Newly admitted students 2020

Welcome to Master’s Programme in Public Health Sciences, 120 ECTS Credits

Information on introduction and registration

Here you find important information regarding introduction, registration and the start of the programme.

1. Activate your student account

An active student account is necessary for studies at KI!

All Karolinska Institutet students get a student account which gives you access to a range of services, such as email, student computers, remote access to library resources, the learning platform and the university's wireless network.

To be able to start your studies at Karolinska Institutet (KI), you must activate your student account and register for the first course in the programme you were admitted to. This applies to all admitted applicants, regardless if you were admitted in the selection or as a waitlisted reserve applicant.

If this is the first time you will be studying at KI, you must activate your account according to the instructions under the headline “Activation code” at our Student Account web page. An activation code was sent to your email when you were admitted (to the same email address that you used when you applied for the master’s programme), so check your spam/promotion folder if you have not received it. As soon as you are sure that you will be able to come to KI and study, you can activate the account. The account must be activated before you can register for your course. The registration opens 17 August 2020.

If you cannot find your activation code, contact for guidance. If you already have a Swedish National registration number, you can see more options at the Student Account Web page.

If you are already a student at KI, you will continue to use the same student account as previously.

2. Register for courses

Once you have activated your student account, you must register for the first course of the programme you are admitted to.

Registration is open between 17 August and 02 September. If you fail to register within this period, we will consider your study place declined and offer it to a waitlisted applicant.

Once you are registered, you are officially considered a student and can participate in course activities and teaching. Note that you must also participate in the mandatory roll call on the first day, please see the next point.

The course you must register for is: Public Health Sciences - Concepts and Theories

You register by logging in to your student account on this link

You can always log in and check your registration on the link above.

Declining your study place

If you need to decline your study place, please do so by logging in to your account at or and go to “My pages”. If you decide to withdraw from your study place after the registration period has started on 17 August, kindly contact the programme officer 

3. Course start

Date: 31 August
9 o´clock

4. Mandatory registration

The autumn semester will start with a mandatory roll call on 31 August (hour will come later). If you are unable to attend, you must contact Education officer Lena Björk and course leader Janne Agerholm Attendence is compulsory.

5. Information on how KI processes your personal data

Go here for general information for new students at KI.

6. LADOK, first course of the programme and maps

Information about the student administration system LADOK and registration for coming courses here.

Information about the first course of the programme here.

Maps of the campus can be found here.

Digital Introduction Day

All international and Swedish students enrolled in one of our Global Master's and Bachelor's Programmes as well as exchange students are invited to our online Introduction Day, live on 27 August 2020, containing important arrival and preparatory information for your coming life in Stockholm and studies at Karolinska Institutet. For further information go here.

Welcome to Karolinska Institutet!