Language courses

Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses | Sweden

Swedish laguage courses

English may be the working language at research institutions and it may also be sufficient to use English in everyday life, since most Swedes are reasonably fluent in English. However, good Swedish skills facilitate the start of your new life in Sweden and you may find that learning Swedish will help you to integrate more easily.

There is a wide range of Swedish courses available and your employer might even offer you free or reduced-rate language courses in-house.

Learning Swedish online

Basic Swedish

Learning Swedish is a free online course in Swedish for beginners with material for self-study for adult learners. The course gives basic spoken and written knowledge of the Swedish language, as well as an insight into Swedish culture and society. All instructions are given in English. Read more at Learning Swedish online for free

Learning Swedish Module 1 is also available as an app for Android and iOS. It works both online and offline.

Swedish for advanced users

Folkuniversitetet also offers a number of distance learning courses. There you will find more advanced courses such as level B and C. See the link for more information and prices. Folkuniversitetet

Learn Swedish in Sweden

Depending on the location of your stay, there are different options for learning Swedish while in the country. More information at: www.sweden.se.

Folkuniversitetet offers Swedish courses at different levels.

There are also study associations in Sweden offering language courses and a wide range of other courses. See a list of study associations.

Swedish for immigrants (SFI) provides knowledge of the Swedish language and Swedish society. Municipalities have an obligation to offer SFI to newly arrived adult immigrants with a personal identity number. Programs may be organised differently from municipality to municipality, so check with your municipality.

Translation help

Need some help with Swedish words in a research environment? See dictionary at The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR)