Karolinska Institutet (KI) is a research-led medical university. It was founded in 1810, making it Sweden’s third oldest medical school, after Uppsala University, founded in 1477, and Lund University, founded in 1666. It is one of the largest centres for training and research in the country, accounting for 30% of the medical training and more than 40% of all academic medical and life science research conducted in Sweden. Seven Nobel Prize winners have been associated with the institution. KI is not listed in the overall QS World University Rankings since it only ranks multi-faculty universities. However, QS does rank the institution in the category of Medicine, placing it as the best one in Sweden, 3rd in Europe and 6th worldwide in 2020.
Karolinska Institutet (non-EU/EEA students)
- Stockholm ,
Fall semester application deadline
Spring semester application deadline
Semester fees (30 ECTS)
Subjects available to free mover students
Anatomy & Physiology [English]Medicine [English]
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General rankings position
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Academic Ranking of World Universities
Center for World University Rankings
CWTS Leiden Ranking
U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings
QS World Universities by Subject
Life Sciences & Medicine
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Physics & Astronomy