Summer Courses Abroad

Below you will find presentations of summer courses arranged by our partner universities and other organizations that Karolinska Institutet has a connection to.

The courses are mainly within medicine and health related topics, but also within other areas such as languages, social sciences and technology. You will have a fun and interesting summer!

Please note that these are courses NOT included in the ordinary exchange programme through Karolinska Institutet. Most of the courses will therefore cost money. For more information, please contact the university/organisation directly.


Hong Kong

The Chinese University Hong Kong arranges a summer research school for 8-10 weeks this summer. Apply before 28 February.



This summer, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, offer several summer courses, for instance "Methods in the Development of Synthetic Vaccines" and "Primary Health Care in Colombia". The courses are held in Spanish.


The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) offers intensive, short-term academic summer programs providing undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the U.S. while enhancing leadership skills. You must be a Swedish citizen.



Aarhus University arranges summer courses in English; "Clinical Global Infectious Diseases" and "Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation" in July - August. 

Each year in August, the Copenhagen School of Global Health offers popular summer schools for students and professionals with an interest in global health and development issues. Deadline to apply is 1 April.


Spend your summer in Cambridge. Summer courses are given in immunology, psychology, microbiology and many others. There is also the possiblity to apply to "English for academic purposes" and "IELTS Preparation course".

King's College London offers summer courses in health sciences.

Queen Mary University of London offers summer courses in Global Health. As a KI Student you receive a 10% discount on the course fee.


KI is part of the Eurolife network. The aim is to offer a short but intense course in order to facilitate and encourage educational and scientific interactions.


Université Angers arranges several summer courses on topics such as Bioinformatics, Research, Simulation in Healthcare and Vascular. The courses are held in English or French. Apply before 16 April.


Together with partners in Italy, the UK and the US, KI arranges a Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology in Treviso this summer. The course is aimed for students with a strong interest in biostatistics and epidemiology.


One week course in Paliative Care at the University of Ljubljana. Apply before 15 May.


Amgen Scholars Programme 

ETH Zurich offers 11 scholarships for a summer research stay within the Amgen Scholars Programme. The programme applies to students studying for a Bachelor’s degree at a European university.

A closing highlight of the programme is the joint symposium for all European Amgen Scholars in Cambridge, UK.

In addition to conducting hands-on research, as an Amgen Scholar at ETH you will attend workshops and events offering both insights into state-of-the art research and the opportunity to learn cross-cutting skills such as communication, scientific writing and intercultural skills. 

Application starts from November 1 and lasts until February 1.

Student Summer Research Fellowship 

The Student Summer Research Fellowship (ETH SSRF) programme offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain their first research experience in an area of their choice. The fellowship provided by the Computer Science Department of ETH Zurich takes place during two summer months and is open to all students worldwide. 

The Netherlands

Summer courses for (bio)medicine students, within Biobanking, Global Health and Transplantation Medicine are given at the University of Groningen. Apply before 1 March.

The Erasmus Summer Programme in Rotterdam focuses on key principles and methods of quantitative medical research. Each course is designed to fully satisfy the needs of international students with a specific interest such as clinical medicine, general practice, public health, epidemiology, genetics or biostatistics.

Summer courses within "Life Sciences", i.e. Global Health, Epidemiology, Toxicology and Infectious Diseases are given at Utrecht Summer School.

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