Application procedure

1. Requirements

Previous experience and conditions to fulfil in order to be eligible to apply:

  • Applicants must have earned a D.D.S., D.M.D. or equivalent degree and have acceptable academic records and references.
  • Applicants must have at least two years of documented clinical training (general dentistry, after graduation and registration as a dentist).
  • Applicants must have a good command of English, documented by an internationally recognized proficiency test such as: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or equivalent. TOEFL total score 575 and 4.5 on written test (paper based) or a total score of 90 and 20 on written test (Internet based test). IELTS with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5. This is applicable only if the applicant is from a country where English is not the native language.

2. Tuition fees

SEK 402,000/year (2021)

SEK 402,000/year (2021)

The specialist training programs in dentistry may be financed through a public sponsor/employer in the resident’s home country, by a company or by private means. The content and conditions for the training programme will be specified in a formal agreement between the funding party and Sahlgrenska I.C.

The specialist training position is an unpaid position. Sahlgrenska I.C. does not offer any scholarships.

Please note that the cost for Swedish language courses is not included in the tuition fees.

Tuition fees are subject to annual adjustments.

Value-added tax (VAT)

General tax (25%) applies in accordance with the Swedish Value Added Tax Act. For non-business and non-profit organizations, Swedish VAT will be added to the price. Such entities pay taxes in the service provider’s country, Sweden. For international businesses and profit-making organizations that are VAT registered, Swedish VAT will not be added to the price since such entities pay taxes in their own country.

3. Application

Fill out our application form and send it to us along with the following:

  1. Certified copies of graduation certificate, internship certificate and university transcript. Do not send originals. An authorized translation into English must be enclosed if the documents are issued in any other language.
  2. CV.
  3. A statement of purpose – a letter from the applicant stating clinical and research interest, ambitions, desires and professional goals.
  4. A certified copy of your licence to practice dentistry.
  5. Certificate(s) from your employer verifying at least two years of documented clinical training.
  6. A Certificate of Good Standing (not older than three months) issued by relevant authority in the country/countries where you hold a dental licence.
  7. A minimum of three letters of recommendation from recognized scientific or clinical dental institutions.
  8. Financial guarantee.
  9. TOEFL or IELTS certificate (or equivalent)
  10. One photograph.
  11. An application fee of SEK 500 must be paid into our account (please inlude receipt):
      IBAN: SE02 8000 0810 5969 4565 6145
      Beneficiary name: Sahlgrenska International Care
      Bank name and address: Swedbank AB, 404 80 Göteborg, Sweden
    • For payment within Sweden, pay SEK 500 to bankgiro 737-5918.
Please send your application by mail to

Sahlgrenska International Care
P.O. Box 7163
SE-402 33 Gothenburg

or if sent by courier, to

Sahlgrenska International Care
Medicinaregatan 12 a
413 90 Gothenburg

or email your application, to our

Education coordinator

4. Interview

If we decide to proceed with your application, we will invite you for an initial interview conducted via Skype. There is then a second selection for a personal interview. The personal interview entails the candidates observing at the clinic for 1–3 days and also completing a practical test or simulation. The purpose of this is both to give the candidates some idea of the Institute of Odontology in Gothenburg and to give the relevant dental clinic a broader picture of the candidates’ qualifications.

5. Acceptance Fee

Payment of the Acceptance Fee (the Acceptance Fee will be deducted from the Tuition Fee the first year).

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