Do you have a medical degree and want to work as a doctor, nurse or dentist, in Sweden?
Who can work as a doctor, nurse or dentist in Sweden?
In order to work as a medical professional in Sweden you will require a Swedish license to practise. Many healthcare professions in Sweden are regulated professions and those require a license to practise. You can apply for a license to practise at the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). The National Board of Health and Welfare will issue a license to practise when you meet certain requirements, as a foregin healthcare professional. Swedworks will provide you with help and support in your contact with the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden.
The road to work as a doctor, nurse or dentist in Sweden
The road to a Swedish license to practise, for a non-European citizen, is different depending on if you have been educated within the EU/EEA or outside of the EU/EEA. If you have an education from outside of the EU/EEA, your road begins with an assessment of your education by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).
If you have an education from within the EU/EEA or outside of the EU/EEA you need to learn the Swedish language. For a person with a medical degree, with a wish to work as a medical professional in Sweden, you don’t only need to learn the Swedish language but also the medical terminology in Swedish. On behalf of Folkuniversitetet ISU, Swedworks offers a one year full time course in the Swedish language, tailored especially for healthcare practitioners. The course is called the Swedish Language and Culture program and takes place in Sweden.
Swedworks role in helping you to work as a doctor, nurse or dentist in Sweden
Swedworks has been appointed on behalf of Folkuniversitetet ISU to handle the admission process and the student residence permit processing (formerly study VISA). Swedworks is specializing in residence permit processing and will be your point of contact for Folkuniversitetet ISU, the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket), and the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). Swedworks has a long experience of residence permit processing and plenty of expertise in the field. We will ensure you a seamless process and a low risk of rejection.
Aside from handling the practical issues and government bureaucracy, Swedworks will also be there for you in a general advisory capacity and provide you with practical information in other important matters such as accommodation.