Nutrition Science 2022-2023

Courses for incoming exchange students in Nutrition Science

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. Check with the International Office at your institution (either the central office or your faculty's/department's office) to see if there is an agreement and whether you are eligible to go on exchange.

To find the syllabus for the course or project 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 projects listed on this page.


All courses are full-time courses and require at least 40 hours of work per week. The courses are given in blocks, and you can only attend one course at a time. One week of full-time studies corresponds to 1.5 ECTS credits, while one semester is equivalent to 30 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 requirements 

Specific requirements:

  • For curricular courses at least two years (120 ECTS credits) of studies in nutrition science.
  • For research-oriented projects a bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree of at least 180 ECTS credits in biomedicine, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, medicine, nutrition or the equivalent. 
  • In addition, other specific requirements may apply.

Study options

Curricular courses

Semester 1 (Autumn)

  • 4NT000 Diet and health – scientific evidence, recommendations and sustainability, 10 ECTS credits
  • 4NT001 Molecular and genetic mechanisms in nutrition science, 10 ECTS credits
  • 4NT002 Diet, Physical activity and fitness - assessment and evaluation, 10 ECTS credits

Semester 2 (Spring)

  • 4NT003 Diet, physical activity and disease prevention – interventions, mHealth and eHealth, 15 ECTS credits
  • 4NT004 Nutrition and disease – treatment and clinical aspects, 10 ECTS credits
  • 4NT005 Professional development and communication in nutrition science, 5 ECTS credits

Research-oriented projects

The Master’s programme in Nutrition Science offers research-oriented projects during both autumn and spring semester. You can choose between 7.5, 15 or 30 ECTS credit projects covering 5 weeks, 10 weeks or 20 weeks respectively.

You should make your own initial arrangements and secure the collaboration of a prospective project supervisor prior to applying to Karolinska Institutet. The most successful approach is to participate in an ongoing research project within your area of interest. When you initiate contact with potential supervisors, inform them that you will apply for exchange at KI. Supervisors are in high demand and may not be able to respond to your enquiry immediately, so please be patient. When you have received confirmation, you state the subject area and the name and contact details of your supervisor at KI in your exchange application form. If you need assistance, please contact the international coordinator.

  • 2EE119 Project in Nutrition Science for Exchange Students, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 2EE120 Project in Nutrition Science for Exchange Students, 15 ECTS credits 
  • 2EE121 Project in Nutrition Science for Exchange Students, 30 ECTS credits

For more information about the study programme please visit the website:

Master's Programme in Nutrition Science 


Application deadlines

  • 1 May for the autumn term (beginning of September to mid-January)
  • 1 November for the spring term (mid-January to the beginning of June)

Who can apply?

When you have been nominated by your home institution 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 your chances of being admitted.

How do I apply?

Start the on-line application below by selecting your home institution, 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 home institution. 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 home institution, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works there and 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. Please send all the documents in PDF format.

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 2022-2023