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Karolinska Institutet Medical School Global Master's Scholarships in Sweden


The Karolinska Institute is a research-led medical university in Solna within the Stockholm urban area of Sweden. The Karolinska Institute is consistently ranked amongst the world's best medical schools, ranking 6th worldwide for medicine in 2021.

Karolinska Institutet offers a handful of tuition fee scholarships to excellent students who have been admitted to one of the Global Master’s Programmes starting each Autumn semester. The amount of scholarships varies from year to year, but there are maximum 10 scholarships per year, spread to all the Global Master’s Programmes. The competition is fierce with approximately 1500 international students applying for the scholarship annually.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the KI Global Master’s Scholarship you must:

  • have applied to one of Karolinska Institutet's Global Master's Programmes starting 2023

  • be a tuition fee paying student (from outside the EU/EEA)

  • have paid the application fee by 1 February 2023

  • fulfil the entry and documentation requirements for the programme you have applied for

Only first year students are eligible to apply.

Eligible Programs

How do I apply?

First, you must complete an application for admission into one of the masters programs above. You apply for the Global Master's programmes through, the online application portal for higher education in Sweden.

Read more about prioritising/ranking your selections at You can apply for up to four programmes, and if you get admitted, your lower-ranked programmes will be deleted.

Follow the instructions on on how to apply.

Do not send any documents to University Admissions in Sweden ( before you have completed the online application. Please also note that no documents should be submitted directly to Karolinska Institutet.

The scholarship application has to be done online through an application form that will be published on this page during the application period 10-28 February 2023:

Selection process

The selection process is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's CV and qualifications that are submitted via UniversityAdmissions and evaluated in connection with the application for a KI Global Master's programme. Scholarship awaredees will be notified personally.

What does the KI Global Master's scholarship cover?

The KI Global Master’s Scholarship only covers the tuition fee (or part of the tuition fee for programmes only partially given by Karolinska Institutet). Travel, living expenses and other costs must be met with other funding. Furthermore, please note the KI Global Master's Scholarship only covers tuition fee for students enrolled at a Global Master's Programme at Karolinska Institutet and cannot be used for other studies.

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