Courses and credits
Doctoral courses at Karolinska institutet are arranged as individual courses, in a doctoral programme or in a doctoral school. The individual courses and courses arranged by a doctoral programme are published in the course catalogue.
All doctoral students at Karolinska Institutet are required to attain an educational target corresponding to at least 30 higher education credits for those working towards a doctoral degree or at least 15 university credits for those working towards a licentiate degree.
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Credits for doctoral studies
Here's how to be accredited in Ladok with the university credits you are awarded during your doctoral studies:
Credits awarded from doctoral courses at KI
Credits you have been awarded from doctoral courses at KI are registered in Ladok by the department that arranged the course. This is done automatically.
If you took a doctoral course before you were admitted as a doctoral student, find more information about credit transfer below.
Credit transfer - Form 13
A credit transfer means that one of the credit-bearing courses and knowledge requirements of the syllabus is replaced by credits earned previously or outside KI.
- Courses outside KI
- Courses concluded prior to admission
- Other credit bearing activitys, see form 16, if they are completed prior to admission
- Professional skills and experience
Reporting credit-bearing activity - Form 16
- Participate in international congress
- Participation in seminars, journal clubs
- Period with another research group at another university
Attachments you need to submit with Form 16
-- for participation in international congresses --
To be accredited for participation in an international congress, evidence of active participation must be submitted together with form 16. Indicate whether your participation consisted of an oral presentation or a poster. Participation only does not grant any credits.
-- for doctoral education or research collaborations at other universities --
For accreditation of doctoral education or a research collaboration at another university, a certificate from the group leader detailing the content of the training, duration, etc needs to be submitted together with form 16. The certificate must be approved by your supervisor at KI.
-- for teaching --
Hours you have taught undergraduate students enrolled in study programmes at KI are registered in 'EduTool' at FyFa. To be accredited for hours taught in study programmes, you need to submit a 'work report' (from EduTool) together with form 16. The Study Administrator at FyFa can help you print out a work report from EduTool.
Hours you have taught students enrolled in freestanding courses are not registered in EduTool. To be accredited for teaching students enrolled in freestanding courses, you need to submit other documentation, for example a copy of the course schedule. The documentation needs to be approved by your supervisor. Submit the documentation together with form 16.
For PhD student belonging to Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care (PMI) you should document hours/days of teaching. This includes lectures, seminars and also clinical teaching of students “on the floor”. To get credits this documentation along with a certificate from the supervisor and Form 16 should be submitted to the educational administrator at FyFa.
-- for participation in seminars/journal clubs/FyFa Forum --
For accreditation of participation in seminars/journal clubs/FyFa Forum a proof of your participation needs to be submitted together with form 16. Use the FyFa doctoral student attendance form and ask your main supervisor to sign the form for approval.
For PhD student belonging to Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care (PMI) you should document participation in seminars/journal clubs and lectures. “Monday meetings” at the clinic usually belong to this type of activity. To get credits this documentation along with a certificate from the supervisor and Form 16 should be submitted to the educational administrator at FyFa.
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