Joint doctoral programme with Nanyang Technological University

Karolinska Institute and Nanyang Technological University have established a joint doctoral programme.

The programme will lead to doctoral degrees both from KI and Nanyang Technological University. The first admitting university, either KI or NTU (NTU) will be identified as the student´ s home university, but students will register at both universities according to each university's admission process. The students´ research projects are performed as collaborative projects between KI and NTU with supervisors at both universities.


Students fulfilling the criteria of admission of both universities, can apply for admission to both universities, and finally apply for a double degree. Decision about admission to each university is handled by KI and NTU respectively, according to each university's admission processes.

Course work

In addition to the research work (leading to a thesis) which forms the major component of the Joint PhD Programme, students are also required to pass a certain prescribed number of courses from the existing graduate modules offered for Ph. D. study. The course work undertaken should meet the requirements of both universities.

Approved modules taken at the partner university may be accredited as partial fulfilment of their Ph.D. degree subject to separate and individual review.

Please contact the study director for doctoral education at your KI department for guidance.

Incoming Students to KI

Here you will find practical information that you as a doctoral student may find useful prior to your journey and during your stay in Sweden.


Incoming students should apply for housing as early as possible. Contact KI Housing for more information.


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