Some professions are regulated by Swedish Law. This means that if you have a foreign professional degree, you must have it formally recognised before you can practice that profession in Sweden.

Many professionals - such as psychologists, veterinarians and nurses - move to Sweden and wish to continue working within their profession. A requirement is to have your qualifications reviewed by the appropriate authority.

What professions are regulated in Sweden?

There are a number of professions that require authorisation or formal recognition from a Swedish authority. The Swedish Council for Higher Education (Universitets- och högskolerådet) maintains a list with links to the appropriate authority.

Read more about regulated professions at Uhr.se

Are you an EU Citizen?

There are rules and regulations in place in the European Union making it easier for professionals to work within their field in another EU country.

Read more about what applies to you as an EU Citizen at the website of the European Commission.

Free movement of professionals

You can also find information on the Swedish Council for Higher Education's website.

Work in another EU/EEA country

 

Page last updated 2016-05-12