Summer Courses Abroad

Below you will find presentations of summer courses arranged by our partner universities and other organizations that Karolinska Institutet has a connection to.

The courses are mainly within medicine and health related topics, but also within other areas such as languages, social sciences and technology. You will have a fun and interesting summer!

Please note that these are courses NOT included in the ordinary exchange programme through Karolinska Institutet. Most of the courses will therefore cost money. For more information, please contact the university/organisation directly.



Together with three other universities in the Yangtze River Delta region, Fudan University offers an opportunity to apply for a Global Research Immersion Program for Young Scientists (GripS) for the summer of 2024. Deadline for application March 17. For information webinar on February 20 contact Mia Bjerke.  
Hong Kong

The Chinese University Hong Kong arranges a summer research school for 8-10 weeks this summer. Apply before 28 February.


Shanghai Jiao Tong University offers an opportunity to apply for a Summer Research Internship for the summer of 2024. Deadline for application May 30. 



This summer, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, offer several summer courses, for instance "Methods in the Development of Synthetic Vaccines" and "Primary Health Care in Colombia". The courses are held in Spanish.


The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) offers intensive, short-term academic summer programs providing undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the U.S. while enhancing leadership skills. You must be a Swedish citizen.



Aarhus University arranges summer courses in English; "Clinical Global Infectious Diseases" and "Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation" in July - August. 

Each year in August, the Copenhagen School of Global Health offers popular summer schools for students and professionals with an interest in global health and development issues. Deadline to apply is 1 April.


Spend your summer in Cambridge. Summer courses are given in immunology, psychology, microbiology and many others. There is also the possiblity to apply to "English for academic purposes" and "IELTS Preparation course".

King's College London offers summer courses in health sciences.

Queen Mary University of London offers summer courses in Global Health. As a KI Student you receive a 10% discount on the course fee.


KI is part of the Eurolife network. The aim is to offer a short but intense course in order to facilitate and encourage educational and scientific interactions.


Université Angers arranges several summer courses on topics such as Bioinformatics, Research, Simulation in Healthcare and Vascular. The courses are held in English or French. Apply before 16 April.


7th Bonn Brain³ Conference: States – Behaviour, Neural Circuits and Codes: 19-21 August 2024

Hosted by the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, in collaboration with the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar. The meeting will be kicked-off at the LVR – Landesmuseum Bonn for Archeology, Culture and Arts and continue at the Venusberg Campus of the University Clinic Bonn. This is a collaboration within our NeurotechEU alliance in which KI is a member.

Embark on a three-day intellectual journey held in a lively urban area, facilitating the formation of scientific communities with enduring collaborations and friendships. The conference program showcases a diverse array of speakers and discussion leaders from esteemed institutions worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. In addition to these premier talks, BonnBrain³ provides dedicated time for poster sessions and a students’ organized symposium offering individuals at all career stages the opportunity for networking and presenting their research.

BonnBrain³ 2024 undertakes an interdisciplinary approach to explore the intricate interplay of brain and body states, neural networks and behavior. Individual sessions feature presentations from international experts in the areas of circuit and behavior evolution, the role of network, brain and body states in different behaviors as well as computational neuroscience. The conference integrates diverse scientific backgrounds, encouraging discussions among participants whose paths might not normally cross.

BonnBrain³ hopes to serve as a convergence point for diverse perspectives, promising to illuminate some of the most challenging and fascinating questions about the brain’s workings.

Karolinska Institutet is awarding 10 stipends à 10.000 sek per participant to attend this scholarship. Please send your CV, Motivation Letter and Transcript of record (only PDF files) to no later than April 15th. After our internal assessment, the 10 strongest applicants will be able to register in the conference and receive the stipend from KI. Deadline to apply for the conference in Bonn is May 19th 2024. For further inforamtion please visit this page.


Together with partners in Italy, the UK and the US, KI arranges a Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology in Treviso this summer. The course is aimed for students with a strong interest in biostatistics and epidemiology.


One week course in Paliative Care at the University of Ljubljana. Apply before 15 May.


Amgen Scholars Programme 

ETH Zurich offers 11 scholarships for a summer research stay within the Amgen Scholars Programme. The programme applies to students studying for a Bachelor’s degree at a European university.

A closing highlight of the programme is the joint symposium for all European Amgen Scholars in Cambridge, UK.

In addition to conducting hands-on research, as an Amgen Scholar at ETH you will attend workshops and events offering both insights into state-of-the art research and the opportunity to learn cross-cutting skills such as communication, scientific writing and intercultural skills. 

Application starts from November 1 and lasts until February 1.

Student Summer Research Fellowship 

The Student Summer Research Fellowship (ETH SSRF) programme offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain their first research experience in an area of their choice. The fellowship provided by the Computer Science Department of ETH Zurich takes place during two summer months and is open to all students worldwide. 

The Netherlands

Summer courses for (bio)medicine students, within Biobanking, Global Health and Transplantation Medicine are given at the University of Groningen. Apply before 1 March.

The Erasmus Summer Programme in Rotterdam focuses on key principles and methods of quantitative medical research. Each course is designed to fully satisfy the needs of international students with a specific interest such as clinical medicine, general practice, public health, epidemiology, genetics or biostatistics.

Summer courses within "Life Sciences", i.e. Global Health, Epidemiology, Toxicology and Infectious Diseases are given at Utrecht Summer School.

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