Karolinska Institute Scholarships 2024 in Sweden

Karolinska Institutet offers a range of scholarships for its Global Master’s Programmes, catering to students from outside the EU/EEA. These scholarships, such as the KI Global Master’s Scholarships and the KI-DIS Fellowship, primarily cover tuition fees for various master’s degree programs in health and life sciences. This article provides a comprehensive overview of these scholarship opportunities, detailing eligibility criteria, application processes, and important dates for the academic year 2024.

English Language Requirements

the English language requirements at Karolinska Institutet (KI) vary depending on the level of study you are applying for:

1# Bachelor’s Programs: Applicants need to have a level of English proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6. This proficiency can be demonstrated through certain upper secondary school studies from recognized curricula, certain university studies taught in English, or internationally recognized English tests like IELTS Academic (minimum score 6.5), TOEFL iBT (minimum score 90), Cambridge English: Proficiency (C2 Proficiency, minimum score 200), or Pearson PTE Academic (minimum score 67).

2# Master’s Programs: The requirement is the same as for bachelor’s programs, equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6. Additionally, many master’s programs may have specific entry requirements related to the subject area, which might include additional English language tests or specific score cutoffs.

3# Doctoral Programs: The requirement is consistent with bachelor’s and master’s programs, equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6. No exceptions are granted, and your proficiency must be formally documented through one of the accepted methods.

You Can Apply for Following Scholarships at Karolinska Institute

1# KI-DIS Fellowship

The KI-DIS Fellowship, a merit-based fellowship, covers tuition fees for any of KI’s Global Master’s Programmes. It’s available to DIS alumni who studied in Stockholm or Copenhagen. The eligibility criteria are similar to the KI Global Master’s Scholarship, with the additional requirement of being a DIS alumnus. The application and selection processes are the same, with fellowship awardees notified on 26 April 2024.

2# Swedish Institute’s Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships for non-EU/EEA students, covering tuition fees and living expenses (10,000 SEK per month). A travel grant is also included. The application period for these Swedish institute scholarships is from 9 to 28 February 2024.

3 Steps to Apply for Scholarships at Karolinska Institute

  1. Choose Program & Check Eligibility: Choose degree program, check eligibility and prepare documents.
  2. Check all Scholarships: Explore all scholarships here and submit your application online
  3. Stay Updated: Regularly check your application status online.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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