Department of Scandinavian Languages

About the courses

The courses equal 7.5 hp and cost SEK 7500 per course and participant. The number of participants will be limited, so apply as soon as possible.

The courses Swedish for Academics are basic courses designed to give non-Nordic employees basic skills in the Swedish language, and knowledge of Swedish culture and Swedish society. The courses are given as contract courses for employees at Uppsala University and will provide a basis for further studies in the Swedish language. The host department pays the course fee.

All four courses involve a systematic review of the grammatical structure and basic vocabulary of the Swedish language, continuous training in reading comprehension and oral and written proficiency.

Applicants with previous knowledge in Swedish can write a diagnostic test to be placed at a suitable level.

The courses Swedish for Academics 1 and 2 are taken separately and will be given part-time during one semester with lectures twice a week. Swedish for Academics 3 and 4 are also taken separately and are given part-time during one semester, but with one lecture per week.

The department of Scandinavian Languages offers courses in Swedish (Basic Swedish) for exchange students, master students and doctoral students that are registered in Uppdok. The courses Basic Swedish 1-4 equals 7.5 hp each and are free of charge.

Joint studies between Basic Swedish and Swedish for Academics may occur.

Autumn semester 2018

The courses start on September 5, 6 and 7, 2018.

A diagnostic test for new course participants applying for Swedish for Academics 2, 3 and 4 will take place on August 29, 2018 between 6 and 8 pm.

The application form for the courses can be downloaded here.

Applications must be submitted no later than August 27, 2018.