Swedish school for new arrivals


Folk high school


The general course of folk high school is an alternative to upper secondary school and municipal adult education (komvux) for those who have turned 18. Here, they can study courses at the basic and upper secondary level in order to qualify for university college or vocational school. The student starts at the level they have reached. Those who need it can get extra support in Swedish.

Vocational programmes

The folk high school also has vocational training programmes. Journalist, recreation leader, and sign-language interpreter are just a few examples. Certain vocational training programmes are at the post-secondary level, while others are at the upper secondary level.

Courses for newly-arrived immigrants

Some courses are directed especially at those who have recently come to Sweden. Establishment courses for newly arrived immigrants are one such programme, as are programmes in Swedish for immigrants (SFI).

Would you like to know more?

Contact study and career guidance at the folk high school to find out what applies to the course you are interested in. The study and career guidance counselor can advice you on which type of school is best suitable based on previous school attendance, marks, and the like.