Bee Swedish is launching a collaboration project with Yrkessvenska, helping international medical staff to validate their Swedish language skills to apply for a professional licence to practise in Sweden.


Medical staff applying for a licence to practise in Sweden need to prove they have sufficient Swedish language skills. From 2016, this applies also to those educated in the EU and EEA. The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) currently accepts successful completion of the following as valid proof of language skills:

  • Swedish 3 or Swedish as a Second Language 3 (SAS3, Komvux)
  • A course exam that satisfies the entry requirements for higher education studies. (for example, TISUS)
  • Swedish language skills at level C1, according to the CEFR.


Now, you also have the option of proving your skills by taking PYS Medicin, a Swedish language exam for medical staff, developed by Emil Molander at Yrkessvenska. Since 2016, Socialstyrelsen accepts a certificate telling of your successful completion of PYS as sufficient validation of Swedish, level C1.


At the moment, the exam is open to international medical doctors and dentists applying to a licence to practice in Sweden, with Swedish language skills on level C1 (CEFR). We are currently developing exam formats also for other medical professions, such as nurses, midwives, physiotherapists.


The big news is, through the collaboration between Yrkessvenska and Bee Swedish, that you will be able to take the PYS exam also in Stockholm, on the 28:th of October. Stay posted, more information coming soon.