Admissions to Global Master's Programmes

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

Read more about prioritising/ranking your selections at

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 round

Application round for international and national applicants:
17 October 2016 - 16 January 2017 (studies start autumn 2017).

Entry requirements for the master's programmes

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

General entry requirements

A bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen, (180 higher education credits) from an internationally recognised university. The university has to be listed in the World Higher Education Database. Please also check the country specific requirements.

Specific entry requirements

In order to be eligible for a master's programme you also need to fulfil the specific entry requirements for the programme of your choice. The specific entry requirements vary depending on the field of study. You can find information about the specific requirements in the programme description.

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 on you cannot be considered for admission.

Please note that there may be specific documentation requirements depending on the country in which you undertook your previous university studies. 


Even though you might meet the entry requirements, this does not guarantee admission. When the number of applicants exceeds the number of places offered (which is normally the case) a selection among the eligible applicants will take place.

Applicants to our global master´s programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process. 

The selection is based on an overall assessment of your qualifications, such as your previous education, relevant work and research experience and statement of intent.

Applicants in their final year

Karolinska Institutet can make exemptions from the required bachelor's degree certificate for students studying in their last semester leading up to a bachelor's degree. Students in their last term need to submit a study certificate as well as an official transcript of record with studies completed up to the last semester (or the next to last semester).

The study certificate must be issued through and certified by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office or equivalent of the institution. Certification from other staff members, such as faculty or college staff members, will not be accepted.

Application checklist

  1. Find a programme that you wish to study
  2. Check that you meet the specific entry requirements for that programme (available under each programme description)
  3. Read the documentation requirements carefully and check whether you need to sign up for an English language proficiency test.
  4. Apply online at (the Swedish national application website).
  5. Pay the application fee of 900 SEK (if it applies to you), or submit proof of exemption from the application fee. Please note that University Admissions will not start to assess your documentation before they have received the application fee or the proof of exemption.
  6. Submit the required documentation to University Admissions in Sweden. Please check whether you have any documents which cannot be uploaded.
  7. Complete the CV form and upload it at your account at
  8. Apply for scholarships (if it applies to you). More information on scholarships available for students required to pay tuition fees.
  9. Follow your application online by logging in to your account at The selection results will also be published there. If you get selected please remember to accept the admissions offer.

Key dates

For information on key dates please visit 


Read more on the most frequently asked questions among our applicants at FAQs - Global Master'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