Swedish courses

If you are planning to stay in Sweden for some time we highly recommend you to learn Swedish. It is a great way to get integrated into Swedish society, both professionally and socially.

Swedish for Academics

The registration to courses starting in September 2020 is closed. Registration for courses starting in January 2021 will start in November.

Umeå University offers beginner courses in Swedish aimed to international researchers and staff members. It is a cooperation between the Office for Human Resources and the Department of Language Studies. The teachers have many years of experience teaching students with other mother-tongues than Swedish.

There are courses on three levels, Swedish for Academics 1, 2 and 3. The content of the course is particularly suited to an academic context and directed at the target group's prospective needs. The course is held once a week in the afternoon and consists of a total of 28 hours of lessons.

Other ways of learning Swedish - information

Contact information

International Staff Support
Office of Human Resource
Administration building

Rosita Nilsson 

Torbjörn Forsberg

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International Staff Support


Rosita Nilsson