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Learning Swedish

Information for admitted students

As a student at Lund University, you have several opportunities to learn Swedish. These include formal Swedish language courses as well as more informal learning opportunities.

Students talking and gesturing in front of the LUX building

Getting started before your arrival

If you are keen to learn some basic Swedish before your arrival in Lund, you can have a look at the Swedish Institute's list of online resources for learning Swedish.

Learn Swedish online –

If you want to study Swedish alongside your degree or courses

When you are admitted to Lund University, there are several opportunities for you to learn Swedish. Which options are available to you depends somewhat on whether you are an exchange student or a degree student, the duration of your studies and whether or not you pay tuition fees. The following options are available for:

  • exchange students: Introductory Swedish Language Course (SUSA, 3 ECTS) offered during the Orientation Weeks and Swedish Language Courses (SVEE, 7.5 ECTS per course) that can be taken as part of your study plan
    About Swedish language courses for exchange students
  • students enrolled in a one-year degree programme: Introductory Swedish Course – you will receive a link to sign up for this course in June.
  • students enrolled in a degree programme that takes over one year to complete: Swedish for Immigrants (SFI)
  • PhD students: Swedish courses for employees
  • all students: several informal language cafés where you can practise your Swedish and paid courses at Folkuniversitetet

Options for learning Swedish on our webpage for current students at LU

If learning Swedish is your main purpose

Lund University's Study Abroad Swedish Language programme is designed for students who want to come to Sweden specifically to learn the language.

Study Abroad programme