Speech and Language Pathology 2022-2023

240 Higher Education Credits, 4 years. The study programme in Speech and Language Pathology offers courses and rotations to incoming exchange students. 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 and the final decision on admission will be 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

Offered during the spring semester 2023

  • 2EE118 Independent study, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1EE021 Community and home based rehabilitation, 7.5 ECTS credits (early May - early June, interprofessional course)

Options in Swedish

Offered during the autumn semester 2022

  • 2LG108 Medicine 4: Ear, nose and throat diseases and psychiatry, 4,5 ECTS credits
  • 2LG109 Voice and speech fluency disorders, 10,5 ECTS credits
  • 2LG111 Medicine 5: Geriatrics, neurology and rehabilitation medicine 4,5 ECTS credits



Application deadlines

  • April 15 (for the autumn semester 2022, end of August to mid-January)
  • October 15 (for the spring semester 2023, 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 online 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 online, 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.

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 2022-2023

Christoffer Bodforss

Administrative officer
Curriculum 2022-2023
Curriculum Speech and Language Pathology 2022-2023
Semester Course ECTS Credits
1 Social psychology 4.5
Psychology from a life-span perspective 4.5
Communication and the structure of language 7.5
Statistics 1 3
Medicine 1 4.5
Introduction to speech and language pathology 6
2 Speech communication 18
Observation and documentation 3
Medicine 2 4.5
Early deviations related to communication and swallowing 4.5
3 Medicine 3 (pediatrics, child neurology and child psychiatry) 4.5
Cognition and neuropsychology 1 3
Typical speech, language and reading development 6
Analysis and test methodology 3
Speech and language disorders in children 13.5
4 Statistics 2 4.5
Project work and written presentation 9
Speech and language disorders in children and adolescents (work-inte 12
grated learning) 4.5
Speech and language disorders in school age children
5 Cognitive and neuropsychology 2 3
Medicine 4 4.5
Speech and language disorders in adults 10.5
Speech and language disorders in adults, work-integrated learning 12
6 Medicine 5 4.5
Voice disorders 6
Speech fluency disorders 3
Voice and speech fluency disorders, work-integrated learning 6
Dysphagia 4.5
Dysphagia, work-integrated learning 6
7 Research methods 3
Elective course 7.5
In depth clinical practicum 7.5
Advanced seminars and critical evaluation 6
Transition to professional autonomy 6
8 Thesis in speech and language pathology 30

More information about the study programme

Speech and Language Pathology students study healthy and disordered speech, language, voice, and swallowing functions, the disorders´ causes and treatment and the patients´ rehabilitation. Speech-language pathology is an interdisciplinary field and the study programme includes humanities, science and medicine. It consists of theory and clinical practicum in parallel. The aim of the study programme is to teach and train the students in examination, assessment, diagnostics, and treatment of speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders in patients of all ages.

Courses in the different subject areas that are included in the programme are introduced in the first semester. Speech and Language Pathology is then studied integrated with other subject areas chronologically focusing first on infants and pre-school children, school-aged children, adults and the elderly. Conditions in speech and language pathology prevalent through the life span are studied in the semester 6, such as voice- and speech fluency disorders and dysphagia. During semester 7-8 studies are at advanced level with a focus on more in-depth studies in speech and language pathology (semester 7) and exam project, 30 ECTS (semester 8). Work-integrated learning is introduced already during semester 1-3 as clinical observations and continue semester 4-7 as work-integrated learning in various settings.

Terms four to seven contain courses in speech and language pathology. These courses consist of theory and practicum. Practicum takes part at the Karolinska University Hospital, at other hospitals, speech-language clinics and habilitation centers in the Stockholm area.

The programme is ended with a Master's thesis (one semester).