FAQ – Global Master’s Programmes

Before applying

What are the requirements for the master’s programmes?

Information on the admissions requirements for the Global Master’s Programmes can be found in the information on Admissions to Global Master’s Programmes. In addition to the general entry requirements, each programme has set a number of specific entry requirements, for more information, please visit the programme descriptions.

Am I eligible to the master’s programmes?

Once you have submitted a complete application, University Admissions will assess whether you meet the general requirements. After your application has been processed by University Admissions, Karolinska Institutet will assess whether you meet the specific requirements set for the Master’s programme.

How do you select candidates to the programme?

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.

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.

Please fill-in the CV form for each Master’s programme you are applying to and submit it together with the other required documents to University Admissions.

Which documents should I enclose?

For information about documentation requirements please read more on universityadmissions.se.

Can I upload my CV form and the other enclosures?

You are advised to upload the CV form and the supporting documents at your account at UniversityAdmissions.se. You will find a summary of academic credentials which cannot be uploaded at submitting my documents. If you have already uploaded the CV form there is no need for you to send the CV form via postal mail.

Am I exempted from the English language tests?

You can be exempted from the English tests either through upper secondary school or university studies. Please read the requirements carefully and if you have doubts on whether you are exempted, please contact University Admissions directly. If you do not meet the exemptions please sign up for any of the recognised English tests as soon as possible.

Can I send my qualifications by email?

No, qualifications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

Can I apply if I'm in my final year of study?

Yes. 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.

Are there any scholarships?

Please read more about scholarships for master's studies on Karolinska Institutet's website and on the Swedish Institute's website.

I applied last year, do I have to submit a new application?

If you applied last year, please read the instructions about reapplicants at universityadmissions.se

After applying

How can I find out about the status of my application?

You can follow the status of your application by logging in at universityadmissions.se

Due to the amount of applications it usually takes several weeks before your application is processed.

Do I have to confirm my admission?

Yes. All admitted and waitlisted applicants will receive information on how to confirm or decline their offer.

How can I decline my admissions offer?

You can read more on how to decline your admissions offer at universityadmissions.se.

Will you send me a formal admissions letter?

You can download an official notification of selection results from your account at universityadmissions.se. Please note that you will not be able to get a proof of enrollment before you have registered for the programme.

My application was rejected, can I appeal?

If you have been denied admission because your application was assessed as lacking necessary entry requirements, and you believe that the assessment is incorrect, you may appeal the selection result. Appeals on any other grounds are not possible.

Can I apply for a deferral?

A deferral can only be granted if you have a valid reason. Please note that financial reasons will not be sufficient for granting a deferral.

Valid reasons for granting a deferral may be social circumstances, medical circumstances or other special circumstances such as caring for children, being called up for military service or civilian service, student union commissions, military training according to the ordinance (2015:613), or deferred statutory leave in accordance with the Swedish Education Leave Act (1974:981) [HF chapter 7, § 33 (1993:100) and UHRFS (2016:1)].

Where can I find the schedule for the programme?

For more information on the schedule and outline of the programme, please see the programme website.

When and how do I register?

For information about course start registration visit the website of the programme.

Are there tuition fees?

Higher education is free for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. However application and tuition fees apply for applicants from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Please read more on following links:

Tuition fees
Am I required to pay?

Where can I find practical information about studying at Karolinska Institutet?

Please see the current student section and the planning your arrival page, and don't forget the student blogs.

Where can I find information about residence permit for studies?

Please contact the Swedish Migration Board.

Still haven't found the answer? 

Karolinska Institutet Admissions Office

Phone: +46 8 524 86250
E-mail: admissions@ki.se

Telephone hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30-11.30 AM