What are the benefits of being Swedish?

Language in Sweden - Learn Swedish

Swedish is a North Germanic language and is closely related to Norwegian and Danish. Speakers of Germanic languages ​​such as German, Dutch, and English share many related and grammatical structures. So if you speak one of these languages, you may find it easy to learn Swedish!

The official language of Sweden is Swedish, but most international students have no problem getting along in Sweden if they speak English. Everyone in Sweden learns English from a young age, and TV shows and films are subtitled rather than dubbed.

Are you ready to learn Swedish today? You can take a free online Swedish course and learn Swedish from anywhere in the world.

Take a free online course in Swedish

Learn Swedish while studying abroad

If you want to learn Swedish, most universities offer language courses for international students. Learning Swedish can be helpful in getting the most out of the Swedish experience and becoming more part of the culture, but it is by no means necessary if you are studying a program in English. If you're interested in learning Swedish while you're a see a full list of Swedish universities where you can take Swedish lessons in addition to your other studies:

Swedish language university courses

Learn Swedish in an adult education center

If you would like to learn Swedish but would like to do so outside or in addition to your studies abroad, you can learn the language at an adult education institute. Some benefits could include the ability to take a course during the summer between your semesters, as well as the freedom to learn Swedish without having grades on your transcripts. Note that studying the Swedish language which is not part of an accredited study program at a university does not qualify you for a residence permit in Sweden.

Swedish adult education & summer courses

Learn Swedish online

Online courses in Swedish have never been so numerous. Whether you are enrolling in an intensive course or occasionally learning Swedish via a free phone application in your spare time, you can be sure that you will come to Sweden with more language skills than you would have. Many international students continue to study Swedish online even after they arrive in Sweden. Click the link below for a list of distance learning courses in Swedish.

Swedish correspondence courses

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Sweden is known for its openness to the international community - and its education system is no exception.

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entry requirements

To study in Sweden, you must meet the general entry requirements in addition to the program-specific entry requirements.

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Tuition fees & study costs

How expensive is it to study in Sweden? The annual cost of higher education in Sweden varies by university and program.

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Student visas

If you are considering studying in Sweden, you will be relieved to know that Sweden has a clear, easy-to-follow procedure for applying to study.

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Student stories

Read about the experiences of other international students like you while studying abroad in Sweden.

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Application process

Applying to Swedish universities is much easier than in other countries thanks to a centralized application system.

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Swedish universities

Swedish universities offer courses according to European standards. Browse a full list of Swedish universities.

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Swedish culture

Depending on the country you grew up in, you may or may not be surprised by the differences you may find while studying in Sweden. So what is it like to study in Sweden on a cultural level?

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students life

Wondering what it's like to study abroad in Sweden? Leaving your country to study abroad is about more than just the classroom!

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Student jobs

Sweden grants international students the right to work while studying. And if you come from an EU / EEA country, you automatically have the right to stay and work after your studies.

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International students studying in Sweden have many opportunities to obtain scholarships from both universities and other government and private organizations.

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The content of this study guide was developed in collaboration with Study in Sweden.

About studying in Sweden

Studyinsweden.se is a comprehensive, official resource on studying in Sweden for prospective and current international students. Studyinsweden.se is built and maintained by the Swedish Institute, an agency that aims to promote Sweden abroad.