Language test and courses for outgoing Erasmus students

Students studying or doing an internship through Erasmus+ must complete a language test both before and after their exchange.

The language test will be in the main language of your exchange studies or work. Tests are available in the following languages:

Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE); Estonian (ET); Greek (EL); English (EN); Spanish (ES); French (FR); Irish (GA); Croatian (HR) Italian (IT), Latvian (LV), Lithuanian (LT), Hungarian (HU), Maltese (MT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Slovakian (SK), Slovenian (SL), Finnish (FI), Swedish (SV – not as a native language).

If the main language of your exchange is not listed above, you do not need to do a language test.

  • When you have been nominated for an exchange or an internship, the coordinator at your department will register you for the language test if applicable. After this, you will receive an email with the link to the test.
  • The test is done in the Online Linguistic Support (OLS) programme.
  • The test takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. The difficulty level of the tests adapts to your answers — the more correct answers, the higher the level of the following questions.
  • The test is self evaluating and you will see your level immediately after completion (levels A1-C2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR). However, the host university/organisation cannot access the results, so you do not risk loosing your place if you do not reach a certain level.
  • After returning home after your exchange, you will receive a new link with a follow-up test.

OLS user guide

Once you have competed the language test, you will be able to attend a language course online. You can participate in various courses and tests with a focus on reading and listening, grammar, and pronunciation. You can also ask questions to language teachers (answers within 24 hours). In addition to the courses, there is also learning material available such as articles, vocabulary and grammar material.

Students on level B1 or lower will automatically be offered a course.

Students on level B2 or higher can gain access to a course by contacting erasmusutbyte@su.se

There are also teacher-led courses within each level (A, B, C) that start once a week. One to six people can participate in each course.

Användarguide för språkkurs

The language test is done through the Online Linguistic Support. If you experience technical issues, report this directly to the OLS system administrator. You will find contact information on the login page.

For other questions, please contact erasmusutbyte@su.se

Departmental exchange

International coordinators at departments

Central exchange

International Office at Student Services

Visiting address:

Studenthuset, 3rd floor, Universitetsvägen 2B

E-mail: studentutbyte@su.se

Open hours (drop-in): 

Tuesdays 10:00–12:30

Thursdays 13:00 –15:00 (1pm - 3pm)

During your studies