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Swedish for employees at KTH

KTH Language and Communication offers Swedish courses for employees. We also offer packages for school groups and can tailor courses for groups with special needs. Contact us and together we can find a solution that suits you! All courses are fast-paced.

Which course is right for you?

Take our online test if you have never taken a Swedish course at KTH.

Online placement test

What will I gain from learning Swedish?

If you know the local language, it will be easier to become part of the community at work and in society. If you know Swedish, you are more likely to be successful and want to stay in Sweden.

It also increases your chances of having a career at KTH. Often, knowledge of Swedish is a prerequisite for you to be able to participate in and take on tasks that are regulated by our official mission.

Tailor-made courses

KTH Language and Communication offers courses in Swedish for those who are recruited internationally. We can tailor the course to your needs and those of KTH.

During the lessons you will practise speaking Swedish. We talk about social issues, Swedish culture, KTH as a workplace and your professional role.

We can also offer individual tuition. The private lessons are completely tailored to your needs and wishes.

Read more about our private lessons

Courses in Autumn 2024

The courses consist of 14 lessons of 90 minutes each throughout the whole semester (weeks 35-50, except for the weeks 42 and 43). The course Swedish for Teaching in Higher Education has a total of 5 sessions. Participants are limited to 25. In order to proceed to a higher level, the participant must pass an oral and a written final examination. This also applies to obtaining a certificate showing course completion. The courses do not provide academic credits.

Course registration

The course registration for Autumn 2024 is open from 22 April to 16 June. To register for a course, you need to be logged in with your KTH account.

Application form

Course fee

  • Course fee: SEK 7 940 (Swedish for Teaching in Higher Education: SEK 6 260). The fee is charged to the participant's school.
  • Course fee for external participants: SEK 10 000.

Course literature is not included in the price.


The application is binding. In case of cancellation, the following applies:

  • Four weeks before the start of the course, 25 percent of the course fee will be charged.
  • Three weeks before the start of the course, 50 percent of the course fee will be charged.
  • Two weeks before the start of the course, the course fee is charged in full.
  • In case of illness with presentation of a doctor's certificate, an administration fee of SEK 500, excluding VAT, is charged.

Intensive Courses in June 2024

The courses run in weeks 22-25, from May 27 to June 19, Monday to Thursday 15:00-17:00. No classes on the Swedish National Day, June 6.

Course registration

The registration for the Intensive Courses is closed, but there might still be free spots. Please contact

Contact us

Do you have any questions about course content, study programmes or certificates?

Send an email to Viktor Englund, course organiser.

Do you have questions about registration, admission or billing?

Send an email to course administration.