penzo wrote: »
I know this probably isn't the right thread but hoping someone might help us.
I'm looking into applying to study an undergraduate degree in sweden next year and wondering if anyone could give us some info on what you would need to get in other than to speaking swedish. i'm 24 btw.
Stenth wrote: »
http://www.studyinsweden.se is another good start.
What are you planning to study? A full program (3-5 years) or single courses?
Any particular university? Do you know any Swedish?
First you need to be accepted. That can be a problem as there are more applicants than places, although it varies a lot depending on the degree. I.e. if you want to study medicine or law it is a whole lot more difficult than if you want to become a teacher. If you are studying in an university at the moment it's usually easier to get sent as an exchange student.
If you are an EU citizen, there are no university fees. You might get a government grant during the time (about €300 per month, plus a loan of about €600 per month), but I'm not sure about how the rules for that applies to foreigners.
Stenth wrote: »
If you want to study a program to become a secondary school teacher (3 or 4 years, depending on specialization), that's fairly easy to get into. As in, there are more places than applicants in most universities. Seriously, you should not have any problem. And you can apply to lots of different universities, it doesn't cost anything :-)
If you want to study separate courses and "build your own degree", it's somewhat more difficult as you are not guaranteed a place in the courses, but probably doable.
Here is some more information about those programs:http://www.lararutbildningar.se/Laerarutbildning_Grundlaerare__d709.html
Seems like you would be primarily interested in "Grundlärarutbildning inriktning Grundskolans åk 4–6, 240 hp"
They are very used to foreign students (at least in Uppsala and Stockholm, I can't say anything for sure about other cities), and should be able to tell you anything you need to apply. Their main concern would be that you are not able to follow the lectures if they are in Swedish.