Basic Swedish Spring 2024

Please note that this page contains information about Basic Swedish in Uppsala. If you want to apply for Basic Swedish in Visby, click here.

Exchange students apply for Basic Swedish in MoveOn when they make the course selection, together with the other course choices. If you are an exchange student and have questions about your application to Basic Swedish, please contact your exchange coordinator at Uppsala University.

Important dates for spring semester 2024

  • 23 October: application for international Master's students opens (an online form will be available on this webpage)
  • 23 November: last day for applications
  • 26 November­—6 December: placement test for those who have previous knowledge of Swedish (online)
  • 5 January 2024: notification about admission will be sent out by email (remember to check your spam folder).

Application to Basic Swedish in Uppsala

Application for the spring semester 2024 will open 23 October. at this time you can apply through this form: NOTE! This does not apply if you are an exchange student selecting courses in MoveON. If you are, select your Basic Swedish course in MoveON instead!

Good to know

  • The courses are only available for students at Uppsala University.
  • If you have prior knowledge of Swedish, but haven't taken a Basic Swedish course before at UU, we recommend you to take the diagnostic test. This way, you can get placed in one of the higher levels directly.
  • If you have taken a course (Swedish for Academics or Basic Swedish) at the Department of Scandinavian Languages before, you don't need to write the diagnostic test to apply for the next level.
  • If you participate in a Basic Swedish course this semester, you should apply directly and do not need to wait for the exam results to apply to the next semester.
  • If you are a beginner in Swedish, you do not need to write the diagnostic test. Apply to Basic Swedish 1.
  • The selection is done on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have a question, please send an email to

Last modified: 2023-10-09