Huge interest in Swedish language course

The number of first-choice applicants for an advanced course in the Swedish language at Linköping University next spring has increased dramatically.

Photo credit: Thor BalkhedThe course, called Qualifying Course in Swedish, runs for one year and is designed to provide a good foundation for further studies at the tertiary level.

This year 124 people applied for the course with Linköping University as first choice. That’s an increase of 63 per cent compared to last year.

Admission to the course is highly competitive. There are only 20 places, but 25 students are admitted.

In Sweden as a whole, there are slightly fewer applicants to international programmes for the spring of 2018. However Linköping University is an exception: applications to its international courses and programmes have increased more than at any other Swedish university.

At master’s level, LiU only accepts students in the autumn.


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