A master at three universities-the story of how to find all the info for applying to Molecular Techniques in Life Science

Hello dear prospective student!

Hurry up! The application for the Global Master’s programmes in Sweden has been opened! Apply and dare to become one member of this amazing bunch of people!


The application for this Master is  different because it belongs to three different universities and so, there are some spedific entry requierements to this programme. This post will help you to get a clear idea about it 🙂

Where do I apply?

Go to this link, create an account and apply now! University admissions is the official website for applying to studies in Sweden. Through creating an account here you can visualize and apply for any programme at every Swedish university in one single electronic application. Once you are logged in, the page will look like the image below. There, you can select Karolinska Institutet (KI) in “all Swedish universities” and check the different Global Master programmes offered by KI.


Check Master of Molecular Techniques in Life Science!

You will also find the Master’s Programme Molecular Techniques in Life Science if you search for KTH Royal Institute of Technology or Stockholm University (SU), since the education of this programme is shared between those three universities (one semester in each!).

There is information about this Master in the WebPages of all three universities:

Karolinska Institutet WebPage

KTH Royal Institute of Technology WebPage

Stockholm University WebPage

How is this connected? Through Scilife! (I will write a post about this in the next weeks, to explain why and how this Master was created).

KTH has the main responsibility on running the programme  and they are the ones receiving your application. However, KTH works together with Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University to select the prospective students.

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree (mmm, yes you need this!)
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL 90p, IELTS 6,5p, Cambridge: Advanced…)
  • At least 20 ECTS in Life Sciences
  • At least 10 ECTS in mathematics.
  • Certificates and diplomas from previous education
  • Transcripts of records
  • Copy of your passport or ID
  • CV
  • Description of work experience
  • Completed summary sheet (include a cover letter)

Here is a detailed list of all this.

Do NOT miss the deadline: January 16th!

Yes, you still have time. But be careful with the typical “I still have ages, deadline is next year” or “I will start after my January exams”, because, you will NOT have time to prepare everything: asking your university for all these documents, scanning and uploading them, writing up your work experience and your cover letter.


Everything is gonna be okey, everything is gonna be alright!

Okay, let’s stop for a second and take a deep breath. I know this seems confusing, too many universities and too much information to retain. Do not panic!!! Read again everything and then go through the WebPages. The KI and SU ones will redirect you to the KTH page, so I recommend you to check directly that one. It’s the one containing full information.

You can also sign up here and get the emails for prospective students!

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any question!

email: carolina.savatier-dupre.banares@stud.ki.se

Linkedin: Carolina Savatier-Dupré Bañares

Facebook: Carolina Savatier

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2 thoughts on “A master at three universities-the story of how to find all the info for applying to Molecular Techniques in Life Science

  1. Hello Carolina,

    I’m an applicant to the 2018/2019 study program. I’m intrigued about converting my local grading system to ECTS. Do you have any clue about it? I have a bachelor degree of Pharmaceutical sciences from Alexandria University, Egypt. Your advise is highly appreciated.

    1. Hello Abdalla, I guess you can check that online, you will probably find conversion tables or something similar.
      Good luck!

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