Student on campus

Preparatory Education

A preparatory programme or a pathway course is a smart way to broaden your qualifications or refresh your knowledge. You will get an insight into what it is like to study at a university in Sweden and prepare yourself for further university studies.

Pathway courses

These courses do not only help you meet the requirements for further studies, you will also acquire good study techniques and get an insight into student life.

Preparatory Swedish for international students

If you are interested in studying Swedish, we offer the course Basic Swedish. The course is an introduction for beginners and will teach you the basics of written and spoken Swedish. Learn more about our Swedish courses.

The courses provide a springboard to the Swedish job market

Zhen, student at Linnaeus University

Zhen comes from China but moved to her family in Kalmar five months ago. She is currently studying Swedish at Linnaeus University.

“My goal is to be able to speak Swedish with my family and friends. I also want to learn the language to make it easier to get a job here in Sweden”, says Zhen.

She describes the courses as often involving group work, with lots of opportunities to practise speaking Swedish. The course participants come from many different countries, which Zhen really appreciates.

”In addition to the university courses, I’m taking SFI courses at komvux and I’ve recommended the courses here at Linnaeus University to all my komvux classmates. For me, it’s important to learn Swedish and I really enjoy studying at the university", says Zhen.

She says that in addition to studying the Swedish language, she and her fellow students have also learnt about what defines Swedish culture. For instance, they have tried typical Swedish food together. This is something Zhen believes adds a lot to the university studies.