Through participating in a number of cooperation programmes, KI students, teachers and researchers are offered many exchange and collaboration opportunities with institutions all over the world. As a hosting institution, KI has the pleasure to receive many international students, teachers and researchers thus developing our own international learning environment.
Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for collaboration in higher education that aims to boost skills and employability and to modernise education and training systems for the period 2014-2020. The programme offers opportunities for international exchange and strategic collaboration projects as well as funding for policy reforms. Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training and Youth.
The sub-programmes within Erasmus+ include: Erasmus+ exchange mobility, joint Master’s degrees, strategic partnerships, knowledge alliances and capacity building projects.
Erasmus+ exchange mobility
Students and teachers who go on an exchange can receive a grant through Erasmus+ Exchange Mobility. The programme aims to increase mobility among students and teaching staff, greater openness, and recognition of academic studies and qualifications, and is based on bilateral agreements between higher education institutions. While most of the funding is primarily for cooperation between European universities, there is also some available for cooperation with higher education institutions outside of Europe.
Erasmus Mundus programme
Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. The programme started in 2004 to promote European higher education as a centre of excellence in the world. Erasmus Mundus II covers the period 2009-2013.
Erasmus Mundus offers financial support for institutions and scholarships for individuals. Funding is available for:
Action 1 - Joint Masters and Doctorates including scholarships
Action 2 - Partnerships with third country higher education institutions and scholarships for students and academics
Action 3 - Projects to promote European higher education worldwide
EuroScholars is a unique undergraduate research program for students from the United States and Canada. Karolinska Institutet is one of nine leading European research universities participating in EuroScholars as host institutions for highly talented students from the USA and Canada conducting research while taking a language and culture course.
The programme consists of:
- The main research project: students are expected to finalise the results in a paper of publishable quality
- A methods and literature review (independent study)
- An elective course in the student's field of study (if applicable)
- A language and culture course
- A European orientation programme, the "European Midstay Programme"
Duration: a maximum of one year, normally one semester
Requirements: A strong interest in an academic/research career and a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
Fees: The fee covers tuition, accommodation and an orientation programme during the semester.
The Linnaeus-Palme programme
Linnaeus-Palme is an exchange programme that aims to strengthen collaboration between higher education institutions in Sweden and in low- and middle-income countries outside the OECD. Through this programme, funding is available for planning trips, teacher and student exchanges and evaluation trips for a maximum of eight years.
The Nordplus Higher Education Programme is a mobility and network programme in the higher education sector, for bachelor and master students in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The aim of the programme is to create collaboration between the participating institutions through exchange, experience, good practice and innovative results.
The programme also supports collaboration between higher education institutions and other organisations.