Student courses

Are you an optometry student in Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden and are you interested in gaining extra optical knowledge by following courses on top of your normal curriculum?

If your answer to both questions is ‘yes’, you can follow Specsavers’ student courses throughout your study to prepare yourself even more for a future career as an optometrist. With a variety of themes to choose from, the courses give you – as a student – extra knowledge of eye care and the optical industry. The courses will take place at your university, are free of charge, available to all optometry students and have been carefully chosen and developed in collaboration with your university.

The student courses will give you:

  • Additional knowledge which will help you to excel as an optometry student.
  • Opportunity to learn and grow both professionally and personally on top of your normal curriculum.
  • Easy access to get any questions about the optical industry or Specsavers answered.

These seven universities host the student courses:

  • HSN Kongsberg (Norway)
  • KEA Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Dania (Denmark)
  • Linnéuniversitetet (Sweden)
  • Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
  • Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

There are six courses available – please click here to see the courses and what you can expect from each course.

If you want to get an invite for the courses, please share your contact details with us. We will then make sure that you will receive more information about when the courses will take place at your university and how you can sign up.

Want to read more about the student courses? Download the Student courses & Graduate Program brochure 2017.

If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us via

Graduate Program

Would you like a successful start of your career and get the support you need in the first two years as an optometrist?

If you start working fulltime in a Specsavers store after your graduation, you will be automatically enrolled in our two-year graduate program. As part of the program you will learn all there is to know about the optical industry, improve your clinical skills, while serving customers.

You will learn the most by working in store and dealing with customers. At Specsavers you will be fully supported by a dedicated in-store mentor that will give you continuous guidance and feedback. In addition, the Specsavers’ Learning and Development team will ensure you grow on both professional and personal level through continued training – making sure you will be the best you can be. Together, we will ensure you get all the training and support you need to kick-start your career as an optometrist.

As part of the graduate program you will get:

  • A sound and supportive environment that focusses on your development.
  • A personal in-store mentor who will support you during two years.
  • High-quality and professional training opportunities.
  • Invitations for exclusive graduate events.
  • A dynamic surrounding using new and innovative technology.

If you are interested in learning more about the Graduate Program, please contact Kristina Bølling, Graduate Program Manager, Northern Europe:

Want to learn more about all Specsavers offers to students and graduates? Then download the Student Courses and Graduate Program brochure 2017.

Are you curious to know where you can do your internship?

Specsavers also offers help to optometry students to find the right store for (an) internship period(s) in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. We want to ensure that you get as much relevant and practical experience as possible, already during your student years.

If you want to know which of our stores is looking for an intern or more about what it means to do an internship in a Specsavers store, please contact us:

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