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Biomedicine, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Bachelor’s Programme in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet is an international study programme taught in English.

Graduates in Biomedicine have a broad knowledge of the biology and pathology of the human body and an understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying major global diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, allergies, infections and neurological diseases.

Programme presentation

The programme is carried out in an active research environment and in close contact with the front-line of biomedical research. As biomedicine is an international subject students are encouraged to study part of the programme at one of our international partner universities.

The curriculum contains both basic scientific schooling and medically oriented courses. The students are trained in laboratory practices and scientific methods, and are introduced to clinically oriented research. The education is carried out at preclinical and clinical departments at Karolinska Institutet.The final semester consists of a degree project. For this, the students choose their subject area within the field of biomedicine, and the project is carried out either at an academic institution or a pharmaceutical company, in Sweden or abroad.

Career opportunities

The programme provides a solid base for further studies at a master’s level, and is specifically connected to the international Master’s Programmes in Biomedicine, Bioentrepreneurship and Toxicology at Karolinska Institutet. It also prepares for further master’s studies nationally or internationally. The programme provides a foundation for a career in research, clinical testing, marketing, management or in media/information relating to the field of biomedicine, in an academic setting or in the life sciences industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to biomedical science
  • General and organic chemistry
  • Medical biochemistry
  • Cell biology and genetics
  • Infection and immunity
  • Integrative physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • General eligibility (with exemption from Swedish language proficiency). The Swedish upper secondary school courses Biology 2, Chemistry 2, Mathematics 4, or the equivalent courses. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B.
  • Proficiency in the English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17432 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17432 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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180 000 SEK per year

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are many Swedish, European and international foundations that award scholarships and grants. The rules for different scholarships and grants can vary - some are intended to help meet living costs, others help with tuition fees (for non EU/EEA citizens) and still others can be used toward educational costs as a whole.

Scholarships for students studying at Karolinska Institutet
  • The Karolinska Institutet Foundation Scholarships
  • Scholarships for exchange studies while studying at KI
  • Scholarships for language studies
  • Erasmus student placement
  • Minor Field Studies

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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