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Country-specific documentation requirements for doctoral education

Below you will find additional documentation requirements for your country of study.

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Bangladesh

In order for Karolinska Institutet to be able to assess your eligibility you must document both your master's and bachelor's degree. Transcripts of records*, or certified copies** of the transcripts (for your bachelor's and master's studies) must be sent directly from the degree awarding university to Karolinska Institutet in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Karolinska Institutet

BFN

Education Support Office

Berzelius väg 3 (street address)

171 65 Solna

Sweden

*The transcripts of records must be issued by the Registrar's office or the Examination's office at the degree awarding university (college issued transcripts will not be accepted). **Certified copies of the transcripts must be also certified by the Registrar's office or the Examination's office.

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Cameroon

The transcript of record must be sent directly from you university to Karolinska Institutet by e-mail to verifications@ki.se, and in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Karolinska Institutet

BFN

Education Support Office

Berzelius väg 3 (street address)

171 65 Solna

Sweden

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Canada

The transcript of record must be sent directly from you university to Karolinska Institutet in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Karolinska Institutet

BFN

Education Support Office

Berzelius väg 3 (street address)

171 65 Solna

Sweden

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

China (Mainland)

If you have completed your master's degree:

  • Master's degree certificate in the original language, and an authorised translation**
  • Master's graduation certificate in the original language, and an authorised translation**
  • Master's transcript of record* in the original language, and an authorised translation**

If you have ongoing master's level studies:

  • Study progress report, filled out and signed by an official representative of your university
  • A syllabus for your master's programme in the original language, and an authorised translation**
  • Master's transcript of record in the original language, and an authorised translation**
  • Bachelor's degree certificate in the original language, and an authorised translation**
  • Bachelor's graduation certificate in the original language, and an authorised translation**
  • Bachelor's transcript of record* in the original language, and an authorised translation**

*All transcripts of records must be official and include stamps from the issuing institution.

**For example translations made by a notary public in China are accepted. Transcripts of records issued in English will be accepted (in that case there is no need for transcripts in the original language).

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Eritrea

The transcripts of records must be sent directly from you university to Karolinska Institutet in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Karolinska Institutet

BFN

Education Support Office

Berzelius väg 3 (street address)

171 65 Solna

Sweden

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Ethiopia

The transcripts of records must be sent directly from you university to Karolinska Institutet in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Karolinska Institutet

BFN

Education Support Office

Berzelius väg 3 (street address)

171 65 Solna

Sweden

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

France

If you have completed your master's degree:

  • Master's degree diploma issued by the relevant ministry in the original language, and an authorised translation
  • Master's transcripts of records (Relevé de notes) for all years, signed and stamped by the university in the original language, and an authorised translation

If you have ongoing master's studies:

  • Master's transcripts of records (Relevé de notes) for all years, signed and stamped by the university in the original language, and an authorised translation
  • Bachelor's degree diploma issued by the relevant ministry in the original language, and an authorised translation
  • Bachelor's transcripts of records (Relevé de notes) for all years, signed and stamped by the university in the original language, and an authorised translation

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Germany

If you have completed your master's degree:

  • Master's degree diploma (Urkunde)* in the original language, and an authorised translation
  • Master's transcripts of records in the original language, and an authorised translation

If you have ongoing master's studies:

  • Master's transcripts of records in the original language, and an authorised translation
  • Bachelor's degree diploma (Urkunde)* in the original language, and an authorised translation
  • Bachelor's transcripts of records in the original language, and an authorised translation

*An Urkunde is accepted as a degree diploma. A Zeugnis is only accepted as a degree diploma if you have completed a Staatsexamen.

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Ghana

The transcript of record must be sent directly from you university to Karolinska Institutet in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Karolinska Institutet

BFN

Education Support Office

Berzelius väg 3 (street address)

171 65 Solna

Sweden

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

India

In order for Karolinska Institutet to be able to assess your eligibility you must document both your master's and bachelor's degree.

  • Degree diploma/Provisional diploma issued by the degree awarding university (for your bachelor's and master's)
  • Transcript of record/Consolidated Mark sheet/Result Card/Detailed marks/Provisional Grade Card/Provisional Grade Sheet for all semesters (for your bachelor's and master's)*

*College-issued documents are not accepted (must be issued by the degree awarding university/autonomous college). The documents must be attested by the Controller of Examinations/Registrar/Attesting Officer.

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Iran

  • Degree diploma in the original language, and authorised translations
  • Transcripts of records* in the original language, and authorised translations

*The official transcripts of record must be stamped and signed by the university.

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Italy

Transcripts of records which have only been digitally signed/attested/stamped will not be accepted (since they cannot be decoded).

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Nigeria

The transcript of record must be sent directly from you university to Karolinska Institutet by e-mail to verifications@ki.se, and in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Karolinska Institutet

BFN

Education Support Office

Berzelius väg 3 (street address)

171 65 Solna

Sweden

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Pakistan

In order for Karolinska Institutet to be able to assess your eligibility you must document both your master's and bachelor's degree. From the 1st of August 2019 all submitted degree diplomas (master's and bachelor's) and transcript of records/mark sheets/result cards (bachelor's and master's, for all years) must be attested by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). If your documents have been attested before February 2009 you must get a new attestation from HEC. The transcript of records/mark sheets/result cards should be issued by the degree awarding university* and attested by HEC.

*College-issued transcripts of records/mark sheets/result cards will only be accepted together with the university issued degree diploma, if the documents have been signed by the controller of examinations at the degree awarding university, and attested by HEC.

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

Spain

If you have completed your master's degree:

  • Master's degree diploma* in the original language, and an authorised translation
  • Master's transcripts of records** in the original language, and an authorised translation

If you have ongoing master's studies:

  • Master's transcripts of records** in the original language, and an authorised translation
  • Bachelor's degree diploma in the original language, and an authorised translation
  • Bachelor's transcripts** of records in the original language, and an authorised translation

*A receipt of the payment of the degree diploma fee and a certification that you are allowed to graduate can be accepted instead of the official degree diploma.

**Electronically generated transcripts are accepted without a stamp and signature if they can be verified online.

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education. All applicants must also meet the English language requirement.

United Kingdom

If you have completed your master's degree:

  • Master's degree diploma
  • Master's transcripts of records

If you have ongoing master's studies:

  • Master's transcripts of records*
  • Bachelor's degree diploma
  • Bachelor's transcripts of records

*Applicants with ongoing master's studies who cannot get an official transcript of record or diploma supplement before they graduate should enclose a certificate from the university listing all completed modules/courses with credits and grades. The certificate must be issued by the Registrar's or Examination's office.

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education.

USA (incl. American universities abroad)

The transcript of record must be sent directly from your university to Karolinska Institutet in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Karolinska Institutet

BFN

Education Support Office

Berzelius väg 3 (street address)

171 65 Solna

Sweden

or submitted electronically via transcript delivery services such as eSCRIP-SAFE or the National Student Clearinghouse to the following e-mail address:verifications@ki.se

NOTE: If you have completed your degree at an American university abroad you must also order the transcript of record directly to Karolinska Institutet.

Please also note the general documentation requirements and the instructions on how to scan and upload at Entry requirements for doctoral education.