Department of Scandinavian Languages

Intensive Basic Swedish

The Department of Scandinavian Languages offers language courses in Swedish for international students at Uppsala University. The course is administered by the International office.

Intensive Basic Swedish Summer school, 7.5 credits

In August each year there is a four-week intensive beginners’ course, comprising 46 hours of instruction. The course is open for international students who will begin their studies at Uppsala University in August/September in any of the three categories of international students. The course is not open to free-movers who intend to take this course without continuing their studies at Uppsala University the following semester. The number of places to the course is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis within each category. The course is credit bearing and free of charge for all participants, including Master's students from outside the EU/ESS. Students wishing to apply for this course must be prepared to arrive in Sweden in early August. You should receive a notification about admission shortly after the application deadline. If you already have Nordic language skills, please do not apply to the summer course. Students who pass the Intensive Basic Swedish course are eligible to continue on to Basic Swedish 2 during the autumn semester.

Course syllabus Intensive Basic Swedish

The next course will take place on August 1 - August 25 2017.

Housing

Students who have been offered accommodation through the University Housing Office will get an extended Housing contract and will be able to move into their rooms on August 1. Students who have not been offered accommodation through the University Housing Office can attend the course, but they will have to arrange housing on their own.

Students who have been admitted to courses or a Master's programme at Campus Gotland can also attend the Intensive Basic Swedish summer course in Uppsala. However, no accommodation will be arranged for these students, and they may miss the Orientation Day prior to the start of the semester at Campus Gotland.

Exchange students

Exchange students are students coming to study at Uppsala University within an exchange programme. You will be given instructions on how to apply for the course from your exchange coordinator at Uppsala University. The deadline for application is May 15. Admission results will be sent out within shortly after the application deadline.

Erasmus Mundus students

Erasmus Mundus students are students coming to study at Uppsala University with an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. Once you have been selected for a scholarship you will be given instructions on how to apply for the course from your Erasmus Mundus coordinator at the International Office at Uppsala University. Your Erasmus Mundus scholarship is valid for the Intensive Basic Swedish summer course plus additional courses worth 30 credits during the academic autumn semester (September 2017-January 2018).

Master's students

Master's students are students who have been admitted to a full Master's programme at Uppsala University. You will be given instructions on how to apply for the Basic Swedish course from Uppsala University once you have been admitted to the Master's programme. Please note that the course cannot be included in your Master's degree and/or be substituted for a course within the programme. You will get a separate transcript for this course.

Admission results will be sent out shortly after the application deadline. Students who need a residence permit in order to come to Sweden must apply for this in early June at the latest, in order for the Swedish Migration Board to be able to grant a residence permit in time for the start of the Swedish course on August 1. In your residence permit application, please include the admission notification for both your Master's programme and the Swedish course. While there is no tuition fee for the Swedish course, students liable to pay tuition fees for their Master's programme must pay the first tuition fee installment by the June 1 deadline in order for the residence permit application to be processed in time before the start of the Swedish course.