Postgraduate Education

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Guidelines for application for admission to doctoral education

A new Ladok system at KI

Information to doctoral students

Here is a brief introduction movie to the Ladok student interface. It is subtitled in English: Student Ladok

More information about Ladok


"Green light"-Approval of a supervisor before the start of a new doctoral project

At Karolinska Institutet, admission to doctoral education has been delegated to the Department where the student will be registered. It is the head of the department who makes the decision.

To be admitted to doctoral education in the subject of medical science at Karolinska Institutet you must be eligible for postgraduate studies, and have:

- adequate knowledge of the English language,

- an approved individual study plan,

- a realistic financing plan and,

- adequate supervision

You will find all up-to-date information on doctoral education (rules, all forms you need, and courses, etc.) at the Doctoral education web site:

go to website

Application for eligibility assessment

All prospective doctoral students must meet both the general and the specific eligibility requirements for doctoral studies. The application for eligibility assessment (application form 1) should be submitted to the central administration at Karolinska Institutet (to the address found in the application form).

Please note that the application for eligibility assessment (application form 1) must be approved before you can apply for admission. The processing times for eligibility assessments may be up to three weeks. If your application is incomplete, it may take longer.

Forms and documents doctoral education

You will find all information regarding the doctoral education (rules, general syllabus, courses etc.) at KI here

Half-time seminar

At our department you must apply for approval of half-time seminar. You will find the form for application at the bottom of this page. Send the application to

Admission Board representatives

Teacher representatives

Michael Fored (Chairman), Clinical Epidemiology

Josefin Lysell, Dermatology and Venereology

Klas Nordlind, Dermatology and Venereology

Peder Olofsson, Cardiovascular Medicine

Anna Smed Sörensen, Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Annelie Tjernlund, Infectious Diseases

Doctoral students representantant

Tobias Svensson, Clinical Epidemiology


Lillemor Melander, Administration, Postgraduate education MedS

Deadline for Green Light application

Deadline for Green Light application 2018  









Coordinator Lillemor Melander

+46 (0)8-517 706 61+46 (0)8-517 706 61


Applying for public defence

Reservations for your public defence

Before you make reservations for your public defence, inform the administrator for doctoral education at the Department of Medicine, Solna, Lillemor Melander of the planned date. Two theses within the same subject should not take place at the same time.

inform the administrator

More information can be found here

Faculty representatives

When a thesis is printed it is to be approved by a faculty representative appointed by the Board of Doctoral Education.

Om spikning och spridning 
Link to the new location on the intranet (internwebben)


Application green light

Application halftime