28 May 2024
Free Swedish Courses: SFI offered at Folkuniversitet
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Free Swedish Courses: SFI offered at Folkuniversitet

Great news for those searching for free Swedish courses in Stockholm. Folkuniversitet now offers free SFI Swedish classes on their campus.

SFI at Folkuniversitetet

For most newcomers in Stockholm learning Swedish is a top priority. However, this can be difficult if you have a tight schedule or a tight budget. For this reason many people enroll in free Swedish classes through SFI, which is a service offered to foreigners through the Swedish government. SFI courses are held in various locations throughout the city, but for people who prefer to learn in a more academic environment there is some great news. Stockholm’s Folkuniversitet now offers SFI courses! That means you can take advantage of the free SFI service and also learn Swedish on a campus surrounded by Swedes and international students.

Folkuniversitetet offers both SFI and non-SFI language courses as well as upper secondary studies and many other types of courses in the arts. The classes are held in a beautiful building near Odenplan where the learning environment is characterised by an international, open and creative atmosphere and many different languages can be heard in the hallways.

Here you are welcome to meet our experienced and well educated teachers. We help you to achieve your goals based on your experience, abilities and needs. We start where you are. –Brochure for Folkuniversitet

Swedish Courses Time Table

Level Rate Time Days Courses Start
2B Full-time 08:30 to 12:00 Mon-Fri Wednesday 10/8
2B Part-time 18:00 to 20:45 Tue+Thu Tuesday  23/8
2C Full-time 13:00 to 16:30 Mon-Fri Wednesday  10/8
2C Part-time 18:00 to 20:45 Mon+Wed Monday  22/8
3C Full-time 08:30 to 12:00 Mon-Fri Wednesday  10/8
3C Part-time 18:00 to 20:45 Mon+Wed Monday  22/8
3C Part-time 10:00 to 14:45 Sat Saturday  27/8
3D Full-time 13:00 to 16:30 Mon-Fri Wednesday  10/8
3D Part-time 18:00 to 20:45 Tue+Thu Tuesday  23/8

*Admission for new students every other week.

What the SFI courses will provide

  • They work with all language skills – speaking, reading, listening and writing.
  • Instruction is in Swedish from the start
  • Small groups are an important part of teaching for maximal use of the language
  • A Language Lab where you can practice and do extra exercises
  • Vocational language training

In addition

  • Introduction of various study techniques
  • Social science
  • The Swedish labour market
  • Coaching towards placement with language skills practice
  • Coaching towards work placement and employment


Qualified teachers, guidance counselors, coaches and special education teachers.

To sign up

The training is for those who are in need of Swedish. To begin, you must first contact your local SFI-unit in the municipality you live in. The municipalities that we work with are Stockholm, Danderyd, Täby, Vallentuna, Vaxholm, Nacka and Sollentuna (Solna, starting January 1, 2012).


Folkuniversitetet, Kungstensgatan 45 in Stockholm

T-bana: Odenplan or Rådmansgatan

Customer Service Telephone: 08-789 42 00

E-mail: [email protected]



  • mohamed 11 Jan 2012

    do i need a swedish permit to take this courses???

    i am egyptian and living in italy and i have the italian permit, but i need to take this courses, is it possible??

  • Ting Long 14 Mar 2012

    I am an aupair, Can I take the SFI course

    • Morgan 15 Mar 2012

      Hi Tina,

      Good question. The answer depends on your situation. Do you have a Swedish personal number? If so, you can take SFI. If not, I don’t think you can.

      • Suzanne Germundsson 3 Jun 2014

        Hej, min man ar Svensk och vi har 2 barn som bo i London. Vi alt ha svensk pass. Would it be possible for the two children ( 19 years and 22 years) to stay with relatives in Stockholm and attend the free Swedish course during the summer holidays?
        tacka, Suzanne

  • Lucia 23 Apr 2012

    I’m a single parent of a 3 year old working in Stockholm part time(75%). I am interested in part time SFI courses(3 hours per day) during day time (when my son goes to dagis). Is it possible to find such a class?

  • mhey 3 Jun 2012

    Can i ask if you have that here in uddevalla city västragotaland

  • Daniele 2 Sep 2012

    Hello i would like to know if there are some swedish courses from april at your university.

    1 i don’t speak Swedish at all so there is a principiant course?

    2 how long is the course and how does it cost?

    Thank you

  • mel 11 Oct 2012

    I am a swedish citizen who have grown up in a foreigen country.Now I have decided to move back to sweden,therefore I am searching for a swedish course.I was wondering how I can register.

  • elie 11 Feb 2013

    hi i would like to register in the class but i need to know if i can . i dont have swedish id but i have coordinate number its like person number i am legal in sweden and i have case in migration and not azyl is it possible ?

  • nino 29 Jan 2014

    I am from georgia.I’d undergone a English or Swedish Courses in Sweden.If you can help me and Whether or not I’ll be able to start learning. What are the steps?

  • Evelina Jonsson 31 Jul 2014

    Hej, I have dual citizenship (USA and Sweden). I am moving to Sweden in Novemeber and I was wondering if I could attend SFI?

  • hi 7 Aug 2014

    Hello. I am zolaa. I am from mongolia. I am looking for free swedish course. So i hope that you can help me. I am asyl. Is it possible? Thankful from zolaa. Good luck.

  • vitalija 23 Aug 2014

    i am from Lithuania i wish study Swedish language for a year

    how much that will cost me?

  • Giorgi 3 Apr 2015

    Hi, I am from Georgia. I want to start Swedish Courses in Sweden. If you can help me and Whether or not I’ll be able to start learning. What are the steps? It is free courses or I will be able to work in some office along the course?

  • Jagjeet 18 May 2016

    Hello My name is jagjeet. I want to learn Swedish . It is free courses or I have to pay. When i can start . Can I get ur contact number….. Thanks

  • Tiffany Esquilla 18 Jan 2017

    Hello my name is Tiffany Esquilla and i am already done with my SFI 3C i got a godkänt,, i am living together with my sambo and i dont get any penny from the community but i read in your site that i can get some money after i completed every level for example 2b and 2C,,
    Please help me how can i get some money from the community because its a big help to me since i dont have a job,,,

    Tak så myckey,


  • GEETIKA GUPTA 8 Mar 2017

    I am looking for a part time course starting in june/july as I will be travelling for work during that time.
    Can I register only with a work/residence permit or is social security number mandatory?

    • Hi! To register to the free Swedish Course you do need a Swedish residency permit.

  • Ruhma 27 Mar 2017

    I just moved to Stockholm a week ago. I am a doctor and need to learn swedish to start working here. I have a personnel number. Is this course suitable for doctors? And how do I register for it. Thanks.

    • Hi
      If you’re going to start learningSswedish from level 1, SFI’s free courses can be very suitable for you.
      You can apply on this website: https://komvux.stockholm.se/open24/public/eduMgmt/Default.aspx
      If you find it a bit difficult to find your way in applying for a course online, another recommendation can be do visit the Komvux offices in person in Hornsgatan 124. They will help you with your application and finding the school and schedule that better suits you.
      There are also advanced courses where you learn a more dedicated Swedish applied to business or medicine, but you should start with building a basic knowledge of the language first.

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  • Nirali 28 Aug 2018

    Hi. I want to learn swedish. I don’t have personal number but I do have co-ordination number. Can I opet free Swedish language course?
    Please help me out….

  • Sabine 28 May 2019

    Hi! I need a paper for my county to show that I study somewhere. Can I get something like that if I take this course full time?
    Thank you!

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