Welcome to SFI and courses in the Swedish language for immigrants! SFI provides basic knowledge in Swedish and knowledge about Swedish society. You will also learn how to use computers as an aid in learning the language. After you have completed the course, you will receive a grade or certificate. All courses are free.
Who can study SFI?
In order to study SFI, you must be registered in Stockholm City and you should have received your full national registration number. You must have a residence permit and you must be at least 16 years old.
EU / EEA Citizens or citizens of Switzerland
If you are an EU / EEA citizen or citizen of Switzerland you should have a right of residence (for work, studies) and be a resident in Stockholm. Bring your passport (to show citizenship).
SFI Stockholm is responsible for all information and admission to SFI in Stockholm City, and is the body you turn to if you have any questions.
All schools can offer lessons for both day and evening hours. The daytime courses typically involve 15-20 hours per week, while evening courses are about 6 hours a week. If you have specific reasons for working certain days of the week, you can be given a customised timetable. Some SFI schools also offer courses at distance. If you study part-time, you can combine your studies with work, training or courses in other subjects.
SFI with vocational training
If you are interested in a profession, SFI has different professional specialisations for occupations such as child care, retail workers or truck drivers. You will find more information about SFI with vocational training under the relevant school. Look under the SFI schools header to the right.
If you already have a university degree from your native country, you can study Swedish for Academics.