Traineeships Abroad & Scholarships

A traineeship abroad gives you the opportunity to convert your theoretical knowledge into practice, while gaining experience of international working life.

Internships are often unpaid, and you will have to finance the travel and accommodation on your own (Karolinska Institutet CANNOT help you finance them). However, it can be a very good start for your future career.

You should discuss with the responsible for your programme in advance, if it is possible to link the internship with your Degree Project.

Otherwise, you could perhaps apply for an internship during the summer period.

Below you will find links to different organisations that accept internship students - Karolinska Institutet is not responsible for any of these placements.

If you are accepted to a placement within the EU (Switzerland excluded, as well as Sweden as you are studying here), it is possible to apply for the Erasmus+ Traineeship.

If you are interested to find out more about internships abroad, please visit our page "Study abroad as freemover".



A*STAR is one of Karolinska Institutet cooperation partners in Asia. The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) supports top international students for short-term research attachments (2-6 months) at A*STAR's national research institutes and consortia. Attractive scholarships will be provided. SIPGA is open for students in Biomedical, Science and Engineering related disciplines. 

The European Funding Guide gives you tips on external scholarships to apply for as well as traineeship opportunities in Europe. 

Göteborgs universitet has compiled a vast list of possible scholarships to apply for.

The HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.

Karolinska Institutet Foundation Scholarships

Medicinska Föreningen

The Nordic Africa Institute usually announces scholarships for Masters students (regardless of citizenship), intended for research and preparation of research projects in Africa. 

A few scholarships can be found through Uppsala Universitet.

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