Course code: SVEH14
Swedish title: Svenska som främmande språk: Nybörjarkurs 4
ECTS credits: 7.5

The information below is about this semester. The course is also given spring semester 2023. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: autumn semester 2022
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, distance course
Study period: 2022-10-31 – 2023-01-15
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-37025
Eligibility: To be admitted to the course, students must meet the general entry requirements for higher education in Sweden (with the exception of proficiency in Swedish) and have knowledge equivalent to SVEH13 Swedish for Students with a Foreign Background: Level 3, 7.5 credits

Teachers: Paul Strand, Maria Waern


Level Test

Note that only those applicants that we find do not meet the Swedish eligibility requirement will be called to take the assessment test.

The assessment test takes place on 17 October, 16:00-18:00. Test answers are required to be sent in via e-mail.


The course is structured in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The teaching aims to provide the students with the knowledge and skills required to achieve language proficiency in Swedish equivalent to level B1. The course contains components intended to strengthen and develop the student's proficiency in Swedish in different ways. In parallel with proficiency training, it provides an overview of the distinctive features of the grammatical and phonetic systems of Swedish. Furthermore, the course provides extended knowledge of Swedish culture and society. The text study is focused on building up a general word and phrase supply. Students practise the ability to engage in discussions and conversations, and make short presentations. Written language proficiency is practised through varied written assignments.


  1. Oral proficiency, 2 ECTS
  2. Written proficiency, 5.5 ECTS

Important dates – spring semester 2023

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid distans Lund, halvfart
In English
22 mars 2023 – 4 juni 2023

Sista anmälningsdag den 17 oktober 2022

Important dates – autumn semester 2022

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid distans Lund, halvfart
In English
31 oktober 2022 – 15 januari 2023

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How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 13,750
First payment: SEK 13,750
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

Second Admission Round
Nationell ansökningsomgång
Höstterminen 2022

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