For students attending the Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine Contact details

Contact details for the programme leadership for the Biomedical Programmes
and Information from your study counsellor to help you cope with this new situation with Covid-19.

The study counsellor

Hello, my name is Malin Sandell and I work as Study consellor and Programme officer for the three programmes

  • Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine
  • Master's Programme in Biomedicine
  • Master's Programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science

As the programme study counsellor I can give you information on the rules concerning eligibility for advancing onto a higher term, excemptions, the interruption of studies, the resumption of studies etc. Further more I can help you with the planning of your future studies, study techniques, or student social issues. Please note that as study concellor I work under the Pledge of Confidentiality (see below for further information).

You are welcome to call me, e-mail and/or make an appointment for a visit.

Pledge of confidentiality

Karolinska Institutet's study counsellors are bound by a pledge of confidentiality in accordance with chapter 7, section 9 of the Secrecy Act, and on no condition will disclose information about a student's personal circumstances to a third party without the student's explicit consent.

Make an appointment by e-mailing me or calling me.

My office is located at Berzelius Lab Education Support Office, Programme Comittee for the Biomedical programmes

Address:Berzelius väg 3, level 5
171 77 Stockholm
Ph: 08-524 836 64

Student Health Centre Counsellors

Are you finding it difficult to concentrate on your studies? Are you concerned about your life situation? Are you suffering from performance anxiety? Do you need someone to talk to?

Contact persons Student Health Centre

Student ombudsman

The student ombudsman is an independent office, employed by the student unions, to whom you may turn with matters relating to you as a student, such as if you feel unfairly treated by someone at KI or have problems in your dealings with other students or members of staff.

Contact person Studentombud

Information from your study counsellor to help you cope with the situation with Covid-19

KI students and staff work hard to adjust to the situation due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Here are some experiences and knowledge I, as a study counsellor would like to share with you, to help you cope with this uncertain situation.
I do not make any claim to have a complete list or address all aspects, but these are my topics: 

  1. Studying from home
  2. How to reduce stress
  3. Who to contact for help with regards to your studies
  4. Health Promotion and Ergonomic tips

KI Health Promotion

The KI Health Promotion team has gathered advice and inspirational tips with live-stream classes etc at

KI Health promotion

Physical activity is essential for physical health and wellbeing as well as psychosocial health.

Keep physically active, ie take walks, work out or do yoga at home!

How you yourself can try to reduce stress in this Covi-19 situation

  • Try to accept the uncertainty of the situation with Covid -19. Life is not risk free. Try to learn how to cope with the uncertainty. Try, little by little, to concentrate on the things you can do something about and leave things you cannot change. Focus on things that you want to do more of, things that you value in life.
  • Besides the studies and keeping physically active, do things you like to do, things that make you feel good. If you do not know what you like, think about it for a while, it could be ie: cooking good food, baking a cake, knit, play games, dance, do the laundry or learn a new language.
  • Talk to people who make you feel good, at least talk to one person a day.
  • Keep up dated on the developments, use the KI web page as starting point, keep to well-established information sources ie Swedish or international authorities. Limit the time you spend scrolling social media.
  • Ask for help if you need it. Contact your fellow students, the course director, the course administrator, me or any other person you trust to help you. Together we may be able to sort out the issue and move forward. Most things can be solved, or we find another way.

Tips for studying at home

  • Plan - make a schedule, to-do lists- for what you are going to do when. Plan your week, your day. Plan when you are going to have breakfast, when you are going to study, when you will be taking a break, including lunch break, plan your physical training and when you will socialise.
  • Set realistic goals and pat your self on the shoulder when you have achieved the task.
  • Get your priorities straight, do the difficult and complicated things first otherwise it is easy to get stuck on trivial and as it turns out, time consuming matters (also known as Parkinson’s Law of triviality)
  • To avoid the temptation, leave your mobile phone off when you study.
  • Work during the morning, even students tend to be more efficient in the morning than during the evening or at night.
  • If you find it hard to concentrate use the Pomodoro-method
  • Challenge your self to get new good habits, start small, maybe one push-up a day before breakfast every day, or a walk before you go to bed at night, try to make it into a routine, expand on it.
  • Be nice to your self and be nice to your future you. Take care of your self now, eat, sleep, work out and study.

Student Health Centre

If you feel strong anxiety or you think you may suffer from a depression you can contact the Student Health Center to ask for help and advice. They are bound by professional secrecy. All services at the Student Health Centre are offered free of charge!

“The pressures you can experience as a student can feel never ending. Give yourself the best possible chance to feel good and to have enough energy to manage your studies and enjoy your free time”.

Lifestyle tests at KI

113 13 is a national information number

You can call the information number 113 13 to provide or obtain information regarding serious accidents and crises, in this case the Covid -19. 113 13 is a service for municipalities and other actors to communicate information to the public in the event of serious accidents and crises in the community. All information provided via 113 13 is verified information, i.e. it has been confirmed by the municipality etc. where the incident took place.
From abroad, call +46 (0)77 33 113 13.

Information about the corona virus for KI staff and students

The focus is on adapting KI's operations to ensure the health, safety and security of students and staff. KI's research and education continue regarding the recommendations. The university is still open, and we still follow the syllabi for your courses with the aim to perform examinations according to set time plan, as much as possible. The KI university management is monitoring developments via the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Information about the Corona virus for staff and students

Contact information to programme management

Jonas Sundbäck

Director of studies

Rachel Fisher

Programme Director
K2 Department of Medicine, Solna

Klas Kärre

Chair of the programme committee
C1 Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Malin Sandell

Study Councelor
Division for Administrative Support
C7 Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Markus Jonegård

Programme Officer
UF Central Administration
John Sennett