Student account

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All Karolinska Institutet students get a student account which gives you access to a range of services, such as email, student computers, remote access to library resources, the learning platform Ping Pong and the university's wireless network. 

You will receive a multitude of information related to your studies via your student email, so it is important to start up your student account as soon as possible.

To activate your account please follow the instructions below. Please note that your account can not be activated until two weeks before the start of the semester, or later. If you were admitted as a reserve, you should be able to activate your account within a few days after you have accepted your study spot.

Have you studied at KI the two previous semesters you will use the same login as earlier. If you have forgotten your login details please see instructions under Forgot the password to your student account? 

Activate your student account

Activate your student account in one of the following ways:

Via code from KI

Exchange students, students who lack a Swedish National registration number and distance students who are not registered by the authorities in Sweden will receive an email with an activation code from KI:

Via account at

IIf you have a Swedish National registration number (consisting of your date of birth and four additional digits) and an account at

►log in and activate your account. 

You need to have activated your account at first. Please direct any questions about your account at to the support team at

Via account at

If you have a Swedish social security number and an account at

You need to have activated your account at first. Please direct any questions about your eduID account at, tel: 013-4956230.

Via personal visit

If you haven’t received an activation code or need help activate your student account you can visit Student IT at the University Library (KIB) at campus Solna or Flemingsberg. Please note that you have to show identification.

Visiting addresses and opening hours at the Library.

What is the student account used for?

The student account consists of a username (KI ID), a password and an email address.

The username and password are used for the following KI services and systems:

Change password to the student account

If you already know your password, you can change the password at any time.

The password for your student account is valid for 12 months, then it must be changed. You will be notified by email when it's time to change the password. Note that you can’t reuse an old password. 

You’ll find more information about KI’s rules for password on the Staff Portal.

Forgot the password to the student account?

If you have a Swedish National registration number and have an account at or a confirmed eduID you can change the password on one of the following links.

If you have a Swedish National registration number you can also order a new activation code from KI. Please note that the activation code will be sent to the address where you are registered of the Swedish authorities. 

If you lack a Swedish National registration number you can get help resetting the password by visiting Student IT at the library. Please be sure to bring identification.

Student account after the studies are finished

You have access to your student e-mail, Ping Pong and other systems two semesters after you have finished your studies.

However, you no longer have remote access to the library resources or Office 365 when you are not registered as an active student at KI.

At the end of the second semester, you will receive a notice by email to the student-email address when your account will be shut down.

If you’re on a study break, you’ll keep your account during that time, but no remote access to the library resources or Office 365.

Remember to save all important files and e-mails before your account is closed down!

KI card

All students can obtain a KI card that serves as your access card, library card and printing card. When activating your student account, you accept the KI card agreement.

You obtain your card by visiting the library.

You can change the PIN code to your KI card (you need to be on campus to be able to access the site). 


If you need assistance with your student account please contact Student IT at the University Library.

Student IT

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 82 222
Visiting address: KI campus Flemingsberg: Library entrance, Alfred Nobels allé 8
KI campus Solna: BZ-huset, plan 2, outside of the library entrance, Berzelius väg 7 B