Allmän kurs, (Södertälje)

This program is for those who do not have a school completion certificate from a Swedish ground school or equivalent from their home country. Here you prepare for advanced studies on Allmän kurs (General Education Program) which you can follow on either a vocational (employment related) or university path.


Ground level

We focus above all on a deeper knowledge of Swedish as a second language at a basic level, and of how Swedish society works.


  • Swedish (ground) / Swedish as a second language (ground)
  • Social studies (ground level)
  • Mathematics (ground level)
  • English (ground level)


Level: Preparation for gymnasium (high school) education (SeQf Level 2)

Prerequisites: Applicants who do not have Swedish as their mother tongue need to have completed SFI level C.


Education for work, vocational studies or university – Allmän Kurs


  • Swedish 1, 2, 3 / Swedish as a second language 1, 2, 3
  • Social Studies 1, 2, 3
  • Mathematics 1, 2
  • English 5, 6
  • History 1a1
  • Science 1a1
  • Religion 1


Level: Preparation for university (SeQfLevel 4)

Prerequisites: Certificate of completion from a Swedish ground school or successful completion of the General Education Program (ground level) at a Swedish Folkhögskola.

Course start 2021:  17 August

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; students with Arabic as their first language can receive language support from Arabic-speaking teachers
Location: Campus Södertälje
Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

In addition to the requirements listed in the main text, all applicants must be at least 18 years old and be a Swedish resident.

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