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 approximately level A2-B1 on the CEFR-scale, you should consider applying for SUSA12 instead of SUSA11. Please note that SUSA12 does not follow on SUSA11, but is 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 to Lund University in SoleMove. First, indicate if you wish to apply to the SUSA course (Yes or No), and if Yes, make sure to also add the SUSA course as a main choice in your proposed study plan.

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, SVEE 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 SVEE 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 in 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.

Please see menu links for more information about our different courses!


Questions regarding the SUSA-courses:
Course administrator
Gunilla Ek Werner

Questions regarding application for SVEE/EXTA:
Please contact your coordinator at LU.

Questions regarding groups, levels, registrations, results (SUSA and SVEE/EXTA):
Course administrator
Gunilla Ek Werner 

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