Korta vägen is aimed at newly arrived, well-educated people who have studied for at least three years at a university or college outside the nordic region. The programme is free of charge and taps into university graduates’ education and work experience. We evaluate their academic expertise, provide training and career guidance, and look for qualified internships within the participants’ field of study. All of this is done in order to provide a quick route to the Swedish labour market. The programme provides support for both participants and partner companies where they intern.

Korta vägen starts twice a year and comprises 26 weeks of full-time study.

Who is eligible to apply?

In order to be accepted into Korta vägen, you are required to meet a few criteria:

  • You must be registered with the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).
  • You must have completed at least three years of higher education in a country outside the nordic region.
  • You need to speak basic Swedish or near-native English to successfully complete the program. Basic computer skills are also required.

Contact the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) for more information.

How to apply to Korta vägen

Applications to Korta vägen are handled by the Swedish Public Employment Service office in your town of residence.

 1. Contact your case officer at the Swedish Public Employment Service.
 2. The Swedish Public Employment Service will call suitable candidates to an information meeting at Stockholm University (mandatory).
 3. The Swedish Public Employment Service will then determine when the candidates can start the programme in consultation with Stockholm University.


Here are a few examples of employers who have collaborated with Stockholm University on Korta vägen: