Swedish for exchange students at Lund University
SUSA – introductory courses in Swedish
Lund University offers a short introduction to the Swedish language. The course is called SUSA and it is designed to give exchange students a smooth integration into the Swedish society. A successful exam will result in 3 ECTS. Instruction is offered at two levels:
If you have previous knowledge of Swedish corresponding to level B1 on the CEFR-scale, please let us know, and we will place you into the SUSA12 group. Please note that SUSA12 does not follow on SUSA11, but are considerably more advanced.
The SUSA courses always start on arrival in Sweden, before the semester starts. An application for SUSA can be added to your application for exchange studies in Sweden. Mostly it is also possible to register for SUSA once in Sweden.
If you are at a more advanced level there is a possibility to apply for our regular Swedish courses at different levels (see information about SVEE courses below). This is done via your LU or LTH coordinator.
SVEE – Language courses in Swedish
As an added value to the student exchange programme and to awake an interest in the language and culture of the host country as well as to facilitate communication, Lund University offers Swedish Language courses to exchange students.
Depending on availability, SVE courses can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your approved course load. Courses are offered as evening courses from level 1–5, all of them worth 7.5 credits/ECTS.
Be aware that the SVE courses may not be recognised by your home university for credit transfer purposes. It is therefore important that you check this information with your coordinator here i Lund and your academic advisor at your home university.
Regular students, regardless if they study at bachelor, master or doctoral level, are not eligible to register to these courses.