Complementary programme for nurses with a nursing degree from outside the EU/EES and Switzerland 60 credits

Are you a nurse with a degree from a country outside EU/ESS/Switzerland? Would you like to work as a nurses here in Sweden?

In the spring of 2019, the University of Gävle will offer additional training for nurses with degrees from a country outside EU/ESS/Switzerland. It is a full-time study programme which is one year long (60 higher education credits), containing both theory and clinical training in field placements places.

The programme

Through the programme you will gain skills and knowledge which meet The National Board of Health and Welfare’s requirements for a Swedish nurse certificate. Our supplementary programme with its combination between theory and clinical training gives you insights, understanding and knowledge necessary for working as a nurse in Sweden. The programme builds on your previous studies.

Application deadline 15 October

Apply for the programme between 17 September and 15 October

Application information

Completed post-secondary nursing education from countries outside the EU /EEA and Switzerland, a decision issued by the Socialstyrelsen on an investigation in the form of a knowledge test for nurses. Approved knowledge of Swedish in accordance with the provisions for basic eligibility for basic level, Swedish B or Swedish 3, with the lowest grade passed /E.

Special selection


Application *
Spring 2022
Normal teaching
2022 - 2023
Number of participants: 10
Location: Gävle
Application code: HIG-29321
Language: Swedish
Pace: Full-time

*) The online application at opens approximately one month before application deadline.

Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2022-03-07
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)