Most of the courses and programmes that we offer are taught in Swedish. However, an increasing number of courses and programmes are being taught in English.
Language requirements for education conducted in English
For courses taught in English, you must fulfil the English language requirements.
Requirements for education conducted in Swedish
For courses taught in Swedish, a good knowledge of Swedish is required. International students will not be admitted to courses and programmes which are taught in Swedish unless they can also demonstrate that they have the required level of proficiency in Swedish.
Documentation of your knowledge of Swedish can be issued by TISUS (Test in Swedish for University Studies). This test is arranged at some Swedish universities, but not at Karlstad University. An opportunity to take the test is also provided abroad annually in the spring. Contact University of Stockholm, Department of Nordic Languages, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden.
As English is the first foreign language taught in Sweden, most people both speak and understand English. However, for international students, we recommend that you learn at least some Swedish to further enjoy your stay here.