Course catalogue and vacancies – doctoral courses

Karolinska Institutet offers a large number of doctoral courses every semester. Courses are arranged as freestanding courses, within doctoral education programmes or within research schools.

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All freestanding courses as well as courses within the doctoral programmes are presented in the course catalogue. After the application period any course vacancies are announced on this web site.

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Course catalogue

The course catalogue is published each semester around April 15 respectively October 15 and is open for application during one month. Application is made directly in the catalogue. See also additional courses in laboratory animal science, other than those advertised in the catalogue.

The course catalogue for the spring semester of 2024, will be open for application during the period 16 October to 15 November, 2023.

KI's courses are open for registered doctoral students at all higher education institutions, as well as for KI post docs. If space allows, other applicants with a PhD may also be accepted. See Eligibility and selection below.

Important when applying via the course catalogue

What to think about before you apply and during application, as well as information regarding admission.

Course vacancies

The list below is continuously updated with the doctoral courses that have vacancies after the application period in the course catalogue has ended and until the start of the course. These courses are filled primarily with registered doctoral students or KI post docs in accordance with the selection criteria for courses at doctoral level.

Courses marked with a (*) are general science/generic or compulsory courses.

Courses autumn 2023 with vacancies

2522 Mass spectrometry-based proteomics: When and How, 2023-11-06 -- 2023-11-17. Send your application to:

2618 Write Your Research Results and Get Them Published*, 2023-09-25 -- 2023-10-06. Send your application to:

2618 Write Your Research Results and Get Them Published*, 2023-10-23 -- 2023-11-03. Send your application to:

2618 Write Your Research Results and Get Them Published*, 2023-11-27 -- 2023-12-08. Send your application to:

2630 Neurodegenerative Disorders II - Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms, 2023-10-23 -- 2023-10-27. Send your application to:

2670 From What to How; Contemporary Narrative Methodology in Health Care Research, 2023-11-06 -- 2024-01-19. Send your application to:

2787 Present Your Research!*, 2023-10-09 -- 2023-10-13. Send your application to:

2787 Present Your Research!*, 2023-11-13 -- 2023-11-17. Send your application to:

2787 Present Your Research!*, 2023-12-11 -- 2023-12-15. Send your application to:

2868 Advanced Course in SAS Programming for Health Care Data, 2023-11-27 -- 2023-12-01. Send your application to:

2893 Design and Analysis of Twin and Family-Based Studies, 2023-10-16 -- 2023-10-20. Send your application to:

2980 Study Design in Clinical Research, 2023-11-06 -- 2023-11-23. Send your application to:

3049 Cellular Signalling, 2023-10-16 -- 2023-10-20. Send your application to:

3077 An Introduction to Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, 2023-10-02 -- 2023-10-11. Send your application to:

3160 Function A - to Carry Out Minor Procedures on Laboratory Animalson demand (both online and practical). Send your application to:

3237 Swedish Law and Ethics on the Protection of Laboratory Animals - Theoryon demand (both online and practical). Send your application to:

5231 Advanced presentation techniques: Oral Presentation of Own Research*, 2023-11-20 -- 2023-11-24. Send your application to:

5249 Implementation Science – Implementation Leadership in Healthcare and Social Services, 2023-09-20 -- 2023-12-10. Send your application to:

5301 Methods for Design and Formative Evaluation of eHealth Interventions, 2023-11-06 -- 2023-12-01. Send your application to:

5307 Clinical Trials in Heart Failure Research, 2023-11-16 -- 2023-11-21. Send your application to:

5318 Sex and Gender Perspectives in Biomedical Research, 2023-10-23 -- 2023-10-27. Send your application to:

5515 Refinement of Minor Procedures on Mice (skills)on demand (practical). Send your application to:

5516 Refinement of Minor Procedures on Rats (skills)on demand (practical). Send your application to:

5530 Function A - to Carry out Procedures on Zebrafishon demand (both online and practical). Send your application to:

5638 Single Case Design (SCD) in Clinical Research and Data Driven Decision Processes for Individualized Health Care, 2023-10-02 -- 2023-10-13. Send your application to:

5678 Current Clinical Applications of Epigenetics in Cardiometabolic Diseases, 2023-11-06 -- 2023-11-10. Send your application to:

5684 Sensory Perception in Clinical Practice and Research, 2023-12-11 -- 2023-12-15. Send your application to:

5693 Inequalities in Health – Mechanisms and Measurement, 2023-11-20 -- 2023-12-13. Send your application to:

5695 Basic Pharmacoepidemiology and Critical Review of Pharmacoepidemiological Scientific Literature In a Global Context, 2023-09-25 -- 2023-10-06. Send your application to:

Doctoral programme courses or freestanding courses

In the course catalogue, most courses are linked to a doctoral programme within which the course is given. Some courses are given in collaboration between two or more programmes, and then listed in the category Included in several programmes. Many courses are freestanding, i e not included in a doctoral programme. These are mainly general science courses and compulsory courses.

See also the doctoral programmes' planned courses for the next three years.

Eligibility and selection

If there are special eligibility requirements for a course, these are stated in the syllabus under the heading Specific entry requirements. Otherwise, the general selection criteria for admission to doctoral courses at KI apply, as well as the specific selection criteria listed in the course catalogue for the current course occasion.

Your personal profile

The first time you log into the course catalogue (KIWAS) to apply for courses you are asked to create a personal profile. In the profile you enter data such as your email address and your current status as an applicant, i e if you are a doctoral student at KI or belong to another category of applicants.

If anything is changed, your contact details or your status as an applicant, it is important to change this in your personal profile. If the change is made during an ongoing admission period we recommend you to also contact the course organiser of the course(s) in question.

It is important that you do not miss an admission offer due to changed email address and also that your start date as a doctoral student is correct, as this affects your chances of being admitted.

Admission to course

Admission is handled in KIWAS and you will be notified via the email address you have entered in your profile. You accept or decline the offer by logging into KIWAS and replying under My courses within due time. You complete your acceptance by returning the supervisor certificate (which is part of the admission email) by email, when signed by your supervisor and yourself. The signed supervisor certificate can be scanned or photographed, or electronically signed using EduSign.

Admission to vacancies (when the course catalogue has closed) is handled outside KIWAS and will be notified via email with the supervisor certificate as an attachment. You reply via email and (if you accept the offer) attach the signed certificate.

To cancel your participation in a course

Doctoral courses are free of charge for the participant. At KI, we have the policy to also accept other eligible applicants than our own doctoral students and post docs (see eligibility and selection). Empty places due to late dropouts are a problem for the course organiser in terms of course planning, administration and lack of funding. In case of low participation the course may be cancelled at short notice, which affects other applicants.

Cancellation of an accepted course place must therefore be submitted to the course organiser no later than 30 days before the start of the course. For later dropouts (before or during the course) an administrative fee may be charged the supervisor. Exception is made for absence with valid reason, but a certificate may be requested. Absence is equalled with dropout.

Cancellation should be submitted via the Ladok student interface (no later than 30 days before course start), but it is appreciated if the course provider is notified directly as well. Exception applies to courses that start in early January, for which cancellation has to be submitted to the course provider, not via Ladok, in order to fulfil the 30 day limit.

Handling of personal data

Information about the handling of collected personal data.


Anna Gustafsson

Administrative officer

Anna-Karin Welmer

Chair of the Course and programme committee

Emilie Agardh

Vice chair of the Course and programme committee

Ingeborg Van Der Ploeg

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