For students attending the Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine Study Abroad with the Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine

Application details for studying abroad with the Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine

Deadline for applications 2022/2023

MAY 2022

SECOND ROUND OF APPLICATIONS

Dear Bachelor students in Biomedicine,

We are now opening the second round of applications for exchange studies during the Spring semester 2023.

The last day to apply for exchange studies in semester 6 (Spring 2023) will be on Thursday June 9th.

To apply please use this link. It will take you to our Mobility Online database where you will be asked to first create an account. After that you will receive an email and by following the link included in that email you will be able to access your account in Mobility Online and to submit all the necessary documents to finalize your application:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcript of records
  • Merits documents (for instance: research experience or engagement in BUS)

The applications will be ranked after the deadline and the exchange study places will be allocated according to the ranking.

Please find below the list with the remaining available exchange places:

  • BR SAOPAUL01 - Universidade de São Paulo 1 place
  • D  HEIDELB01 - Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg 1 place
  • D  TUBINGE01 - Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen 1 place
  • DK ODENSE01 - Syddansk Universitet 1 place
  • I  MILANO01 - Università Degli Studi di Milano 1 place
  • SG SINGAPOR02 - Nanyang Technological University 2 places

The last day to apply for exchange studies in semester 4 (Spring 2023) in Leiden is Friday August 26, 2022.

If you have questions regarding exchange studies, please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Kind regards,

Giulia

International coordinator

Giulia.grillo.mikrut@ki.se

 

JANUARY 2022

The last day to apply for exchange studies in semester 6 in the academic year of 2022/23 is January 28, 2022 at 11AM. The list of our partner universities within the Bachelor programme can be found here. Deadline for exchange studies in Leiden in semester 3 (Autumn 2022) is February 28th at 11am. Deadline for exchange studies in Leiden in semester 4 (Spring 2023) will be in August and the exact date will be posted here shortly.

Until then you can prepare yourself by collecting the necessary documents. You can also read the exchange reports from previous exchange students and benefit from their experience.

The link to our online application can be found here.

The application to our exchange study program is only online. Follow the instructions carefully: an incomplete application results in not being considered for exchange studies by the international committee. Late applications will not be considered in the first round of applications.

The electronic application is constituted by two parts. The first part is the online registration where you state your contact details, information about your present studies, which semester you are studying and which programme you are registered in at Karolinska Institutet. You can state up to 6 preferences in the order that you choose to prioritize. You will only be able to choose universities with which your programme has a bilateral agreement.

After you have registered your application online you will receive an automatic generated email with a link that you will have to follow in order to complete and submit your application with all the extra necessary documents. This last step can be done online directly in Mobility Online.

Please follow this link if you wonder about exchange studies and Covid-19.


The International Committee of the Biomedicine Programmes (BIONK)

The International Committee of the Biomedicine Programmes (BIONK) is responsible for exchange studies in the Biomedicine Programmes. BIONK consists of teachers, international coordinators, the programme administrator, and student representatives. BIONK signs exchange agreements with partners universities, decides about rules for participation and selection of students for the exchange programmes, etc.

In the field of Biomedicine, you have the opportunity to spend part of your studies abroad. Completing a course or doing project work in another country is a unique experience compared to studying in Sweden. Experiencing another culture from the inside is a fantastic way of learning more about yourself and your field of study. Studying abroad means not only academic development, it also provides insights and experiences you will profit from in your future life - both professionally and personally. You will also make lifelong friends and many other interesting contacts. If you are considering studying abroad, it is important that you consider how you will deal with unforeseen events. An exchange student should be flexible and be able to take initiative.

For general information on exchange studies through KI, read more on:

Study Abroad at Karolinska Institutet

Studera utomlands genom Karolinska Institutet (Swedish)

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Best Exchange Report 2018/2019

Our Biomedicine student Hrista Michela was awarded the third place in the Best Exchange Report competition:

Read more about Hrista Michela's award here

Best Exchange Travel report 2020/2021

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Participation in an exchange programme

General requirements

  • You must have studied at least one year at KI (60 ECTS). Specific rules regarding additional study merits may be specified by the univer sity abroad.
  • You must be eligible to continue your studies at KI before you go on exchange. 
  • You must have a good command of the language of instruction in order to go abroad. Within the Erasmus+ Programme you will be required to show results in a language test (Erasmus+OLS).
  • You must be able to accredit your exchange studies at Karolinska Institutet (only applies to exchanges in semester 3).
  • An exchange must be at least three months (Min. 90 days within Erasmus+) up to a full semester.

Eligibility for exchange studies during semester 3

  • In order to be eligible for exchange in semester 3, you must have passed all your courses from semester 1, as well as the course Biochemistry in semester 2, at the latest on April 15. 

Eligibility for exchange studies during semester 6

  • In order to be eligible for exchange in semester 6, you must have passed all the courses from semester 1-4 on September 15. Moreover, you must have passed Part 1 on the course Molecular Medicine – Oncology, and have participated in the obligatory sessions of Molecular Medicine – Cardiometabolic and Infectious Diseases.


General rules

  • You can only be nominated twice for exchange, once in semester 2 and once in semester 4. 
  • Only one exchange per academic year is possible. 
  • You cannot postpone an exchange place to next academic year unless you have a valid reason for doing so. 
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, you have to follow the rules that apply to the scholarship (see Travel Grant Application Form for Exchange Students).
  • Within Erasmus+ you can receive the scholarship in total up to 12 months per academic level (i.e. Bachelor, or Master).
  • During your exchange period you must be a good representative for KI and market KI in the best possible way. See Code of Conduct for exchange studies.
  • You have to hand in your exchange report after your exchange period has ended. The deadline is September 1 every year, but you are strongly advised to write and hand in the report directly upon return from your exchange.

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After a decision has been made by the Nomination Committee within BIONK

If you are nominated by BIONK

  • Note that BIONK will only nominate you to one exchange place. You are not admitted as an exchange student at the partner university until you have received a letter/notice of acceptance from the partner university.
  • If you are nominated for exchange by BIONK you must accept or decline your place by giving notice via email to the International Coordinator before the deadline specified in the email that you receive when you are nominated. If you do not accept your place within the deadline, it will be considered that you have declined the place and it will be given to another student. Note that you cannot decline a place in order to apply for a new place during the same academic year.
  • You can only accept a place that you have chosen in your application even if other nomination places are on offer. 

Waiting list for a higher alternative in the application

  • If you are nominated to an exchange place that is not your first-hand alternative, you have the possibility of queueing to a higher ranked alternative in your application until you have applied to the partner university. Notify the International Coordinator if you want to be put on the waiting list. After you have applied to the partner university, you may no longer remain in the queue.

If you are not nominated by BIONK

  • If you have not been nominated to an exchange place, you will remain on the waiting list for an exchange place on the list of chosen universities in your application. Note that you will only be put on the waiting list if you are eligible for exchange studies. 

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Renouncing your place after you have sent your application to the partner university

  • If you renounce your exchange place after having sent your application to the partner university, you must have specific and valid reasons for doing so (ex. illness – show medical statement). You are obliged to explicate these reasons to the International Coordinator.
  • Note that renouncing your exchange place will affect the possibility of participating in an exchange during the next round of applications.
  • Possible costs paid in relation to the exchange will not be reimbursed if you renounce the exchange place or discontinue an ongoing exchange without showing specific and valid reasons  (ex. illness – show medical statement).

Exchange studies during semester 3 or 4

During semester 3 or semester 4 you can go on exchange studies to Universiteit Leiden (LUMC), where you take a full semester of courses. Hand in your application during semester 2.

On YouTube you can find out more about Universiteit Leiden:

- Universiteit Leiden/Leiden University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gDfOvufoQQ

- Student Life at Leiden University : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kdlyc48aM4

- Living & Housing in the Netherlands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi6he-IShMY

- 444 years of Leiden University:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPX3Aj6m-08

- Starting your master’s programme at Leiden University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKVsxnf8L6I

- Leiden City Netherlands. Travel to Holland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcq9NE1XQho

Read the exchange reports from previous exchange students to learn more about studying abroad at Universiteit Leiden.

For 2019/2020, the Biomedical laboratory science student Rebecca van Hage was awarded the Best travel report


Eligibility for exchange studies during semester 3

  • In order to be eligible for exchange in semester 3, you must have passed all your courses from semester 1, as well as Medical Biochemistry from semester 2 at the latest on April 15. 

 

Exchange studies during semester 6

In semester 6 you have the opportunity to go abroad to collect data for your degree project. See list of universities here.

For information regarding the degree project course, please read more at the course web page. Please contact the course organizer if you have questions regarding the degree project. Contact information can be found here.

The last day to apply for exchange studies during semester 6 in the academic year of 2021/22 is February 8, 2021 at 11am.


Eligibility for exchange studies during semester 6

  • In order to be eligible for exchange in semester 6, you must have passed all the courses from semester 1-4 on September 15. Moreover, you must have passed Part 1 on the course Molecular Medicine – Oncology, and have participated in the obligatory sessions of Molecular Medicine – Cardiometabolic and Infectious Diseases before you go on the exchange.

Partner universities 2022/23

Please note that the information about the partner universities is continuously being updated and may contain errors as partner universities sometimes change their policies/requirements.

At the Bachelor’s Programme in Biomedicine you can participate in exchange studies at universities in the Nordic countries, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and North America.

See the current list of partner universities and available places in the list here: Partner universities 2022/23

You have the option to go on exchange in two different semesters. In semester 3 you can go on an exchange to Leiden University Medical Centre, where you take courses. In semester 6 you have the opportunity to go abroad to collect data for your degree project.

The exchange reports are a great source of information where previous exchange students write about their experiences abroad.

If you want to learn more about the respective universities and what they can offer exchange students, read about the universities here.

 

AUSTRALIA

Read about studying and living in Australia, watch stories from other students, and learn about Australian education on the official Australian Government website for international students.


The University of Newcastle, Callaghan

Possible to do both project 30 ECTS or project+course 22.5 ECTS. For a list of projects and courses, please click here:

University of Newcastle prospectus

Information for incoming exchange students is available here.


Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (not available during the academic year 2021-2022)

Possible to do both project 30 ECTS or project+course 22.5 ECTS. Information for international students is available here.
Not available for KI students in 2019/20 due to imbalance.


University of Sydney (not available during the academic year 2021/2022)

A minimum of average grade "B" is a requirement. Course work and project. Information for incoming exchange students can be found here.
Not available for Biomedicine Bachelor students in 2019/20 due to imbalance.

Griffith University 

 

BRAZIL

Universidade de São Paulo

Read information for incoming exchange students here.

 

CANADA

Find out about studying in Canada on the EduCanada web site.

The University of Calgary, Hotchkiss Brain Institute  Only projects. Not available in the next academic year.

 

University of Toronto

If students are interested in going on exchange to the University of Toronto Mississauga to do research, the process has changed a few times over the last 18 months, but currently you should reach out early to their international coordinator Andrew Sedmihradisky and he can put you in touch with staff in the Experiential Education Unit (EEU) – who will assist you in finding a project/supervisor. Please do so s early as possible so you will have an idea of whether research in your area of interest is possible. The EEU  can walk you through the process and help you find a project in their Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

All research areas are potentially possible, but they vary from year to year depending on which professors have submitted projects or not.  

One or more elective courses have to be additionally selected when going on exchange to Toronto for a research project. This is mandatory to obtain a full-student visa in Canada. Here you can read more about life as an international student at the University of Toronto.

Students studying at the University of Toronto need to take a minimum of 1.5 U of T credits per semester. Assuming your research project is worth 1.0 credits, you’d need to take at least 1 (and up to 3) more 0.5 credit course. Students can view the courses available in an academic year using the UTM Timetable linked below – if you need a detailed syllabus for a particular course you can reach out  to Andrew and he can download it for you. The chosen courses don't have necessarily be related to your study programme here at KI.

UTM Timetable

For more information please visit the following page: Inbound opportunities at Toronto University

  

DENMARK

Read about what life would be like studying in Denmark at Study in Denmark.

University of Copenhagen

Information for exchange students is available here.

  • Broad range of courses on offer – the Faculty of Science offers approx. 600 English-taught courses a year most of which are available to exchange students.
  • Most English-taught courses are master’s level courses – but senior (3rd and 4th year) bachelor students are allowed to register for master level courses provided they meet the academic requirements. They are also allowed to follow courses at the Faculty of Medical Health Science.
  • Exchange students can choose from the full range of courses offered by all the departments at the faculty – provided they meet the requirements. The course catalogue is available here.
  • Students can do individual study/research projects of 7,5, 15, 22,5, 30, 45 and 60 ECTS.

Syddansk Universitet

Information for incoming exchange students can be found here, and instructions for how to apply here.

 

FRANCE

Practical information and facts about studying in France is available on Campus France.

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) New name: Sorbonne Université
Projects only. Previous research experience is a requirement.

Université de Strasbourg
Only project work. French language skills not a requirement.

Eurolife partner

 

GERMANY

Study in Germany provides information, student stories, and tips about student life in Germany.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Projects only. Term dates: 01.04.2019 – 30.09.2019 but individual dates can be set when only doing a project.

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

Projects only. For help in finding projects, please contact: Elena Lebherz <Elena.Lebherz@med.uni-tuebingen.de>.

 

GREAT BRITAIN

You can find information about studying in England on the web site of the British Council, and about studying in Scotland on the web site Study in Scotland.

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Information for incoming exchange students can be found here, and specifically for Erasmus exchange students here.

Eurolife partner

Imperial College School of Science, Technology and Medicine, England

Projects within the Department of Life Sciences (no other Departments).

Life Science researchers can be found here.

Instructions on how to apply are available here.

King's College of London, England

Information for incoming exchange students can be found here. Application guidelines are available here.

 

IRELAND

Find out about studying in Ireland on the web site Education in Ireland.

Trinity College Dublin

Information for inbound exchange students can be found here.

Note that the Dept. of Human Health and Disease will not be able to receive students during 2019/20.

Eurolife partner

 

ITALY

Università Degli Studi di Milano

 

SINGAPORE

Nanyang University of Technology
Project or project and course work. If you do a project you have to find a supervisor before applying for exchange.

National University of Singapore
Project or project and course work. If you do a project you have to find a supervisor before applying for exchange.

Information about projects from the International Office at NUS here: NUS_lsm_modules.pdf

 

SPAIN

Universitat de Barcelona
Project only. Application link here. You apply with: application form, 2 x photos, learning agreement, transcript of records and proof of English language skills. Here is the fact sheet: Universitat de Barcelona_Infosheet.pdf

Contact person for application and projects: Dr Marta Camps martacamps@ub.edu

Eurolife partner

 

SWITZERLAND

ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Information for incoming exchange students is available here.

Switzerland is no longer participating in the Erasmus+ Programme, but student exchange is continued within the Swiss-European Mobility Programme.

  • Students can find supervisors/projects in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Health Sciences and Technology. 
  • Students should contact ETH for further instructions if they are applying for projects that are not within Pharmaceutical Sciences (only Pharmaceutical Sciences will appear in the application system).
  • Students should look for a suitable project on the website of the Department or Institute the student is interested in joining, and contact respective professors or senior scientists directly.
  • Some projects offered at ETH Zurich are also published by SiROP (https://siropglobal.org/).
  • Please be aware that if you are entitled to receive a study loan from CSN this will not be awarded in conjunction with the Swiss stipend SEMP. 

 

THE NETHERLANDS

Study in Holland provides ample information about studying in Holland and practical matters relating to the study experience.

Universiteit Leiden (LUMC)
Project or project and course work. Please note: may be difficult to find projects within Neuroscience.

Eurolife partner

On YouTube you can find out more about Universiteit Leiden:

- Universiteit Leiden/Leiden University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gDfOvufoQQ

- Student Life at Leiden University : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kdlyc48aM4

- Living & Housing in the Netherlands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi6he-IShMY

- 444 years of Leiden University:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPX3Aj6m-08

- Starting your master’s programme at Leiden University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKVsxnf8L6I

- Leiden City Netherlands. Travel to Holland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcq9NE1XQho

Semester 3 and 4: courses

Semester 6: degree project

 

USA

Find out more about studying in the USA on the official government web site and on the U.S. Department of State network Education USA.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (not available during the academic year 202122023)

Projects only.

Eurolife grantee stories

On the Eurolife's webpage you can read the stories of studies who have been granted a Eurolife stipends. Here you can also find our own students' Fahrsan Rahman and Tetiana Poliakova's stories.

 

NEWS

2022-05-18

SECOND ROUND OF APPLICATIONS

Dear Bachelor students in Biomedicine,

We are now opening the second round of applications for exchange studies during the Spring semester 2023.

The last day to apply will be on Thursday June 9th.

To apply please use this link. It will take you to our Mobility Online database where you will be asked to first create an account. After that you will receive an email and by following the link included in that email you will be able to access your account in Mobility Online and to submit all the necessary documents to finalize your application:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcript of records
  • Merits documents (for instance: research experience or engagement in BUS)

The applications will be ranked after the deadline and the exchange study places will be allocated according to the ranking.

Please find below the list with the remaining available exchange places:

BR SAOPAUL01 - Universidade de São Paulo 1 place

D  HEIDELB01 - Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg 2 places

D  TUBINGE01 - Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen 2 places

DK ODENSE01 - Syddansk Universitet 1 place

I  MILANO01 - Università Degli Studi di Milano 1 place

SG SINGAPOR02 - Nanyang Technological University 2 places

UK LONDON017 - King's College London 1 place

More information about exchange studies can be found on your study programme’s page:

Bachelor students

If you have questions regarding exchange studies, please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Kind regards,

Giulia

International coordinator

Giulia.grillo.mikrut@ki.se

 

2022-02-03

Here you can find the international coordinator's presentation about exchange studies in Leiden in semester 3 or 4.

 

2022-01-19

Here you can find the international coordinator's presentation about exchange studies in semester 6 in the academic year 2022/2023