Interesting facts about Sweden!

  • Until 1809, Finland was a part of Sweden.
  • Dynamite was invented in Sweden by Albert Nobel, the man who the Nobel Prize is named for.
  • Sweden's Twitter account is run by its people. Every week, a new citizen takes over the official social networking page for the country.
  • There are over 97,000 lakes in Sweden.
  • The Northern Lights can be seen every fall and spring all throughout Sweden.
  • Until 1544, Sweden elected their kings. In 1544, the parliament changed the rules so that the crown would simply be passed down to the King’s descendents.
  • Sweden has claimed armed neutrality for two centuries. This means that they don’t take sides in any world war, and have not been involved in a war for two centuries.
  • Blood donors in Sweden are sent a text message every time their blood is used to help someone.

In order to practise medicine in Sweden, all physicians must be in possession of a valid licence to practice.

For detailed information as to which documents are required for the application process, please visit the following website for more information or contact The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) directly.