Become a member

Medicinska Föreningen consists of and exists because of its members. We want it to be easy to become a member and we want you to feel that it’s worth-while to be a member! We are here to make the best of your time at KI!

Here’s a selection of what you get as a member of Medicinska Föreningen:

  • You will be able to take part of the student influence that MF carries on towards Karolinska Institutet
  • You can participate in the many activities for and with our members through various committees, sections and associations that exist within MF
  • You can rent student housing via Stiftelsen Stockholms Studentbostäder (SSSB)
  • You get discounts for MF members, e.g. at our parties and activities
  • You can rent Solvik and premises in the Union house for member prices
  • You get the opportunity to apply for scholarships that only MF members can receive
  • You can get support from the Student Ombudsperson or the Doctoral Stundents Ombudsperson, who are independent of Karolinska Institutet and manages individual student cases in case of problems with the university

Different types of membership

Here you can read about our different memberships, and how to proceed to become a member:

Student member

The student membership is the regular membership for you if you’re in one of the Karolinska Institutet basic, master or PhD programs. You receive full privileges and all the benefits associated with a membership.

To become a student member you need to:

  • Be registered at a course or programme at KI for the current semester
  • Pay the student membership fee, which is 195 SEK per semester. You can also pay 370 SEK for one year, if you know that you are going to be a student for the whole year.

Different ways to become a member:

  1. We automatically send an electronic membership invoice to your KI email address or another email address that’s registered for you once we have received the information from LADOK about your registration. In the email you will find information about how to pay the membership fee and become a member of Medicinska Föreningen.
  2. Once you are registered in our database you will also be able to log in to our member portal using your KI username and password, the same ones you use for your KI email account. There you can pay the fee with credit card or to our bankgiro.
  3. You can visit our student union service desks in Solna or Huddinge and pay the fee directly with card or cash.

Guest member

Students at a foreign medical university conducting temporary studies (at least for two months), e.g. Erasmus exchange studies or an internship at Karolinska Institutet as part of their studies can become quest members in Medicinska Föreningen. If you are registered as a student at another school in Stockholm and doing part of your education at KI, you can also become a guest member. As a guest member you get the same Mecenat card and the same benefits as student members!

If you are not registered in Ladok, we will need a certificate of your studies at Karolinska Institutet, in order to register you as a member. You can become a member for one semester at a time, and need to give us a new certificate for each semester.

Email a valid certificate for the current semester to [email protected] and then fill in your information and pay the membership fee of SEK 195 in the member portal.

Intertriginous member - pre-PhD student

The intertriginous membership exists for so called pre-PhD students that are qualified for PhD studies at KI, but that have not yet been registered as PhD students. Since pre-PhD students are not registered in Ladok, you need to send us a certificate so that we can register you as a member.

You can become a member for one semester at a time, and need to give us a new certificate for each semester.

Email us a valid certificate for the current semester signed by your supervisor to [email protected] and then fill in your information and pay the membership fee of SEK 195 in the member portal.

PostDoc on a stipend

As a postDoc on a stipend you can become a member of Medicinska Föreningen. Since you are not a student, you are unfortunately not entitled to be in the SSSB housing queue or the Mecenat student card with the SL student discount. This is not decided by MF but by the organizations SSSB and Mecenat.

But we still want postDocs on a stipend at KI to have the possibility to be a part of Medicinska Föreningen, so that is why we have a special membership for you. Membership for one semester costs SEK 150 and it gives you the other benefits as participating in MF-activities and societies, reduced prices at the parties and restaurant Mollan. You can also rent our Sports cabin Solvik with reduced prices.

In order for us to register you as a member, we need a valid certificate that you are a postDoc on a scholarship at KI.

Email us a certificate showing that you have the right to the membership to [email protected] together with the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Swedish personal number
  • Complete address (don’t forget the C/O and apartment number)
  • Email address

You will then receive an invoice from us and instructions on how to pay the membership fee!

Permanent membership

If you have earlier been a student member and graduated from Karolinska Institutet, or if you have been a student member for at least two years and interrupted your studies, you can apply for permanent membership of Medicinska Föreningen. As a permanent member you will be a member of Medicinska Föreningen for the rest of your life. You can take part in MF:s activities apart from the ones only directed at active students.

To become a permanent member you have to make an application and pay a one-time fee of 1 000 SEK. Contact [email protected] for information how to apply for permanent membership.

Supporting member

If you are interested in our activities but are not studying at Karolinska Institutet, you can become a supportive member of the association one semester or one year at a time. As a supportive member you can participate in the activities of Medicinska Föreningen, except the one aimed specifically at student members. You may also not be elected to the Union Council or the Board, and you can not vote in the elections for Fullmäktige.

The fee for supporting membership is 100 SEK for one semester and 200 SEK for two semesters. You can become a supporting member via the member portal, or by visiting us.