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IAGE Exchange: Karolinska Institutet - Division of Speech-Language Pathology (SHS)
Stockholm, Sweden (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Semester
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Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Spring Semester
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
Dormitory, Other
Illinois Sponsor:
IAGE (campus-wide)
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Foreign Institution:
Karolinska Institute
Program Description:

Program Overview
Karolinska Institute is a globally respected university marked by a passion for research and a drive to contribute to the improvement of human health. As a KI student, you can become an active part of that mission and open doors to a global future. Since the institute is located within Stockholm, students will find all the comforts of city life: good public transportation, history and culture, all of which is surrounded by plenty of green space and blue water.

Please note: 
This competitive program is currently limited to SHS students. Students within any SHS concentration can apply.


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General Study Abroad Information
Program Cost, Financial Aid & Scholarships (*Please note that program-specific costs are available through the "Budget Sheet" link at the top of this page.)
Health & Safety Information
Passport/Visa Information

Academic Environment
What is an Exchange Program?
An exchange program is a direct agreement between the University of Illinois and a university abroad.  Exchange programs offer you the best of all worlds: an affordable way to spend a semester or an academic year in Sweden, and the chance to continue studying courses which fulfill graduation requirements.  As a participant in an exchange program, you enjoy the benefits of direct enrollment at your host university. You will take all of your classes with Swedish students, live in student housing with other Swedish students, and have access to all the sports facilities and clubs of your host university.  These programs are designed to immerse you in contemporary Swedish life and the Swedish academic system.
Where you will study
Karolinska Institute is located in Sweden’s capital city of Stockholm.  It is one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious medical universities, and provides a great majority of the medical research used throughout Sweden.
Student Life
Students at Karolinska Institute have access to a number of activities and student societies to participate in while abroad. Students can access the city center via public transport or on foot, thus allowing them to explore Stockholm, discovering the numerous shops, markets, and restaurants located within the urban center. To find out more about student life, check out student blogs by clicking here.
Although students will be taught some Swedish, credit-bearing coursework will be offered in English. Opportunities for clinical observation will also be available.
As an exchange student, students are immediately welcomed into the every day life of a Swedish student.  Throughout their time spent abroad, many students choose to further explore the unique attractions of Stockholm, and to travel to various areas in Sweden and surrounding European countries. 
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On-site Support
International Student Office
The university offers on-site help for international students to assist them with academic or local issues. Additional information for incoming international exchange students can be accessed by clicking here.
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Karolinska Institute offers accommodation in Student Rooms (dorms) and flats for exchange students. The dorms consist of basic furniture, a shared kitchen, and are located close to the city center. The institute does not guarantee housing for exchange students, so it is strongly recommended to apply for Student Rooms as soon as possible after being accepted into the program.
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Application Process
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • The Exchange Program with K.I. is designed for students with Junior-level standing, although Sophomores and Seniors may also be considered across all (SHS) concentrations.
  • Preference will be given to students with strong academic backgrounds.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Illinois Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date.
*See official deadlines at the bottom of this page.

How to Apply
Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page) to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable a $100 Study Abroad Systems Fee by clicking Apply Now and logging in.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1 .) The Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange Application, which includes:
  • Letter of Recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA or professor)
  • Personal essay questions
  • Official Transcript
  • Online questionnaires
  • Resume with  volunteer/work experience, awards/honors, & languages spoken
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
Step 2.) The Host University Application, due  (TO BE COMPLETED AFTER YOU ARE NOMINATED BY AN ADVISOR IN STEP 1):
  • If you are nominated by Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange based on your application in Step 1, you will then submit a host-university application to the Karolinska Institue. Your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will follow.
This program is competitive. Students are strongly encouraged to identify a second and third choice program in the event we are not able to accommodate all applicants. To read more about the application review process for competitive programs, please review the information at
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 Resources and Contact Information
Walk-In Advising Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Illinois Abroad Advising & Resource Center (112 International Studies Building)

First Steps Info Sessions:
Click here for the dates and times of the First Steps Info Sessions.

Please contact the following person with questions about the application process and pre-departure requirements:

Mike Nelson
Education Abroad Coordinator
Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange

Location and Mailing Address:
Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange
910 South Fifth Street
112 International Studies Building
Champaign, IL 61820

Please contact the following person with questions about the academic elements of the program:

Ron Chambers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Speech and Hearing Science
College of Applied Health Sciences
(217) 333-2230

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Program Dates:

Please review the program dates table below:

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017
09/23/2017 01/11/2018 06/04/2018
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 01/10/2019 06/07/2019
NOTE: The provided dates are tentative.

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