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.

Academic writing support

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. 

Career support for students

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.

Incident - in case something has happened

International coordinators

The International coordinators at Karolinska Institutet assist officially nominated inbound and outbound exchange students. Each programme has its own International Coordinator.

International Coordinators

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.

Contact the student health centre for an individual meeting

Student Health Centre webpage

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.

Students’ and doctoral students’ ombudspersons

Study counsellors

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.

Programme study counsellors - Global Programmes

Study technique 

Do you want to sharpen your study techniques and find balance in your studies? Here you will find tips on how to study smarter.

Study skills and habits

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.

Studying with disabilities 

Coordinator for students with disabilities

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.

Book an appointment or get help via the Library's drop in service