Doctoral studies at FyFa
The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is the home department for around 90 doctoral students, who study toward their doctoral degrees in physiology, pharmacology, or anesthesiology and intensive care.
Teaching as part of your doctoral studies
The departmental policy is that during the time spent at the department, the doctoral student should attain good general knowledge in physiology and/or pharmacology and develop his/her communication skills, all of which are important for future scientific activities. It has unanimously been decided that a practical and satisfactory way of reaching these learning goals is to act as teacher/tutor for undergraduate students. Based on experience, a total of 160 h undergraduate teaching is considered sufficient.
Your employment as doctoral student
A doctoral studentship ('doktorandtjänst') means a full employment, with a proper salary and full social security if you get sick, go on parental leave, etc.
If something goes wrong
Being a doctoral student can be hectic and demanding. Find out who you can turn to when you need support.
Doctoral studies at ki.se
Doctoral students and employees can find more information about doctoral studies on the Staff portal.
New in Sweden
New in Sweden
Visiting Researcher Services at Karolinska Institutet is a support service for international researchers and doctoral students.
Here you'll find all kinds of necessary information for your stay in Sweden and at Karolinska Institutet. They also have information on accommodation.