Study Information

Study Swedish

Stockholm University offers a range of courses and programmes in the Swedish language, designed especially for international students and visitors and run by the Department of Swedish and Multilingualism.

The Department of Swedish and Multilingualism offers a wide range of courses. The majority of them are studies in Swedish and Scandinavian Languages (such as Norwegian, Danish, Viking-age and Medieval Texts), for which you need to have a good command of Swedish. See the departmental website for further information:
(In Swedish) Courses

Swedish for International Students

If you are an international student you may apply for Swedish language training at Beginner's Level. To participate you must be admitted to studies at Stockholm University through an exchange programme or an equivalent agreement (scholarship, doctoral candidate, visiting reseacher).

A placement test is arranged for students with some knowledge of Swedish.
Swedish for International Students

Swedish as a Foreign Language

If you have successfully completed an upper secondary education or equivalent and have knowledge in Swedish corresponding to one semester of full-time studies you may apply for Swedish as a Foreign Language.

The course is given on two levels and gives participants the basis for further academic studies in Swedish: Intermediate Level (Nivå 2) and Qualifying Course in Swedish for University Studies (Behörighetsgivande kurs i svenska, nivå 3).
(In Swedish) Svenska som främmande språk

Tisus – Test In Swedish for University Studies

Tisus is recognised by all the universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility regarding Swedish language proficiency. It is an examination at advanced level and designed according to the expressed needs of students and university teachers.

Exchange Studies

If you are studying Swedish or Scandinavian Languages at a foreign university you may study one or two semesters as an exchange or guest student at the Department.
(In Swedish) Studier i Stockholm för sig som studerar svenska i utlandet

Guest Studies

If you are an international guest lecturer or researcher you may receive Swedish language training at Beginner's Level.

Swedish courses

Master’s Degree Programme in Swedish

If you already have a foreign Bachelor's Degree/First Degree with a major in Swedish/Scandinavian Languages, you may apply for the Master’s Degree Programme in Swedish.
(In Swedish) Masterprogram i svenska

For more information about courses in Swedish please contact the Department of Swedish and Multilingualism.
Contact information for Swedish for international students


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Student Affairs Office

Mattias Arreborn
Room: 260
Phone: +46 (0)8-674 74 84

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