Rules and general syllabus for doctoral education
Here you can find the rules for doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet and the general syllabus for the doctoral level education in Medical Science.
Rules for doctoral education
Rules for doctoral education (English version; updated 2018-02-01)
Regler för utbildning på forskarnivå (Swedish version; updated 2018-02-01)
General syllabus for Medical Science
All doctoral students admitted after 1 March 2006 is admitted to the doctoral education subject Medical Science. The general syllabus valid at the time of admission describes what is expected of the doctoral student, for example when writing the individual study plan.
General syllabus for students admitted before March 1, 2006
Before March 1, 2006, KI had a large number of doctoral education subjects, each with its own syllabus. Doctoral students admitted to any of the old subjects are obliged to follow the content in that syllabus until a formal change to medical science is done. For access to an old syllabus, please contact the study administrator at the respective department.
It is possible to change from an old subject to “Medical science”. Please use form 14.
Doctoral students admitted before July 1st 1998 do not have any formal course requirements.
Please note that doctoral students admitted to other subjects than Medical science:
- Need to take a subject-specific examination in conjunction to the public defence. Please see: http://ki.se/en/staff/apply-for-public-defence-of-your-thesis
- Need to earn a minimum of 15 credits (hp) before the half time seminar (Not applicable for admission before 1998-07-01)
Other relevant rules and regulations
Admission regulations for doctoral education (only in Swedish; soon to be revised)
Examensregler (in Swedish)