InstructorNils Persson
TypeOnsite Course
PlaceMalmö University, Sweden
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Two-year Master’s program in Dental Science with clinical training

Program start: August, 2021

Closed for applications

Swedish HealthCare Academy in cooperation with the Faculty of Odontology at Malmo University offers a postgraduate specialist training program in dentistry, more specifically a two-year Master’s program in Dental Science with clinical training.

Many international dentists come to Sweden for postgraduate specialist training, and return to their home countries to work. The training is carried out under excellent academic and clinical guidance at Malmö University. In terms of content and quality, the specialist training complies with Swedish standards. The program provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in general dentistry and special skills within a specialization in dentistry. Specialist training is offered in several odontological disciplines. After successful completion, the student will receive a degree and certification for Master of Science in Dental Science. All postgraduate dental programs are in English.

After completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Function as a resource dentist in the selected clinical specialization
  • Review scientific literature
  • Participate in planning and conducting research and development
  • Qualify for further postgraduate studies

Program details

Entry requirements

​At the time of application, the applicant must have:

  • a professional degree in dentistry awarded from a recognized dental school
  • a full registration as a dentist in his/her home country
  • at least two years of clinical experience as a dentist
  • English proficiency equivalent to secondary school
  • full sponsorship from a ministry, organization or company


The 2-year program is offered in the following specializations:

Content and methodology

The program consists of five academic courses, including a degree thesis, over a period of two years as illustrated in the figure below (click for larger image).


  • ​Language: English
  • Theoretical program includes lectures, discussion, exercises, home study etc.
  • Clinical training includes treating patients with tutors​

Read more and see a film on the Malmö University website

Credits and degree

Credits: Two-year program with 120 higher education credits.

Degree: Upon successful completion, the graduate will be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Dental Science (MDSc) from the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University. 


The annual fee is 675 000 SEK (2021). The fee covers costs for all examinations, theoretical classes, clinical supervision as well as all costs related to clinical participation at the University clinic, including working clothes, office space and insurance costs.

This education is exclusively offered as a commissioned education and will be regulated via an agreement between the Faculty of Odontology and the employer/sponsor of the student. Malmö University does not offer any grant or scholarship for program participation.

Selection criteria and process

Candidates will be selected for interviews based on the following criteria:

  • Fulfillment of all entry requirements
  • Academic merits
  • Clinical experience (in general)
  • Clinical experience within chosen area of specialization

Application process:

May 20 – Main deadline for applications
June 10 – 2nd deadline for certain documents only
October – Interview invitations
December – On-site interviews in Malmö
January – Letter of Acceptance
February – Admittance fee deadline
August – Program start​

Future academic career

Following successful completion of the 2-year international master program with clinical training, academically oriented students may wish to continue with further research studies. Research interested students may apply to the Faculty Board of Research and Research Education to a 4-year Odont Dr (PhD) full-time program after agreement with their research supervisor, and provided that continued financial support and scholarship can be obtained from the sponsor. During the doctoral study period, doctoral students devote themselves to a research project under the supervision of experienced researchers. The core of the program is the training in the research group, but general and specific scientific courses are also included in the program. The written dissertation is defended by the doctoral student in a public seminar, and leads upon successful completion to the doctoral degree. The PhD program equals 240 higher education credits.

Relocating to Sweden and Malmö

Swedish HealthCare Academy will assist in every step on your journey towards relocating to Sweden. We will assist you in finding suitable accommodation and daycare/school for your children. After arrival we will continue to support you in obtaining a Swedish ID, opening a bank account, registering with a healthcare centre, and locating the nearest grocery store, pharmacy, gym… During your whole study period in Sweden, we will be available for any queries.

To find out facts about Sweden, including information on everyday life, childcare, accommodation and more, please see WHY SWEDEN in the menu above.

Malmö is an exciting place to be with its mix of past, present and future. Its proximity to Copenhagen Airport and continental Europe is another of the city’s many advantages. Read more:


Please read carefully.

  • All applications are to be submitted electronically.
  • The main deadline is May 20, 2020.
  • For certain documents only, there is a second deadline of June 10, 2020.
  • All information/documents should be in English.
  • After sending your application, a message should come up on your screen saying you have been successful in sending your application. You should also receive immediate confirmation via e-mail.
  • No reminder will be sent out for missing information/documents.
  • Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to present all documents in original at the interview.

The following information/documents are required for your application to be processed:

​1. Clinical experience

Please provide a brief and clear description of your clinical experience. Use 600 characters maximum. If you would like to expand further, you can do so in your CV.

2. English language proficiency 

Malmö University requires an English language proficiency equivalent to secondary school for all programs taught in English. Non-EU students must demonstrate their English abilities through an internationally recognized English test. Accepted tests are IELTS Academic and TOEFL.
Test scores are valid for two years if you have already taken a test.

Required test scores:
TOEFL (iBT): total score of at least 90. The written test must be at least 20 (scale 0-30)
TOEFL (PBT): total score of at least 575. The written test must be at least 4.5 (scale 1-6)
TOEFL MyBest Scores are accepted.
Please instruct ETS to share your electronic TOEFL result with Swedish HealthCare Academy, by the 2nd deadline of June 10. Please do not send paper copies by regular mail.

Update April 15: Due to the COVID-19 situation, ETS is offering TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition – read more on the ETS website.

Required test scores:
IELTS Academic: a test with an overall mark of 6.5 and no module under 5.5.
If you have taken the IELTS test, please provide Swedish HealthCare Academy with the Test Report Form (TRF) number. This enables us to check your result online.
If you are planning to take the IELTS test and/or are waiting for your result, please e-mail stating your Test Report Form (TRF) number by the 2nd deadline of June 10. Please do not send paper copies by regular mail.

3. ECE Course by course evaluation report

Malmö University requires all applicants to validate their university credentials through ECE. Therefore all applicants need to order a course by course evaluation report for post secondary/university level studies (secondary/high school studies not needed). Go to the ECE website and follow the instructions for course by course evaluation. Applicants need to order their evaluation report and send their diplomas and transcripts to ECE at least one month before application deadline. The standard processing time for an evaluation report is approximately three weeks from receipt, review and approval of all documents, information and payment. Instruct ECE to share your report with Swedish HealthCare Academy by the 2nd deadline of June 10. Please do not send paper copies by regular mail.  ​​

4. Financial guarantee

A preliminary financial guarantee for admission purposes only, is required. The financial guarantee has to be issued by your sponsor and contain information on what program is covered etc. If you cannot submit your financial guarantee via the APPLY NOW page, please e-mail it to by the 2nd deadline of June 10.

5. CV

Your CV should include educational and employment periods. Your clinical experience should be clearly stated.

6. Personal letter

Your personal letter should include your goals and expectations.

7. Copy of Transcript

8. Copy of Graduation certificate

9. Reference letter no. 1

10. Reference letter no. 2

11. Copy of valid passport

Checklist, in preparation for application ​​


If you cannot find the answer to your question on the website, please e-mail You can also phone International Coordinator Åsa Ander on +46 761021854, or Managing Director Nils Persson on +46 705127816.