Study Dentistry in Sweden from Nigeria; Scholarships, Admission Requirements, Visa, How to Apply

Touted as one of the most liberal countries among the Nordic nations of the Scandinavian region, Sweden has been attracting international students to its campuses for years. International students prefer to study in Sweden because of the country’s multicultural setting, plus the fact that it has a great higher education sector that is both vibrant and progressive. If you are planning to study in Sweden for degree in dentistry, then you need this information in order to know what you are in for as you choose this beautiful northern European country for your studies. Find out more about cost, admission requirements, student visa policies and much more about studying dentistry in Sweden

Overview (advantages and benefits of studying dentistry in Poland)

  • Sweden has some of the best facilities and universities that offer world-class education to both local and international students
  • Low tuition rates, compared to some of the developed countries in Europe
  • High quality of education
  • 53 universities and colleges; enough variety to choose from
  • Birthplace of the Nobel Prize, little surprise its universities are held in high esteem
  • You will find out that an avalanche of courses including dentistry, are English-taught

Language of delivery

While Swedish is the official language, English is widely spoken and is the language of instruction in most programs. Find out from the university you wish to apply to if they offer dentistry programs in English before you file in your application.

Top universities for the course

Sweden is home to some top rated universities that offer dentistry at different levels of study – undergraduate, masters, PhD. Below are a list of them:

  • Lund University
  • Stockholm University
  • Kth Royal Institute Of Technology
  • Umea University
  • Uppsala University
  • Karolinska Institute
  • Linnaues Institute
  • Orebro University
  • Sodertorn University

Cost of study

Tuition fees vary, depending on the university you choose to study in. on the average, though, tuition for undergraduate programs in the medical sciences (including dentistry) cost around 8,300 EUR or 9,200 USD per year. Postgraduate programs go as high as USD 14,276.49 per year.

Admission Requirments for Nigerian Students

For Nigerian students who wish to study dentistry in Sweden, here is the general admission requirements:

  • For a first degree in dentistry: A good secondary school certificate (WAEC or NECO/GCE or their international  equivalent) with a high score in the science subjects (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics) with English as a necessity ;
  • For master’s degree in any branch of dentistry: A bachelor’s degree in dentistry is required, plus a written CV, statement of purpose and letter of good conduct from a previous teacher.
  • For those who wish to study in English, a Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL 500 or IELTS 5) is required.
  • Be prepared as most Swedish universities will insist you take an entrance test to determine your eligibility for admission into their institution to study dentistry.

 

Student visa process

You will need a student visa to study in Sweden as an international student. Since Sweden is a member of the EU, you will apply for a Schengen visa, which allows you to travel across the entire European Union. Apply at the nearest Swedish embassy or consulate in your home country with the following documents:

  • International passport (with at least six months validity period)
  • Completed application form
  • Health insurance
  • Clean police report
  • Birth certificate
  • Letter of acceptance from a recognized university in Sweden
  • One colored Passport photographs
  • Sponsor’s letter ( if sponsored)
  • Copy of return ticket
  • Proof of tuition fee payment (or evidence of scholarship)
  • Proof of financial sufficiency to support your living expenses while in Sweden
  • Visa application fee
  • Proof of accommodation in Sweden
  • Educational credentials and transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, GMAT, IELTS etc.)

Scholarships available for the course

Sweden offers a lot of scholarships to international students annually. Details about those offered by universities could be found on their websites

Duration of study

A bachelor degree in dentistry in Sweden takes 4 years of study to finish. For a Master’s programs, it usually takes around 2 years while a PhD programs takes around 3 years or more.

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