Stockholm, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Stockholm is Sweden’s capital and with over 1.8 million residents—its largest city. The city is located on 14 islands all connected by bridges in Lake Malaren. Outside of Stockholm and into the Baltic Sea is the Stockholm archipelago which comprises some 24,000 islands that can be explored by ferry. Dating as far back as the 12th century, Stockholm is a combination of old world charm and modern vitality. Stroll through Gamla Stan, the old area of Stockholm to delight in the cobblestone streets, stucco buildings, the Royal Palace, and the Swedish Parliament. For a more modern and trendy Stockholm experience visit Sodermalm, an area known for its restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and specialty shops.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available in English and/or Swedish, you should visit the Karolinska website. While you may be able to take courses in other departments, this program is set up for students to take courses within the Biomedicine and Life Sciences departments. Interested students should contact the Program Manager in the Global Education office for more information.
Swedish Language Classes
For students who do not speak Swedish, it is recommended that you enroll in a Swedish language class. For more information about Swedish language courses please visit the Karolinska website.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according Karolinska Institute and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take 30 ECTS credits (15 RU credits) each semester. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Late August – Mid-January
Spring Semester: Mid-January – Early June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Karolinska web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Karolinska Institute Housing offers furnished student rooms, most of them located in Solna close to Campus Solna but also near Södersjukhuset and in Vårberg. When you have been admitted to Karolinska Institutet as an exchange student, your international student coordinator at Karolinska Institutet will contact KI Housing to let them know that you are eligible to apply for accommodation.
For more information on accommodations please visit the Karolinska Institute Housing website.
Financial InformationProgram Cost: 2017-2018
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.