KI and National University of Singapore

Karolinska Institutet and National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a joint doctoral programme. The initial contacts between Karolinska Institutet and National University of Singapore started around fifteen years ago and have resulted in collaborations in research and education. National University of Singapore enjoys a global standing as one of Asia’s best universities and amongst the world’s top 30. 

About the Joint PhD Programme

The first admitting university, either KI or NUS will be identified as the student´ s home university, but students will be admitted to both universities according to each university's admission process. The students´ research projects are performed as collaborative projects between KI and NUS with supervisors at both universities.

Students of the programme will spend at least 18 months of their PhD candidature at the home university and at least 12 months at the partner university.

The programme will lead to doctoral degrees both from KI and National University of Singapore.  Students must satisfy both NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering’s and KI’s graduation requirements.

Admission

Decision about admission to each university is handled by KI and NUS respectively, according to each university's admission processes.

At NUS the joint PhD programme is administered through NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering.

Students who wish to apply to the programme through NUS will find information about admission requirements, application deadlines here! 

Students who wish to apply to the programme through KI will find information, here! 

Course work

In addition to the research work (leading to a thesis) which forms the major component of the Joint PhD Programme, students are also required to pass a certain prescribed number of courses from the existing graduate modules offered for Ph. D. study. The course work undertaken should meet the requirements of both universities.

Approved modules taken at the partner university may be accredited as partial fulfilment of their Ph.D. degree subject to separate and individual review.

Please contact the study director for doctoral education at your KI department for guidance.

Incoming Students to KI

Here you will find practical information that you as a doctoral student may find useful prior to your journey and during your stay in Sweden.

Housing

Incoming students should apply for housing as early as possible. Contact Karolinska Institutet Housing for more information. 

Contact

Please contact Johanna Ackemar for additional information.

International coordinator

Johanna Ackemar

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 89
Organizational unit: Faculty Office and International Relations
E-mail: Johanna.Ackemar@ki.se

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