Debit cards

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The University Director concludes about debit cards with Karolinska Institutet as payment authority. Debit cards can only be used in-service. Karolinska Institutet's debit cards are issued by Eurocard.

Conditions for debit cards

Company cards/Payment cards

Company cards with KI as payment authority shall be used to limited extent, usually one card per institution. The University Director concludes about these cards. The debit card company invoices KI. The card must be stored safely and its use is only allowed in service.

The card bearer has personal responsibility for all orders and purchases. The card will be retracted if used for personal purchases. All payments have to be clearly traceable in order to establish that payments are in accordance with KI's rules. More information can be found at Karolinska Institutet's Rules and guidelines.

Debit cards with personal payment authority

Invoices will be sent to the card holder's home address and will be handled between card holder and the card company directly.

The card bearer accounts the expenses for KI. All claims for expenses have to be clearly traceable in order to establish that payments are in accordance with KI's rules. The original receipts including VAT have to be enclosed. In case of international transactions a copy of the card company's invoice including the exchange rate has to be enclosed. Expenses with debit cards have to be claimed continuously, shortly after the expense has been made and in the same fiscal year. The card can be used for personal purchases.

When the employment is terminated, the card has to be cut in pieces and send, without further order, to the institution question who forwards it to the card company for termination.

If you already have a debit card with personal payment authority, you will have to register for e-invoice by January 29:

  1. Log in to your regular online banking
  2. Search for "Register e-invoice"
  3. Choose Eurocard
  4. Choose "Register"
  5. Specify your contract number (Avtalsnummer), which you can find on the top of your paper invoice under your invoice number, in the Eurocard app or by contacting the Eurocard customer service at 08-14 67 37.

Application for debit cards

Karolinska Institutet uses Eurocards, which brings you several advantages. You can e.g. chose your own code and the card can be used both in Sweden and abroad. Apply for the card online, or print the form and send a signed copy to Frisvar, Eurocard 20081118, 839 30 Östersund.

Application for debit cards with KI as payment authority: University Director concludes about these cards.

Application for debit cards with personal payment authority: The institution's Head of Department or Head of Administration concludes about these cards.


In case you have any questions please contact Eurocard at +46 8 14 67 37, weekdays from 08.30 AM until 5.00 PM. You can also send an e-mail to KI Redovisning