Swedish student aid, CSN

Did you know that Swedes are paid to study in Sweden? And did you know that you might be too? Centrala Studiestödsnämnden, CSN awards no less than 23 billion SEK in student aid. Thereby making it possible for 900,000 students a year to pursue their studies, regardless of their social, economic or geographic background. What […]

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ABF Stockholm

ABF Stockholm is a non-profit organisation who provides education for adults.  “We are a meeting place for education, knowledge and culture, for participation and democracy. Our goal is you!” Amongst other things, they provide: Swedish for asylum seekers Swedish for immigrants, SFI Swedish as a second language, SAS Social orientation for newcomers, Samhällsorientering Support and counseling, […]

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Newbie scientists in Sweden: contract or stipendium?


Following on from the previous post, Sweden is a fantastic place to do research. However, before you get the lab coat and the goggles and start contributing to shape the future, there are some boring administrative issues to be solved. Whether you are already performing research as a newbie in a Swedish university or you […]

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Swedish at a private school

There is a limited offer of private teaching alternatives in Sweden as SFI and SAS cover most of the market with their courses. However, opting for Swedish at a private school might be a good alternative if you aren’t applicable for SFI or SAS.  Pros & cons of a private Swedish school comes with classmates, routines […]

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Private courses & counselling

Private courses and counselling Private teaching has many advantages. It can focus on your weakness and needs and therefore be a great way to complement your regular language learning. A private teacher can also adapt to your schedule in a way regular language courses never can.  The Swedish Teacher The Swedish Teacher offers high-quality Swedish […]

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Swedish at a Swedish university

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Exchange students are not the only ones who can take Swedish at a Swedish university. There are many Swedish courses at Swedish universities and the main requirement is mostly just to be eligible for higher studies in your  home country. The courses cover pure language courses, preparations courses for TISUS and traditional university studies for people interested […]

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Svenska som andraspråk, SAS

Svenska som andraspråk/SAS

SAS stands for “Swedish as a second language” and is a continuation of the SFI teaching. SAS consist of four courses and the content in the three last courses is equivalent to the Swedish students learn in high school. All SAS courses are free of charge and you’re also entitled to student aid – CSN while taking SAS. […]

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SIFA & SFX – Swedish for professionals and academics

There are specialized Swedish courses for foreign-born graduates and professionals in Sweden. These courses hold a higher study pace than regular SFI courses and are designed for highly motivated students. There are two types of courses: one for foreign-born graduates in general one for foreign-born professionals within certain work fields Swedish for academics The Swedish for […]

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Svenska för invandrare, SFI

Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) is an educational program for Newbies, where you learn Swedish and about the Swedish society. The concept is simple – free Swedish courses, all over the country, for all newbies (over 16) who legally reside in Sweden and who lack knowledge in the Swedish language. Note: that SFI is free of […]

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