You might have questions about our service and about working as a doctor or nurse in Scandinavia.
What are the requirements of applying for medical job offers in Scandinavia?
• Be a specialist doctor, dentist or nurse
• Be an EU citizen OR have long-term residency in one of the EU countries
• Have your medical degree and specialist title recognised by one of the EU member countries
• If your degree isn’t from the EU – having worked in one of the EU member countries for at least 3 years after your degree and title had been recognised
Who will pay for the expenses of the study tour?
Can my spouse and children accompany me on the tour?
Do I have a contract guaranteeing employment when I start the language course?
Do I have to pay for the course or any other service of MediCarrera?
Is it possible to learn Swedish, Norweigan or Danish in four months?
Do all participants manage to reach the required level in four-five months?
What is the language course like for the other family members?
What is the apartment like during the course?
At the start, what kind of apartment will I be able to rent in Sweden, Norway or Denmark?
Can you help my spouse to find work?
Will I get help to apply for medical degrees and with other practical issues?
Can I bring my pet?
Can I bring my car?
What is the cost of living in Scandinavia?
The estimated cost of living depends on the city, and of course on the individual person. The cost of living in Scandinavia will vary depending on your lifestyle and habits. Many services in Scandinavia such as medical treatment are paid for via taxes and the welfare system. For more information see these links:
What are the taxes in Scandinavia?
Swedish tax residents are liable for income tax on their employment income regardless of where it is derived from. The cash principle applies which means that income is generally taxable upon receipt. Generally all earnings, including benefits in kind, from an employer to an employee are reportable and taxable as income from employment. Taxable income includes salary, bonus payments, allowances, stock options and housing benefits. The tax rates ranges from 31% up to approximately 56‐58% (depending on municipality).
Taxation in Norway: Taxes are calculated based on a table depending on your income as well as any loans and interest paid related to your loans. In general, tax on base salary ranges between 36% and 48%.
Taxation in Denmark: The tax depends on the overall financial situation of the individual (loans, extra income, etc). However, a general benchmark for income tax for high earners (which doctors are) is approximately 50%. Although this may seem extremely high, keep in mind that Denmark is a well-developed welfare state and that all schools, hospital services, etc are free.
Do I have to start with my own patients from the first day?