Learn Swedish

Swedish for immigrants, sfi, is a beginners' course in Swedish. The aim of the course is to continue studying or to improve your chances of finding a job.

You can study Swedish from scratch, only study the language or combine sfi with other adult education courses. 

Our schools

You can find information about our sfi schools, what study paths they offer and where the schools are located on our Swedish website.

Sfi and SVA for Ukrainians

Adult education in Stockholm city offers those who are refugees from Ukraine and residing in Stockholm city, to study Swedish for immigrants (sfi) and Swedish as a second language (SVA). To be able to apply, you need to have your coordination number which you received from the Swedish Tax Agency.

When you have completed sfi, you may also study Swedish as a second language (SVA) with us. You may study Swedish as a Second Language (SVA) within the city's own schools:

  • Åsö Vuxengymnasium
  • SIFA
  • Vuxenutbildning Söderort.

You either apply for sfi on our website or by calling us, or visiting our reception during our opening hours.

Further studies

The next step in your Swedish education – information in Swedish.

Frequently asked questions

  • You must be registered in the municipality of Stockholm. Otherwise you need to contact the Adult Education in your municipality.
  • You must have a residence permit and you must be at least 16 years old. 
  • You should have received your Swedish personal identity number.  

EU/EEA Citizens or Citizens of Switzerland

If you are an EU/EEA citizen or citizen of Switzerland and a resident in Stockholm municipality you can study sfi. Be prepared to show your passport. 

Most of the schools offer lessons for both day and evening hours. The daytime courses are Monday-Friday, 20 hours a week. While evening courses are about 2-3 times a week, approximately 6-9 hours a week. If you have specific reasons, you might be given a customised timetable.

When you complete a course, you are given a grade. Grades from course D will be sent to you. If you want your grades from courses A, B and C you need to contact your school.

If you have higher education, post secondary vocational education or upper secondary education, from another country, we recommend you to contact the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR), for an assessment of your grades.

If you need a copy of a grade that was issued before July 1st 2016, please contact Vuxenutbildningscentrum.

If you need information in other languages, please send us an email sfi@edu.stockholm.se.

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