For students attending the Master's Programme in Toxicology Getting started - How to apply

Start by thinking about what you would like your study abroad period to be like. Read up on the options and search for more information on KI web site, in exchange reports, on the partners universities’ web sites, etc. In the online application form, you will be able to rank up to six options.

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How do I apply?

From January 2022 we are using a new online application system called Mobility Online and the whole application is electronic. All supplementary documents can be uploaded onto our application database.

Step by step instructions for how to complete and submit the electronic application form:

1. Application Form
The application for our exchange study program is only available online. 

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


For students interested in going abroad for the 30 ECTS or 37,5 ECTS research project outside our bilateral agreements there is no need to apply by February 28th since you will be going abroad as freemover. You will though need to have finalized all paperwork latest 4-6 weeks before your departure (this includes even receiving your visa when applicable).

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What to include in the application

1. The Application Form
Follow the directions in the Application Form carefully. The application form can only be completed online.

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
Your CV should be well-written in reverse chronological order and easy to understand.
If you do not already have a CV, a web site that can help you to get started is Europass.
State your language skills according to the EU CEFR scale.
You do not need to send any supporting documentation, but should be prepared to produce it on request.

3. Transcript of Records
A Transcript of Records in English from the Ladok register should be included in your application as proof of your study merits. It can be obtained by yourself directly from "Ladok on Web". No stamp or signature is required on this document.
If you are lacking 7,5 hp or more for your application, you should attach an appendix explaining why.

4. Motivation Letter in English
A personal statement of motivation should be written in English and be a maximum of one A4 page in length, using the Times New Roman, 12 point font. Your motivation letter is an important part of your application and should therefore be well-written. Present yourself briefly in the introduction and bear in mind that the letter should deal with why you wish to take part in an exchange. Experience and special interests referred to in the letter should be relevant to your application.

5. Documented research experience
In case you have research experience (such as a summer internship at a lab, etc.) outside of your regular Bachelor's and Master's programme, include a certificate, diploma, or letter from the supervisor – must be signed and stamped.

A letter of reference is no longer a requirement from BIONK.

Deadline for applications 2022/2023

The last day to apply for exchange studies during the academic year of 2022/2023 is January 28, 2022 (at 11.00 am). The registration page opens mid January and can be found here.

If after the first round of applications we still have available exchange places they will be advertised here on this page in late Spring or early Summer.