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

Please upload a scan of the following original documentation (do not upload certified copies) in colour:

  • Master's degree diploma/provisional diploma
  • Master's transcript of record/mark sheets
  • Bachelor' degree diploma/provisional diploma
  • Bachelor's transcript of record/mark sheets

The transcripts of records*, or the certified copies** of the transcripts (for your bachelor's and master's studies) must also be sent directly from the degree awarding university to Karolinska Institutet in a sealed envelope to one of the addresses below. Applicants who have applied for an advertised doctoral position do not need to order the transcripts of records, or the certified copies, until being notified. Transcripts of records which cannot be matched to an application in the recruitment system Varbi will be discarded within three months.

Address to be used if sent via courier/delivery services:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
von Eulers väg 2 (street address)
171 65 Solna
Sweden

Address to be used if sent via postal mail:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
171 77 Stockholm
Sweden

*The transcripts of records must be issued and attested by representatives of the registrar's or the examination's office at the degree awarding university (college issued transcripts/mark sheets/result cards 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, or in a sealed envelope to one of the addresses below. Applicants who have applied for an advertised doctoral position do not need to order the transcripts of records until being notified. Transcripts of records which cannot be matched to an application in the recruitment system Varbi will be discarded within three months.

Address to be used if sent via courier/delivery services:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
von Eulers väg 2 (street address)
171 65 Solna
Sweden

Address to be used if sent via postal mail:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
171 77 Stockholm
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 by e-mail to verifications@ki.se, or in a sealed envelope to one of the addresses below. Applicants who have applied for an advertised doctoral position do not need to order the transcripts of records until being notified. Transcripts of records which cannot be matched to an application in the recruitment system Varbi will be discarded within three months.

Address to be used if sent via courier/delivery services:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
von Eulers väg 2 (street address)
171 65 Solna
Sweden

Address to be used if sent via postal mail:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
171 77 Stockholm
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)

Please upload a scan of the following original documentation (do not upload certified copies) in colour:

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 one the addresses below. Applicants who have applied for an advertised doctoral position do not need to order the transcripts of records until being notified. Transcripts of records which cannot be matched to an application in the recruitment system Varbi will be discarded within three months.

Address to be used if sent via courier/delivery services:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
von Eulers väg 2 (street address)
171 65 Solna
Sweden

Address to be used if sent via postal mail:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
171 77 Stockholm
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 one of the addresses below. Applicants who have applied for an advertised doctoral position do not need to order the transcripts of records until being notified. Transcripts of records which cannot be matched to an application in the recruitment system Varbi will be discarded within three months.

Address to be used if sent via courier/delivery services:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
von Eulers väg 2 (street address)
171 65 Solna
Sweden

Address to be used if sent via postal mail:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
171 77 Stockholm
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

Please upload a scan of the following original documentation (do not upload certified copies) in colour:

If you have completed your master's degree:

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

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

Germany

Please upload a scan of the following original documentation (do not upload certified copies) in colour:

If you have completed your master's degree:

  • Master's degree diploma (Urkunde)* in the original language
  • Master's transcripts of records in the original language

If you have ongoing master's studies:

  • Master's transcripts of records in the original language
  • Bachelor's degree diploma (Urkunde)* in the original language
  • Bachelor's transcripts of records in the original language

*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.

India

Please upload a scan of the following original documentation (do not upload certified copies) in colour:

If you have completed your master's degree:

  • Degree diploma/provisional certificate for your master's degree issued by the degree awarding university
  • Transcript of record/consolidated mark sheet/result card/detailed marks/grade card/grade sheet for your master's degree (for all semesters)*

If you have ongoing master's studies:

  • Study progress report, filled out and signed by an official representative of your university
  • A syllabus for your master's programme
  • Transcript of record/consolidated mark sheet/result card/detailed marks/grade card/grade sheet for your master's degree studies (for all semesters)*
  • Degree diploma/provisional certificate for your bachelor's degree issued by the degree awarding university
  • Transcript of record/consolidated mark sheet/result card/detailed marks/grade card/grade sheet for your bachelor's degree (for all semesters)*

*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/assistant controller of examinations, assistant registrar/deputy registrar/head of institution or similar.

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). We do not accept self-declarations (Dichiarazione)

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, or in a sealed envelope to one of the addresses below. Applicants who have applied for an advertised doctoral position do not need to order the transcripts of records until being notified. Transcripts of records which cannot be matched to an application in the recruitment system Varbi will be discarded within three months.

Address to be used if sent via courier/delivery services:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
von Eulers väg 2 (street address)
171 65 Solna
Sweden

Address to be used if sent via postal mail:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
171 77 Stockholm
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

Please upload a scan of the following original documentation (do not upload certified copies) in colour:

If you have completed your master's degree:

  • Degree diploma/provisional diploma/provisional certificate for your master's degree
  • Transcript of record/mark sheets/result cards for your master's degree (all years)*
  • Degree diploma/provisional diploma/provisional certificate for your bachelor's degree
  • Transcript of record/mark sheets/result cards for your bachelor's degree (all years)*

If you have ongoing master's studies:

  • Study progress report, filled out and signed by an official representative of your university
  • A syllabus for your master's programme
  • Transcript of record/mark sheets/result cards for your master's degree (all years)*
  • Degree diploma/provisional diploma/provisional certificate for your bachelor's degree
  • Transcript of record/mark sheets/result cards for your bachelor's degree (all years)*

All documents 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). Applicants who have applied for an advertised doctoral position do not need to get the HEC attestations until being notified.

*The transcript of records/mark sheets/result cards should be issued by the degree awarding university. College-issued transcripts of records/mark sheets/result cards will be accepted on the condition that they have been submitted together with the university issued degree diploma, and that the documents have been signed by the controller of examinations at the degree awarding 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.

Spain

Please upload a scan of the following original documentation (do not upload certified copies) in colour:

If you have completed your master's degree:

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

*A provisional diploma, or a receipt of the payment of the degree diploma fee which includes 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

Please upload a scan of the following original documentation (do not upload certified copies) in colour:

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 one of the addresses below. Applicants who have applied for an advertised doctoral position do not need to order the transcripts of records until being notified. Transcripts of records which cannot be matched to an application in the recruitment system Varbi will be discarded within three months.

Address to be used if sent via courier/delivery services:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
von Eulers väg 2 (street address)
171 65 Solna
Sweden

Address to be used if sent via postal mail:

Karolinska Institutet
Education Support Office
BFN
171 77 Stockholm
Sweden

or submitted electronically via transcript delivery services such as 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