Supplementary programs

Supplementary programs for individuals with a degree from a country outside the EU/EEA.

Universities and university colleges at several locations in Sweden offer supplementary training for doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, psychologists, biomedical analysts, physiotherapists, pharmacists and prescriptionists.

Supplementary training is offered by State higher education institutions and represents an alternative path to obtaining a licence. When you have successfully completed the training, you attach your degree certificate to your application for a licence to the National Board of Health and Welfare. It is the National Board of Health and Welfare which assesses your application and issues a Swedish licence once all requirements are fulfilled.

Note that for certain licensed professions there is a requirement for additional internship or supplementation before you can obtain a Swedish licence; for example, doctors must work as medical interns (Sw. AT, allmäntjänstgöring) and psychologists must undertake internship for psychologists (Sw. PTP, praktisk tjänstgöring för psykologer).

The following higher education institutions offer supplementary training for health care professionals:

Pharmacists: Göteborgs universitet, Uppsala universitet 

Midwives: Karolinska institutet

Biomedical analysts: Göteborgs universitet, Högskolan Kristianstad, Linköpings universitet, Uppsala universitet

Physiotherapists: Karolinska institutet

Doctors: Göteborgs universitet, Karolinska institutet, Linköpings universitet, Lunds universitet, Umeå universitet

Psycologists: Lunds universitet, Uppsala universitet, Umeå universitet

Prescriptionists: Uppsala universitet

Nurses: Göteborgs universitet, Högskolan i Gävle, Karolinska inistitutet, Luleå tekniska universitet

Dentists: Göteborgs universitet, Karolinska institutet, Malmö universitet