Course catalogue and vacancies – doctoral courses

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

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All freestanding courses as well as courses within the doctoral programmes are presented in the course catalogue. 

Please note that additional courses in laboratory animal science are offered, other than those advertised in the catalogue.

Course catalogue

The course catalogue is published once per semester, presenting the courses that are offered the following semester. Application is open for about three weeks, starting approximately on 15 April (for autumn courses) and 15 October (for spring courses). The application is made online via the course catalogue (link above).

The course catalogue for the autumn semester of 2024 will be open for application during the period 15 April to 6 May, 2024.

The course catalogue for the spring semester of 2025 will be open for application during the period 15 October to 5 November, 2024.

KI's doctoral courses are free of charge and open for 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.

Applying for doctoral courses

About changes in the application process and other things to consider before submitting your course application.

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. 

Courses autumn 2024 with vacancies

The courses listed below have an extended application period in the course catalogue (Fubas). Please note that the application is open until the indicated deadline for each course, OR until the course is full. The extended application period may thus be shortened.

Apply via the links. 

2186 Generating Genetically Modified Mice for Immunological Research 2024-12-09 - 2024-12-13

2348 Functional Fluorescence Microscopy Imaging (fFMI) in Biomedical Research 2024-11-11 - 2024-11-22

2522 Proteomics by Mass Spectrometry: When and How 2024-11-04 - 2024-11-15

2618 Write Your Research Results and Get Them Published 2024-08-12 - 2024-08-23

2618 Write Your Research Results and Get Them Published 2024-09-23 - 2024-10-04

2618 Write Your Research Results and Get Them Published 2024-10-21 - 2024-11-01

2618 Write Your Research Results and Get Them Published 2024-11-25 - 2024-12-06

2693 Measuring Physical Activity with Focus in Wearable Monitors - Applications for Clinical and Epidemiological Studies 2024-11-11 - 2024-12-06 

2787 Present your Research! 2024-08-26 - 2024-08-30

2787 Present your Research! 2024-09-30 - 2024-10-04

2787 Present your Research! 2024-10-21 - 2024-10-25

2787 Present your Research! 2024-12-02 - 2024-12-06

3107 CNS Injuries and Repair 2024-09-06 - 2024-09-13

3109 Pathology, 2024-10-14 - 2024-10-28

3110 Tumörimmunologi och immunterapi av cancer 2024-11-11 - 2024-11-15

3143 Introductory Course in SAS Programming 2024-10-14 - 2024-10-18

3232 Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions: Effective Implementation 2024-09-23 - 2024-10-11 

5227 Advanced Scientific Writing 2024-09-09 - 2024-09-13

5231 Advanced Presentation Techniques: Oral Presentation of Own Research 2024-09-09 - 2024-09-13

5236 Improving Use of Medicine, Focusing on Antibiotics 2024-09-23 - 2024-09-27

5249 Implementation Science - Implementation Leadership in Healthcare and Social Services 2024-09-30 - 2024-11-22

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:

5864 Sensory Perception in Clinical and Practice and Research 2024-12-09 - 2024-12-13 

6000 Vaccine to Vaccination: from Science to Society 2024-09-02 - 2024-09-06

6004 Imaging in Neuroscience: with a Focus on Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) 2024-11-11 - 2024-11-15

6005 Sustainable Health and the 2030 Agenda 2024-12-02 - 2024-12-11

6010 Migration and health 2024-11-18 - 2024-11-29

6012 Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Surgery (pigs) 2024-11-11 - 2024-11-15

6013 Vascular Cell Biology 2024-09-30 - 2024-10-11

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. 

Go to the overview page to see the doctoral programmes' planned courses for the next years. Please note, though, that there may be changes.

Many courses are freestanding, i e not included in a doctoral programme. These are mainly general science courses and compulsory courses. Read further about course requirements and choice of courses for doctoral students.


If there are special eligibility requirements for a course, these are stated in the syllabus under the heading Prerequisite courses, or equivalent. 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.

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