Course catalogue and vacancies – doctoral courses

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Karolinska Institutet offers a large number of doctoral courses every semester.

Courses are arranged as freestanding courses, within doctoral education programmes and within research schools.

Freestanding courses and courses within the programmes are presented in the catalogue. After the application period any course vacancies are announced on this web site.

Course catalogue

The course catalogue is published around April 15 respectively October 15 and is open for application during one month. Application is made directly in the catalogue. See also additional courses in laboratory animal science, other than those advertised in the catalogue.

The course catalogue for autumn semester 2019 will be open for application during the period April 15 to May 15, 2019.

KI's courses are open for registered doctoral students at all higher education institutions, as well as for KI post docs. If space allows, other applicants may also be accepted.

Course vacancies

The list below is continuously updated with the doctoral courses that have vacancies after the application period in the course catalogue has ended and until the start of the course. These courses are filled primarily with registered doctoral students or KI post docs in accordance with the selection criteria for courses at doctoral level. 

Courses marked with a (*) are general science courses.

Courses spring 2019 with vacancies

Courses in English

2618 Write your research results and get them published*, 2019-06-10 -- 2019-06-20. Apply via email to:

2733 Calcium signaling, 2019-06-24 -- 2019-06-28. Apply via email to:

2787 Present your research!*, 2019-06-24 -- 2019-06-28. Apply via email to:

Courses autumn 2019 with vacancies

Courses in Swedish

2407 Aktuell omvårdnadsvetenskap, 2019-10-04 -- 2019-11-15. Ansök via e-post till:

3192 Presentera och diskutera forskning med det omgivande samhället, med fokus på elever i låg- och mellanstadiet, 2019-09-02 -- 2020-01-17. Ansök via e-post till:

Courses in English

2193 Introduction to Medical Education Research, 2019-09-18 -- 2019-12-05. Apply via email to:

2618 Write your research results and get them published*, 2019-09-02 -- 2019-09-13.  Apply via email to:

2618 Write your research results and get them published*, 2019-09-30 -- 2019-10-11.  Apply via email to:

2618 Write your research results and get them published*,  2019-11-04 -- 2019-11-15. Apply via email to:

2618 Write your research results and get them published*,  2019-12-02 -- 2019-12-13.  Apply via email to:

2688 Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Active Ageing Research, 2019-09-16 -- 2019-11-29. Apply via email to:

2702 Occupational Science conceptual development and application on research, 2019-09-30 -- 2019-11-22. Apply via email to:

2711 Social determinants of health, 2019-12-02 - 2019-12-13. Apply via link:

2787 Present your research!*, 2019-08-26 -- 2019-08-30. Apply via email to:

2787 Present your research!*, 2019-09-23 -- 2019-09-27. Apply via email to:

2787 Present your research!*,  2019-10-28 -- 2019-11-01. Apply via email to:

2787 Present your research!*, 2019-11-25 -- 2019-11-29. Apply via email to:

2787 Present your research!*, 2019-12-16 -- 2019-12-20. Apply via email to:

2795 Novel methods and approaches in health risk assessment, 2019-11-18 -- 2019-11-22. Apply via email to:

3109 Pathology, 2019-10-14 -- 2019-10-25. Apply via email to:

3180 Bridging Science and Societal Needs Through Design Thinking, 2019-09-02 -- 2020-01-19. Apply via email to:

Doctoral programme courses or freestanding

In the course catalogue, most courses are linked to a doctoral programme within which the course is given. Some courses are given in collaboration between two or more programmes, and then listed in the category Included in several programmes. Many courses are freestanding,  i e not included in a doctoral programme.  These are mainly general science courses and compulsory courses.

Eligibility and selection

If there are special eligibility requirements for a course, these are stated in the syllabus  under the heading Specific entry requirements. Otherwise, the general selection criteria for admission to doctoral courses at KI apply, as well as the specific selection criteria listed in the course catalogue for the current course occasion.

Your personal profile

The first time you log into the course catalogue (KIWAS) to apply for courses you are asked to create a personal profile. In the profile you enter data such as your email address and your current status as an applicant, i e if you are a doctoral student at KI or belong to another category of applicants. 

If anything is changed, your contact details or your status as an applicant, it is important that change this in your personal profile. If the change is made during an ongoing admission period we recommend you to also contact the course organiser of the course(s) in question.

It is important that you do not miss an admission offer due to changed email address and also that your registration date as a doctoral student is correct, as this affects your chances of being admitted.

Admission to course

Admission is usually handled in KIWAS and you will be notified via the email address you have entered in your profile. You accept or decline the offer by logging into KIWAS and replying under My courses within due time. You complete your acceptance by scanning and emailing the supervisor certificate (which is part of the admission email), when signed by your supervisor and yourself.

Admission to vacancies (when the course catalogue has closed) is handled outside KIWAS and will be notified via email with the supervisor certificate as an attachment. You reply via email and (if you accept the offer) attach the signed and scanned certificate.

To cancel your place on a course

Doctoral courses are free of charge for the participant. At KI, we have the policy to also accept other applicants than our own doctoral students and post docs. Empty places due to late dropouts are a problem for the course organiser, both in terms of course planning and administration and lack of funding. In case of low participation the course may be cancelled at short notice, which affects other applicants.

Cancellation of an accepted course place must therefore be submitted to the course organiser no later than 30 days before the start of the course to give the course organiser a chance to find a replacement. For later dropouts (before or during the course) an administrative fee may be charged the supervisor. Exception is made for absence with valid reason, but a certificate may be requested. Absence is equalled with dropout.

From spring semester 2019 cancellation should be submitted via the Ladok student interface (no later than 30 days before course start). Exception applies to courses that start in early January, for which cancellation has to be submitted to the course organiser in order to fulfil the 30 days limit.

Handling of personal data

Information about the handling of collected personal data.


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