Courses and programmes

We offer a wide range of courses within Bilingualism, Scandinavian languages, Swedish, Swedish as a foreign language, Swedish for international students and employees, Swedish for second language teaching, Interpreting and Translation studies. We also give the test Tisus.

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Covid-19. Teaching at the department during the pandemic

Teaching and examination mainly take place according to the regular form on campus. Please see respective course schedule and the course platform Athena.

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The majority of our courses at first and second cycle require a good command of Swedish. However, all of our courses in Bilingualism at the second-cycle level are taught in English. We also give courses in Swedish for international students and employees at Stockholm University, see below.

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Swedish as a Foreign Language

 The basic entry requirements for our courses in Swedish as a Foreign Language are:

  • a successfully completed upper secondary education (or equivalent)
  • knowledge of Swedish, corresponding to one semester of full-time studies.

The course is given on two levels and is preparatory for academic studies in Swedish:

  • Intermediate Level (Förberedande kurs, NS0222)
  • Qualifying Course in Swedish for University Studies (Behörighetsgivande kurs i svenska, NS0333).

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Swedish for International Students

At the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University we offer a range of courses and programmes especially for international students. Proficiency requirements vary.

Swedish for International Students


Swedish Language Courses for International Employees at Stockholm University

The courses are designed to give a basic comprehension of the Swedish language and culture to foreign employees working at Stockholm University, in order to enhance every day communication in the academic environment. The courses are concluded with a final test.

Swedish Language Courses for International Employees at Stockholm University


Practice your Swedish

Språkstudion at Stockholm University (SU) is the place for you who studies, teaches, does research or is interested in other aspects of languages. Språkstudion offers informal language support to SU and CIVIS staff in Swedish.


Språkstudion organizes Language Cafe sessions where you get the opportunity to practise languages in an informal setting, together with other students and native speakers. Welcome!

Free admission.

Language Cafe


Join in if you would like to practise Swedish, or support colleagues in their Swedish language development. Welcome!

Free admission.

Swedish for lunch: Language practice with colleagues



Courses in Bilingualism

We offer a variety of courses on different aspects of bi- and multilingualism. At the second-cycle level, all of these courses are taught in English.

See the tab Bilingualism further down on this page.

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Master's programmes

We offer Master's Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in

  • Bilingualism
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • Swedish
  • Swedish as a Second Language.

We also offer Master’s Degree Programme in

  • Interpreting
  • Translation Studies.

In English

The language of instruction in the specialisation in Bilingualism in the Master's Programme in Language Science is English. This specialisation is open for international applicants with no knowledge of Swedish.

See the tab Bilingualism further down on this page.

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In Swedish

The specialisations in Scandinavian Languages, Swedish, Swedish as a Second Language as well as the Master's Degree Programmes at our department require knowledge of Swedish.

See our Swedish site:

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Tisus – Test in Swedish for university studies

Tisus is recognised by all the universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility regarding Swedish language proficiency. It is an examination at the advanced level and designed according to needs expressed by students and university teachers.



PhD studies

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Installation and promotion ceremony in the Golden Hall, City Hall. Photo: Ingmarie Andersson

PhD (doctoral) studies take four years and lead to a PhD, the highest academic degree in Sweden. At our Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, you can get a doctoral degree in Bilingualism, Scandinavian Languages or Translation Studies.

As a PhD student, you are steeped in the scientific method. In short, you learn to think critically and analytically, choose the correct method to solve problems independently, and deepen your understanding of research ethics.

PhD studies give you competence in independently conducting research, a deep understanding of the subject area, and the ability to communicate knowledge and create the conditions for teaching others.

Become a researcher

PhD studies at Stockholm University

Publicly defending a doctoral thesis at Stockholm University

More information about PhD studies at our department will follow.

Keep an eye out for vacant doctoral positions:


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