Karolinska Institutet (KI) offers support service for international researchers and doctoral students. Here you can find all kinds of necessary information for your stay in Sweden and Karolinska Institutet.
Moving to Sweden
Living in Stockholm
Working at KI
Moving from Sweden
It is vital to start looking for somewhere to live as soon as you can!
Residence permits and visas
Check if you need an entry visa, a residence permit or work permit.
There is a wide range of Swedish language courses available. Doctoral students and postdocs are offered a complimentary course.
Swedish society is very family-friendly
New passport requirements at the Swedish Migration Agency from 1 November 2022
People who apply for a residence permit or work permit to travel to Sweden will now have to show their passport in person at a Swedish embassy or consulate-general before a decision on a residence permit can be made.
Private sublets for KI coworkers
Page for postings for landlords renting and renters looking for roommates (shared housing)
Introductory Day goes digital
Here you can find information about upcoming online meetings for international staff at KI.
Amended regulations in the Aliens Act on July 20, 2021
The changes mean, among other things, that new requirements are placed on everyone who applies for a permanent residence permit. The support requirement means that the applicant must have a permanent job, or a fixed-term employment for at least 18 months from the day the application is examined.
New rules for work permits 1 June 2022
The new rules come into force on 1 June 2022 and mean, among other things, that an employment contract is required to obtain a work permit. Researchers and doctoral students have other types of residence permits and are not directly affected.
New in Sweden - the population register and basic tax information
For you who is planning to move to Sweden to study or to work at a Swedish university. Skatteverket will provide you with information that you need to know when you move to Sweden, live in Sweden and if you choose to move from Sweden. Skatteverket will also give you a basic introduction to Swedish tax.
Stockholm Dual Career Network
The Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN) is a non-profit network for partners and spouses of international talent in Stockholm. SDCN supports expat partners with professional events, career-related advice and by building a social network in their new hometown.
Information for people coming to Sweden from Ukraine
EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers.
A Beginner's Guide to Swedish Academia
Young Academy of Sweden has developed a guide for international researchers, to help navigate Swedish academia and remove time-consuming obstacles.
Calendar international staff
Contact International Staff Services
Contact information at the Central KI Administration and KI departments.
Postdoc at KI
Rules and general information on postdoctoral training for postdocs, PIs and administrative staff.
Learn more about Stockholm
Visit Stockholm - the official guide
Working in Sweden
The Swedish Institute: Your guide to working or running a business in Sweden
The Swedish Institute: Facts and stories about Sweden
The Newbie Guide to Sweden
New in Sweden?