Department of Scandinavian Languages

Basic Swedish spring 2018

Basic Swedish is a language course for exchange students and master students at Uppsala University. Exchange students have priority to the courses. The application form must be submitted no later than Monday January 22, 2018.

All dates in short

  • Application period: January, 1st to 22nd
  • Diagnostic test: January, 23rd at 6pm in Ihresalen
  • Publication of groups/lists of participants: January, 29th
  • Courses start: January, 31st or February, 1st
  • Courses end: May,7th or May, 8th
  • Examns: May, 14th to 16th
  • Retakes: May, 28th


You can find the on-line application during January 1st to 22th. Last day to apply is Monday January 22th.  The application form must be completed with your P/T number.

If you haven´t completed the Basic Swedish course an earlier semester and you want to continue the course, please do not apply again. Instead, send an email to so that you can be re-registered if there are available spots on the course.

Diagnostic Test

A diagnostic test for new students applying for Basic Swedish levels 2, 3 and 4 will take place on Tuesday January 23rd at 6pm in room 21-0011 'Ihresalen', Thunbergsvägen 3L.  Please note, beginners or students who have already passed Basic Swedish levels 1, 2 or 3 and wish to continue studying Swedish DO NOT NEED to take the diagnostic test. 


Notification about admission, course start and designated group will be announced on Monday  January 29th on the notice boards opposite room 7-2012, Thunbergsvägen 3L, and at (click on ‘Basic Swedish’). 

Please note, no individual acceptance letters will be sent out.

The Courses

The Swedish courses commence on Wednesday January 31th or Thursday February 1, depending on which group you are in.  Students are obligated to attend the first week's lectures, and if you are unable to do so you must send an email to before the start of the course.

Students enrolled in Basic Swedish are obligated to attend classes, complete homework and purchase course material.  This can be bought in class for approximately SEK 150 – 350, depending on the level of Swedish you are studying.  Courses run during the entire semester, and meet twice a week. 

To receive a passing grade, students must attend 75 per cent of the lessons and pass both a written and listening exam. 

For more information, please send an email to

Final Exams

The exams will take place no later than May 17th, with the possibility for a retake on Monday May28th.  If you are not able to sit the exam either of these dates, it will only be possible to sit the exam at the end of the autumn 2018.