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Swedish language courses for exchange students

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Introductory Swedish Language Course – SUSA

Lund University offers a short 'Swedish in a nutshell' course, designed especially for exchange students to receive an introduction to the Swedish language. The course is called SUSA and it is designed to help exchange students with a smooth integration into Swedish society.

The SUSA courses are offered during the orientation weeks, before the regular classes start. Students can choose to sit the exam held at the end of the course, which results in 3 ECTS credits, if successfully completed. 

There are two levels of instruction for the SUSA courses:

  • beginner (no previous knowledge of Swedish)
  • intermediate (some previous knowledge of Swedish)

Those with some previous knowledge of the language will take a self-evaluation test to ensure you are placed at the right level. 

You apply for the SUSA course as part of the special online application for nominated exchange students, before coming to Lund.

Read more on the SUSA webpage

Continued Swedish Language Course – SVE

Exchange students also have the opportunity to study Swedish as part of their study plan by applying for a course called Swedish for exchange students (SVE) that is worth 7.5 ECTS. 

Depending on availability, SVE courses can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your approved course load. Courses are offered from level 1 to 5. 

Be aware that the SVE courses may not be recognised by your home university for credit transfer purposes. It is therefore important that you check this information with your academic advisor at your home university.

Read more about the course Swedish for exchange students (SVE)