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    Courses and programmes

    The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University offers a wide range of courses: Swedish, Swedish for second language teaching, Scandinavian languages (such as Norwegian, Danish, Viking-age and medieval texts), Swedish as a foreign language, translation studies with Swedish as the target language, education programmes for interpreters in certain languages, conference interpreter training, sign language and interpreting courses, courses in bilingualism and Swedish as a second language at the undergraduate level.

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    Register for courses in spring 2021

    Welcome to the Department for Swedish Language and Multilingualism (Svefler). Once you have been admitted to an education with us, you will receive an email from one of our Student counsellors or Course administrators.

    Master’s Degree Programme in Swedish

    If you already have a foreign Bachelor's Degree/first degree with a major in Swedish/Scandinavian Languages, you may apply for the Master’s Degree Programme in Swedish.

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    Master's Programme in Language Sciences with a Specialisation in Bilingualism

    The Master's Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Bilingualism (120 credits) provides a comprehensive two-year course of study of core areas in Bilingualism, aiming to develop and deepen your knowledge of bi- and multilingualism at both the individual and societal level. The programme is also intended to strengthen students’ inter-disciplinary knowledge of scientific theory, research ethics and research methodology.

    Exchange studies

    If you are studying Swedish or Scandinavian languages at a foreign university you may study one or two semesters as an exchange or guest student at our department:In Swedish: Studier i Stockholm för dig som studerar svenska i utlandet

    If you are an exchange student at another department at Stockholm University, you will find courses given in English at our department:
    Exchange studies (at the Centre for Research on Bilingualim's site)

    Minor Field Studies. Minor Field Studies (MFS) is a scholarship programme for field studies in developing countries. Minor Field Studies (SU site)

    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.

    If you are an international student you may apply for Swedish language training at the beginning level. To participate you must be admitted to studies at Stockholm University through an exchange programme or an equivalent agreement (scholarship, doctoral candidate, visiting researcher).

    A placement test is arranged for students with some knowledge of Swedish.

    Swedish as a foreign language

    The basic entry requirements for 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)
    • Qualifying Course in Swedish for University Studies (Behörighetsgivande kurs i svenska, nivå 3).

    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 advanced level and designed according to the expressed needs of students and university teachers.


    Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

    Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

    More about the teaching at the Department

    Q&A on the coronavirus for newly admitted students (the main Uni site)

    ST21 Sommartermin / Summer semester 2021

    Both distance and campus teaching at the Department in spring, summer and autumn of 2021. FAQ

    The teaching at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism will mainly be online during the spring, the summer and the first half of the autumn semester 2021. There will only be a few opportunities for teaching and examination on campus during the first half of spring. Please read our FAQ: Questions and answers.

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    Student message from President Astrid Söderbergh Widding

    I am extremely impressed with how flexible you, our students, have been, how you have adapted to these entirely new conditions for your studies, and the patience you have shown.


    For telephone numbers, telephone hours and visiting hours, see:

    Visiting address
    Universitetsvägen 10 D
    Building D, Floor 3–6
    Södra huset

    Postal address
    Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism
    Stockholm University
    SE 106 91 STOCKHOLM

    Information about corona
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    Study support systems
    Språkstudion in English
    Puff University library

    Student council SISOFS

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    Student council at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism (including the Centre for Research on Bilingualism and The Institute for Interpretation and Translation Studies).

    The Board

    E-mail: (the Union)

    Next meeting (in Swedish)

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