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 students on Bachelor's and Master's level are offered a complimentary Swedish course when they arrive (not applicable to students coming from Norway and Denmark).
Visit our temporary information points on campus! Open at the beginning of the semester.
Read about our fully equipped gyms at both Campus Solna and Campus Flemingsberg
Read all about our university library: how to search for e-books, how you book study rooms or all about the library's services available to students.
Student Health Centre
Student Health Centre
Read about what services are available to you as a student at KI
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.
Welcome to Karolinska Institutet!
We are honoured that you have chosen our university for your studies. On this page you can find all the information you need to ensure a smooth start to your studies.