Karolinska Institutet Acceptance Rate

You might be curious about your chances of admission if you have or plan to apply to the bachelor’s program in biomedicine. I’ll analyze the statistics from previous years in this blog.

DISCLAIMER: Only after your formal application has been submitted can a decision regarding it be made that is official and legally binding. This blog does not aim to make a decision; it only seeks to provide information. Also, keep in mind that because of my imperfect Swedish, my translations might be questionable; the most accurate and recent information can be found on the original websites I’ve cited.

I’ll be covering the fundamentals of admission selection, data for first-round applicants, and some Swedish vocabulary to help you navigate admissions information in this blog.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions Requirements Secondary school certificate or foreign equivalent, residents in Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway are eligible
Academic Calendar August to June (August – January; January-June)
Enrollment 6,000
Full time employee 4,549

by publication & citation count

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1608 43148
1992 1509 43677
1993 1616 45380
1994 1671 48944
1995 1835 55772
1996 1900 58934
1997 2032 66589
1998 2115 77776
1999 2264 88318
2000 2335 96737
2001 2422 107002
2002 2528 117582
2003 2477 127801
2004 2549 143673
2005 2465 161951
2006 2716 181540
2007 2990 195987
2008 3329 216625
2009 4379 238950
2010 3532 251550
2011 3897 280515
2012 4207 312528
2013 4887 344625
2014 4816 371004
2015 5289 387463
2016 5560 385627
2017 5944 414264
2018 6123 398982
2019 6720 457535
2020 7605 544205
2021 8238 630963
International studetns 200.000 (SEK)
Programs Associates degree Bachelors Masters Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities
Business | Politics | Social Sciences
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine + +
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences +
Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts) Biological and Life Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology
Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification) Dental Hygiene, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology
Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Medicine, Midwifery, Public Health
Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Speech Therapy and Audiology
Licentiatexamen Medicine
Doktorsexamen Medicine
  • Tomas Lindahl Born in Sweden Years 1938-. Tomas Robert Lindahl, a Swedish-British researcher who is 85 years old, attended the Karolinska Institute from 1985 to 1990 and graduated with a doctorate in chemistry. His professional interests include genetics, biology, and cancer research. In 2015, he shared the Chemistry Nobel Prize with American chemist Paul L. For mechanistic studies of DNA repair, Modrich collaborated with Turkish chemist Aziz Sancar.
  • Torsten Nils Wiesel Born in Sweden Years 1924-. Torsten Nils Wiesel is a Swedish neurophysiologist who is age 99. His professions include lecturer, biological scientist, academic, and neurologist. With David H. For their research on how the visual system processes information, Roger W. Hubel and others shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Sperry for his independent research on the cerebral hemispheres.
  • Mouna Esmaeilzadeh Born in Iran Years 1980-. Mouna Esmaeilzadeh is a doctor, a neuroscientist, an entrepreneur, and a television personality. She is 43 years old. She has a Ph. D. neuroscience degree from Stockholm Brain Institute at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institutet She often appears on Swedish TV covering science and technology.
  • Rolf Maximilian Sievert was a Swedish medical physicist who made significant contributions to the study of the biological effects of ionizing radiation. He was born in Sweden in 1896 and died in 1966 at the age of 70.
Alternative names KI Karolinska Institutet
Founded 1861
Accreditation Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)
Motto Att förbättra människors hälsa To improve human health
Colors ki plum
Affiliations and memberships European University Association (EUA) League of European Research Universities (LERU)
Address Stockholm, Stockholm County, 171 77 Sweden
City population 979,000
Phone +46 (8) 5248 6400
Fax +46 (8) 311 101

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Before you apply to Karolinska Institutet


Is Karolinska Institutet free for international students?

Applications and tuition fees must typically be paid by students who are citizens of nations outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland.

How prestigious is Karolinska Institutet?

Karolinska Institutet is ranked overall at number 49 in the world and number 15 in Europe in Times Higher Education for 2022–2023.

What is the easiest university to get into in Sweden?

Ans. The easiest affordable universities in Sweden to get into is the Uppsala University which has an acceptance rate of around 80% which is higher compared to other Swedish universities

How do I get into Karolinska Institutet medicine?

The general entry requirements for the medical program are completion of upper secondary (high school) education (post-16) and Swedish and English language proficiency at the level of Swedish 3 and English 6 upper secondary school courses.

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