Traineeships Abroad

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An traineeship abroad gives you the opportunity to convert your theoretical knowledge into practice, while gaining experience of international working life.

Erasmus+ Traineeship

As a student at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply for am Erasmus+ traineeship scholarship to carry out your degree project or traineeship as part of your education at KI at a company, training or research center or other organisation in an EU/EEA/acceding country. This is a good opportunity to gain work experience within your field of studies that will enrich both your future studies as well as your future professional life. Read more about Erasmus+ traineeship. (Please note that Sweden is not eligible as you are studying here. Switzerland is not on the programme).

Minor Field Studies

Minor Field Studies (MFS) is a Sida-funded scholarship for field studies. The aim of MFS is to give students the opportunity to learn more about developing countries and development issues and to promote internationalisation. Students who want to collect material in a low- or middle income country for an essay or degree project for a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree may apply for an MFS scholarship. The field study should last at least two months and deal with issues of importance to the economic, social, political or knowledge development of low- and middle income countries. Students must have a supervisor in Sweden and a contact in the field. Everyone who is granted an MFS scholarship shall take part in a compulsory two-day preparation course arranged by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR), which coordinates MFS nationally.

How do I apply?

In order to apply for an MFS scholarship you must be a Swedish citizen or hold permanent residency in Sweden. Citizens of other Nordic countries who are not Swedish citizens must have been living in Sweden for at least one year.  As a student at KI, you apply for an MFS scholarship through the Division for Global Health at the Department of Public Health Sciences.

Scholarships for Research Attachments in Singapore

Experience the vibrant cosmopolitan R&D environment and work alongside world-renowned scientists in A*STAR labs. The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) supports top international students for short-term research attachments (2-6 months) at A*STAR's national research institutes and consortia in biomedical sciences, physical sciences and engineering research. It is open to all international undergraduates and Masters students in Biomedicine, Science and Engineering disciplines. A*STAR is one of Karolinska Institutet cooperation partners in Asia. Through SIPGA, attractive scholarships will be provided. Interested students apply directly to A*STAR Research Institutes. Any queries on this programme should be directed to the SIPGA office.


International Coordinator

Administrative officer

Malin Ahlén

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 861 60
Organizational unit: Student- och karriärservice

International Officer

International coordinator

Johanna Ackemar

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 89
Organizational unit: Faculty Office and International Relations


The first step for any student wishing to join the WHO internship programme is for you to submit an online electronic application.  At the same time it is a good idea to send your CV and a covering letter to the relevant technical unit to establish the first contact. After that a supervisor will be selected and Terms of Reference agreed upon for the intern to work on while you are at WHO. The internship programme has entries for both Winter and Summer periods and the minimum period for any internship is 12 weeks. If you do an internship in EU/EEA/acceding country (Switzerland excluded, and also Sweden as you are a student at a Swedish university), you can apply for the Erasmus+ traineeship scholarship.