Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

The TISUS-test

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

There are three components:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing
  • Speaking

Each component is equally weighted.

If a candidate fails one component it is possible to take that part of the examination again, within a period of one year.


There are two grades for TISUS: Pass (Godkänd) and Fail (Underkänd).

For more information about the TISUS-test in Lund, please see links in the colored boxes (in Swedish only!).