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    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.

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    Cancelled phone and visiting hours student councellors an offices, Thursday afternoon, 24 Oct.

    The student counsellors' and student offices' phone and visiting hours are cancelled on Thursday afternoon, 24 October, due to a conference for the Administrative staff on Thursday–Friday.

    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.

    Master's Programme in Language Sciences with a Specialisation in Bilingualism, 120 hp (Autumn '19)

    The Master’s Programme in Language Sciences can be read with a specialisation in BILINGUALISM, among others. The programme consists of compulsory courses common to the entire programme, compulsory courses for the main field of study, and elective courses from the Faculty of Humanities’ common offerings.

    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:In Swedish: Studier i Stockholm för dig som studerar svenska i utlandet

    If you are an exchange student at another department at Stockholm University, you will find courses given in English at our department:
    Exchange studies (at the Centre for Research on Bilingualim's site)

    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.


    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
    SE 106 91 STOCKHOLM

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    Student council SISOFS

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    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)

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