programme website (Bioentrepreneurship)
- May 1, for autumn term (beginning of September to mid-January)
- November 1, for the spring term (mid-January to the beginning of June)
Who can apply?
When you have been nominated by your home institution 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 institution, 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 home institution. Please send the application to the international coordinator digitally (via email) 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 home institution, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works there and can certify that it is a copy of your passport. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.
- CV in English
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please send all the documents in PDF format.
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