Course code: ARAB03
Swedish title: Arabiska: Nybörjarkurs I
ECTS credits: 15

Study period: autumn semester 2011
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2011-09-05 – 2011-12-16
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-34031
Eligibility: General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: Civics A. English B (advanced) proficiency

Introductory meeting: 2011-09-05 kl. 15 – 16: Humanisthuset sal 140

Course coordinator: Henry Diab
Teachers: Wajdi Al-Nakkash, Brahim El Mansouri, Andreas Hallberg


The course examines the system of writing and phonetics of the Arabic language at a basic level, provides the students with a systematic review of key elements of Arabic grammar and morphology, and gives insight into the structure of the Arabic language. A basic review of grammar and the reading of elementary texts from textbooks are included in the course. The course also examines the system of writing and phonetics of the Arabic language at a basic level, and provides the students with a systematic review of its inflection and essential syntax. Written and oral proficiency, as well as writing practice and reading comprehension are considered as important as translation from and to Arabic. The course offers further active training in the use of the Arabic language by using simple conversation and writing exercises, with a focus on the ability to communicate in simple and useful everyday situations. The use of Arabic dictionaries is practiced.


  1. Modern Standard Arabic: Beginners' Arabic I, 7.5 ECTS
  2. Communicative Arabic I, 7.5 ECTS


The course is not open for applications through / next semester. Please contact the department for more information!

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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Arabic Studies

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