Allmän kurs – Foundation Level with Eastern Christian Studies Profile

This is a program for those who want to learn more about Orthodox Church tradition and at the same time become qualified to begin studies on the Allmän kurs at advanced level or begin vocational education at Komvux. Students study core Allmän kurs subjects at the foundation level (50%) and also take specialised (profile) courses (50%) from the range of courses at Sankt Ignatios College, which offers courses on the four main Orthodox Church traditions: Tewahedo, Coptic, Syrian or Byzantine. The program will also provide students with a good understanding of Swedish society.

Allmän kurs courses (på 50%):

  • Swedish / Swedish as a Second Language (Foundation level)
  • Social Studies (Foundation level)
  • Religion (Foundation level)
  • Mathematics  (Foundation level)
  • English (Foundation level)


Profile courses at Sankt Ignatios College (50%), for example:

  • Church languages: Ge’ez, Classical Syrian, Coptic, Greek or Church Slavonic
  • The Church music of the student’s own Orthodox tradition

Please note that some courses at Sankt Ignatios College require some prior knowledge. You may therefore be recommended to take a different course than your first choice. You can find a complete list of available courses for the academic year 2022/23 at: 

Application forms available in:

Quick Facts

Length: 1-3 years
Study Pace:

Full time (100%)

Teaching Hours: Daytime
Type of Instruction: On campus.
Language of Instruction: Swedish: participants can receive language support from teachers who speak Arabic or Amharic as their first language
Location: Campus Södertälje

Foundation level (SeQf Level 2)

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

Applicants should have a proficiency in Swedish equivalent to SFI level C (CEFR: A2 +) or higher. Moreover, all students need to be at least 18 year old and officially registered in Sweden

Fees: Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is registered (“folkbokförda”) in Sweden.

Service Fees: Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this program is SEK 1200 per semester

Term Start Dates: Term start dates for the academic year 2022/2023: 18 August 2022 and 9 January 2023