Student rights

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On these pages you can read about what rights and obligations you have as a student. You can for example find information on admission, examination, exam writing and equality.

The basic regulations for higher education are set out in the Higher Education Act (SFS 1992:1434) and the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100) which also include subsequent amendments.

The Admissions Ordinance and the general instructions are also applicable for those studying at Karolinska Institutet along with the education programmes and course plans outlined in KI's student handbook.

Appeals What decisions can be appealed and how do you do?
Accreditation regulations You may receive credit for previous education and experience.
Compulsory teaching What educational elements are mandatory and how you make up missed components.
Cost of education Education at Swedish universities is free of charge for citizens of an EU/EEA country.
Disciplinary matters Policy on cheating and how cases are handled.
Eligibility to advance to a subsequent course/term - applying for exemption How you apply for exemption from the qualification requirements.
Ethics What rules apply to projects, theses, internships etc.
Equal treatment Harassment and discrimination. What does KI do?
Examination and Grading System What rating scales are used, how exams are corrected, how many times you get to write an exam, plussing etc.
Exclusion Exclusion of students from higher education. 
Interruption of studies Study break? How do you apply and how do you appeal?
On-site training The placement is done in county councils, municipalities or in the private sector.
Programmes for infectious disease control Complimentary measures, such as vaccinations, for students having clinical training and/or laboratory course elements.
Registration Rules for registration on programmes and courses. 
Student influence Students' influence over their education. Who can appoint representatives?
Student ombudsperson An independent body that is employed by the student unions.
Timetable, and course/programme syllabus Courses and training plans and how are schedules posted.
Union membership Compulsory student union membership is removed, but the student unions have the right to appoint representatives to the governing body.
Student rights