Biomedical scientist

From 1 January 2017 we have a new system for biomedical scientists that have been educated outside the EU and EEA.

New system for applying for a license to practice for biomedical scientists

You will need to have a licence

If you would like to practice as a biomedical scientist in Sweden, you will need a Swedish licence. The title of biomedical scientist is protected by law. In other words, you may refer to yourself as a biomedical scientist only if you have a licence.

If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number, residence permit or address

You may obtain a licence even if you do not have a Swedish personal identity number, residence permit or address. In order to practice or go to school in Sweden, however, you will have to obtain a residence or work permit from the Swedish Migration Board, Migrationsverket.

If you have a licence in an EU or EEA country

If you were educated outside the EU and EEA, were awarded a licence in an EU or EEA country and practiced under that licence for at least three years, apply as if your education were in an EU or EEA country.

A brief look at licences
A licence is proof that a practitioner has the skills and qualifications that a profession requires. A total of 21 different healthcare professions demand licences in Sweden. To put it another way, those particular professions are regulated by law. A licence is permanent but may be revoked due to malpractice, gross incompetence or conviction for a serious criminal offence.