Intensive Basic Swedish (August 2019)

The Department of Scandinavian Languages offers language courses in Swedish for international students at Uppsala University.

Intensive Basic Swedish, 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. 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. Students wishing to apply for this course must be prepared to arrive in Sweden in early August. 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


Housing is arranged by the University Housing office:

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. Exchange students must add this course in their course selection when they apply for Exchange studies.

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.