Admissions to Global Bachelor's Programmes

Karolinska Institutet offers one undergraduate programme in English, the Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine. All other undergraduate programmes, like the medical programme and the dentistry programme, are taught in Swedish and information regarding application and admission are therefore only available on the Swedish programme pages. The information below is aimed for applicants interested in the bachelors programme in biomedicine.

Central online application system provides a central application system for higher education in Sweden.

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Note: Do not send any documents to University Admissions in Sweden ( before you have completed the online application.

Please note that all applications must be submitted online. Follow the instructions on on how to apply.

Please note that no documents should be submitted directly to Karolinska Institutet.

Application rounds

There are two application rounds for bachelor's studies starting in autumn 2017.

16 January 2017 deadline (application round opens 17 October 2016):

  • Open for all international applicants.
  • Applicants who need to apply for a visa to study in Sweden must apply before 16 January.
  • EU/EEA applicants with completed upper secondary school/high school are also advised to apply by 16 January.

18 April 2017 deadline (application round opens 15 March 2017):

  • Open for national and EU/EEA applicants.
  • EU/EEA applicants studying in their final year of secondary school/high school must apply in the 18 April application round.
  • National applicants should also apply in this application period.

Entry requirements for the bachelor's programme

Before you apply you need to check that you have the required qualifications and language skills. In order to be eligible to the programme you must meet both the general and programme-specific requirements.

General entry requirements

Completed upper secondary school/high school education (post-16) which qualifies you for higher studies in your country.

For more detailed information regarding general eligibility, please visit

Proficiency in English equivalent to the level of the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B. Please see the heading 'English language requirements' below.

Studying in your final year

If you are an EU/EEA citizen in your final year of upper secondary school/high school you are advised to apply in the 18 April 2017 admissions round. In this admissions round only, will applicants in their final year have the possibility to be offered a place. Please check the key dates for submitting your final upper secondary school qualifications. If you are an IB student in your final year you must request an early result from the IB coordinator at your school.

Applicants from outside the EU/EEA area must have a completed upper secondary school/high school education before they can apply. Please check the key dates for the January application round.

Specific entry requirements

In addition to the general eligibility requirements you also need to meet the specific entry requirements. The specific entry requirements for the bachelors programme in biomedicine are courses equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary level courses Biology 2, Chemistry 2, Mathematics 4 (field specific entry requirements A13), or the equivalent courses.

Your upper secondary school courses will be assessed by University Admissions once you have submitted a complete application. In the assessment of foreign upper secondary school courses and grades, University Admissions uses among others the following country handbooks developed by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. Applicants with IB qualifications can also check the equivalent courses for IB diplomas from 2014 and later, and IB diplomas from 2013 or earlier.

Karolinska Institutet is not involved in the eligibility assessments and we cannot guide you regarding the assessments.

English language requirements

Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school courses English 6/English B.

Please read the instructions on how to document your English language proficiency at

Note: If you take the TOEFL test, please make sure you request the test results to be sent directly to University Admissions (Swedish Council for Higher Education University Admissions in Sweden DI code: 3477).

Documentation requirements

It is important that you follow the instructions on supporting documentation when you prepare your application. If you do not submit documentation according to the instructions at, your application cannot be considered for admission.

Please pay attention to the country-specific requirements for how to document your upper secondary school credentials. Please also check whether your upper secondary school documents have to be translated. Please check whether you can upload the original documentation.

If you already have university level studies, please note the documentation requirements for university records. Please check whether your university records have to be translated. Please also check whether your university records can be uploaded.


16 January 2017 admissions round: The selection is based upon the applicant's upper secondary school qualifications (grade tariff).

18 April 2017 admissions round: The selection is based upon the applicant's upper secondary school qualifications (grade tariff) and the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (Högskoleprovet) in the ratio 66% / 34%.

Key dates

For information on key dates, please visit


Read more on the most frequently asked questions among our applicants at FAQs - Global Bachelor's Programmes.


If you have questions regarding

  • entry requirements,
  • documentation requirements,
  • admissions and selection procedures

please contact the Admissions Office at Karolinska Institutet:

Karolinska Institutet Admissions Office

Phone: +46 8 524 86250

Telephone hours:

Monday-Friday 9.30-11.30 AM

​If you have questions regarding

  • your user account at
  • application fee procedures

please contact