Non licence professions

A license is required to work in most of the professions within the Swedish healthcare system. There are also professions which do not require a licence, for example pharmaceutical technician, dental technician, dental nurse and assistant nurse.

If you want to practice a profession that does not require a licence, it is up to the employer to decide if you qualify. Contact the Public Employment Service, Arbetsförmedlingen, or an employer to obtain a job or traineeship in such professions.

Evaluate your previous education

If you were educated for a profession that does not require a licence, the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) may be able to evaluate your qualifications and education. The UHR will determine the level of your education in accordance with the Swedish system. The evaluation may help you when you apply for a job or admission to a college or university.

Apply to the UHR for evaluation of your qualifications and education

Go to school in order to practice a profession that requires a licence

If you would like to practice a profession that requires a licence and do not have a post-secondary degree that is equivalent to the system in Sweden, you can go to school to obtain a Swedish degree. Once you have received the degree, you can apply for a licence to practice your profession.

Check out universityadmissions.se and studera.nu to learn about application procedures and admission requirements.