Course code: ENGH11
Swedish title: Engelska: Grundkurs (1-15) (Engelska språket)
Credits: 15

NB! The information below was about spring semester 2023. The course is also given this semester. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: spring semester 2023
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2023-01-16 – 2023-06-04
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-74011
Eligibility: General requirements and studies equivalent of course English 6 from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Introductory meeting: 2023-01-16 at 9:00 – 12:00 in SOL:H104 hörsal

Teachers: Henrik Gyllstad, Eva Klingvall, Benjamin Macaulay


English is the most important language for international communication. If you have a good command of written and spoken English, you will have an advantage on the job market and elsewhere. English is also the dominant language on the Internet and in movies, TV, music and computer games. Studying English at university level is therefore a good idea , whether you want to take a BA in English or just want to add a semester of English to your other studies.

English level 1 is the first and most basic English course at university level. However, since English B/English 6 from Gymnasieskolan is a requirement, you can understand that the level is considerably higher than that at Gymnasieskolan, so we expect all students to be well prepared, highly motivated, and ready to work hard.

The contents of the course (English 1–15, ENGH11)

The main focus of the course is on increasing proficiency and communicative skills (reading, speaking, listening, writing). You do not need to choose between literature and linguistics, and you should not expect the academic level of the course to be very high. Instead, the course will prepare you for further academic studies in the field of English

English level 1 (1–15 credits) consists of three modules. It is important that you realise from the start that these modules may run in parallel, just like you are used to from school.

These are the modules:

  • Grammar
  • Phonetics and Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary

The Grammar module  deals with general grammar and English grammar. You learn some of the terminology needed to understand what is written in grammar books and discuss grammar with others. You also focus on the grammatical differences between English and Swedish, knowledge that's extra useful when translating from one language into the other.

The Phonetics and Pronunciation module explores the sounds in English and how they are produced and described. You learn how to read and write phonetic script and get a better understanding of English pronunciation pronunciation differences between English and Swedish.

In the Vocabulary model, finally, you broaden your vocabulary while learning about how to expand your vocabulary more efficiently.

After the course (English 1–15, ENGH11)

When you finish this course, you will be eligible for English: Level 1 (16–30). We believe that the more English you know and the more English you study at university, the more competitive you will be on the job market. One course of English is good, but not always good enough. To go on to be an English teacher or a translator, you normally need at least 90 credits of English (three semesters).

Included parts

  • English Language - Grammar, 7.5 credits
  • English Language - Vocabulary, 3 credits
  • English Language - Phonetics and Pronunciation, 4.5 credits

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, halvfart
In English
2 September 2024 – 19 January 2025

Öppnar eventuellt för sen anmälan den 15 July 2024

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

Full course tuition fee: SEK 28,750
First payment: SEK 28,750
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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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

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.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

English Studies

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