Towards Swedish ID for dentist


To work as a dentist in Sweden, you need a Swedish dentist’s ID. Certificates are issued only to occupational groups that have an independent occupational function with qualified duties and which bear special responsibility for the safety of patients in health care.

To be legitimized means that you as a professional are under the supervision of society and have been approved to work in the area of ​​identification. The community also has the opportunity to file a credentials if a professional misinterprets.

Papers are issued by the National Board of Health.

You who have undergone Swedish dentistry education apply for a certificate from the National Board of Health and Welfare by filling in a form, sending a certified copy of the diploma and a certificate of proof and SEK 700. Read more and get a form on the National Board of Health and Welfare’s website

Do you have a foreign dental training?

The process of obtaining a legitimacy looks a little different depending on whether you received your education inside or outside the EU:

For dentists from another EU country and from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland
The right to establish itself as a self-employed person or as an employed person in an EU country other than Sweden and Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland is based on an EC Directive (2005/36 / EC), which means that mutual recognition of formal qualifications is recognized by the Member States. You can say that if you have a dental exam from any of the above countries and want to work in Sweden, it is easy to get a Swedish dentist’s ID.

Full information about what the National Board of Health requires for issuing a Swedish ID is on the National Board of Health and Welfare’s website.

You can read more about working in Sweden in Saco’s web site Restart.

Full permission

Tips for you who plan to study your dentistry education in EU countries or Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland: Please note that the education you plan to go leads to “full eligibility” in the country of study. Full eligibility means that you may work as a dentist with full jurisdiction in the country in which you taught you. This information is provided from the school you intend to study at.

For you with a dental exam from a country outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland
For those with education from a country other than one within the EU, EEA or Switzerland, there are two ways to get Swedish credentials. Either you take the steps in the process prescribed by the National Board of Health, or you will complete supplementary education.

For those who want to complete the steps on their own, you will find more information on the National Board of Health and Welfare’s website.

The supplementary programs are available at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and Göteborg University. The goal is for you to have the skills and knowledge required to apply for a certificate from the National Board of Health and Welfare and to work as a dentist in Sweden after completing education. The supplementary education is full-time for 1 year. During the course, theoretical studies with clinical practice / vocational education are completed.

Learn french through singing

At Paris Culture Society women can learn french with the help of singing.

In the open foyer ofParis Culture Society, about ten women have gathered to sing in french. They come from different countries: USA, China, Canada, Austria and Sweden.

Educated in the United States

The little choir sings different childrens songs – like “Head, shoulders, knees and toes.” With movements.

Through the song she wants women who are often outside the community to become more active and take more space.

“The important thing is not what you do, it’s that you do something, get out and keep moving,” says Cinderella Cortas.

The idea came when she taught children to sing at the kindergarten, where Cinderella Cortas is also working.

“If children can sing and unconsciously learn a new language through it, adults should also be able to do that,” she says.

To help, the vocal teacher has volunteers from Paris volunteer center. They are there to help with the song.

“Fun to learn”

Birgitta Eiemarker has previously worked as a low-school teacher, but is currently retired. She wants to help bring in new french in society.

“I have previously been involved in refugee issues and would continue with it. And it’s fun to learn and sing, “she says.

Xiaochen Guo comes from northern China and has been working as an au pair in Paris for four months. She found the french Language Café by some classmates from French education.

– I like to learn a new language by singing. The same goes with English, it’s a good way to learn a language, says Xiaochen Guo.

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Study french before you study denistry!

You might need to work on your french before you start studying dentistry in France. Here is a good read on how you can get going right away! 

Alliance Française is a non-profit language organization founded in 1883 and currently exists in 130 countries.
The school in Lyon is located in the middle of the city and is the second largest of the Alliance schools, founded in 1984. Each year, thousands of students of more than 90 different nationalities come here to study French language courses. The school is large and does have many european students, which makes your language course more efficient. As a student at the school you also have access to the university’s student dining room, the Internet and various student discounts. Teaching at the school is of high quality and teachers are very keen to facilitate learning for the students and assist with exceptional help and service. For those who want to travel on a language trip to a big city in France but still not Paris, we can highly recommend Lyon and school Alliance Française who has language courses of very high quality at great prices. The cost situation in Lyon is also relatively low against other cities, which benefits you as a student.


Lyon is France’s second largest city with 1.3 million people who consider staying in the heart of French cuisine. This beautiful inland city is often counted as France’s gastronomic capital where restaurants with delicious and affordable food are found in almost every corner.

Lyon is a very beautiful city immersed in an exciting landscape with lots to see and do. On the west side lies the wine district of Beaujoulais and to the east you find the beginning of the Alps. Whether interest is in culture, entertainment, sports or other, there are options for most. The school regularly organizes activities alongside the school’s language courses. Weekend and day trips are organized to destinations such as the Riviera, Italy or the Alps. In addition, there are a variety of theaters, museums and cinemas to visit, not to mention a really good nightlife!

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GUEST POST: My first month as a student in France

It has now been about a month since I moved to France and Paris to study dentistry at Paris University, Sorbonne. My impressions have been numerous and sometimes I have also been surprised in different ways.

What struck me the most since I came here is the fact that you are incredibly independent, ie. You have to take everything in your own hands to make things happen, if you do not yourself, it never happens. One can for example get a schedule that does not go hand in hand, but to solve it, you can hunt the study supervisors to ask them for help, it’s not somebody taking the time to make sure that all the students’ schedules go together. One reason for this may be that we are so incredibly many students, especially those who go first year, when there is a law in France saying that all citizens who want to be entitled to college education, the state universities can not deny an applicant, In other words, there is no limited number of seats, which unfortunately often leads to unjustified students giving college studies a chance that often does not lead far.

Another thing that differs from schools in Norway (now, I mean, for example, upper secondary schools since I have not attended college in Sweden and can not compare this way) is how little technology is used. Instead of automating the system and registering each student electronically, I have had to hand in about 4 filled sheets to different professors, so that they check their students. The same applies to the paintings the teachers write. Here we are not talking about any remote, modern whiteboard boards that some of the classrooms at my high school had. Here we talk super oldschool griffeltavlor everywhere.

As far as the studies themselves are concerned, I have not experienced particularly big difficulties with the language, maybe it is because I prepared it before, by imagining myself that it would be difficult at the beginning but learning over time. And so, you learn very quickly over time. However, sometimes I may feel frustrated by not being able to express myself equally well in essay writing and the like. As far as life in Paris is concerned, it is absolutely wonderful. I think Paris is a city that makes one happy just by the atmosphere in the city. Here, there are always things to do, whether you are artistic, fashionable, party or what you may be interested in.

One thing to be prepared for, however, is the difficulty in finding accommodation. If you plan to rent an apartment, the landlord often wants a “guarantor”, what we in Norway call for someone to go to the castle about. Often, the guarantor must be French and all his documents (payroll, job certificate, etc.) are in French for the landlord to agree to rent the apartment, which makes it extremely difficult for foreign students to find accommodation. Another option for this is to open an account at the bank where you lock approximately six months – one year’s rent, so that the landlord can be sure that the guest has the money available to pay the rent. When you leave the apartment, the account will be opened again and you will receive your money. This may sound easier, however, given that six month rent corresponds to about 45,000 norwegian kronor, maybe it is not as obvious.

In addition, the organization “Crous” helps students find accommodation. To get help from them, you must submit their application between January and April for the coming academic year. Therefore, it is difficult to get help from them when you read the first year, when you do not even know if you are taken in January – April (the answers will be in the summer.) It is therefore not impossible to find a place to live in Paris, but one must be prepared for the difficulty, it is because of not giving up and, above all, starting to look in time. Personally, I was lucky enough to know someone who could help me, but it took time before I found myself correct.

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She chose France to reach her dream

Anna Andersson had an interest in language and culture and therefore chose to go humanist at Oslogymnasiet.

“I was not so study motivated and far from top grade, but rather I was on funds. I also got an interest in medicine and was thinking about going to a nurse or a vet, but I could not get any education in Norway partly because of my grades, partly because I did not go to a science line, she says.

After her high school, she decided to go to the music school in Ingesund a year, but at the end of the year she decided to still focus on the veterinary profession.

– I searched the web and got a blog about a norwegians who plunged to dentists abroad. After a little more exploration, I found the education in France, did the entrance examination and an interview and came in.

The education of dentist in Oslo is one of the most difficult courses to come across. High grades are required, and the training sites are few. Anna Andersson goes to France University of Health Sciences, FSMU, located in Paris. To be admitted to the education, full upper secondary education is required and preferably a high grade in English. In addition to this, an entrance exam is written with questions in biology and chemistry.

“The education should be equivalent to Norway, and it is a very nice university with good teachers who really deserve to complete the studies.

How did it feel like moving?

“It was nervous because I had never been there and did not know how it would be. What I was most nervous about was that the education is in English, but I got into it after a few weeks, “she says.

She has now completed a year of education and has four and a half years left. The education costs around SEK 60,000 a year.

– Studyloans cover up the full cost except for the last term that I have to pay for myself. It is also much cheaper to live and live in France, I share an apartment with a classmate and we have a rent of a total of 3 700 kronor a month.

At school, students gather from all over the world. Veterinary education includes people from India, Spain and Israel. Most students come from Norway and Germany, says Anna Andersson.

“There are at least ten people from Norway who go to dental school, and there are many norwegians in medical education with. However, I do not know anyone from Oslo, “she says.

A big advantage according to Anna Andersson is that the education is international and is given in English, which opens more doors.

“When I’m done, I can work in principle wherever I want in the world. I would like to go abroad and are looking forward to working in England, they have good dental care.

At the end of the week, Anna Andersson returns to Paris to start his second year. She goes home to Gotland three times a year, next time for Christmas. Even though she says she does not have a big home away from home when she is there, it is now a bit of a courage to go back.

“It’s quite long for Christmas, and it’s a bit sad to leave my family and my friends here. Then it’s so nice with nature close to Gotland, I do not get that bit in Paris. On the other hand, the summer heat stays longer there, it is nice.

Would you recommend others to study abroad?

“I really can do that, but I think it’s important to feel that you really want to.

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How you insure yourself during foreign studies

For those who are uninsured abroad it can be costly. Therefore, it is advisable to find out what insurance is required to avoid unpleasant surprises in good time.

To study or work abroad, it is important to supplement the travel insurance in home insurance with a special insurance.

– Regular travel insurance applies only to tourists and often excludes damage due to work or internship, “says Adam Svendsen, lawyer at Consumer Insurance Agency.

** Within EU / EEA, you have ** the right to hospital, medical and dental care, in the same way as your own residents. If you need urgent care, you will pay the same patient fees as everyone else. All you have to do is turn to healthcare providers who are connected to the general healthcare system in your country.

In other countries, you are usually not entitled to any care but have to sign a private insurance covering the costs of any medical care.

“Even if you are entitled to medical care in the country where you are going to study, you should subscribe to supplementary insurance that covers costs in addition to your own health care if you are getting sick or in case of an accident, such as home transport expenses and the like,” says Adam Svendsen.

A common problem is not to plan the stay in advance.

“The person who stays away for longer than is intended must ensure that the insurance is extended before the old goes out. Otherwise, it can be a problem that is both difficult and very expensive to insure, “he says.

Everyone who goes abroad as exchange students is covered by the state’s insurance for foreign studies. Student insurance is free and applies if you study or practice at foreign schools or companies with which your university or college has an agreement.

– There is usually no supplementary insurance in addition to home insurance. However, in some cases, anyone who is going to study in the United States may need to subscribe to the insurance offered by the University as we can not always meet all their requirements.

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Study in France – the complete guide

Great opportunities

For those who want to read on in France, the choices are great. Within the French higher education system there are world class classrooms, a wide range of education programs and various programs in French and English.

Many people dream of living and studying in Paris. But it’s good to compare different options carefully before you leave. Even smaller cities such as Grenoble, Montpellier, Toulouse and Rennes offer high quality education and a fun student life! In addition, it is often cheaper to live in a smaller city and easier to find accommodation.

Admission Requirements – First Level

In order for you to be accepted, it is generally required that you have approved final grade from upper secondary school. For the first year of the 3-year Licence (equivalent to bachelor) degree at the State French University and most other first level programs (eg BTS, DUT), you can search through the Parcoursup website.

The Parcoursup website is a 2018 news that has been developed to simplify access to higher education. It replaces the admission process Post-bac (APB).

Parcoursup is aimed at students who go last year at high school and who plan to study at a college or university in France. You who study at a high school in Europe also apply via Parcoursup.

The site will open on January 15 with an information phase. You can register for courses from January 22nd. The closing date for the application is 31 March. Reply to admission will be sent as of May 22th.

Knowledge of the French language

French colleges / universities usually want you to show a certificate of your knowledge in French. However, the requirements may vary from one education to another and it is therefore advisable to contact the university in advance.

Institut français de Suède regularly organizes language tests in French (DELF, DALF).

In French language schools you can improve your French and take a preparatory language course for DELF / DALF.

What does it cost to study at French universities?

Registration via Parcoursup is free. State University only takes a subscription fee that is quite low.

The enrollment fee for reading Licence at a state university was the academic year 2017-2018 EUR 184 per year. However, at private colleges, the enrollment fee is often significantly higher. It varies between different universities. Contact the university for more information and to ask for possible scholarships!

Enrollment fees for 2017/2018:

License (bachelor): € 184 (for one year)
Master: € 256 (for one year)
Engineering training: € 610 (for one year at Ecole d’ingenieur)
Doctorate: € 391 (for one year)
Read more about enrollment fees at French universities.

Can you work while studying in France?

Yes France is an EU country so you can work as much as you like while studying here. Good knowledge of French makes it easier for you to get a job.

Insurance for students in France

It is important to have good insurance when studying abroad. Within the EU, the European Health Insurance Card entitles you to healthcare on the same terms as the locals. However, it does not protect you from theft, sickness, injury, course fees, costs, healthcare fees paid by your country, etc. We recommend that you sign a foreign study insurance. Sometimes, however, it can be completely free. Use our insurance vendor to get tips on insurance that suits your needs.

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