Introduction for global programme and exchange students

Welcome to KI! Here you will find information about introduction activities for new students attending the Global Master's and Bachelor's Programmes or if you are here as an exchange student.

Digital Introduction Day Spring 2021

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, there will not be a physical welcome ceremony this year. Instead, we will host a live introduction ceremony and you will get a glimpse of what the university and the student life have to offer.

All inbound exchange students are invited to watch our pre-recorded online Introduction Day, containing important arrival and preparatory information for your coming life in Stockholm and studies at Karolinska Institutet.


  • Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet  
  • Health Promotion and Sports at KI
  • Flix & Corpus Karrolina, MF’s female and male skit group  
  • Jennifer Valcke and Karen Gustafsson, Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC)  
  • KI University Library (KIB) and the Academic writing support
  • KI Student Health Centre   
  • Medicinska Föreningen (MF), your student union, and Global Friends 

Below you can watch our pre-recorded digital introduction ceremony.

International welcome ceremony Spring 2021

Individual introduction sessions and KI Backpack

For exchange students arriving during other parts of the semester (not in September or January), a shorter individual introduction session is arranged with your international coordinator at Karolinska Institutet.

As a new student, you will get KI:s popular backpack! Information about where and when you can collect it will be sent to your KI student e-mail.