Swedish title: Svenska som främmande språk: Nybörjarkurs 1
The information below is about this semester. The course is also given autumn semester 2023. Choose semester above for more information!
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, distance course
Study period: 2023-01-16 – 2023-03-21
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-76718
Eligibility: To be admitted to the course, students must meet the general entry requirements for higher education in Sweden (with the exception of proficiency in Swedish)
The Centre for Languages and Literature is offering all international students the opportunity to learn some Swedish. The course runs with halftime course load.
The course Swedish as a Foreign Language: Beginner's course 1 (7.5 credits) is designed for those who are interested in acquiring and developing Swedish language skills and are interested in taking a language course with a rapid progression.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Ask and respond to simple, routine and predictable questions
- Write short sentences with simple phrases about topics that are familiar to you
- Understand when someone speaks slowly about familiar topics
- Read a simple text with high frequency words
- Show some control over basic grammatical structures
- The workload will be as demanding as other regular courses.
The course requires basic eligibility for university studies, with the exception of Swedish. To show that you fulfill the requirements, you need to send in your Higher secondary school diploma and transcript. You may also need to send in proof of proficiency in English (corresponding to English course 6 in the Swedish upper secondary school) by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Read more on the admission website www.universityadmissions.se.
This is a distance learning course using the learning platform Canvas, with online lectures over Zoom. You need access to a computer with internet connection, webcam, and a headset throughout the semester.
The course has an online invigilator monitored exam. During the exam, you must ensure that you have a stable internet connection, a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (headset or earbuds are not allowed during exams). You must also have access to an additional device (preferably a smartphone) with a camera and access to the Zoom app as well as an app for scanning documents. Read more about exams over Zoom on our website: https://www.sol.lu.se/en/education/student-resources/assessment-and-examination/zoom-exam/
Course tuition fee: SEK 13 750
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. 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. If you are registered for a course or programme in Sweden when you submit your application, you are not required to pay an application fee; however, registration status does not exempt students from paying tuition fees and, as such, you may still be required to pay them.
Read more about tuition fee payment and exemptions on www.universityadmissions.se.
- Oral proficiency, 2 credits
- Written proficiency, 5.5 credits
Important dates – autumn semester 2023
Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång
28 August 2023 – 26 October 2023
Öppnar eventuellt för sen anmälan den 14 July 2023
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 universityadmissions.se. 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.
Full course tuition fee: SEK 13,750
First payment: SEK 13,750
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.
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 universityadmissions.se. 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