Courses for incoming exchange students in Biomedicine/Toxicology/Bioentrepreneurship
In order to be accepted as an exchange student at KI, the applicant must be enrolled at a higher education institution that has a written exchange agreement with KI for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be nominated by their home institution. The final decision on admission will be made by KI.
All courses are full-time courses and require at least 40 hours of work per week. A student can only attend one course at a time. One study week is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS credits. The performance will be graded in accordance with the ECTS grading scale and on the basis of the student´s fulfillment of the learning outcomes stated in the course syllabus.
General requirements have to be met in order to apply for the courses:
- A very good command of English, corresponding to a 550 score on the TOEFL-test or level B1 within the CEFR framework.
- 60 ECTS credits (1 year of study) at the home institution.
Courses offered on Bachelor's level in Biomedicine
Specific requirements may apply.
Courses offered during semester 3 in the curriculum (autumn semester)
- 1BI043 Biostatistics, 4.5 ECTS credits (Beg September-Mid September)
- 1BI040 Tissue Biology, 4 ECTS credits (Mid September-Mid October)
- 1BI041 Immunology and microbiology, 13 ECTS credits (Mid October -Beg December)
- 1BI042 Neuroscience, 8.5 ECTS credits (Beg December-Mid January)
Courses offered during semester 4 in the curriculum (spring semester)
- Physiology, 13 ECTS credits (Mid January-Mid February) Course code will be published later
- Pathology, 3 ECTS (Mid February-Mid March) Course code will be published later
- Pharmacology and Toxicology, 10 ECTS credits (Mid March-Mid May) Course code will be published later
- The Life Science Industry, 4 ECTS credits (Mid May-Beg June) Course code will be published later
Courses offered during semester 5 in the curriculum (autumn semester)
- 1BI030 Molecular Oncology and Biostatistics, 15 ECTS credits (Beg September-End October)
- 1BI029 Molecular Medicine, 15 ECTS credits (Beg November-Mid January)
The Bachelor's programme in Biomedicine offers research-oriented projects on Bachelor level during both autumn and spring semester. Students can choose between 10, 15, 18, 22.5, 30 and 60 ECTS credits. One credit is equivalent to 1.5 week. Students will have to make the initial arrangements themselves and present the project area as well as the hosting supervisor at Karolinska Institutet in the exchange application.
One example of a syllabus is presented below.
- 1EE046 Biomedical project for exchange students, 10 ECTS credits (6.5 weeks)
Courses offered on Master's level in Biomedicine
General requirements: Bachelor Degree or equivalent. In addition, specific requirements may apply. Please consult the course syllabuses for specific requirements.
Courses offered during semester 1 (autumn)
- 4BI080 Frontiers in Translational Medicine, 22 ECTS credits (places are very limited, so a study place is by no means guaranteed)
Courses offered during semester 2 (spring)
- 4BI094 Applied Communication in Biomedicine 2, 5 ECTS credits
- 4BI084 Bioinformatics, 5 ECTS credits
- 4BI101 Biostatistics, 6 ECTS credits
- 4BI083 From Science to Business - Concepts in Biotechnology, 9 ECTS credits*
* The course is a part time course, held two night a week between 5 pm and 8 pm.
The Biomedicine Programme offers research-oriented projects on Masters´ level during both autumn and spring semester. Students can choose between 7.5, 15, 18, 22.5, 30, 40, 51 and 60 ECTS credits. One credit is equivalent to 1.5 weeks. One example of a syllabus is presented below. Students will have to make the initial arrangements themselves and present the project area as well as a supervisor at Karolinska Institutet when applying.
- 2EE086 Biomedical project for exchange students 15 ECTS credits (10 weeks)
Courses offered on Master's level in Toxicology
(courses starting with TOX in the application form)
General requirements: Bachelor Degree in life sciences or equivalent. In addition, specific requirements may apply. Please consult the course syllabuses for specific requirements.
Courses offered during semester 1 (autumn semester)
- 4TX018 Principles of toxicology, 7.5 ECTS credits
- 4TX029 Target organ toxicology – toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics, 17.5 ECTS credits
- 4TX016 Histopathology and clinical pathology, 5 ECTS credits
Courses offered during semester 2 (spring semester)
- 4TX021 Applications of methods in toxicological research, 18 ECTS credits
- 4TX025 Health risk assessment, 7.5 ECTS credits
Courses offered on Master's level in Bioentrepreneurship
(courses starting with BIOENTR in the application form)
General requirements: Bachelor Degree or equivalent and a university level course in economics. In addition, specific requirements may apply. Please consult the course syllabuses for specific requirements.
Courses offered during semester 1 (autumn)
- 4BP033 Project management: Leadership and control, 6 ECTS credits
- 4BP024 Entrepreneurship in the life sciences, 6 ECTS credits
- 4BP030 Business development, 6 ECTS credits
- 2XX017 From idea to service business - transforming health care, 7.5 ECTS credits
Courses offered during semester 2 (spring)
- 2XX002 From Science to Business - Concepts in Biotechnology, 9 ECTS credits
- 4BP029 Market Analysis, 7.5 Credits
More information about the study programmes, please visit the websites:
The study programme website (Bachelor´s level Biomedicine)
The study programme website (Master´s level Biomedicine)
The study programme website (Toxicology)
The study programme website (Bioentrepreneurship)
- May 1, for autumn term (beginning of September to mid-January)
- November 1, for the spring term (mid-January to the beginning of June)
Who can apply?
When you have been nominated by your home institution for exchange studies at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply using the form below.
Will I be admitted?
There are only a limited number of places on curricular courses and projects. You apply in competition and a study place cannot be guaranteed. Please choose more than one alternative when filling in the application form, since that will increase you chances of being admitted.
How do I apply?
Start the on-line application below by selecting your home institution, preferred period of study and language of instruction. Then look through the entire form and read all the information carefully, especially under proposed study programme at Karolinska Institutet. Mandatory information is marked " * ". You will not be able to submit the application if you omit this information.
Have all the information ready when you start
Once you have started to enter the required information on-line, you cannot save it to continue at a later stage. This means that you must have all information ready by the time you wish to submit your application, which will take about 15 minutes to complete. As long as you are actively entering information, there is no time limit.
Remember to print the application and registration number. Please note that you must print your application before you submit it electronically. You submit the application by pressing the "Submit" button at the end of the form. Note that when this is done you cannot make any changes! You will immediately get a notification that your application has been registered along with a registration number unique to your application. Please make a note of this registration number as it is used to check the status of your application.
What do I do with my printed application? Once you have printed the application, sign it and also have it signed by the international coordinator or contact person at your home institution. Please send the application to the international coordinator, either scanned or by regular mail, together with:
- A verified transcript of credits and grades, i.e. list of courses passed at your home university
- A verified copy of your passport, where your photo and details are visible. The copy MUST be certified by your home institution, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works there and can certify that it is a copy of your passport. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.
- CV in English
- One photograph (passport size )
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
The information you enter will be stored in a database and treated according to EC Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), or the EU Regulation 2016/679 and its implementing complementing national laws.