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Health Informatics 2019-2020

In order to be accepted as an exchange student at KI the applicant must be enrolled at a university that has a written exchange agreement with KI for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be nominated by their home institution. The final decision on admission will be made by KI.

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Courses and research-oriented projects

A full-time course requires at least 40 hours of work per week, and the part time courses 20 hours per week. 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.

Specific requirements may apply. General requirements have to be met in order to apply for the courses:

  • A good command of English (equal to a TOEFL score of 550)
  • A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in healthcare, biomedicine, medical technology, computer and systems sciences, informatics or the equivalent.
  • In addition, specific requirements may apply.

Course syllabuses

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow this link. You can find the course code right before the name of the courses listed on this page.

Courses offered in Health Informatics


Semester 1 (autumn)

  • 5HI000 Health Informatics – Needs, Objectives and Limitations, 5 ECTS credits (2 Sep - 22 Sep)
  • 5HI001 Computer Applications in Healthcare and Biomedicine, 10 ECTS credits (2Dec - 19 Jan)
  • 5HI002 Basic Medical Science, 7.5 ECTS credits (23 Sep - 27 Oct)
  • 5HI003 Health Care Organization and Management, 7.5 ECTS credits (28 Oct -1 Dec)

Semester 2 (spring)

  • 5HI019 User Needs, Requirements Engineering and Evaluation, 10 ECTS credits (20 Jan - 1 Mar)
  • 5HI020 Standardisation within Health Informatics, 5 ECTS credits (2 Mar - 22 Mar)
  • 5HI013 Scientific Research Methods, 7.5 ECTS credits (23 Mar - 7 June) The course is a part time course, corresponding to 50% study pace.

Semester 3 (autumn)

  • 5HI021 Current research and trends in health informatics, , 15 ECTS credits (2 Sep - 19 Jan) The course is a part time course, corresponding to 50% study pace.

The master programme in health informatics is given in collaboration with Stockholm University (SU), and therefore some courses from SU can also be made available. However, this requires an exchange agreement between your home university and SU. Currently, only students from Tata Institute of Social Science, India, and National University of Singapore, Singapore are eligible for studying at SU through this exchange. If you belong to this group of students, you can find out more about our SU courses here.


Application deadline

  • 1 May for the autumn semester (end of August to mid-January)
  • 1 October for the spring semester (mid-January to the beginning of June)

Who can apply? When you have been nominated by your home university 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 university, 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 university. Please send the application to the international coordinator, either scanned or by regular mail, 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 university, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works at your university, who can certify that it is a copy of your passport. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.
  • An updated CV

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The information you enter will be stored in a database and treated according to EC Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), or the EU Regulation 2016/679 and its implementing complementing national laws.

Application form 2019-2020