Courses and programmes

The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University offers a wide range of courses: Swedish, Swedish for second language teaching, Scandinavian languages (such as Norwegian, Danish, Viking-age and medieval texts), Swedish as a foreign language, translation studies with Swedish as the target language, education programmes for interpreters in certain languages, conference interpreter training, sign language and interpreting courses, courses in bilingualism and Swedish as a second language at the undergraduate level.

Master’s Degree Programme in Swedish

If you already have a foreign Bachelor's Degree/first degree with a major in Swedish/Scandinavian Languages, you may apply for the Master’s Degree Programme in Swedish.

Exchange studies

If you are studying Swedish or Scandinavian languages at a foreign university you may study one or two semesters as an exchange or guest student at our department.

Swedish for international students

At the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University we offer a range of courses and programmes especially for international students. Proficiency requirements vary.

If you are an international student you may apply for Swedish language training at the beginning level. To participate you must be admitted to studies at Stockholm University through an exchange programme or an equivalent agreement (scholarship, doctoral candidate, visiting researcher).

A placement test is arranged for students with some knowledge of Swedish.

Swedish as a foreign language

The basic entry requirements for Swedish as a Foreign Language are:

  • a successfully completed upper secondary education (or equivalent)
  • knowledge of Swedish, corresponding to one semester of full-time studies.

The course is given on two levels and is preparatory for academic studies in Swedish:

  • Intermediate Level (Förberedande kurs)
  • Qualifying Course in Swedish for University Studies (Behörighetsgivande kurs i svenska, nivå 3).

Tisus – Test in Swedish for university studies

Tisus is recognised by all the universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility regarding Swedish language proficiency. It is an examination at advanced level and designed according to the expressed needs of students and university teachers.

Pedagogiska priset.

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For telephone numbers, telephone hours and visiting hours, see:

Visiting address
Universitetsvägen 10 D
Building D, Floor 3–6
Södra huset

Postal address
Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism
Stockholm University

Student council SISOFS

Logga Sisofs

Student council at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism (including the Centre for Research on Bilingualism and The Institute for Interpretation and Translation Studies).

The Board

E-mail: (the Union)

Next meeting (in Swedish)

Språkstudion in English
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