Medical Graduates Per 100,000 Population (2017): 11.5
Nursing Graduates Per 100,000 Population (2017): 39.2
Percent Share of Foreign-Trained Doctors (2017): 34.8%
Percent Share of Foreign-Trained Nurses (2017): 3.0%
Source: OECD (2019), Health at a Glance 2019: OECD Indicators, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/4dd50c09-en.
“The Swedish Government has primary responsibility for public funding of higher education institutions. Sweden has no tuition fees for Swedish citizens and for citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland, and it can provide financial support (through study grants and study loans) to students to cover for their living expenses if a a minimum performance level in the number of credits achieved. Non-Swedish residents are normally eligible for financial support if they moved to Sweden for a different reason than study.”
Source: OECD (2015), Education Policy Outlook: Sweden, available at:
“The 5½ year undergraduate medical programme in Sweden is offered by seven universities, one of which is only starting in 2011. In all, approximately 1.570 students are accepted yearly. This should be related to a population of approximately 9 millions.”
Source: Stefan Lindgren, Thomas Brännström, Eric Hanse, Torbjörn Ledin, Gunnar Nilsson, Stellan Sandler, Ulf Tidefelt & Jakob Donnér (2011) Medical education in Sweden, Medical Teacher, 33:10, 798-803, DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.570816
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Page last updated May 20, 2020 by Doug McVay, Senior Policy Analyst.