Midwifery 2023-2024

To be accepted as an exchange student at Karolinska Institutet you must be enrolled at a higher education institution that has a written exchange agreement with Karolinska Institutet for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be selected and nominated by their home institution, however the final decision on admission is made by Karolinska Institutet.

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow the link to  the course syllabus archive above.

You need to enter the course codes to access the syllabuses and they can be found right before the name of the courses or rotations listed on this page, under "Options in English" and "Options in Swedish".

Options in English

For exchange students without Swedish language command, the Midwifery Programme offers two courses/rotations in English as presented below. For information on how to apply and application deadlines, please use links below.

Curricular courses

All courses are full-time courses and require at least 40 hours of work per week. A student can only attend one course at a time. 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. General, and sometimes specific requirements have to be met in order to apply for the courses (see below).

Please also note that there is only a limited number of places and a study place can therefore not be guaranteed.

General requirements

Specific requirements

In addition to the general requirements above, the student must also fulfil these specific requirements:

  • 90 ECTS credits (1.5 years of study) at the home university

For students from the Netherlands, Australia and Malawi

  • 2EE011 Clinical rotation within Midwifery, 7.5 ECTS credits, 5 weeks

For students from London

  • 2EE117 Clinical Rotation within the Swedish Midwifes Scope of Practice, 3 ECTS credits, 2 weeks


Application deadlines

  • May 1 (for studies during the autumn semester 2023)
  • October 15 (for studies during the spring semester 2024)

Who can apply? When you have been nominated by your home university for exchange studies at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply.

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? You can start to prepare the documents needed for your application, but the link to the application will be published sometime in mid-March. 

Personal Data Act. 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.

Required documents:

  • 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 home institution, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works there, who can certify that it is a copy of your passport. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.
  • CV in English

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Curriculum 2023-2024
Curriculum Midwifery 2023-2024
Semester Course ECTS Credits
1 Reproductive physiology, psychology and global health 15
Gynecological and sexual health within introduction to maternity care 15
2 Delivery care 15
Maternal healthcare and contraception 15
3 Degree project 15
Delivery- and postnatal care 15

Magdalena Palmquist

Administrative officer