Student support and resources
During your time as student at KI you have access to a number of support functions that can help you out.
Academic writing support at the University Library
The academic writing support helps you improve your academic writing, reading, and oral presentation skills. You can book an appointment or attend one of their workshops.
Career support for students
Take the opportunity to take advantage of all career support that is available to you while you are still a student at Karolinska Institutet.
Incident - in case something has happened
Have you been involved in an accident, feel that you have been harassed, noticed a risk in your study environment or want to give suggestions of improvement related to your study environment? In order to improve KI as a study- and workplace, we need to learn from events that have occurred. Therefore, there is an incident reporting system where students can report if something has happened.
The International coordinators at Karolinska Institutet assist officially nominated inbound and outbound exchange students. Each programme has its own International Coordinator.
Student health centre
The student health centre is available for all KI students and is a complement to regular health care in Sweden. The student health centre staff have a duty of confidentiality and their own separate medical record system. All visits to the student health centre are free of charge. You can contact them if you for example have problems with stress, performance anxiety, difficulty concentrating or difficulty sleeping.
The student health centre also conducts MRSA screening, organizes seminars on various topics, and provides access to lifestyle tests.
Students’ and doctoral students’ ombudspersons
The students’ and doctoral students’ ombudspersons is an independent office, employed by the student union, to whom you may turn to with matters related to your studies at KI, such as if you feel unfairly treated by someone at KI or have problems in your dealings with other students or members of staff.
There is a study counsellor for each programme and free standing course at KI.
Programme study counsellors can help you navigate the rules and requirements of your programme, and on issues related to student life as well as planning your studies. Communication with them is confidential. You find the contact information to your study counsellor on the programme webpage for admitted students.
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Studying with disabilities
Karolinska Institutet can provide students with disabilities with special support during your studies. Students with disabilities at KI should be guaranteed the same high level of education and the same good quality study environment as other students.
Support in information search and reference management
The University Library's librarians can help you with search strategies and how to find and use different sources. You can also get help with reference management.