Freestanding course, Bachelor’s level
10 credits
Malmö | afternoon | 33%
11 September 2023 - 14 January 2024
Applications open 15 March

About the course

The aim of the course is to further develop knowledge and skills in the Swedish language and expand knowledge about Swedish Culture and Society. The course improve knowledge in Swedish language with a focus on the development of a high- frequency vocabulary and grammar for oral and written weekday communication and production in Swedish. The course also contains reading of coherent texts. In all parts, the Swedish everyday life /the student life stands in focus. In addition to the language instruction Swedish culture and Swedish social life will be presented and discussed in several lectures in English.

After finishing the course, the student will have knowledge in Swedish that corresponds to 50% of Level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale (CEFR).

If you want to enter level III in Swedish Language, Culture and Society and do not have finished course II, you can take an eligibility test at Malmö University to show your prior knowledge of Swedish. When you apply for the course, you will receive an invitation to the eligibility test by e-mail two weeks before the test is taken place.

The first eligibility test for the autumn semester 2022 course will take place at Malmö University on May 31st, at 15.00-17.00. If you apply latest on May 15th you will receive an invitation, by e-mail on May 17th.

The second (and last) eligibility test is planned to take place in the end of August. If you apply after May 15th you will receive an invitation, by e-mail in the middle of August.

Course content

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6 and completed course

Swedish Language, Culture and Society II; SV212S/SV212L/AK305E


equivalent knowledge in Swedish tested by an eligibility test.


Upper secondary grades 34%, University credits completed 32%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

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