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Education at Odontology

The Department of Odontology offers basic education, separate courses for continued education, and postgraduate research studies in odontology

Undergraduate studies

All undergraduate programs at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology, are given in the Swedish language only. Therefore, students from abroad seeking admission to our study program must provide evidence of their proficiency in the Swedish language. The educational programs at the Department of Odontology are the Dentistry program, 300 ECTS credits, Dental Hygiene, 180 ECTS and Dental Technology, 180 ECTS. The students are admitted after an assessment of their grades.

The grades will be assessed by Swedish Council for Higher Education.

You will be able to obtain answers to your questions by filling out the contact and question form.

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The Swedish Institute offers a small scholarship.

Exchange studies

As an undergraduate student at a Dentistry, Dental Hygiene or Dental Technology program, you can apply to become an exchange student and spend an exchange period in Umeå. To become an exchange student, our Faculty have to sign a formal exchange agreement with your University abroad. The Medical Faculty at Umeå University have exchange agreements within Erasmus+.

There are also exchange possibilities within the network Nordplus as well as to arrange exchange studies as a Free Mover.

The student must be nominated as an exchange student and the Department of Odontology has to submit the nomination. You can read about how to proceed an application for exchange studies.

Dental specialist program

The County Council of Västerbotten (Västerbottens läns landsting) together with Umeå University offers dental specialist programs with advanced clinical training in all recognized Swedish dental specialties; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontology, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Orthodontics and Childhood Dentistry. The purpose of these programs is to exercise the students to become competent specialists in their field. The three to four year programs of specialization are designed to meet the requirements of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.

To be accepted as a student, in addition to a dental exam, at least two years' experience in general practice is required, as well as knowledge of the Swedish language. The programs are based on an integration of clinical and theoretical practice. The supervisors are specialists with documented clinical, educational, and scientific competence.

The programs are entirely given in Swedish. To learn more about dental training courses and other programs for health care professionals from abroad we suggest you contact the Swedish Healthcare Academy.
Doctoral studies

Doctoral education involves four years of full-time work, which includes a number of courses and the work on the thesis. The finances for the position as doctoral student for all four years has to be arranged before the admission to doctoral studies can be accepted. The Department of Odontology, Umeå University, have advanced research programs for doctoral studies in different research areas. If you are interested in commencing a doctoral education as a PhD student you should first read the "General curriculum for postgraduate studies in Medical science for doctoral students" from Umeå University.

Thereafter you can contact the professor responsible for the research of your field of interest. For more information please contact Study counsellor Docent Anders Johansson

Applicants have to provide evidence of English language proficiency and to arrange for financial support for tuition fees, boarding, etc. No university funds are available for this purpose. However, the Swedish Institute, a government financed foundation, offers a limited number of scholarships for advanced studies only, or for research, which cannot be pursued in other countries than Sweden. For further information, please contact the Swedish Institute, Stockholm, Sweden,

You need to prove that you are able to fulfil the requirement that the Swedish Migration Board ask for.